Set Adobe Reader to open PDFs

Due to strict SUNY contract licensing, the campus needs to migrate employees from full Adobe Acrobat Pro to Adobe Reader.

Reader allows users to fill out forms and sign documents. If you're in a situation where you think you still need full Adobe Acrobat, please email the Help Desk with how you use the program. In this transition, your default PDF viewer will change.

To set .pdfs to open with Adobe Reader follow these instructions:

  1. Find a PDF file on your computer
  2. Right-Click the PDF
  3. Click 'Open with'
  4. Click 'Choose another app'
  5. Click 'Adobe Acrobat Reader DC'
  6. Check 'Always use this app to open .pdf files'
  7. Click OK button

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