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  1. Acrobat User Guide
  2. Introduction to Acrobat
    1. Access Acrobat from desktop, mobile, web
    2. What's new in Acrobat
    3. Keyboard shortcuts
    4. System Requirements
  3. Workspace
    1. Workspace basics
    2. Opening and viewing PDFs
      1. Opening PDFs
      2. Navigating PDF pages
      3. Viewing PDF preferences
      4. Adjusting PDF views
      5. Enable thumbnail preview of PDFs
      6. Display PDF in browser
    3. Working with online storage accounts
      1. Access files from Box
      2. Access files from Dropbox
      3. Access files from OneDrive
      4. Access files from SharePoint
      5. Access files from Google Drive
    4. Acrobat and macOS
    5. Acrobat notifications
    6. Grids, guides, and measurements in PDFs
    7. Asian, Cyrillic, and right-to-left text in PDFs
  4. Creating PDFs
    1. Overview of PDF creation
    2. Create PDFs with Acrobat
    3. Create PDFs with PDFMaker
    4. Using the Adobe PDF printer
    5. Converting web pages to PDF
    6. Creating PDFs with Acrobat Distiller
    7. Adobe PDF conversion settings
    8. PDF fonts
  5. Editing PDFs
    1. Edit text in PDFs
    2. Edit images or objects in a PDF
    3. Rotate, move, delete, and renumber PDF pages
    4. Edit scanned PDFs
    5. Enhance document photos captured using a mobile camera
    6. Optimizing PDFs
    7. PDF properties and metadata
    8. Links and attachments in PDFs
    9. PDF layers
    10. Page thumbnails and bookmarks in PDFs
    11. Action Wizard (Acrobat Pro)
    12. PDFs converted to web pages
    13. Setting up PDFs for a presentation
    14. PDF articles
    15. Geospatial PDFs
    16. Applying actions and scripts to PDFs
    17. Change the default font for adding text
    18. Delete pages from a PDF
  6. Scan and OCR
    1. Scan documents to PDF
    2. Enhance document photos
    3. Troubleshoot scanner issues when scanning using Acrobat
  7. Forms
    1. PDF forms basics
    2. Create a form from scratch in Acrobat
    3. Create and distribute PDF forms
    4. Fill in PDF forms
    5. PDF form field properties
    6. Fill and sign PDF forms
    7. Setting action buttons in PDF forms
    8. Publishing interactive PDF web forms
    9. PDF form field basics
    10. PDF barcode form fields
    11. Collect and manage PDF form data
    12. About forms tracker
    13. PDF forms help
    14. Send PDF forms to recipients using email or an internal server
  8. Combining files
    1. Combine or merge files into single PDF
    2. Rotate, move, delete, and renumber PDF pages
    3. Add headers, footers, and Bates numbering to PDFs
    4. Crop PDF pages
    5. Add watermarks to PDFs
    6. Add backgrounds to PDFs
    7. Working with component files in a PDF Portfolio
    8. Publish and share PDF Portfolios
    9. Overview of PDF Portfolios
    10. Create and customize PDF Portfolios
  9. Sharing, reviews, and commenting
    1. Share and track PDFs online
    2. Mark up text with edits
    3. Preparing for a PDF review
    4. Starting a PDF review
    5. Hosting shared reviews on SharePoint or Office 365 sites
    6. Participating in a PDF review
    7. Add comments to PDFs
    8. Adding a stamp to a PDF
    9. Approval workflows
    10. Managing comments | view, reply, print
    11. Importing and exporting comments
    12. Tracking and managing PDF reviews
  10. Saving and exporting PDFs
    1. Saving PDFs
    2. Convert PDF to Word
    3. Convert PDF to JPG
    4. Convert or export PDFs to other file formats
    5. File format options for PDF export
    6. Reusing PDF content
  11. Security
    1. Enhanced security setting for PDFs
    2. Securing PDFs with passwords
    3. Manage Digital IDs
    4. Securing PDFs with certificates
    5. Opening secured PDFs
    6. Removing sensitive content from PDFs
    7. Setting up security policies for PDFs
    8. Choosing a security method for PDFs
    9. Security warnings when a PDF opens
    10. Securing PDFs with Adobe Experience Manager
    11. Protected View feature for PDFs
    12. Overview of security in Acrobat and PDFs
    13. JavaScripts in PDFs as a security risk
    14. Attachments as security risks
    15. Allow or block links in PDFs
  12. Electronic signatures
    1. Sign PDF documents
    2. Capture your signature on mobile and use it everywhere
    3. Send documents for e-signatures
    4. About certificate signatures
    5. Certificate-based signatures
    6. Validating digital signatures
    7. Adobe Approved Trust List
    8. Manage trusted identities
  13. Printing
    1. Basic PDF printing tasks
    2. Print Booklets and PDF Portfolios
    3. Advanced PDF print settings
    4. Print to PDF
    5. Printing color PDFs (Acrobat Pro)
    6. Printing PDFs in custom sizes
  14. Accessibility, tags, and reflow
    1. Create and verify PDF accessibility
    2. Accessibility features in PDFs
    3. Reading Order tool for PDFs
    4. Reading PDFs with reflow and accessibility features
    5. Edit document structure with the Content and Tags panels
    6. Creating accessible PDFs
  15. Searching and indexing
    1. Creating PDF indexes
    2. Searching PDFs
  16. Multimedia and 3D models
    1. Add audio, video, and interactive objects to PDFs
    2. Adding 3D models to PDFs (Acrobat Pro)
    3. Displaying 3D models in PDFs
    4. Interacting with 3D models
    5. Measuring 3D objects in PDFs
    6. Setting 3D views in PDFs
    7. Enable 3D content in PDF
    8. Adding multimedia to PDFs
    9. Commenting on 3D designs in PDFs
    10. Playing video, audio, and multimedia formats in PDFs
    11. Add comments to videos
  17. Print production tools (Acrobat Pro)
    1. Print production tools overview
    2. Printer marks and hairlines
    3. Previewing output
    4. Transparency flattening
    5. Color conversion and ink management
    6. Trapping color
  18. Preflight (Acrobat Pro)
    1. PDF/X-, PDF/A-, and PDF/E-compliant files
    2. Preflight profiles
    3. Advanced preflight inspections
    4. Preflight reports
    5. Viewing preflight results, objects, and resources
    6. Output intents in PDFs
    7. Correcting problem areas with the Preflight tool
    8. Automating document analysis with droplets or preflight actions
    9. Analyzing documents with the Preflight tool
    10. Additional checks in the Preflight tool
    11. Preflight libraries
    12. Preflight variables
  19. Color management
    1. Keeping colors consistent
    2. Color settings
    3. Color-managing documents
    4. Working with color profiles
    5. Understanding color management

