A simple way to check to see if a PDF reader is installed on your computer is to search for "Adobe Reader" in your list of programs.  If you do not see Adobe Reader, or you want to double-check to make sure that it is installed, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the following link to download a .zip file that contains a PDF: PDF Reader Test [ZIP]
  2. You should receive a notification in your browser or a pop-up window to download this file.  Select the option to download and save the file to your computer.
  3. Locate the downloaded ZIP file on your computer and open it.  It will contain a file called "PDF Reader Test.pdf."
  4. Open the PDF file.
  5. If the file opens and you can correctly read the text, then a PDF reader is installed on your computer.

If you do not have a PDF reader installed on your computer, you can download Adobe Reader for free here: http://summituniversity.org/adobereader