Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader for Macintosh

Print these instructions before beginning to download the software.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Note: These instructions work for Netscape 3.0. If you have another
version of Netscape or a different Web browser, you may need further
assistance; consult your departmental computer support.

At the Adobe website

  1. Register with Adobe
  2. Choose Reader version for Macintosh.
  3. Click on Download

You may read Adobe’s:

  • System Requirements
  • Install Requirements
  • Helpful Links

or, go directly to section labeled “Download Links”.

  1. Click on one of the .hdx download links from either the USA or Japan.
  2. Netscape will open the file with “Stuffit Expander” and then decode
    and unstuff the file. This may take a few minutes.
  3. Three new icons will appear on your desktop.
  4. Close Netscape.

Install Program

  1. Find the “Install Acrobat ™ Reader” icon on your desktop and double
    click it.
  2. The “Installer” screen appears. Click Continue
  3. “License” screen appears. To continue set-up, click Accept
  4. “Install Adobe Acrobat(tm) Reader” appears. Click Install
  5. Select Continue from the message screen
  6. Installing screen appears and installs the program. (This will take a
  7. “Install was successful” appears. Click Restart

Associating the PDFViewer Plug-In

  1. Open the Adobe Acrobat folder and the Web Browser Plug-in folder.
    Drag the PDFViewer icon into your Netscape Plug-ins folder.
  2. Open Netscape
  3. Goto Options
  4. Goto General Preferences
  5. Click on the “Helpers” tab
  6. Click New
  7. In the “Edit Type” Window, type a “description” (for example
    “PDFViewer”). Fill in the MIME Type box with application/pdf. The “suffix” type is .pdf

    [Edit Type]

  8. Click on Plug-in button
  9. Plug-in button now reads “PDFViewer”
  10. Click OK to close window.
  11. Click OK to close General Preferences window.
  12. Congratulations! You have successfully installed Adobe Acrobat(tm)