Install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2015 for Mac

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

If you have not purchased an Adobe software license you will not have access to install the software.  These network locations are restricted to UW domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until an authorized payment is received by IT.

You will need to be on the UW network to install the software and then you can disconnect from the UW network and continue to use the software.


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 UW domain accounts.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v.10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024x768 monitor resolution (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware – accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MG of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for Mac 
    1. Select the Go menu, and click Connect to Server...

      Connect to Server... window

    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 window asking for your name and password, enter your UW domain username in the Name field and enter your UW domain password in the Password field, and click OK.

      Name/Password window

    4. Double-click the adobeacrobatprodc2015mac$ file to mount the Acrobat image to your Desktop.

  2. Installing Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for Mac 
    1. In the resulting Adobe Acrobat Pro DC window, double-click Acrobat 2015.

    2. In the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC window, double-click Install (Acrobat 2015 installer.pkg)

    3. In the Welcome window, click continue to begin installation.

    4. In the Introduction window, click Continue.

    5. Under Read Me, read the the important information, then click Continue

    6. In the License window, enter your serial number, then click Continue.

    7. In the Installation Type window, click Continue.

    8. When prompted for Name and Password, enter the name and password of a local administrator on your machine and click Install Software.

      Authentication window
    9. In the Summary window, click Close.

    10. Close any of the screens that were opened during the install.
    11. Locate the Acrobat 2015 file on your Desktop, and drag them to the trash.

2. Running Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for the First Time

A. Under Finder, you will want to click Applications.

    You will want to select Adobe Acrobat 2015, then double click Adobe Acrobat.


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