Here are the steps we went through to install the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software needed to view the e-books).
First we went to this Adobe page.
Then we clicked on “DOWNLOAD NOW” and followed the steps listed.
After a while the window said “installation complete”
You download the book file itself at E-books CPA Review (Right-click on the title of the book on that page to download it.)
When you do that you get a list of choices.
Select “save target as” and
then choose the folder in which you want to save the book on your hard disk. If you don’t know where to save it, you might create a new folder called “CPA exam self study books” and put it there.
That way you’ll know where to look for the book on your hard disk and won’t have to download it every time you want to use it.
Estimated download times (per book) for cable/DSL: 1-2 minutes
Once you have the PDF book text file saved on your hard disk, double click on the icon for that file.
That automatically starts the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. It will ask you for a password to view the file.
When you pay for the e-book you are asked for the e-mail address where you would like the password sent.
Type that password in the box, click “OK” (or just hit the enter key), and you should see the title page of the book on your screen.
Reading the e-book is actually easier than reading a paper book because of the ease with which you can “jump around” in the book.
For more information on e-books see the CPA Review Self Study E-books.