Adobe Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer has worked with Adobe to provide a site-wide license for Faculty and Staff for Adobe Acrobat Professional for both Windows and Macintosh.

Who is eligible for an Adobe Acrobat Pro license?

This license extends to university use for OSU faculty and staff (including GRA's and GTA's).

I'm a student: can I get discounts on Adobe products?

Students can obtain deeply discounted copies of Adobe products at WiredOut. WiredOut is OSU's preferred provider of Adobe products.

If I am eligible for an Acrobat License, where can it be installed?

The software may be installed on any OSU-owned machine. The software may also be installed on personally-owned machines for OSU-business use. It is available to all campuses and OSU offices.

Is there a cost for the license? How is it funded?

OCIO and OSU Purchasing worked out a way to distribute this software at no charge to the university community for the life of the agreement.

The Acrobat license is funded by an assessment directly to the department from OSU Business and Finance, done at the same time the Microsoft assessment is done each year. It is assessed to departments based on the number of faculty and staff they have in Autumn semester.

Where can I get the Acrobat Pro software?

OCIO provides a download of the software, which may be requested via our Self Service pages.

Are there any limitations I need to know about?

The key limitation to be aware of is that if you create an extended Adobe document, you may not retrieve information from more than 500 forms. There is a detailed description of this limitation included in the download.

How do I get other Adobe products?

All other Adobe products are on the Adobe Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP), and are available at WiredOut. WiredOut is OSU's preferred provider of Adobe products.