Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

Print these instructions before beginning to download the software.

These instructions work for Internet Explorer and Netscape. Additional
instructions are available for Mac users. If
you have a different Web browser or need further assistance, consult your
schools computer technology coordinator.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Connect to the Adobe website at
and follow these steps.

  • Choose the Acrobat Reader version with the appropriate language and
  • Provide your name and email address.
  • Click on Download.
  • Internet Explorer users will see a window that asks “What would
    you like to do with this file?” Choose Save this program to
    and click OK.

A Save As window will appear.

  • The Save in box indicates the location on your computer where
    the file will be saved. Make a note of this.
  • The File name box indicates the name of the Acrobat Reader
    installation file that will be downloaded. Make a note of this.
  • Click on Save.
  • The File Download window will appear and when saving is
    complete, the window will disappear.

Install Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • Double click on your My Computer icon.
  • Open the location where you saved the file.
  • Find the file name that you noted when you downloaded the file.
  • Double click the file name to initiate the installation process.
  • Follow the instructions on screen to install Adobe Acrobat Reader.