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How to install Acrobat macintosh

This guide explains how to install and activate Acrobat macintosh

This guide explains how to install and activate Acrobat macintosh downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • IT Administrators
  • Staff
  • SLMS staff

Before you start...

Before installing any Adobe software, ensure that you have purchased the correct number of licenses and have removed any Adobe trial software. If you have not, then please purchase a licence from ISD Purchasing via an Electronic IDT.


1. Ensure that the file has downloaded completely before proceeding. Double click on the .dmg file

Fig 1 - Acrobat mac file

2. The Acrobat installer window will pop up, double click on the Adobe Acrobat icon

Acrobat installer icon…


Fig 2 - Adobe Acrobat installer icon

3. Double click the Acrobat Installer.pkg file

Acrobat Installer.pkg file path location…

Fig 3 - Acrobat Installer.pkg file path location

4. The security window will come up, click continue to proceed.

Security window…

Fig 4 - Security window


5. Introduction window > Continue

Introduction window…

Fig 5 - Introduction window


4. Make sure that the machine meets the system requirements in the Read Me, and then click continue

Read Me window…

Fig 5 - Read Me window


5. Input the serial number

Input serial number…

Fig 6 - Input serial number


6. Installation type > Install

Installation type…

Fig 7 - Installation type



Fig 8 - Installing

7. Close

Installation was successful…

Fig 9 - Installation was successful 

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