How to Install or Update Free Adobe Reader

If you have trouble viewing documents online, your computer may not have Adobe Reader, or your Adobe Reader may be an out-of-date version. A quick trip to the Adobe website can solve either problem.

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Open your Internet browser and navigate to the Adobe website.

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Look for the section entitled "Download." Select "Adobe Reader" from the list.

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Verify the Adobe Reader on the page is compatible with your computer system. The website detects your platform and displays the version it considered to be the most compatible. If the version is not correct, click "Do you have a different language or operating system?" to go to a page where you can input your operating system and language information.

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Click "Download now." Wait while the file downloads. If needed, double-click the .dmg file to expand it.

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Click the install package. Follow the on-screen directions to install Adobe Reader.