KB0009 – Setting your Default PDF Reader to Adobe Acrobat Pro

This article will lead you through the process of changing your default PDF reader to Adobe Acrobat Pro.

1. Locate a PDF document saved anywhere on your PC

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Windows 8 users please note: PDF documents are defaulted to open with Microsoft’s own “Reader” application (the orange book icon shown above is telltale when pdfs are associated with the Microsoft reader  ). 

2. Right-click on your PDF document and then click “Open With“; now click “Choose Default Program”.

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3. A list of available PDF readers is presented to you. Click to select “Adobe Acrobat” from this list.

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4. Your PDF document is now associated with Adobe Acrobat Pro and will display the familiar Adobe icon instead of the Microsoft one in screenshot 1 above.

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Your PDF documents will now open automatically with Adobe Acrobat Pro..

Should you have any issues with this, please email the ICT Helpdesk by using the following link: Email the Helpdesk