Collaborate on your PDF documents now. Click Get Started to launch Acrobat:
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 Document Cloud. 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 required.
Open a PDF in Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC. The sharing tools are displayed in the top-right corner of the tool bar.
You can share a PDF file using any one of the following methods:
An anonymous or public link makes the files accessible to anyone who clicks the link. Also, the detailed tracking information is not available for files shared using public links.
Click the Share A Link To This File icon ().
By default, the Allow Comments switch is turned on. To share the file only for viewing, click the switch to turn it off. Click Create Link.
The Get a Link prompt displays the progress.
The link is created and copied by default. The shared file is open in Acrobat viewer after the link is created. You can also perform any of the following actions from the right pane:
The detailed tracking information is not available for files shared as attachments.
Click the Send File By Email icon ( ).
In the Send by Email dialog, do one of the following:
The Attach a Link switch is turned on by default; a shared view-only link to the PDF will be added in the email body. If you want to attach the PDF instead of the link, click the switch to turn it off.
Click Next. Enter the recipient's email address and send.
The detailed tracking information is available for files shared using a personalized link to individuals.
Click the Share This File With Others icon ().
The Name and Message fields are just like the ones you use for sending an email and appear to your recipients in the same way. Enter desired information, and then click Send.
Your recipients get an email notifying them that the file is shared with them.
Recipients get an email notifying them that the file is shared with them. The email contains the Open button and a 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.
See the example screenshot below showing the email notification received by a recipient.
The files that you have recently shared are listed in Home > Recent. 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:
Click 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:
Effective December 1st 2020, the tracking and notification feature will no longer apply to the download of shared files.