Setup Windows Computers with the Acrobat Reader Software

Please note that I supply the maps, but not the software to use them. To use the Acrobat (pdf) version of my maps on a Windows computer you will need appropriate software installed.

This page describes using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  There’s lots of other software that claims to open Acrobat (pdf) format maps and most of them probably work but I have not tested any of them.

Setting up my maps with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software is a three stage process:-

  • Install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software and check that works
  • Install my free Droitwich Canals Map and check that works
  • Install more of my free or paid-for maps

Installing the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader Software

In this step we we will install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software and check that works.

Most Windows computers will already have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed and working.  If so, or if you have an equivalent you are happy with, then you can proceed straight to the next step to install my free Droitwich Canals map.

Visit Adobe’s website and follow their links and instructions to download and install the Windows version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

Only proceed to the next step when you have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed and working.

Installing my free Droitwich Canals Map

In this step we will install my free Droitwich Canals Map and check that works. Make sure you have completed the previous step and have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed and working first.

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Acrobat (pdf)  format on your Windows computer and note where you have saved it.  You may wish to create a folder for storing maps in.

Open the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your Windows computer, select open and navigate to the folder you saved the Droitwich Canals map in, and open the map.

You should now have my free Droitwich Canals map on screen and you can view the map on screen, a page at a time.  Note that the Acrobat (pdf) version of my maps does not have any of the smart scrolling and tracking features that work in the Memory-Map (act) version of my maps.

Using my free Droitwich Canals map with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software allows you to check you can get my maps working on your Windows computer before you spend any money.

Please make sure you test my maps work on your Windows computer and you can conquer the installation process. Only proceed to the next step when you have my free Droitwich Canal map working on your Windows computer.

Installing more of my free or paid-for maps

Once you have the free Droitwich Canals map working on your Windows computer you can repeat the previous step to install more maps.

There are free maps to download from my website for many restoration projects and there are paid-for maps for the open waterways.

Please Remember

I supply the maps and I will provide support for the maps in the unlikely event of any problems.

I do NOT supply the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. That comes from Adobe, by download from their website, and you must seek help from Adobe in the event of any problems with their software.

My free Droitwich Canals map allow you to check everything works before you spend any money. Please don’t pay for any maps on my website until you have checked they work on your Windows computer.

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