(as of 11/13/2018)
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- Free PDF document reader
- Easy-to-use reading and navigation tools
- Annotate, digitally sign, and print documents
- Security and content restriction implementation
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program that allows users to view, search, sign, annotate, and print PDF documents. Unlike Adobe Acrobat DC, which is the commercial version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, the program cannot be used to create or edit PDFs. Acrobat Reader was previously known as Adobe Reader.
Acrobat Reader is primarily used to view PDF files but also comes with several helpful tools for working with PDF files. You can annotate documents by adding or highlighting text, drawing shapes, and adding sticky notes or stamps. You can also sign documents by typing or drawing, measure the distance and area of objects in documents, and share documents to be viewed or reviewed by other users. Acrobat Reader also allows you to conveniently add tools not included in the software directly from the Tools window in the program.
Acrobat Reader can be used to implement restrictions on PDF files. Restrictions either allow or disallow permissions such as printing, content copying, page extraction, commenting, filling of form fields, and signing. Acrobat Reader users are given permissions only if they have been set by the document creator. The program also implements password protection for PDF files that require a password before viewing a document.
Acrobat Reader is a very useful application for viewing PDF documents. It is available on over twenty platforms and in over twenty-five languages, and over 500 million copies have been distributed to date. Whether it is for personal or professional use, Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great option for viewing all sorts of documents that have been published in PDF format.
Supported File Types
Primary file extension
Other file extensions used by Adobe Reader DC 2018
|Supported File Types|
|.AI||Adobe Illustrator File|
|.ETD||Adobe Reader EBX Transfer Data File|
|.RMF||Adobe Rights Management Document|
|.XDP||XML Data Package|
|.XFDF||Adobe Acrobat XFDF File|
|Additional Related File Formats|
|.CER||Internet Security Certificate|
|.EDN||Adobe eBook Activation File|
|.JP1||Japanese (Romaji) Text File|
|.P12||Personal Information Exchange File|
|.P7B||PKCS #7 Certificate File|
|.P7C||PKCS #7 Certificate File|
|.PFX||PKCS #12 Certificate File|
|.WWF||World Wide Fund Non-Printable Document|
|.XFD||FormFlow 99 Form Data File|
Updated: November 13, 2018