Access Box files in Acrobat, Acrobat Reader

You can easily store and access files from your Box consumer or business file storage account when you’re working in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader on your desktop.

Add your Box account and access files

  1. Choose Home > Add Account, and then click the Add button for Box. (Alternatively, you can also add an account from the custom open/save dialog.)

    Add Box account

  2. Your default browser opens and displays the Log In window. Provide your Box account’s email address and password, and then click Authorize.

    Sign in to Box

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click Grant access to Box.

    Grant access to Box

  4. Your browser prompts you to go back to Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to complete adding your Box account. Click Yes.

    Open Acrobat or Acrobat Reader
    An example of Acrobat prompt in the Edge browser

    Your Box account is added in the left pane under the Files section. A list of files/folders is displayed. All the actions specific to the selected file type are available in the right context pane, and also from a custom open/save dialog box.

    Your Box files in Home View

Note:

Search, sort, and filter commands are yet not available in the Home view for Box files.

Remove your Box account

  1. In the Home view, click the Edit/Pencil icon next to Files.

    Edit button for online accounts

  2. Click the cross icon next to the account you want to remove, and then click Done next to Files.

    Cross and Done options to remove an account

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