Share documents

You can use Acrobat Reader DC to share documents with others. You can share files using Adobe Document Cloud service or share files by email.

To share your PDF document, do one of the following:

  • Choose File > Send File > Attach To Email to share the document via email.
  • Choose File > Send File > Send & Track to upload the document on Adobe Document Cloud. Once uploaded, a link for the document is created by Adobe Document Cloud service. You can share that link with others to allow them to access your document.  

Follow onscreen instructions to share the file with others. For detailed information, see Sharing PDFs in Acrobat Help.

Store files on Adobe Document Cloud

Adobe Document Cloud service allows you to store and access PDF and other documents from multiple devices. 

To store files on Adobe Document Cloud:

  • Choose File > Save or Save As.
  • In the file Save As dialog box, select Document Cloud.
  • Specify the filename and click Save to save the file on Adobe Document Cloud.

Comment on and review PDF files

You can comment on PDF files using the annotations and drawing markup tools. All annotation and drawing markup tools are available in the secondary toolbar of the Comment feature. When you receive a PDF to review, you can annotate it by using the commenting and markup tools.

Comment toolbar
Comment toolbar


To see the labels along with the tool icons, right-click on the secondary toolbar and select Show All Labels.

Drawing Tools menu
Drawing Tools menu

Reply to comments, or delete replies

  • Right-click a comment, and choose Reply from the pop-up menu.

  • If you later decide to remove your reply, open the comment, right-click on your reply, and click Delete.

For more information, see Reply to comments in Acrobat Help.

Approve or reject a PDF

If you’re asked to approve a PDF, you receive an email message that provides step-by-step instructions. At the top of the PDF, use options in the Stamps tool and the document message bar to approve or reject the document.

For more information, see Participate in an approval workflow in Acrobat Help.


Only Acrobat DC users with multi-byte versions of Acrobat DC can start an approval workflow. However, Acrobat Reader DC users with any language version can approve or reject a PDF.

Track a review (Reader application only, not browser)

To track a document review or view the status of a review, choose View > Tracker. The Tracker shows who has joined a review and how many comments each person has published.

  • The left side of the Tracker shows all PDF documents in managed reviews.

  • The right side lists the date and time the PDF was sent and the list of invited reviewers. Links to shared PDFs provide additional information, including the deadline (if set) and the number of comments submitted per reviewer. Deleting a link in the Tracker does not delete the PDF file.

  • Latest Updates summarize the latest changes to reviews.

For more information, see Track reviewed PDFs in Acrobat Help.

Recover from an unexpected shutdown (Reader application only, not browser)

The Autosave feature prevents changes from being lost after an unexpected interruption.

  1. Open the files you were working on before the unexpected shutdown.

  2. When prompted, click Yes to open the files that were automatically saved.

  3. Save the files with the same names as the files you were originally working on.

If automatic saving is disabled, enable it from the Preferences dialog box

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.

  2. In the left column, select Documents, and then select Automatically Save Document Changes To Temporary File Every <X> Minutes.

  3. In the Minutes box, specify how often you want to save files.

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