Click on the Acrobat icon to get the Acrobat reader You will then have the opportunity to save the file to your hard drive. Put it someplace where you can easily find it... some sort of temporary file.
Important note! The most common problem people encounter is that they don't remember where they save the Acrobat file on their hard drive. At the point where you are given an option of where to save the file, many people just hit their "return" key without paying attention to where the file is being saved. It's being saved somewhere on your hard drive. Before you go forward with saving the file, write down two things on a piece of paper: (1) the name of the file (something like "AdbeRdr60_enu_full.exe") and (2) the folder or area to which the file is being saved. If you don't do this, you may not be able to find your file and you'll have to start over again.
Once on Adobe's Acrobate Reader page, you will need to choose the language and platform (your operating system, such as Windows XP or Mac OS).
Finding the file that you downloaded
After it has downloaded, quit all running programs, open the file folder where you downloaded Acrobat Reader and double-click on the program icon. To find the file using a PC with Windows, click on the "start" button, then click on "Find" or "Search", click on "files or folders", then type in the name of the program that you wrote down above, e.g., "ar500enu.exe" in the name field. To find the file using a Mac, use your "finder".
After you double-click on it, the program will self-extract and lead you through the simple setup process. NOTE: You MUST still be connected to the Internet when you click on the file name, as the file will download the rest of the program.