How to Launch Acrobat Reader

by K.C. Winslow

Adobe renamed Acrobat Reader, the free PDF viewer, as Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is available for both Windows-based PCs and Mac computers. On either platform you can open Adobe Reader by double-clicking on a PDF document, provided Adobe Reader is the default PDF viewer on your system. You can also launch Adobe Reader on its own and open PDFs from within the program.

On a Windows-Based PC

Click on the "Start" menu button.

Highlight "All Programs".

Select "Adobe Reader".

On a Mac

Click the "Go" menu at the top of the Finder screen.

Highlight "Applications".

Double-click "Adobe Reader".

About the Author

A writer from Chicago, K.C. Winslow has been publishing articles relating to health, beauty, travel, crafts, education, Macintosh computers and technology since 2000. She holds a Master of Arts degree in writing from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she lived for several years.