Acrobat Pro DC (Adobe)

You can install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC software on University-owned devices at no cost to your department.

With Adobe Acrobat Pro DC software you can:

  • Convert any document into a portable document format (PDF) file
  • Convert PDF files into other formats
  • Edit PDF files
  • Merge files into PDF format
  • Create web forms

If you only need to open and read .pdfs, download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's site. 

Purchase or Download

Purchase or Download

UMN Licenses

Availability and cost for different UMN affiliates



For installation on a University-owned device

University-funded: No charge

For installation on an employee's personal device

Available only for UMN teaching, learning, or research

For installation on a student's personal device

Individual licenses not available, but students can use in many public computer labs

Instructions for Departments

Units Supported by Central IT

If your unit’s computers are supported by central IT, select the program from Advertised Programs or Software Center on your Windows computer. If you have a Mac computer, Acrobat Pro DC should appear in Self Service under the Productivity category.

Other Units

You can download and install Acrobat Pro DC on an individual computer or add the Acrobat software image to departmental images and install it on department-owned computers:

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for Windows

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for Mac

There are many benefits to using Acrobat through the U-Wide Contract:

  • Ensures license compliance—no need to track purchases and installations.
  • Increases efficiency by no longer having to place orders for this product.
  • Saves on process charges and provides colleges with cost savings (previously it cost $50+/year for individual installations and up to $30,000/year for collegiate-wide installations).

Instructions for Employees

Work at Home Rights for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC are now available.

  1. Go do
  2. Sign in with your Enterprise ID (your UMN Email address and your UMN password)
  3. Look for the Adobe Document Cloud link.

If you need to use this software exclusively for UMN-related teaching, learning, or research and you want to install it on a personally-owned device, follow the Instructions for Departments above.

Instructions for Students

Students who wish to order a full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can purchase it from Adobe directly, or any number of resellers.

Students who only need to view .pdfs can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Additionally students can use the fully functional version of Adobe Acrobat Pro in many of our public computer labs.

Terms and Conditions

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


View the Adobe Product License Terms of Use.


Campus Resources

Other Resources

Acrobat Help and Support

Additional Resources