Install Foxit PDF Editor

Overview

The Foxit PDF Editor is UA's recommended alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro. The software has comparable features to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and is compatible with current macOS and Windows operations systems. The software is available through a centrally managed University of Alaska system license agreement and is available at no cost to university staff, faculty, and students.

This article walks you through installing and activating Foxit PDF Editor on a personal computer or a University computer that is not on the domain.

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What materials do I need?

  • Active UAA student or employee status
  • UA email address and password
  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Web browser (i.e. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  • Internet connection
  • UAA GlobalProtect VPN app installed or connected to the UAA network (wired or WiFi)

How do I use this technology?

Installation

Install on a personal computer

This section will walk you through downloading and installing the Foxit PDF Editor on a personal computer.

  1. Connect your device to the UAA network.
    1. If you are off-campus, connect to UAA GlobalProtect VPN.
    2. If you are on-campus, connect to UAA WiFi - Anchorage.
  2. Click on the appropriate installer for your computer below.
  3. After the download is complete, double-click on the downloaded installer.
  4. Proceed​ through the installation process for your device.
    • When prompted, accept the User Terms & Conditions.
  5. Once fully installed, proceed to the Activate Foxit PDF Editor section to activate the app.

 

Install on a UAA-issued Windows computer

This section will walk you through downloading and installing the Foxit PDF Editor on a UAA-issued Windows computer.

  1. Open Windows Search on the bottom-left of the screen.
  2. Type in Software Center.
  3. Open Software Center.
  4. Click Foxit PDF Editor.
  5. Click the Install button.
  6. After it installs, the green button will say Uninstall. This indicates that the app was successfully installed.
  7. Proceed to the Activate Foxit PDF Editor section to activate the app.

 

Install on a UAA-issued Mac computer

This section will walk you through downloading and installing the Foxit PDF Editor on a UAA-issued Mac computer.

  1. Open Spotlight Search on the top-right of the screen.
  2. Type in Software Center.
  3. Open Software Center.
  4. Sign in to Software Center with your UA username and password.
  5. Click Foxit PhantomPDF.
  6. Click the Install button.
  7. After it installs, the button will say Uninstall. This indicates that the app was successfully installed.
  8. Proceed to the Activate Foxit PDF Editor section to activate the app to activate the app.

 

Activate Foxit PDF Editor

Once Foxit PDF Editor is installed, you need to activate it. This section will walk you through activating Foxit PDF Editor on any operatins.

  1. Open Foxit PDF Editor.
  2. Click the Activate button on the bottom-left of the window.
    Foxit Activation Notification
     
  3. Under the Subscription section, click the Sign In button.
    Foxit Choice to Sign In
     
  4. Click the SSO Login text.
    Foxit Sign In Screen
     
  5. Type in your UA email address.
  6. Click the Login button.Login with SSO
     
  7. Enter your UA email address at the Office 365 Authentication Screen.
  8. Click the Next button.
    Office 365 Sign In Screen
     
  9. Type in your UA password.
  10. Click the Sign In button.
    Office 365 Password Screen
     
  11. Click the Yes button to stay signed in.
    Office 365 Stay Signed In screen
     
  12. Click the University of Alaska Organization Service button.
    Select an organization Window
     
  13. You will get a message that Foxit PDF Editor will need to restart to apply the settings. Click the OK button and Foxit PDF Editor will then restart.
    Notification that Foxit PDF Editor needs to restart
     
  14. Once restarted, you will get a notification that Foxit PDF Editor has successfully registered your formal license key.
    Foxit PDF Editor Successful Activation
     
  15. Congratulations, your Foxit PDF Editor is now activated and ready to use.
     
    Note
    You can activate up to three devices simultaneously. If you activate a fourth device, the first one you activated will be deactivated automatically.

Need additional help or have issues

For Foxit PDF Editor how-to resources, please visit the following links below:

For additional support, requests may be submitted anytime using the appropriate Foxit PDF Editor form. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance, please review the Contact IT page for the appropriate support group.

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Article ID: 780
Created
Thu 3/3/22 10:27 AM
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Fri 1/5/24 11:19 AM

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The Foxit PDF Editor software is available through a centrally managed University of Alaska system license agreement. Departments can purchase licenses from this agreement for use by Staff, Faculty, and Students, whether for administrative duties, or academic work.