Adobe FormsCentral is retiring July 28, but UAB IT can help in the transition. UAB IT offers Adobe Acrobat for download at a discount.

After July 28, users of Adobe FormsCentral will no longer be able to create new forms or collect responses using FormsCentral. Adobe recommends that users immediately export responses to a file type of your choice — and convert your FormsCentral forms to PDFs, if desired. You will NOT be able to do so once FormsCentral expires.

Adobe Acrobat can be used to collect form data automatically and compile it in a table format. Data can be exported to a spreadsheet for further analysis or to create charts for summary reports.

Adobe Acrobat is offered through UAB IT. Learn more here.

To learn more about the retirement of Adobe FormsCentral, please read the Forms Central FAQ or Adobe Forums.
Interested in a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud software but need some lessons in how best to use the applications?

Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions are available at a discounted rate through UAB IT. UAB’s Organizational Learning and Development office is offering several classes beginning this month to teach everything from the basics to more advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat.

The Adobe Creative Cloud course descriptions can be found in the Computer Skills Course Catalog. Just click on the “Adobe Creative Cloud Classes” link in the Table of Contents.

The training will give users a chance to learn about existing features and new ways to use them, as well as learn about new features now available in Creative Cloud.

“This is a new, more comprehensive curriculum to match the software for new and experienced users alike,” said Michael Maner, manager of computer skills training for UAB Organizational Learning and Development.

To find the class schedule, search for “Adobe” in the online class schedule.

The courses are free for all UAB employees and UAB affiliates, who can sign up for courses through the Faculty and Staff Learning System.

Courses currently available include:

• What You Need to Know to Get Started with Adobe Photoshop CC; Beyond the Basics in Adobe Photoshop CC; Create Professional Layouts with Adobe InDesign CC; Creating Visually Compelling and Flexible Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator CC; and Create and Modify PDF Documents in Adobe Acrobat XI.

Classes available in the near future are Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Layout Techniques and Beyond the Basics in Adobe Illustrator CC.

Courses are for UAB employees only.

UAB IT has announced a new enterprise licensing agreement with Adobe that covers Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Pro effective June 2014.  This agreement makes the Creative Cloud products available to University faculty and staff which had not been included in previous UAB agreements with Adobe.  Creative Cloud includes products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and others.  Separate subscriptions for just Acrobat Pro will also be available. Ordering will be through AskIT going forward, not CDWG as in the past.  The agreement also includes improved home-use rights for faculty/staff.  Students will continue to be able to purchase Adobe products under the Student Agreement UAB already has in place.  For more information on pricing and ordering see the Adobe page here.
October 25, 2012

Adobe Software

Adobe Creative Cloud provides access to Adobe's creative desktop apps and services, streamlined license management and flexible deployment.

For a tutorial on Adobe Creative Cloud and its applications, click here.

For pricing and ordering, click below.

Products for UAB Owned Systems (Faculty/Staff only)


Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions are $150 per year and run from June 1 to May 30 of each year. At this time, we are unable to separate or distribute individual applications that are included in our Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, with the exception of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription must be activated with an email address and purchased in its entirety, which includes all of the applications below with links to Adobe for more information about each.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC subscriptions are $15 per year and also run from June 1 to May 30 of each year. 

(NOTE: Acrobat PRO is INCLUDED if you order the CREATIVE CLOUD SUBSCRIPTION; there is no need to order Acrobat separately).

Both subscriptions will renew annually unless cancelled.

Photoshop CC Image editing and compositing.

Illustrator CC Vector graphics and illustration.

InDesign CC Page design, layout and publishing

Dreamweaver CC Websites, app design and coding.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Production and editing.

After Effects CC Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.

Acrobat Pro Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms.

Adobe Muse CC Website design without coding.

Pursuant to the agreement, the software may only be installed on university-owned computers. A license must be ordered for each PC on which the software will be installed, however, users are allowed to install a single purchase/copy on both their laptop and desktop system (for the same user).

Fill out the form at the link below:


 Adobe Creative Cloud purchase process:

  • You should expect an e-mailed invitation from Adobe, which provides access to your subscription
  • You must have an Adobe ID, or create an Adobe ID with your email address
  • Click here for Adobe's download manager.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud can be accessed on two machines simultaneously. If a third machine is attempted, the user will be notifed to log out from one of the two previous machines. This option does NOT apply to lab machines.
  • This is a per user purchase license and cannot be shared with multiple users.
  • Lab machines are entitled to one install per purchase only.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Purchase Process

  • A serialized installer will be sent via the Drop Box in a separate email (license key is embedded).
  • You are allowed to install Acrobat Pro on two machines per person/purchase for the SAME individual. This applies to a desktop and a laptop, NOT two desktops or two laptops. This does not apply for lab machines.
  • Lab machines are entitled to one install per purchase only.

Adobe Creative Cloud Installation and Upgrade Instructions

Products for Personal Use (Faculty/Staff/Student Home Use)

Adobe product purchases for student personal use may be purchased through two methods. Please note that product pricing varies between the two options. Users should select the most appropriate option based on price and timing of need for the product.  Product is available for immediate delivery at the UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore, but must be shipped if purchased from CDW-G via Kivuto. 

1. UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore: A limited number of titles are available for immediate purchase at the Bookstore and include Acrobat Pro, Creative Suite Design Premium, and Photoshop. Please contact the Bookstore directly for pricing at (205) 996-2665 or check the website. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made at the Bookstore.

2. CDW-G: A larger selection of titles is available for online purchase through CDW-G (via the Kivuto webstore). All purchases include media. Purchases are made directly with CDW-G and ship directly to the user. A valid email address is required to purchase through CDW-G. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made from the CDW-G link below.

  • Login using your BlazerID and PW.
  • Once at the website select the Student tab
  • Products other than Adobe may be available from the CDW-G site, however, only the Adobe products are discounted through a UAB agreement. Other products are strictly offered at CDW-G's normal pricing.

Faculty and staff may order Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription (or just the Acrobat Pro subscription) for home/personal use through the Kivuto webstore.  Pricing for home-use is the same as that provided to UAB faculty and staff for installation on UAB systems.