How to Install Adobe PDF

by Bennett Gavrish

The Adobe PDF Reader application has become the standard program for viewing PDF files, which stands for "portable document format" files. Adobe Reader can be downloaded and installed on both Windows and Macintosh computers and, once you set it up, you can open downloaded PDFs from the program or view online PDFs directly through a web browser.

Mac Instructions

1

Open any web browser and go to the Adobe homepage (see Resources below).

2

Click on the "Get Adobe Reader" button on the right side of the screen.

3

Select the version of Mac OS you are currently using from the drop-down menu, and click the "Continue" button.

4

Click on the "Download" button to begin transferring the application installer to your computer.

5

Choose to install the program in the "Applications" folder of your hard drive.

6

Click on the "Install" button in the installation program window to begin the process. Once completed, the Adobe Reader program will be in your "Applications" folder.

PC Instructions

1

Open any web browser and go to the Adobe homepage (see Resources below).

2

Click on the "Get Adobe Reader" button on the right side of the screen.

3

Click on the "Download" button to begin transferring the application installer to your computer.

4

Click the "Allow" button at the top of your web browser to pass the installation program through the security blocker.

5

Choose the install option from the pop-up window. Once the installation process is complete, the Adobe Reader application will be placed into the "All Programs" list in the Start menu.

About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.