Install Adobe Creative Cloud Applications

Adobe Creative Cloud includes applications for a wide variety of purposes, including PDF editing, video production, photo editing, web design, and much more. The following example demonstrates installation of Adobe Acrobat DC. Acrobat DC allows for creation & editing of PDFs, as well as a variety of PDF and e-signature tools.

(Note for Mac users: Creative Cloud applications require Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra or later. Apple provides instructions for determining which Mac OS version your are running.)

  1. Open Creative Cloud.
    • You may have an Adobe Creative Cloud shortcut on your desktop. If so, double-click that. If not, launch Creative Cloud using the following instructions.
      • ​On a Mac, click "Finder" at the bottom left of your dock, then click "Go" at the top of the screen. Select "Applications" then launch Adobe Creative Cloud.
      • On a Windows PC, click the Start Button (Windows logo) on the bottom left of your task bar, then launch Adobe Creative Cloud.
  2. If you are not logged in, use your Sonoma State email address to sign in.

    Adobe Sign In Screen
  3. If prompted, select Company or School Account and then provide your SSU credentials (username & password) on the Online Services login screen.

    Adobe Sign In Screen School Account
  4. Once Creative Cloud is open, go to "All apps" on the left side of the screen. Near the top of the screen, ensure "Desktop" is selected. On the right side of the screen you will see all of the applications available in your subscription. Click "Install" on the application you want to install. In this example, Acrobat DC is selected.

    Adobe app installation screen with all apps selected
  5. Once your application is finished installing, you will see it listed under "Installed". You may launch it by clicking the "Open" button. You should also now have a shortcut to the application in your Programs/Applications menu on your computer.

    Adobe app installation screen showing installed apps and the open button

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk.