Acrobat Reader comes pre-installed on every employee's GC computer. However, employees who need to use Adobe Acrobat DC to perform actions such as merge PDFs, edit PDFs, create fillable PDFs, etc., can install Adobe Acrobat DC using the below instructions.
- Click on the Start button and look for "Adobe Creative Cloud,” then click on it to open it.
- Enter in your GC email address, and then click in the password field.
- When prompted, click on Enterprise ID.
- Enter in your GC password. (If it first prompts you to enter in your GC email address, go ahead and enter it in, then enter in your GC password.)
- Once signed in, you’ll be in the Adobe Creative Cloud application that manages what Adobe apps you can install on your computer. The first time you sign in, it may take a bit for the Adobe Creative Cloud application to load. (The first time I opened mine on my computer, it had to run an update, and then after the update completed I had to go back to the Start menu and again click on Adobe Creative Cloud to open the application—even then it took almost a minute for the application to finally open.)
- Click on the Apps tab.
- Scroll through the list of applications until you find Acrobat DC. Click the Install button next to Acrobat DC to install it. Click through any prompts that it may give you. The install process may take a while, so do this at a time that you’re not wanting to get into the Acrobat DC right away!
- Once it installs, you can either click on the “Open” button that is in the Adobe Creative Cloud application, or go to the Start menu and click on Adobe Acrobat DC to open it.
- When you open it for the first time, after a few moments you will be prompted to set Adobe Acrobat as your default PDF application. Go ahead and click on Yes, and also click the box to not show that message again.
- Click on the Change button that appears.
- Click on “Adobe Acrobat DC”. (Don’t confuse it with “Adobe Acrobat Reader DC” that will also be listed there.)
- Click OK
- Click Apply
- Click OK
- Click Continue
You can now use Adobe Acrobat DC on your computer as the default application to view, edit, and create PDF documents.
If you run into any issues, or need any assistance with these instructions, please contact the Help Desk at (574) 535-7700, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.