Adobe Reader

Click on the tabs below for information about Adobe Reader.

About Adobe Reader

About the software

Adobe Reader is used to view and interact with PDF files. Note, the ability to print and use editing features, such as form completion and commenting, are dependent on the settings selected when the PDF is created.


Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 is installed on IT Services supported PCs and is available for unsupported and personal machines. Adobe Reader is also available for mobile devices. For further information, see the Obtaining the software tab.

Obtaining the software

Adobe Reader is installed on all supported office and classroom PCs; it appears under:
Start Menu | All Programs | Utilities

It is available for unsupported and home machines free of charge from the Adobe website:

Documentation, training and support



  • Adobe Reader Help provides text and video tutorials for the following topics:
    • Fill in forms
    • Sign and certify
    • Command and Review
    • Print
    • Copy Content
    • Search, view and save
    • Security and protected mode
    • Accessibility