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
    Availability Cost
    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:

    Student Employees

    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.

    Faculty Emeritus

    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

    See Work at Home directions.


    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:

    • Student
    • Sponsored (unless using a UMN-owned device, see above)
    • Departmental
    • Retired staff
    • Retired faculty

    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.


    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).

    Campus Resources

    Other Resources

    Acrobat Help and Support

    Additional Resources