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Learn to activate or deactivate Adobe apps.
 

Activate an app

Activation connects an app to a valid user license.

Activation—connecting an app to a license—is automatic for most apps. In some cases, you need to activate your app manually before you can use it. Find your product to learn how to activate it.
 

Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC


With Adobe Creative Cloud, Acrobat Pro DC, or Acrobat Standard DC, simply sign in to activate your software.

  • Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

  • Launch the app.

  • Choose Help > Sign In. (If this option is dimmed, you are already signed in and don’t need to activate your software.)

  • Log in with your Adobe ID and password to activate your product.

    If you don’t have an Adobe ID, you see an option to create one. Follow the onscreen instructions.

    Tip:

    For more detailed instructions on activating Creative Cloud apps and services, see Sign in and sign out to activate Creative Cloud apps.

    Running into a problem? See Activation and deactivation troubleshooting.

Acrobat XI, X


Adobe Acrobat XI and X are automatically activated as soon as the software detects an Internet connection.

If you need to activate your software manually (for instance, if you deactivated it on one computer so you could activate it on a different computer), follow the steps in the Creative Suite section, below.
 

Creative Suite 6 and earlier


CS6
: Sign in with your Adobe ID and password to activate your software within the first seven days of use. To do so, follow the steps below.

CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, and earlier: Activation happens automatically as soon as the software detects an Internet connection, or the software prompts you to activate it during installation. To activate your software manually, follow the steps below.

To activate your software manually:
  • Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

  • Launch the app.

  • Choose Help > Activate. (If this option is dimmed, you have already activated your software.)

  • Sign in with your Adobe ID and password to activate your software.

    If you don’t have an Adobe ID, you see an option to create one. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Tip:

Running into a problem? See Activation and deactivation troubleshooting.
 

Flash Player, Acrobat Reader, and Shockwave Player


You don’t need to activate these products. If you need help with these products, visit the following sites:

 

Deactivate an app

 

Deactivation disconnects an app from a valid user license. Once deactivated, you can reactivate an app at any time, if you choose. You do not need to uninstall an app from your computer to deactivate it. Uninstalling an app does not deactivate its license.

A single license for Adobe software lets you install an app on two computers—for example, at home and in the office. If you want to install the app on a third computer, first you must deactivate one installation of the app. Here’s how.
 

Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC
 

  • Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

  • Launch the app.

  • Choose Help > Sign Out.

  • Click Sign Out.

Tip:

For more detailed instructions on activating Creative Cloud apps and services, see Sign in and sign out to activate Creative Cloud apps.

Running into a problem? See Activation and deactivation troubleshooting.
 

Acrobat XI/X, Creative Suite 6 and earlier
 

  • Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.

  • Launch the app.

  • Choose Help > Deactivate.

  • Choose one of the following options:

    • Deactivate or Suspend Activation: These options deactivate the software but retain licensing information on your computer. Choose one of these options if you want to deactivate the software temporarily, and you are planning to activate it on this computer again.
    • Deactivate permanently: This option deactivates the software and removes the licensing information from your computer. If you want to use the software on this computer again, reenter the serial number.
Tip:

Running into a problem? See Activation and deactivation troubleshooting.

 
 
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