A very short tutorial to show you "how-to" download
the Adobe Reader Program.
There are a few different ways to do this depending on whether
you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer (I.E.) or Netscape
Navigator (NN) as your browser. (Referred to here as either
IE or NN)
No matter which browser you use you will need to decide where
you want to put the item you're saving, in this case, the Adobe
It is pretty easy to download a file, just click on it and
away you go, but you will need to know a little about how to
find a file that you have downloaded to your computer. Here
is a link to a tutorial on learning about the file
structure of your computer.
To download the free Adobe Reader, click the Get Adobe reader
Microsoft Internet Explorer Instructions:
When you click on the 'Get Acrobat Reader' button, you will
be taken to a page where you will be given a choice as to which
version of the reader you need for your system.
Click on the appropriate reader. For example if you are using
a PC (IBM clone) running either Windows 95, 98 or NT you would
download this (most commonly downloaded choice - Acrobat
Reader 5.0 with Search for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, and 2000
9.9 MB) If you are using a Mac or Imac, look further down
the list, you will find the appropriate file to download and
install for your machine.
You will then get this pop up screen
At this point you will have to decide whether
you wish to save this program to disk or run it from here.
Saving to disk means you must tell it where to go (check out
structure tutorial) and then once it has been saved to a
folder on your hard drive, you will have to go find it and install
it, by double clicking on the file in the location that it is
Should you choose to run the program from its
current location, (probably the easiest if you are an inexperienced
computer user) you will just follow the instructions on your
screen. It is very simple, nothing to it!