Enable Adobe Acrobat extension for Microsoft Edge

Use the Adobe Acrobat extension in Microsoft® Edge to get the best PDF viewing experience and get more done while browsing. The extension makes your document tasks easier and faster by allowing you to interact directly with Acrobat within Edge. For more information, see Adobe Acrobat for Microsoft® Edge on Windows®.

Enable Adobe Acrobat extension in Edge

  1. Launch the Microsoft® Edge browser. From the Extensions menu (puzzle icon), select the Options menu ( . . . ) for Adobe Acrobat, and then select Manage Extension.

    Alternatively, type edge://extensions/ in the Edge address bar and press Enter.

  2. To enable the Adobe Acrobat extension, select the toggle button.

    Enable the Adobe Acrobat extension

  3. Your Acrobat extension is enabled. You can now edit, convert, combine, and organize PDFs in Microsoft® Edge.

    Acrobat online tools

Make Acrobat the default PDF viewer in your browser

The PDF may not open in Acrobat viewer if multiple PDF extensions are installed. Do the following to make Acrobat the default PDF viewer in Edge to use commenting, fill and sign, and more PDF tools.

  1. Launch the Microsoft® Edge browser. From the Extensions menu (puzzle icon), select the Options menu ( . . . ) for Adobe Acrobat, and then select Extension Options.

    Extension options

  2. On the Adobe Acrobat options page, click the toggle button to make Acrobat the default PDF viewer in Edge, and then select Save preferences.

    Open PDFs in Acrobat setting

Adobe Acrobat extension cannot be installed due to admin policy

If an admin policy prevents you from installing the Adobe Acrobat extension, contact your system administrator.

Enable the Allow access to file URLs setting

Enable Allow access to file URLs in the Adobe Acrobat extension to open local PDF files in the browser and edit. You can quickly download an email attachment and open the file in your browser. You can also work with it using Acrobat PDF tools.

  1. Launch Chrome, and select the Extensions icon on the toolbar.

  2. Select Manage extensions from the menu.

  3. From the Extensions page, open the Adobe Acrobat extension. 

  4. From the extension management page, enable Allow access to file URLs.

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