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Installation Help

Adobe Acrobat Reader |  Configuring Adobe Acrobat Reader


Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

To install Acrobat Reader, follow the instructions listed below after installing or upgrading your browser software.

  1. Go to www.adobe.com and click the get Acrobat Reader icon. Select "Save this program to disk" then click "OK".
    1. Save the .exe file to your desktop. (C:\Windows\Desktop\filename.exe)
    2. Once the .exe file has finished downloading, double click the icon on your desktop to start the Acrobat Reader Installer.
  2. You will receive an Acrobat Reader Setup window. Click the “Next” button.
  3. At the welcome screen click “Next”.
  4. You will then see a window asking you to choose the "Destination Folder" location to install Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader selects a default location. If you would like to choose a different location, click “Browse” and select the prefered location. Once your “Destination Folder” has been set, click “Next” to install Acrobat Reader.
  5. You will see a window asking you to install the program. Click “Install”.
  6. The first time you use Acrobat Reader, you will receive a window asking you to accept or decline the software license agreement. Click "Accept".

You can configure Acrobat Reader as a browser plug-in or as a helper application for both Netscape and Internet Explorer. You can switch between using Acrobat Reader as a helper application and using it as a browser plug−in.

When Acrobat Reader is configured as a plug−in, a PDF file will display within the browser window. When Acrobat Reader is configured as a helper application, a PDF file will display in a separate Acrobat Reader window.

All the toolbars and controls that are available in Acrobat Reader as a stand-alone application are also available when using Acrobat Reader as a browser plug−in.

To take advantage of the online Claim Filing service, you must configure Acrobat Reader as a browser plug−in.

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Configuring Adobe Acrobat Reader

NOTE: For directions on installing or upgrading Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, please refer to Microsoft’s website for installation directions. For directions on installing or upgrading Netscape’s browser, please refer to Netscape’s website for installation directions.

Acrobat Reader’s default configuration for the browser opens a PDF within the browser window. The Acrobat Reader installer automatically installs plug−in files (Pdf.ocx, Pdf41.ocx, or Pdf42.ocx, and Pdf.tlb) to the Acrobat Reader\ActiveX directory when you install Acrobat Reader. Clicking a PDF file link in a Web page opens the file in an Acrobat Reader window within the browser window.

However, if you click a PDF link and the file opens in a separate Acrobat Reader window, Acrobat Reader failed to install as a plug−in correctly. The following instructions will help you configure the browser for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0 to use Acrobat Reader as a browser plug−in.

  1. Exit from the browser.
  2. Start Acrobat Reader, by clicking the icon on your desktop or from your start menu.
  3. In Acrobat Reader, choose Edit > Preferences from the menu bar to display the “Preferences” dialog window.

  1. In the “Preferences” dialog window, go to the “Options” or “Internet” area and select “Display PDF in Browser”.

  1. Click “OK”, and then exit the Acrobat Reader.
  2. Restart the browser

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