PDF is a technology developed by Adobe that allows for consistent printing and viewing of complex documents available on the World Wide Web. Adobe (Acrobat) Reader is an application that opens PDF files.
Many sites on the Web, especially government sites such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), use PDF files to make sure that complex tables and data formatting are retained when reports or other documents are downloaded by public health professionals, scientists, doctors, and other interested individuals around the world.
Note If you already have Adobe Reader version 9 or later installed on your computer, you do not need to download and install it again.
To install the Adobe Reader for Windows, you must first download it to your computer. You can download Adobe Reader from Adobe's Web site.
Please Note: you may be asked to restart your computer to complete installation.
To install the Adobe Reader for Mac, you must first download it to your computer. You can download Adobe Reader from Adobe's Web site.