Adobe products for employees

User installation of Adobe Reader and Acrobat (incl. Adobe user account creation)

Preamble:

In the run-up to the installation of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, it should be noted that for most employees, the focus is on convenient viewing of PDFs. For this purpose, use Adobe Reader DC (installation instructions under point 1).

For example, if you need to create PDF forms and modify existing PDF files, Adobe Acrobat is the right choice for you. You can find the installation instructions for Adobe Acrobat below (point 2).

1. Installation of Adobe Reader DC:

Please close all applications (e.g. MS Outlook, Mozilla Firefox, MS Excel, etc.) that could affect the installation. If you are not sure, restart the computer, log in and start from this state.

In the start menu you will find the "Software Center". Click on the icon (Fig.1):

The Software Center starts and checks the status of the installed software on your computer (Fig.2):

After a few seconds, the application will display the available programs (Fig.3):

Select "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" by clicking on the icon (Fig.4).

Clicking the "INSTALL" button will install the application on your system (Fig.5).

The installation routine will place an icon on your computer's desktop and make all the settings that will help it run smoothly.

The installation was successful if you can see an "Uninstall" next to the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC icon in the Software Center (Fig.6).

Now close the "Softwarecenter" program. The installation is now complete. A shortcut to Adobe Acrobat Reader has been created on the desktop.

You can now use PDF files with Adobe Reader DC.

2. Installation ofAdobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021:

The Adobe Acrobat Pro 2021 DC program can be used for direct editing of PDF files.

Note: Use of Adobe Cloud and connected cloud services are currently blocked.

2.1. Create an Adobe user account:

To use Adobe Acrobat Pro 2021, an Adobe user account is required by the manufacturer. If you have already created an Adobe user account, you can proceed directly to point 2.2, otherwise the necessary steps are shown here.

If not already done or otherwise arranged, please register on this website: LINK (HAW login is required).

Service IT will then create an Adobe account for you.

You will receive two e-mails, one confirming the receipt of the registration

Example:




and an automatically generated email from Adobe with the subject "Start with All Apps" (as shown in the screenshot below).

Example:

Clicking the "Get started now" button will take you to the Adobe website where you will be prompted to enter a secure password for the user account. (Please do not use your university password!)

After you assign a password, you can log out of the Adobe website:

Your Adobe account has been created. Please note the password in a secure place (for example, KeePass). If you don't remember the password, you can renew it using the link: Reset Adobe Password.

2.2. Installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro 2021 DC:

Please close all applications (e.g. MS Outlook, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) that could affect the installation. If you are not sure whether all applications are closed, restart the computer, log in and start from this state.


In the start menu you will find the "Software Center". Click on the icon (Fig.1):

The Software Center starts and checks the status of the installed software on your computer (Fig.2):

Select "Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021" by clicking on the icon (Fig.4).

Clicking the "INSTALL" button will install the application on your system (Fig.5).

The installation routine will, among other things, place an icon on your computer's desktop and make all the settings that will help it run smoothly. Please note that depending on the performance of the computer, the network connection or the load of the servers, the installation may take several minutes.

Note: All applications (e.g. MS Outlook, Rainbow, MS Teams) should remain closed until the application is installed. Launched applications (even minimized), can prevent the successful installation.

The installation was successful if you can see an "Uninstall" next to the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC icon in the Software Center (Fig.6).

The software center can now be closed. On the desktop 2 new icons have been placed by the installation (Fig.7).

Start via the "Adobe Acrobat DC" icon.

Adobe Acrobat now asks you to log in with your Adobe user account. E-mail is the business e-mail "vorname.nachname@haw-landshut.de", you have noted the password from point 2.1. Any questions about a second/backup e-mail address can be skipped with "not now". The message whether Adobe Acrobat can be made the default application for PDF files can be answered with Yes according to your interests, thus Adobe Acrobat is started when you double-click a PDF file.

So Adobe Acrobat should be ready to use. Good luck.

 

 

Use of Adobe products in the university computer labs

Students at Landshut University can use Adobe products in the dedicated computer labs.

However, at the first start the following error message appears.

To eliminate this message, the following steps must be performed.

1.       Launch Creative Cloud

 

If you already have an Adobe account:

2.       Log in

 

     If youu don´t have an Adobe account yet:

2.       Click on "Create account

3.       Create new personal account with HAW email address

Reset or change the Adobe password

See the "Reset Adobe password" link to learn how to reset your password if you ever forget it, or change your existing password.