Adobe Acrobat

VersionDC 2021(as of 1/27/2022)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
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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 2021
Screenshot of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021

Adobe Acrobat DC is a professional PDF (Portable Document Format) management application. The software provides various tools for creating, editing, converting, sharing, reviewing, and signing .PDF files. It is the upgraded version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, and is available as a monthly subscription in the Acrobat Standard DC (available for Windows only) and Acrobat Pro DC (available for Windows and macOS) offerings.

Acrobat provides a Home screen where you can access PDF files you have opened or shared with others for viewing, reviewing, and signing purposes. The program offers many tools for working with your PDF files, whether they are legal documents, reports, essays, employment applications, brochures, posters, or business forms. You can build a document from scratch, combine multiple files into one PDF, edit a PDF, enhance scanned documents, compress single or multiple PDFs with one click, and more. You can also convert PDFs to various formats, including Microsoft Office (.DOCX, .DOC, .XLSX, .XLS, .PPTX, and .PPT), .JPEG, .TIFF, .PNG, and .RTF.

Adobe's OCR technology enables accurate scanning, indexing, and searching of paper documents. When scanning documents and forms, Acrobat appropriately detects text, font, colors, and images. The application can create PDF Portfolios containing multiple documents, 2D and 3D images, videos, and maps. Also, you can compose PDF forms with editable fields users can fill out and save with Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

Acrobat allows you to encrypt, password-protect, and digitally sign a document to protect its contents and verify its author. In addition, you can review document modifications with revision control, a feature that displays colored highlights for items a user has inserted, replaced, deleted, or moved within the document.


Adobe Acrobat is the best application for professionals working with PDFs 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 you can share with friends and family. Adobe Acrobat DC will prove an essential tool no matter where you use it.

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
.DWTAutoCAD Drawing Template
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.F4VFlash MP4 Video File
.FLVFlash Video
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.JOBOPTIONSAdobe Joboptions File
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MARSAdobe MARS File
.MJDAdobe Acrobat MIME Encoded Job Definition File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PDXAdobe Acrobat Index File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.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
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.ACROPLUGINAdobe Acrobat Plug-in
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.APIAcrobat Plug-in
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.CERInternet Security Certificate
.CLXStandard Dictionary File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.ENVAdobe Dictionary Data File
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.FCDTFormsCentral Design Template
.FDFAcrobat Forms Data Format
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JPFJPEG 2000 Image
.LEXAdobe Linguistic Library Data File
.LNGAcrobat Language Plug-in
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.P12Personal Information Exchange File
.P7CPKCS #7 Certificate File
.PDPAdobe Portable Document Format File
.PFXPKCS #12 Certificate File
.PSIDPostScript Image Data File
.RAMReal Audio Metadata File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SHTMLServer Side Include HTML File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.WMAWindows Media Audio
.WMVWindows Media Video
.XFDFormFlow 99 Form Data File
Updated 1/27/2022