Before you begin
We're rolling out a new, more intuitive product experience. If the screen shown here doesn’t match your product interface, select help for your current experience.
You can quickly share a link to a PDF document with others for viewing or commenting. The document shared as a link opens in any browser on any device. The document is stored securely in Adobe cloud storage. Recipients get an email with a link, and they can click the link to view and comment on the document in a browser; no sign-in is required.
The new share experience is gradually being rolled out and unavailable to all users.
Open a PDF in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader and select Share in the upper-right corner.
By default, the People can comment on this file switch is turned on. To share the file only for viewing, select the switch to turn it off. You can share a PDF file using any one of the following methods:
Recipients get a notification that the file is shared with them. The message contains the link to the shared document. Clicking the link or the button opens the document in a browser. Recipients can also download the document if necessary.
The files that you have recently shared are listed in Acrobat Home > Shared by you. When the recipient views the file, you get a notification in Acrobat and an email. To view and track all the files shared for viewing, do the following:
Select Home, and do one of the following:
All the files shared for viewing are displayed along with the following information:
To view the details of a file, select the file. A thumbnail of the file is displayed in the right pane. The action board in the right pane displays the actions you can perform on the file. The displayed actions vary based on whether you have shared the file, or received the file for viewing as shown below: