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UToledo has taken advantage of a highly discounted offer from Adobe incorporated made to select Ohio public universities to procure Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Creative Cloud subscriptions for faculty and staff who use these products for their work at the University. The discounts begin Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

 A one-year subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud cost  $125 and is renewable one month before expiration. If you elect the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC product will be included with that subscription.  These prices are significantly less than the standard retail price.

These are premium products and should not be confused with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, which is included at no charge as part of the standard UToledo computing environment.  Adobe Acrobat Reader DC enables you to read and convert documents to PDF, which is all the functionality that most users need.  Individuals who only use the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC do not need to take any action, as we will continue to have that product freely available as part of your normal UToledo computer software.    

To purchase Creative Cloud for use at  UToledo, visit  All current employee Adobe license holders should purchase a named user license through the University via this website, in order to maintain proper license management.   Many of the current licenses are set to expire Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, by Adobe, so it is important to take action.


Adobe Installation Instructions


Thank you for your purchase of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription through the University of Toledo.  After your purchase has been approved by your supervisor and index owner the software will be available within 24 hours.  If you need assistance installing Adobe  products after your purchase,  please submit a helpdesk ticket by going to

Windows Installation:

  1. Open the Software Center application on your comptuer by typing Software Center in the Windows search box.
  2. Select the Adobe Application  (Acrobat Pro DC or Creative Cloud) and select install.

3. Open the Adobe  Creative Cloud Application and sign in to your Adobe account with the username of (ex.

4. It will redirect you to our UT login portal where you will sign in with your normal username and password

5. In the Creative Cloud Desktop Application, click the Install button for the applications you wish to install.


Mac Instructions:

  1. Go to the Applications folder and open the Self Service application.
  2. Enter  your UTAD username and password.
  3. Select the Adobe Application that was purchased and click install.

Last Updated: 11/13/19