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Set up an Adobe Document Center account

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Create a trial account

Verify your email address

Adobe Document Center is a web-hosted service that lets you track and control documents that you have protected from Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel using Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server policies. As a way of introducing this new service, Adobe is offering free trial accounts until the end of 2006.

This document describes how to create a trial account in Adobe Document Center, and how to activate your account.

Create a trial account

To create a trial account in Adobe Document Center:

1. In Acrobat, choose Help > Adobe Online Services or choose Adobe Document Center from the product page at www.adobe.com/products/ .

2. On the Adobe Document Center product page, click Free Trial.

3. Do one of the following:

-- If you have an Adobe ID, then log in using that ID. You will have access to Adobe Document Center.

-- If you do not already have an Adobe ID, click No, I will create one now and continue with the next step.

4. Record your Adobe ID and password for future use. An Adobe ID also entitles you to access to other areas of the Adobe website. For more information on the benefits of an Adobe ID, visit the Adobe website at http://store.adobe.com/store/general/benefits.jhtml .

5. Click Continue.

6. Fill out the form and then click Continue.

7. Accept the Adobe Document Center Terms of Use.

8. Click Next. This will trigger the email verification process.

Verify your email address

As part of the activation process, you must verify the email address you used when you created your trial account. After you create your Adobe ID, you will receive an e-mail message containing a link to the Adobe Document Center site.

To verify your email address:

1. Click the link in the verification e-mail you received. (If the link isn't active, then copy and paste it into your web browser's address bar.)

2. Enter the password for your Adobe ID account and then click Continue.

3. If you have installed Acrobat 8.0, do the following:

-- Click Remember me in Acrobat 8.

-- Click Launch application and then click OK through the dialogs to complete the Adobe Document Center configuration process.

-- Return to the Document Center trial account set-up page.

4. Click Go to Document Center.

5. Enter your e-mail address and password to log in to the service.

If you didn't receive the verification message after creating your Adobe ID, then make sure that you entered the correct e-mail address in your account information. Also, check your e-mail client spam folder to see if the message was caught by your spam filter.

To change your e-mail address for Adobe Document Center:

1. Log into your account on the Adobe website at https://store.adobe.com/store/customerregistration/your_account.jhtml .

2. Click Edit Your Account Information.

3. Enter your e-mail address in the Personal Information section.

4. Click Save Changes.

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