Adobe Acrobat

VersionDC 2019(as of 11/6/2019)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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Rating:3.6  |  190 Votes

Main Features

  • Create, edit, and publish PDFs
  • Secure, encrypt, and control PDFs
  • Intelligent creation of business forms
  • Collaborate, track, and review PDFs in business workflows
  • Fill and sign PDF forms or request signatures in a simple interface
  • Bundle multimedia content in PDF files
  • Compress single or multiple PDF files with one-click
  • Star important files and access them from other devices

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019
Screenshot of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019

Adobe Acrobat DC is a program used for creating, editing, and managing PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. In contrast to the free Adobe Reader program, Acrobat gives you the full capability to control the content of .PDF files. Acrobat DC is available as Acrobat Standard DC, which is for Windows only, and Acrobat Pro DC, which is available for Windows and macOS.

Acrobat DC is commonly used to create professional documents, such as employment applications, legal documents, reports, essays, and business forms. Adobe's OCR technology enables accurate scanning, indexing, and searching of paper documents. Acrobat can scan and convert paper documents and forms into PDF files while appropriately detecting text, font, colors, and images. Acrobat can also create PDF Portfolios, which may contain multiple documents, 2D and 3D images, video, and maps. PDF Portfolios may be used for previewing and editing webpage mock-ups, displaying CAD image collections, or presenting scripted marketing materials. Also, digital PDF forms can be saved with editable fields, which can be filled out and saved in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

Acrobat DC provides a Home screen where you can easily view recently opened PDF files and documents that have been shared with others for viewing, reviewing, and signing purposes. The program offers many tools for working with your PDF files. You can build a document from scratch, combine files into one PDF, edit a PDF, enhance scanned documents, compress single or multiple PDFs with one-click, and much more. You can encrypt, password-protect, and digitally sign a document to protect the contents and verify the document's author. Any document modifications can be reviewed with revision control, a feature that displays colored highlights for items that have been inserted, replaced, deleted, or moved within the document.

Adobe Acrobat is a great program for professionals across all industries. If you use it at home you may also find Acrobat valuable for scanning documents and saving files in a standard format that can be shared with friends and family. No matter where you use it, Adobe Acrobat DC will prove an essential resource.

Primary File Type

pdf icon.PDFPortable Document Format File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.3G23GPP2 Multimedia File
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.ACRODATAAcrobat Data File
.APFAdobe Profile File
.BMPBitmap Image
.DSTAutoCAD Sheet Set File
.DWFDesign Web Format File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing
.DWTAutoCAD Drawing Template
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.F4VFlash MP4 Video File
.FLVFlash Video File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.JOBOPTIONSAdobe Joboptions File
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MARSAdobe MARS File
.MJDAdobe Acrobat MIME Encoded Job Definition File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MP4MPEG-4 Video File
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PDXAdobe Acrobat Index File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PRCProduct Representation Compact File
.PRNPrint to File
.PSPostScript File
.RLERun Length Encoded Bitmap
.SEQUAdobe Acrobat Sequence File
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.TIFTagged Image File
.TXTPlain Text File
.U3DUniversal 3D File
.WWFWorld Wide Fund Non-Printable Document
.XDPXML Data Package
.XFDFAdobe Acrobat XFDF File
.XPSXML Paper Specification File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3DS3D Studio Scene
.3DXMLDassault Systemes 3D XML File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.ACROPLUGINAdobe Acrobat Plug-in
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.APIAcrobat Plug-in
.ARCCompressed File Archive
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.ASMPro/ENGINEER Assembly File
.ASMSolid Edge Assembly File
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BDLCoCreate Bundle File
.CERInternet Security Certificate
.CGRQuest3D Channel Group File
.CLXStandard Dictionary File
.DAEDigital Asset Exchange File
.DLVCATIA 4 Export File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.ENVAdobe Dictionary Data File
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.EXPCATIA 4 Export File
.FCDTFormsCentral Design Template
.FDFAcrobat Forms Data Format
.HGLHP Graphics Language File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.IAMInventor Assembly
.IFCIndustry Foundation Classes File
.IGESIGES Drawing File
.IGSIGES Drawing
.IPTInventor Part
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JPFJPEG 2000 Image
.JTJT Open CAD File
.KMZGoogle Earth Placemark File
.LEXAdobe Linguistic Library Data File
.LNGAcrobat Language Plug-in
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.MPGMPEG Video File
.NEUPro/ENGINEER Neutral File
.OBJWavefront 3D Object File
.P12Personal Information Exchange File
.P7CPKCS #7 Certificate File
.PARSolid Edge Part File
.PDPAdobe Portable Document Format File
.PFXPKCS #12 Certificate File
.PKGCoCreate OneSpace Modeling Package File
.PLTHPGL Plot File
.PRTCreo Parametric Part File
.PRTSolid Edge Part File
.PRTUnigraphics Part File
.PSIDPostScript Image Data File
.PSMSolid Edge Sheet Metal File
.PWDSolid Edge Weldment Document
.RAMReal Audio Metadata File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SATACIS SAT 3D Model File
.SESSIONCATIA 4 Session File
.SHTMLServer Side Include HTML File
.SLDASMSolidWorks Assembly File
.SLDPRTSolidWorks Part File
.STLStereolithography File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video
.X_BParasolid Model Part File
.X_TParasolid Model Part File
.XASPro/ENGINEER Assembly Instance Accelerator File
.XFDFormFlow 99 Form Data File
.XPRPro/ENGINEER Part Instance Accelerator File
.XV0Lattice XVL Structure File
.XV3Lattice XVL Geometry File
Updated 11/6/2019