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Campus Software - Set Adobe Reader as Default PDF viewer from Acrobat (Windows)

Set the default PDF viewer

Setting Adobe Reader as default PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat DC requires a VPN connection and a KeyServer license and is not necessary for just viewing PDFs)

Follow along with video or short instructions below

  1. Go Action Center (the Windows key where Start used to be) and click "Settings" (or "start menu" and type "settings")
  2. Click Settings (the gear Gear icon for settings icon)
  3. Choose Default apps in the left nav
  4. Scroll down in the main pane and click Set defaults by app (way at the bottom)
  5. Choose and highlight Adobe Acrobat Reader DC in the left nav
  6. Click Set this program as default in the main pane, near the bottom
  7. Click OK


Infographic for setting Adobe Reader as default

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Keywords:default PDF viewer, reader, acrobat, view pdf, can't view pdf, PDF does not open, default pdf reader   Doc ID:69126
Owner:Matt D.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-11-30 15:37 CDTUpdated:2021-05-24 14:05 CDT
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