Learn about new features and enhancements in the June 2024 release of Acrobat on the desktop.


Adobe Acrobat Pro with online services is the complete PDF solution for working with your most important documents across desktop, web, and mobile devices. Update your Acrobat desktop and mobile apps, or sign in to Acrobat online to experience the new features and improvements.

Improved comment thread deletion workflow

The comment deletion workflow is now more consistent in Acrobat. You can now delete the replies on both shared and personal files, ensuring the entire thread is removed. Before deletion, a confirmation dialog will appear to confirm the action.

Select any comment thread you want to delete. Select and then select Delete Thread.

Acrobat's comment panel is open. One comment is selcted and the Delete Thread option is highlighted.

Select text and start typing to replace

Now in Adobe Acrobat, you can select text and start typing to add replace text annotation. This feature enhances comprehensive reviews. If you select the text and type, Acrobat adds a replace annotation, and if you place the cursor on the document and type, Acrobat inserts an annotation.

Insert and replace

  1. Select text with the selection tool and start typing.

    Select text with the selection tool and start typing.

  2. As you type, the selected text gets a strike-through. Meanwhile, a draft icon pops up, and the comment is in focus.

    As you type, the selected text gets a strike-through. Meanwhile, a draft icon pops up, and the comment is in focus.

  3. Once done, you can press enter to post the comment.

To keep the text unchanged, you have several options: select Cancel in the comment box, tap outside the box, choose another tool, or press the escape key.

Quickly deselect commenting tool

You can now quickly deselect commenting tool in Acrobat and exit the workflow by pressing Esc key on your keyboard.

Improved resolve comments experience

You can now resolve the comments in your document in the following ways:

Hover over the comment to resolve

To resolve a comment, hover over the desired comment. You'll then see the Resolve comment (✓) option appear in the upper right corner of the comment box. Simply select the resolve comment option to mark it as resolved.

Resolve comment in comment panel is highlighted


In the default view of the comment panel, both resolved and unresolved comments will be visible. Users can use the filter to show or hide resolved and unresolved comments according to their preference. Filters will reset to their default settings upon page refresh or session reset.

Resolve selected comment

Select the comment you want to resolve; you see the resolve comment option (✓) in the upper right of the comment box. Select (✓) to resolve the comment.

Resolve selected comments workflow is shown

Show/hide resolved comments

After resolving a comment for the first time, you can use the filter option in the comments pane to hide resolved comments.

Select the filter icon in the upper right in the comments pane. Turn on the Hide resolved comments toggle and select Apply.

Show or hide selected comment option is displayed in the comment panel

When you resolve a comment with Hide resolved comments turned on, the resolved comment will automatically disappear.


If a user turns on the toggle to hide resolved comments, Acrobat will retain this preference, maintaining the same filter setting across page refreshes and session changes. However, when a new document is opened, the default setting will reset to display both resolved and unresolved comments.


When you apply a filter, either through the filter option or the resolved toggle, the comment count in the upper right of the comments pane updates to show the number of filtered comments out of the total.

Improved Acrobat color swatch accessibility

Enhanced color swatch with new accessible colors for both white and black backgrounds.

Most documents are viewed with a white background. Previously, only 5 out of 18 colors in the swatch met accessibility standards against a white background. The updated color swatch now features colors that are fully accessible on both white and black backgrounds, ensuring better visibility and readability.

