If you've purchased an Acrobat subscription, follow the instructions below to download and install Acrobat DC on your computer. (For other download and installation-related help, click the appropriate link above.)

How to download and install Acrobat DC on Windows

Acrobat DC subscribers

If you've purchased Acrobat Pro DC or Standard DC as a subscription, follow the instructions below to download, install, and activate Acrobat DC on your computer.
 

  1. Visit Document Cloud app center and sign in to your Adobe account.

  2. After you sign in, the Adobe Acrobat page appears. Click All Tools. In the list of apps, choose Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and then click Download.

    Download Acrobat DC 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:

    Chrome

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

    Chrome - a downloaded file is displayed in the lower-left corner of the window.

    Firefox

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

    Save File prompt in Firefox

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

    Downloaded files in Firefox

    Note:

    Press Ctrl+J to open the Firefox Library dialog box. You can see the downloaded .exe file under Downloads.

    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.

    Internet Explorer - a prompt is displayed asking you to Save or Run the installer

    Note:

    If you cannot locate the downloaded file, open Windows Explorer and then select 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. In the Let's Get Started dialog box, click Continue.

    Let's get started
  6. The Check your browser dialog box is displayed. A new browser tab is opened for you to sign in to your Adobe account. Follow onscreen instructions in the browser's tab.

     

    Check your browser and sign in to your Adobe Account if required
  7. After successful sign-in, choose your Acrobat skill level from the drop-down list and click Continue.

    Choose your Acrobat skill level for the drop-down list
  8. The installation starts and takes a few minutes to complete.

    Installation progress

    After the installation is complete, Acrobat DC opens automatically. If prompted, sign in to your Adobe account.

    Note:

    If you see a warning message saying your Acrobat subscription cannot be validated, click the Continue in Trial button. When you launch Acrobat next time and sign in, the validation problem will be resolved.

How to download and install Acrobat DC on Mac

Acrobat DC subscribers

If you've purchased Acrobat Pro DC as a subscription, follow the instructions below to download, install, and activate Acrobat DC on your computer.

Note:

Acrobat Standard DC is a Windows-only offering and not available on Mac.

  1. Visit Document Cloud app center and sign in to your Adobe account.

  2. After you sign in, the Adobe Acrobat Pro download page appears. Click Download.

    Download Acrobat DC page
  3. The Adobe Creative Cloud web page is opened in a new tab, and the Acrobat DC installer (.DMG) file is downloaded.

  4. 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. Double-click the DMG file, and skip to the next step.

    Safari - to see the downloaded file, click the show downloads icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

    Chrome

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

    Chrome - a downloaded file is displayed in the lower-left corner of the window.

    Firefox

    a. You see a file download prompt. Choose Save File, and then click OK.

    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. Double-click the DMG file, and skip to the next step.

    Click Show All Downloads

    Note:

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

    In Finder Choose Downloads
  5. 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 icon

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

    Al alert about opening a downloaded file

    Note:

    You may be prompted to sign in. Sign in with your Mac user name and password.

    Sign In
  6. In the Let's Get Started dialog box, click Continue.

    Let's get started
  7. The Check your browser dialog box is displayed. A new browser tab is opened for you to sign in to your Adobe account. Follow onscreen instructions in the browser's tab.

    Check your browser and sign in to your Adobe Account if required

    A confirmation message is displayed in the browser after successful sign-in.

    Check your browser and sign in to your Adobe Account if required
  8. After successful sign-in, Acrobat DC installation starts and takes a few minutes to complete. The installer also installs the Creative Cloud desktop application.

    Choose your Acrobat skill level for the drop-down list

    After the installation is complete, Acrobat DC opens automatically. If prompted, sign in to your Adobe account.

    Note:

    If you see a warning message saying your Acrobat subscription cannot be validated, click the Continue in Trial button. When you launch Acrobat next time and sign in, the validation problem will be resolved.

Information for Creative Cloud members

You can download and install Acrobat Pro DC either from the Creative Cloud website or by using Creative Cloud desktop app. See Download your Creative Cloud apps.