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Install Adobe Acrobat X Pro for Mac from the UW Network

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.


The University of Wyoming is a program member of Adobe’s Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Adobe products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges. Further information on this program, product descriptions and pricing, the eligibility requirements, and the necessary steps for attaining a license to a specific Adobe product can be found on the UW Adobe CLP License Web page (

For ease of installation of some Adobe applications, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UWYO domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until a departmental IDR or procurement card (P-card) payment is received by IT.

Minimum System Requirements for Adobe Acrobat X Pro for Mac

  • Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.4
  • 512 MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1.2 GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024X768 screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Safari 4 or 5


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Adobe Acrobat X Pro for Mac

    1. Select the Go menu, and click Connect to Server...
    2. In the Connect to Server window, in the Server Address: box, type smb://$ and click Connect.

      NOTE: Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. / and not \).
    3. In the Authentication window, in the Name field, enter your UWYO domain username; in the Password field, enter your UWYO domain password, and click Connect.
  2. Installing Adobe Acrobat X Pro for Mac

    1. In the AdobeAcrobatXProMac$ window, double-click the AcrobatPro_10_Web_WWEFD.dmg file to mount the Acrobat image to your Desktop.
    2. In the Adobe Acrobat X Pro window, double-click the Adobe Acrobat X icon.
    3. In the Adobe Acrobat X window, double-click the Adobe Acrobat X Pro Installer.pkg icon.
    4. In the Adobe Acrobat Pro window, after verifying you have no versions of Adobe Acrobat running, click OK.
    5. In the Welcome to the Adobe Acrobat X Pro Installer window, click Continue.
    6. In the Important Information window, read the information, and click Continue.
    7. In the Standard Install on hard drive name, click Install.
    8. When prompted for Name and Password, enter the name and password of a local administrator.
    9. In the Installation completed successfully window, click Close.
    10. Close any of the screens that were opened during the install.
    11. Locate the Acrobat 10 icon on your Desktop, and drag it to the trash to un-mount it.
  3. Running Adobe Acrobat X the First Time

    1. Launch Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
    2. In the Adobe Software License Agreement window, read the license agreement, then click Accept.
    3. In the Provide a serial number window, enter the serial number given to you at time of license purchase, and click Continue.


Reviewed: 0111 By: AH, GG

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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