Download the Free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®

Items in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not have this free software or have an older version, please download and install the appropriate Reader for your system:

Operating system Acrobat version
Downloads will take only a moment for campus connections.
(file size; estimated download time for 56 kbps dial-ups)
 6.0    (15.3 MB; 39 minutes)
 5.1    (8.6 MB; 22 minutes)
Mac OS 10.x  6.0    (download from Adobe)
Mac OS 9.x/OS X  5.1    (download from Adobe)

Click the appropriate version's link above. If you are prompted to save the file into a directory choose the directory of your choice on your hard drive or note the default one and click Save. The Acrobat installer file will then be downloaded.

After the download is complete, go to the directory that you chose, find the installer and double click on it. Read the instructions as you complete the wizard for installing the Acrobat Reader program. Now when you click a link to a PDF file the Acrobat Reader program will open and will display the contents automatically.

If you have any problems, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 812-237-2910 (toll free 888-818-5465) or

Tips for using and navigating PDF documents
Navigating the document Navigation buttons Click on these buttons to go backwards and forwards through the document
Making the page fit the screen page size buttons Click on these buttons to change the size of the screen you see
Clicking on a link in the document pointing hand When the cursor turns into a pointed finger, you can click on the link in the document
Jumping to a page Page navigation To go to a particular page in the document, click on a page number at the bottom of the screen, then type in another page number
Searching the document Search buttons Click on these buttons to find key words in the document
Printing the document print button Click on the print button to print the whole document or pages of the document