Flash Player needed | Acrobat XI, Reader XI


This document provides instructions for Acrobat XI. If you're using Acrobat, see Acrobat Help.

Why an alert about Flash Player?

You need Flash Player to view Flash content in PDFs, PDF Portfolios, and other features. Adobe Reader and Acrobat no longer include Flash Player, and features that require Flash now leverage the machine’s local copy of Flash. This new strategy allows users and administrators to manage Flash Player updates independently of Acrobat product updates.

Flash Player installs for end users

  1. Right-click and download the Flash Player installer:
  2. Choose Save Link As or Save Target As to download the installer to your computer.
  3. Specify a location for the installer (such as your desktop), and click Save.
  4. Browse to the installer.
  5. Double-click it to begin the installation.

Flash Player installs for IT

Enterprise IT and administrators should download an installer suitable for distibution across their organization by starting here: Adobe Flash Player Distribution.

System requirements for Flash Player


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