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Installing Acrobat Reader


The Acrobat reader is available free of charge to anyone that wishes to use it to view PDF (Portable Document Format) files. 


Downloading & installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

The installation file can be copied from Adobe's website or you can find a copy for your operating system on a local TUCOWS mirror.

Make sure you download the right file for your operating system.  From here instructions for installation are for a Windows operating system. For other operating systems, see Adobe's website.

Your browser will ask you to save the file. You should retain the existing name and put it in a directory on your C drive (hard drive) for example, c:\downloads.  The download might take a while, depending on the speed of your connection.

Once the download is complete, you have to install it.  To do this either:

  • double click on the file from inside Windows Explorer or File Manager, or
  • use the Add/Remove Programs feature of Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP (Start --> Settings --> Control Panel or Start --> Control Panel in XP)

Once installed, delete the downloaded file in the temp directory as this is no longer required and will just take up space on your hard drive (although you could keep it as a backup).


Last updated 31 August 2009