The BYU Law Library provides free access to Adobe Acrobat Pro on its computers. Here’s how to access it:

  1. Go to one of the public library computers.
    1. Anyone can use the “legal research only” computers and the computers attached to scanners. None of them are locked, so anyone can get on them.
    2. BYU students can also use the other public computers that are locked down and are only for BYU student use by logging in with their BYU netID password.
  2. Search for Adobe in the search bar on the bottom left. A black icon named Adobe DC should pop up. Click on that.
  3. A sign in box should appear. Sign in with your personal free Adobe Account (You don’t need to have adobe acrobat pro, just an email and a password with Adobe). If you don’t have a free Adobe account, you can select the option to create one.
  4. In order to work with a PDF, you need to transfer it to the computer somehow. If it’s on the internet, you can just download it to the desktop. Otherwise, email yourself the PDF you need, and log into your email on the computer to download the PDF onto the desktop.
  5. On the main Adobe page, there’s a tab called Home and a tab called Tools. Select the Tools tab. Choose which tool you would like to use and click on the “Open” button below it
  6. Click on “Select a file.”
  7. Go to desktop (or wherever you saved your PDF) and click on it.
  8. Do whatever you want to your PDF (like organize pages, edit it, make it searchable, etc.) and then save it.
  9. Email yourself the saved new version of the PDF.
  10. Delete your PDF from the desktop.
  11. If you are on one of the legal research or scanner computers, sign out of Adobe, and sign out of your email.
  12. If you are on one of the locked down student computers, sign out of the computer.