You can download Adobe Acrobat Pro DC desktop software and find out how Acrobat Pro DC can take your work to the next level—with a free trial.

Download and install a free desktop trial of Acrobat Pro DC

The trial version includes all desktop features of Acrobat Pro DC, plus a limited set of Document Cloud services including the ability to fill, sign, and send forms on a tablet device, store and share files online, and access recently viewed files across devices. A paid subscription is required to take advantage of other services including the ability to get signatures from others; send and track documents online; and create and export PDFs from a browser or mobile device.

Download and install on Windows

  1. Visit the Acrobat DC free trial download page.

    Review the Trial Program FAQs and the System Requirements, displayed at the bottom of the page. Ensure that your computer meets the requirements.

  2. Click Get Started.

    If you don't have an Adobe ID, provide or select appropriate information in the fields on the page and then click Sign Up.

    Sign Up page

    If you have an Adobe ID, click Sign in (below the Sign Up button), and then sign in with your Adobe ID and password.

     

    What is an Adobe ID?

    An Adobe ID secures and personalizes your experience with Adobe products and services. Your purchases, membership, and trials of Adobe products and services are associated with your Adobe ID. You can also use your Adobe ID to register your Adobe products, order products and track orders, contact Adobe support, and participate in Adobe forums and events.

     

    The welcome page is displayed. Your download has started.

    Welcome to your Acrobat Pro DC free trial page

    Note:

    A binary setup file is downloaded. It's not a complete installer. When you run the file, the actual download and installation starts.

  3. Based on which browser you're using, follow the instructions below:

    Internet Explorer

    You see a prompt at the bottom of the window asking you to Save or Run the file. Click Run and then skip to the next step.

    Firefox

    a. You see a file download prompt. Click Save File.

    b. You can see the downloaded exe file by clicking the Show All Downloads icon in the upper-right corner of the window. The filename starts with "acrobatproDC". Double-click the exe file, and skip to the next step.

    Note:

    Press Ctrl+J to open the Firefox Library dialog box. You can see the downloaded exe file under Downloads. The filename starts with "acrobatproDC".

    Chrome

    You can see the downloaded exe file in the lower-left corner of the browser window. The filename starts with "acrobatproDC". Double-click the exe file, and skip to the next step.

    Note: If you cannot locate the file, see Where is my downloaded file?

    Where is my downloaded file?

    If you cannot locate the downloaded file, open Windows Explorer and then choose the Downloads folder in the left navigation pane. Double-click the downloaded setup file.

    Downloads folder in Windows
  4. The User Account Control prompt appears. Click Yes.

    UAC prompt in Windows

    The installer starts downloading and installing Acrobat.

  5. After the installation is complete, click Launch Acrobat.

    Installation is complete

    You may be asked to sign in. Sign in with your Adobe ID and password.

    Note:

    If you see a warning message saying your Acrobat subscription cannot be validated, click the Continue in Trial button.

Download and install on Mac OS

  1. Visit the Acrobat DC free trial download page.

    Review the Trial Program FAQs and the System Requirements, displayed at the bottom of the page. Ensure that your computer meets the requirements.

  2. Click Get Started.

    If you don't have an Adobe ID, provide or select appropriate information in the fields on the page and then click Sign Up.

    Sign Up page

    If you have an Adobe ID, click Sign in (below the Sign Up button), and then sign in with your Adobe ID and password.

     

    What is an Adobe ID?

    An Adobe ID secures and personalizes your experience with Adobe products and services. Your purchases, membership, and trials of Adobe products and services are associated with your Adobe ID. You can also use your Adobe ID to register your Adobe products, order products and track orders, contact Adobe support, and participate in Adobe forums and events.

     

    The welcome page is displayed. Your download has started.

    Welcome to your Acrobat Pro DC free trial page

    Note:

    A DMG file is downloaded. It's not a complete installer. When you run the file, the actual download and installation starts.

  3. Based on which browser you're using, follow the instructions below:

    Safari

    You can see the downloaded DMG file by clicking the Show Downloads icon in the upper-right corner of the window. The filename starts with "acrobatproDC". Double-click the DMG file, and skip to the next step.

    Note: If you cannot locate the file, see Where is my downloaded file?

    Firefox

    a. You see a file download prompt. Click Save File.

    b. You can see the downloaded DMG file by clicking the Show All Downloads icon in the  upper-right corner of the window. The filename starts with "acrobatproDC". Double-click the DMG file, and skip to the next step.

    Note: If you cannot locate the file, see Where is my downloaded file?

    Chrome

    You can see the downloaded DMG file in the lower-left corner of the browser window. The filename starts with "acrobatproDC". Double-click the DMG file, and skip to the next step.

    Note: If you cannot locate the file, see Where is my downloaded file?

    Where is my downloaded file?

    If you cannot locate the downloaded file, open Finder and then choose the Downloads folder in the left navigation pane. Double-click the downloaded DMG file.

    Downloads folder Mac OS
  4. After the DMG file is mounted, you see the Adobe Acrobat installer screen. Double-click the installer icon to begin installation.

    Double-click the installer

    Mac OS may display an alert message as shown below. Click Open.

    An alert about opening a downloaded file

    Note:

    Mac OS may prompt you to sign in. Sign in with your Mac user name and password.

    Enter password

    The installer starts downloading and installing Acrobat.

  5. After the installation is complete, click Launch Acrobat.

    Installation is complete

    You may be asked to sign in. Sign in with your Adobe ID and password.

    Note:

    If you see a warning message saying your Acrobat subscription cannot be validated, click the Continue in Trial button.

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