Adobe Acrobat Reader DC


Adobe Acrobat Reader DC


Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Inc. to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).[11] 

The family comprises Acrobat Reader (formerly Reader), Acrobat (formerly Exchange) and The basic Acrobat Reader, available for several desktop and mobile platforms, is freeware; it supports viewing, printing and annotating of PDF files.[12] Additional, "Premium", services are available for reader on paid subscription. 


The main function of Adobe Acrobat is creating, viewing, and editing PDF documents. It can import popular document and image formats and save them as PDF. It is also possible to import a scanner's output, a website, or the contents of the Windows clipboard

Because of the nature of the PDF, however, once a PDF document is created, its natural organization and flow cannot be meaningfully modified. In other words, Adobe Acrobat is able to modify the contents of paragraphs and images, but doing so does not repaginate the whole document to accommodate for a longer or shorter document. Acrobat can crop PDF pages, change their order, manipulate hyperlinks, digitally sign a PDF file, add comments, redact certain parts of the PDF file, and ensure its adherence to such standards as PDF/A

OS Supported

Windows 10

Apple MacOS

License Details

This is the free version

Available to



Personal devices and university-owned devices

How to Get

For Students/Staff/Faculty: Adobe is available on all lab computers and via

Faculty only: For the full license, please contact the EIT Helpdesk


For more information, visit 


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