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
|Department For installation on a University-owned device||University-funded: No charge|
|Employee For installation on an employee's personal device||Available only for UMN teaching, learning, or research|
|Student For installation on a student's personal device||Individual licenses not available, but students can use in many public computer labs|
Instructions for Departments and Employees
Managed University Owned Devices
If OIT or your IT department updates your software for you, 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 University Owned Devices
If OIT or your IT department does not update your software for you, see installation for non managed devices.
If you do not see Acrobat in your Software Center or Self Service application:
Have your supervisor email [email protected] to request that we assign you a license if your job has a requirement that you use Adobe Acrobat Pro for your work or research.
Typically faculty emeritus are not eligible for Acrobat pro DC. However, under certain circumstances it is possible that you may have access. If you have a university owned and managed device and are interested in access email [email protected].
Sponsored, Contract Employees, Person of Interest, and Guest Account Holders
If your UMN work requires you to use Adobe Acrobat Pro on your University-owned device, have your supervisor email [email protected] to request that you be provided with a license that can be used on UMN-owned devices.
Instructions for Individuals
Work at Home Use for Faculty and Staff
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can be purchased 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.
Who does not have Access
The following accounts will not be able to access Acrobat Pro under the OIT license:
- Sponsored (unless using a UMN-owned device, see above)
- Retired staff
- Retired faculty
Terms and Conditions
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).
- Have a question about software licenses, codes, or renewals? Send e-mail to the OIT Software License Team.
- Need help using the software? Contact Technology Help.
Acrobat Help and Support
- Acrobat Learn & Support
- Note taking with Acrobat (YouTube Video)
- Working with Mark-Up Tools (YouTube Video)
- More Useful Mark-Up Tools (YouTube Video)
- Issue: PDFMaker is unavailable in a Microsoft Office application
University-funded: No charge for departments
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I install Acrobat Pro on my personal computer?
Current University faculty and staff have access due to Work-At-Home access. Students, retired faculty and staff, and sponsored accounts may not install on personal devices.
Do I have access to Adobe Sign?
No. The University of Minnesota’s Enterprise Terms Licensing Agreement (ETLA) for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC does not include Adobe Sign. If you need access to Adobe Sign, it must be purchased under a VIP agreement.
Does the University of Minnesota have an Enterprise agreement for Adobe Creative Cloud?
No. The University of Minnesota only has an Enterprise license agreement with Adobe for Acrobat Pro DC. All other Adobe Creative Cloud products must be purchased separately under an Adobe VIP agreement.
Why when I sign in to Acrobat Pro am I getting a message that says I only have a 7 day free trial?
This most likely is happening because you have chosen the incorrect sign-in path. See Sign in to Acrobat Pro DC Enterprise license to sign in to the University’s Enterprise license for Acrobat.
Can Adobe Acrobat be run remotely under this new license type (via RDP, or AppsToGo)?
Virtualization is not supported for Adobe Creative Cloud products, including Acrobat Pro DC. All current staff and faculty can download the software directly from Adobe.