Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is required and must be installed and setup as the default PDF File Viewer

By default, most downloaded PDF files open in the user’s Default Internet Browser – however there have been problems with action step PDFs saved via browsers. Therefore, Adobe Acrobat is the required Viewer for downloading, saving, and submitting PDFs for Action Steps.

To check whether your computer has Adobe Acrobat Reader installed and setup as the default PDF Viewer

  1. Navigate to an Action Step download in your Accelerator and select it for download. Example: Getting Your Idea on Paper Click the Action Step download box
  2. If asked whether to Open or Save choose Open

If the file opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – you are all set.

If the file opens in your browser or another program- or does not open – follow the instructions To Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

After installing Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – try these download steps again.

If the file opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – you are all set.

If the file opens in your browser or another program- or does not open – you may need to set the Default Program for PDFs to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

To Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free download from Adobe)

  1. Go To: https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html
  2. Follow instructions for Download Now.
    Note: The Adobe page should recognize and guide you to the correct download for your device/Operating System (Windows or Mac)
  3. Select your options
    Tips:

    Adobe offers Google Chrome and Google Toolbar as default Optional Offers. If you do not wish to download/set these up, un-check the Optional Offers

    By Default – Adobe Reader Chrome Extension is set to install. If you are a Chrome user, leave this checked.

  4. Once your options are set - select Install Now
  5. Choose Run on Windows
  6. After the installation is complete, select Finish