How to Find the Serial Number for Adobe Acrobat 8

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How to Find the Serial Number for Adobe Acrobat 8
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Adobe Acrobat is a software product that creates PDF documents, makes fillable PDF forms and secures documents from unwanted changes, according to Adobe’s product website. Although Adobe frequently updates the Acrobat software—Adobe updated Acrobat to version 9 in 2010—version 8 of the software is still usable for both individual customers and businesses. In order to activate or install Adobe Acrobat 8, you will need the serial number from the purchased product. There are four ways to find the serial number for Adobe Acrobat 8.

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    Look on the product packaging. Adobe notes that it places the product serial number for Adobe Acrobat on a sticker on the back of the CD-ROM case, or on the CD protective sleeve.

  2. 2

    Check your confirmation e-mail. If you purchased your copy of Adobe Acrobat 8 online and downloaded it to your computer, you should have received a confirmation e-mail—look carefully through it to find the serial number.

  3. 3

    Look on the appropriate support website. Depending on how you purchased your version of Adobe Acrobat 8, as well as what format you received, you can check a support website for the serial number. If you purchased Adobe Acrobat 8 online as a downloadable program, check your Adobe account in the “Your Downloads” section—the serial number will be on the download screen. If you bought Adobe Acrobat 8 through the Adobe Education program, you can visit the Adobe Student Licensing website ( to enter the coupon code found on the Acrobat DVD case. You may also visit the Adobe Support Portal ( to search for your serial number.

  4. 4

    Call Adobe customer service. Adobe customer support staff can help you find the serial number for the copy of Adobe Acrobat 8 that you purchased—simply call the toll-free number (800-833-8667) and ask the customer service staff to help you find your product’s serial number.

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