You are now ready to choose the Acrobat Reader for your computer. In many cases, you can perform this step by yourself; however, in some circumstances you may need a network administrator to acquire the Acrobat Reader for you.
NOTE: Depending on your particular hardware, software, and operating system configuration and settings, what you see when you perform the steps outlined below may look somewhat different from what we present on this page.
1. Under Step 1 at the left side of the screen, leave the choice of Language at English. Click on the downward-pointing arrow just under Platform to choose your computer’s operating system (circled in red below):
2. For our example, we have chosen the Windows NT operating system (circled in red, below left). Note that under Step 3 at the right side of the screen, Adobe tells you that your chosen Reader is version 5.0.5 and the download file size is 8.6MB (circled in red, below right).
NOTE: If you like, you may fill in the information under Step 2 at the center of the screen, but this is not required in order to download the free Reader.
3. Leave the choice of Location nearest you at USA. If you want to include the option for your Reader to perform searches on PDF documents and/or provide support for accessibility features of PDF files, click in the little box to put a check mark in the appropriate place.
NOTE: We strongly recommend choosing this option, as it is useful to have search capability for PDF files. Also, if you need accessibility support, this option is a must.
For our example, we are choosing to request the Reader Search Capability and Accessibility Support option (circled in red, below left). Note that under Step 3 at the right side of the screen, Adobe now tells you that the chosen Reader is still version 5.0.5, but the download file size has now increased to 10MB (circled in red, below right). This means that your download will take longer than if you had opted to download the Reader without the extra options.
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