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Navigating around the site
There are several ways of finding material on this site.
You will find a drop-down menu covering all the main topics of the site on every page.
For a more comprehensive view of the high level topics, together with more detailed content; we suggest that you use the site map.
If you are not sure where in the site you wish to look, then enter the subject you wish to find in the search box seen towards the top of every page.
Our main navigation
The main navigation links seen across the top of each page (About us, Industries etc). If you move your mouse's pointer over these links many of then will reveal further navigation options in windows that drop down from the main link. For example, under About us the drop-down window shows clickable links to Locations - all countries where PA has an office.
The home page has additional tabbed windows, in which you can select more about our news, insights, services and industry expertise.
An additional range of 'Related pages' navigation links, seen in most pages at the right-hand edge of the screen.
How to search our site
What it shows you
This site search will help you find not only the text pages in our site but also the contents of document files (PDF files). The results it shows you are listed with the most relevant links at the top, and the first few text lines of each item found are displayed for confirmation.
Find a specific term
The fastest way of finding the specific item you want is to type your search phrase inside US quote marks " ". For example:
a search on telecoms group will return several hundred references for each of these separate words,
a search on "telecoms group" returns just the handful of pages that contain the words telecoms and group together.
Make a 'wild card' search
You can choose to find all the variations of a search word by typing an asterisk [*] towards the end of the word you are looking for. For example, keying innov* will give you links to pages containing the words innovation, innovator, innovative, etc.
Additional software you may need
This site contains many useful documents in the form of PDF files that can be easily and safely downloaded to your computer. You will need Adobe Reader to do this. You can get a free copy of it from the Adobe website.
Having difficulty reading or accessing a PDF document?
PDF documents can be read by visually impaired people using assistive technology with the help of additional tools from Adobe. Access the Adobe accessibility page here.
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