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What are the benefits of Adobe Export PDF?

Adobe Export PDF is an Adobe Document Cloud service that lets you reuse valuable content stored in PDF files. Instead of retyping the information, use Adobe Export PDF to turn PDF files into editable Word, Excel, and RTF (rich text format) documents.

What are the system requirements for Adobe Export PDF?

View the system requirements for a complete list of supported operating systems and browsers.

How do I access Adobe Export PDF?

You can access Adobe Export PDF using your web browser, Adobe Acrobat Reader desktop software, or your mobile device.

How many PDF files can I convert with Adobe Export PDF?

The annual subscription allows you to convert an unlimited number of PDF files to Word (.docx and .doc), Excel (.xlsx), and rich text format (RTF). (.docx is the native file format of documents authored in Microsoft Word 2010 and 2007.)

Will my subscription auto-renew each year?

Yes, your annual subscription renews automatically. However, you can cancel it at any time through your Adobe account or by contacting Adobe Customer Service.

What languages does Adobe Export PDF support?

Adobe Export PDF converts PDF files containing content in various western languages, including English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Optical character recognition (OCR) is currently available in these same languages.

Which Adobe offerings include Adobe Export PDF functionality?

You can subscribe to Adobe Export PDF by itself, or get it when you subscribe to any of these offerings.

  • Adobe PDF Pack
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard DC
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps, teams, or enterprise

What type of support is included with Adobe Export PDF?

Technical support is provided through online product Help, knowledgebase articles, and moderated forums. For more information, visit Help and Support. Paid Adobe Export PDF subscribers can also contact support by chat for one-on-one account management assistance, such as sign up, sign in, cancelations, or refunds. Support agents are available 24x7.

Is Adobe Document Cloud secure?

Yes. At Adobe, security practices are deeply ingrained into our internal culture, software development, as well as service operations processes. Whether related to identity management, data confidentiality, or document integrity, Adobe Document Cloud employs leading edge security practices to protect your documents, data, and personal identifiable information to the highest degree possible. For additional information about our company security practices, the Adobe Secure Product Lifecycle, or Adobe Document Cloud solution security, see the Adobe Security pages on

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How do I purchase Adobe Export PDF?

You can purchase a subscription to Adobe Export PDF through the Adobe Store.

How do I sign in to Adobe Export PDF?

Go to, and enter your Adobe ID username and password.

I forgot my password. How do I reset it?

You can reset your password by clicking "Forgot your password?" on the sign-in page for Adobe Export PDF. Watch your email account for a message with instructions for resetting your password.

I haven't received an email address validation.

During the email verification and password reset process, messages are sent to your Adobe ID email address. Sometimes spam and junk email folders trap the emails. Contact Customer Support if you do not receive an email verification.

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Is there a limit on how large a PDF file I can convert with Adobe Export PDF?

Adobe Export PDF supports conversion of PDF files up to 100 MB.

Will the file I upload for conversion be stored online?

The source file is not available for reprocessing. For more information, see the Terms of Use—general and additional.

Will Adobe Export PDF convert any type of PDF file?

Adobe Export PDF converts most of the PDF files available today, including PDF files containing scanned documents. There are a few types of PDF files that cannot be converted, however. These types include the following:

  • PDF files that require a password to open the document
  • PDF files that have permissions applied to prevent printing, copying, or altering of the content
  • PDF Portfolios
  • PDF files generated from Adobe Illustrator

Does Adobe Export PDF support OCR?

Adobe Export PDF uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to turn scanned images into digital text. It converts PDF files containing content in the following languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. The digital text is saved as editable text in your new document. Adobe Export PDF then uses sophisticated conversion intelligence to preserve as much of the page layout as possible. For more information, see Using OCR in Adobe Export PDF.

Will Adobe Export PDF convert both text and formatting information

Adobe Export PDF can export high-quality information, but the quality of the converted document depends on the quality of the PDF file you start with. For example, if you authored the file in Word and converted it to PDF using the PDF Maker functionality in Acrobat, the PDF file contains a rich set of information that Adobe Export PDF can capture.

What happens to comments that exist in my PDF?

They become text boxes in the converted document.

Why can't I see updates in my document after I convert it for a second time?

Adobe Export PDF isn't able to overwrite an open file. Make sure that the first version is not open.

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