How can I purchase Acrobat DC?

You can purchase a license for Acrobat DC from within the application by following the link at the bottom of the right pane.

After your Acrobat DC trial expires, the Trial Expired message with the Buy Now link appears at the bottom of the right pane. Click Buy Now and follow the onscreen instructions.

Trial Expired message

My trial has expired. Can I still use Acrobat DC to view my PDFs?

Yes, Acrobat DC lets you view PDF files even if your trial has expired. You can also use the free tools like Comment and Fill & Sign. But to experience and use the full capabilities of Acrobat DC, you need to purchase a license.

OK, I purchased Acrobat DC. How do I license my trial copy of Acrobat DC?

If you purchased Adobe Acrobat DC via monthly or annual payment plan, follow the steps below.

For Windows

Method 1: For an Acrobat DC plan purchased on the same Adobe ID you used to sign in to Acrobat in trial mode or for a subscription.

  1. In the tools pane on the right, click the Activate button. The following confirmation dialog box appears.

    Confirmation dialog box
  2. Click OK. Restart Acrobat DC to activate it.

Method 2: For an Acrobat plan purchased on a different Adobe ID.

  1. In the tools pane on the right, click the Activate button. The Activate Acrobat DC dialog box appears.

    Activate Acrobat DC options
  2. Select the second option and then click Next. The Sign In screen appears.

    Click the Sign In button
  3. Click the Not your Adobe ID link. The following Sign In dialog box appears.

    Sign in
  4. Enter the Adobe ID you used to purchase your Acrobat DC plan, and click Sign In. The Thank You dialog box appears.

    Thank You dialog box
  5. Click Continue. A confirmation dialog box appears.

    Confirmation dialog box
  6. Click OK to close the dialog box, and then restart Acrobat DC to activate it.

Method 3: For an Acrobat DC retail serial number.

  1. In the tools pane on the right, click the Activate button. The Activate Acrobat DC dialog box appears.

    Activate Acrobat DC with a serial number
  2. Select the third option, enter your serial number, and then click Next. The Next Steps dialog box appears.

    Continue with installation
  3. Click Continue.

    The trial version of Acrobat DC is uninstalled, and a new serial number–compatible installer is downloaded to complete the installation.

For Mac OS

  1. In the tools pane on the right, click the Activate button. An information dialog box appears. Click OK.

    Click OK
  2. The Sign In screen appears. Click the Sign In button. (If you purchased the Acrobat DC plan on an Adobe ID other than the one shown, click the Not your Adobe ID link.) 

    Click the Sign In button

    If you clicked Not your Adobe ID, the following Sign In dialog box appears. Enter the Adobe ID and password you used to purchase your Acrobat DC plan, and click Sign In

    Sign in
  3. The Thank You dialog box appears. Click Continue, and then restart Acrobat DC to activate it.

    Thank You dialog box

I purchased an Acrobat DC serial number. Can I use it for the Acrobat trial?

If you purchased an Acrobat DC serial number, you need to download and install a separate Acrobat installer.

Before installing the newly downloaded Acrobat DC, uninstall the trial version installed on your machine.

Can I use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC now that my Acrobat trial has expired?

Yes, you can download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC at any time.

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