Publish and share PDF Portfolios

Publish PDF Portfolios to a website (Acrobat Pro)

Acrobat can convert a PDF Portfolio to an SWF file for others to view on a website. All file navigation and video controls are available to users with access to the website. To preview how the PDF Portfolio appears on a website, you publish the content to the site. You can’t preview by opening the published PDF Portfolio on your local computer.


You can view and extract files from a published PDF Portfolio. To edit The PDF Portfolio, open it in Acrobat.

  1. In an open PDF Portfolio, choose File > Save PDF Portfolio As Web Site.

  2. Select a folder, or create a new one, for the saved web files. Click OK.


    A new folder makes it easier to find the saved files.

    Data folder
    The data folder contains the structure of the website and a web player.

  3. (Optional) Edit the index.html file. For example, you can match the look of an existing website, or embed the PDF Portfolio within an existing web page.

  4. Copy the entire data folder and the index.html file to a web server. To transfer the data, you can use FTP, mount the server as a local disk, or use some other method.

  5. Note the web address (URL) of the saved HTML file.

  6. In a web browser, enter the URL of the HTML page, starting with http:// or https://.

Tips for successful playback

  • Install Flash Player 10.1 or later. Early versions of Flash Player cannot play back a published PDF Portfolio.

  • Use Acrobat PDF Portfolios. You cannot publish Acrobat 9 PDF Portfolios to a website.

  • Use only system fonts in the PDF Portfolio, not styled text, embedded fonts, or other installed fonts.

  • View the index.html file from a web server ( http :// or https://), not from your local computer.

  • Avoid adding SWF file attachments or videos to your PDF Portfolio. Video playback and SWF file attachments are not supported in a published PDF Portfolio.

Share PDF Portfolios

Share a PDF Portfolio with others by sending the file in an e-mail or by uploading it on the Adobe Document Cloud. (See Sharing files.)

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