To download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, navigate to http://get.adobe.com/reader. Adobe's website should automatically determine which operating system you are using.
Adobe may present you with a few Optional offers. We recommend clearing the check boxes before clicking the Install now button.
If the operating system listed does not match you operating system or you are having problems with the current installation, you can select Do you have a different language or operating system? to display more results.
Select your operating system. If you do not know your operating system, you can find it within the system information in the Control Panel. For Windows, the operating system must be Windows XP (SP2 or SP3) or newer.
Select your preferred language.
Select the desired version of Adobe Reader. The options will change depending on the operating system selected. We recommend selecting Reader DC.
Once the proper options have been selected, click Download now.
You should be directed to a page indicating that the installation is initializing.
Once the installer is downloaded, you should be directed to a page asking you to double-click on the installer file from your downloads folder. For more information about installing Adobe Reader, please see the instructions below.
Installing Adobe Reader
After the download is complete, you will need to open your Downloads folder and locate the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Installer file, named readerdc_en_xa_cra_install.exe.
To proceed, double-click on the installer to begin the installation process. You must have Administrator privileges on the computer in order to successfully install the program.
When first launching the installer, you may see a security warning asking if you would like to run the file.
To proceed, select Run. You will then be presented with the Adobe Reader Installer window that will show the progress of the installation.
Once Adobe Reader has been installed, select Finish.
Global Object Security Policy
You may come across this message when trying to open an eBook for the first time, or after updating your Adobe Reader software.
This document requires global object security policy to be disabled.
After selecting OK, Adobe Reader will display a message stating that the document will now close. You will not be able to open the eBook until this option is disabled.
To disable the Global object security policy, navigate to Preferences from the Edit menu or hold Ctrl and press K.
Changing the Default Program that PDFs Open With
Depending on the operating system, your PC may have a default PDF viewer that is not compatible with GCU eBooks. Windows 8 comes with a default PDF viewer called Reader while Microsoft Edge acts as the default PDF viewer in Windows 10. To change the default program that PDFs open with, see Changing the Default Program your Files Open With.