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Adobe Software

To strictly view PDF’s you can download the Adobe Reader- please go to this site and download the adobe reader software. 

Then follow these instructions to make adobe reader your default program to access PDF’s 

How to Change Default PDF Viewer in Windows 10

1.      Right, Click Your PDF. Right-click on a PDF file. Click on "Open with" > "Choose another app". 

2.      Change Default Viewer. A pop-up window will prompt you to choose your preferred software. Click the "Always use this app" check box and click "OK". 

For Fulltime Faculty and Staff with Villanova issued computers: 

If you need the full version of adobe please follow these steps below, once you get logged in successfully you will be able to access your adobe acrobat to view and edit pdfs 

Log into Adobe Acrobat

1.      Sign in to your Adobe ID account at by clicking Sign In  at the upper right. 

2.      Type in the  and VU password associated with your Adobe ID, then click Sign In

3.      Access  favorite Acrobat DC tools in the Quickstart tools center. 


For Fulltime Faculty and Staff with Villanova issued computers

If you don’t have Creative Cloud on your computer you can submit your request by visiting this page and you will receive an e-mail with download instructions.

Once it’s downloaded, launch the app by clicking the Creative Cloud desktop icon in the Windows taskbar or macOS menu bar. Then sign in to the app and click the Profile icon in the upper-right corner. To access your Adobe account, click Adobe Account in the menu that appears.  Log in with your and VU password

Troubleshooting Help page

Software Download

This software can only be installed on Villanova University issued machines.

What's Included in Creative Cloud

  • Acrobat Professional
  • After Effects*
  • Audition*
  • Bridge
  • Dreamweaver
  • Edge Animate
  • Fireworks*
  • Flash Professional*
  • Illustrator
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Muse
  • Photoshop
  • Prelude*
  • Premiere Pro*
  • Speed Grade

Adobe Creative Cloud

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