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Adobe Contribute

Adobe Contribute is the standard ESF webpage editing tool. It's easy to use, and complete support is provided by the web office.

NOTE: Don't lose license or serial number info! It might be important later.

1) Installation and Purchase

New Installations
Download and use immediately, purchase later

You must create an Adobe account first (free). You can start using Contribute right away -- enter your serial number when it arrives to move from trial version to fully licensed version.

Purchasing Contribute

Contribute is currently $36.22.

  1. Complete a standard Purchase Request
  2. Print and attach this price quote
  3. Submit to Purchasing

This is a download product, so you will not receive a CD/DVD.


  • One installation per license
  • Keep any license and/or serial number information safe and accessible.

Once installed, request a "connection key" from the web office (see below).

Now purchase Contribute before the 30-day trial ends (see box to right).


If you get a new computer or have yours "rebuilt", you will need to re-install Contribute.

  • If your license is for version 6.5 (latest), re-download, install, and enter the serial number received when you purchased previously.
  • If your license is for versions CS3, CS4, CS5 (older), contact the web office (470-4858, web@esf.edu) for installation disks and connection key information.

2) Get a Connection Key to Start Using Contribute

No @esf.edu Account?

If you are a student and only have an syr.edu email address, you must complete this form to gain editing permission and receive a connection key.

Contact web@esf.edu to receive a "connection key" that includes pre-configured connection information to set up Contribute. You need one for every website (folder) you edit.

When you get your key by email...

  1. Follow the instructions in the email exactly.

You may now start editing. You only have to complete this process once per installation.

3) Support

Contact Paul at 470-4858 or web@esf.edu for support and training.


Main Systems

Graduate Students

Public Information


Need Help?

Contact us at 470-4858, web@esf.edu or drop by 123 Bray.