Adobe Creative Cloud Installation on Personally Owned Device for Staff & Faculty

How To


  • How to get Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on my personal device?​​​​​​
    • Adobe Acrobat DC listed in Creative Cloud is Acrobat Adobe Pro, it is named differently from the Cloud.
    • Many other apps are available (ie., Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lighroom Classic, etc...)



  • IMPORTANT: Adobe applications require pre-authorization for a license.
  • For pre-authorization, create a software request through Anoka Ramey or Anoka Tech Service Desk Portal below.
  • Once the authorization has been granted, you are free to begin the instllation with the instructions below.
  • IMPORTANT: If you have an older version of Acrobat Pro or Creative cloud , make sure you log out of it first.
  • Close ALL Microsoft products before installing Adobe products.
    • Outlook
    • PowerPoint
    • Excel
    • Word
  • Sign OUT of Microsoft Teams before installing
  • Go to
  • Use the school email ( or
  • If prompted, select Company or School Account
  • Enter StarId and password










  • Welcome to your account will be the first page you see







  • Click on: View plan details or Access your apps and services.
  • Included applications and service will now appear.
  • Click on the download button to view the available apps to install
  • Click on Install to begin dowloading apps needed.








  • The image above is a sampling of apps available but not all
  • Whichever apps are downloaded a Creative Cloud Desktop App will download with it.(see below image)
  • This app is what to use when opening Adobe apps and updating apps as well.
  • You must be signed into it.
  • Follow the instructions listed earlier to sign in to the Creative Cloud Desktop App.





  • Creative Cloud will check the system for already installed apps. A popup notification may give information to follow if there are already older Creative Cloud apps installed.
  • Please follow any directions received.
  • Adobe discourages downloading more apps than needed.  Creative Cloud takes up a lot of space on a device.
  • To use any of the apps installed on your device, open the Creative Cloud Desktop Icon on your desktop.
  • If at any time an Adobe product needs to be signed into again, follow directions listed above to sign in.
  • Detailed instructions for all products are available under Attachments 


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Tue 3/2/21 11:42 AM
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