Improved color swatch accessibility

Improved color swatch accessibility

Emoticon support in Acrobat desktop

Emoji support in Acrobat desktop (Mac & Win) allows users to express their feedback more effectively and creatively with emoticons, enhancing communication within the workflow.

Mac support is now enabled (Windows support launched in Beta of May is now fully enabled).  

Open any shared file for review and access the comments section. Notice the new icon in the comment box, which allows you to add emojis. Select the icon to open the emoji picker window. You can now select any emoji and review the PDF accordingly.

Emoticon pane in comment panel is displayed.

Send custom message on document resharing

You can now add custom messages when resharing a document with new recipients through the invitation workflow. The owner can provide additional context for the reviewers. Users can choose to include these messages as page-level comments. Additionally, reviewers will receive the custom message in the invitation email, enhancing the overall resharing experience.

Stay Updated with near real-time comment timestamps

The timestamps on comments in Acrobat are now more intuitive, offering near real-time interaction and helping you track recent activities. The comments section displays elapsed time for recent comments, such as "just now," "2 mins ago," "1 hour ago," and more.

Enhanced engagement with ticker animation

You can now experience a new ticker animation feature in page level commenting. The animation draws attention to existing comments in the file and encourages you to post your own comments. If no comments are present, a GIF will prompt you to add a comment.

This feature fosters greater interaction and collaboration within the file.

Acrobat Auto populates @mention suggestion for signed-in users

Acrobat now auto-populates @mention suggestions for signed-in users. This feature ensures that you get notified in real-time when your comment is replied to, making collaboration on shared files more efficient.

Auto populate mention feature in Acrobat

Auto populate mention feature in Acrobat

Owner of a shared document can now remove collaborators

The owner of a shared document can now selectively remove any collaborator directly from the share sheet.

Owner of shared file can now remove collaborators

Preference to open a new window for every document

Every document you open in new Acrobat can now open in a new window.

Open Preferences in Acrobat. Select General under Categories and then uncheck Open documents as new tabs in the same window (requires relaunch).

Preferences dialog in Acrobat Desktop is shown

Now, every document you open launches in a new window.

Document opens in new window in Acrobat

Access Adobe Express features from the Stylize modal

Simplify your editing process with Adobe Acrobat's seamless integration of Adobe Express tools. Now, you can effortlessly access the tools you need for document editing.

When you select Stylize this PDF from the Edit menu in the Global bar, an overlay banner immediately presents you with options. This banner enhances productivity by reducing the time spent searching through Adobe Express for specific tools such as adding shapes and icons, resizing pages, applying color themes, adding Stock images, changing page backgrounds, or receiving font recommendations.

To edit your documents using Adobe express from Acrobat:

  1. Select Stylize this PDF from the Edit menu in the global bar. An overlay banner opens with editing options from Adobe Express.

  2. Select the feature you require and then select Continue in Adobe Express.

    A banner showing features of Adobe express within Acrobat.

  3. If you select Get font recommendations, the file opens in Adobe Express in a web browser. The first text box is selected on the document. The text panel will open in the Left-hand pane with font recommendations for the selected text box.

    The text panel in is open in the left hand pane with font recommendation in Adobe Express.

    Now, you can change the fonts, of a selected area or of the entire document making the process efficient.


  • If you select any other feature, such as the Apply color theme, the color theme panel will pen in Adobe Express on the web.
  • If you select the Resize page, the resize panel opens in Adobe Express in a web browser.
  • If you select Add shapes and icons, the file will open in Adobe Express in a web browser.
  • The elements panel will be open in the left pane with the shapes tab open.
  • If you select Change background color, the file opens in Adobe Express with the Background color panel open.
  • If you select Add Adobe Stock images, the file will open in Adobe Express in a web browser. The media panel will be open with the Photos tab selected by default.

Long document support in edit using colorado

Acrobat now supports reflowable editing in long documents up to 50 pages. The release includes all the constructs supported thus far, viz., Para, List, Image, Table, Aside, etc. Once the complete document is in reflow edit mode, Auto-Adjust Layout is on bezel will be shown. The feature will be incrementally rolled out in June.

Auto-adjust feature now support PDFs upto 50 pages
Auto-adjust feature now support PDFs upto 50 pages

Next best action in Acrobat right tools pane

A new next best action pane in Acrobat right tools pane. The next best action pane suggests tool recommendations after using Edit or Fill and Sign. 

Next best action
Suggested next actions

Accessibility Improvements

Enhanced Readability: The Tag, Order, and Content Panels now support a zoom-in text feature, making it easier to read and access content.

Improved Keyboard Accessibility: We've significantly updated the Forms app, enabling seamless form creation using only the keyboard.

Better Visual Experience: High contrast ratio issues in the new UI have been diligently addressed to provide a superior visual experience for all users.

Corrected State Inconsistencies: We've fixed state inconsistencies for checkboxes, radio buttons, and textboxes in the new UI, ensuring they function correctly.

Improved Usability: List names are now properly announced, enhancing overall usability. Additionally, we've resolved various issues related to incorrect states, labels, and focus indicators throughout the application.

These updates are designed to improve accessibility, usability, and user experience.


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