How to update Adobe Reader for Mac

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Occasionally, Adobe releases updates for Reader which, if not updated in a timely manner, can cause issues with opening and reading PDFs.

On a Mac, updating Adobe Reader is a little bit different than doing it for a PC. If you use a PC, learn how to update Adobe Reader here.

Follow these few steps to make sure you are using the most recent version of Adobe Reader: 

  1. Open Adobe Reader. 
  2. In the application menu, click the "Help" drop down menu and click "Check for Updates...". 
  3. Click "Yes". If you have security preferences set on your computer, you may be asked to enter your Username and Password.
  4. Enter your information and click "Install Helper". 

  5. Click "Ok" and you are done. You may be asked to restart your computer on specific updates. 

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