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Adobe Acrobat Professional


Use Adobe Acrobat Pro software to deliver high-impact communications that combine audio, video, interactive media, and a wide variety of file types into a polished, professional PDF Portfolio.

Note: If you need to electronically sign a document, e-sign is available in Acrobat Reader. Download the free version here. Learn more about e-sign here.

Available To:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Where To Get It:

  • ITS Labs
  • The software is also available in the Monarch Virtual Environment.
  • Students and teachers:
  • Employees:
    • Anyone whose job requires the use of Acrobat Pro will need to request a user-assigned license that will be associated with your MIDAS ID and password. (Please note, if you have a Creative Cloud license, Acrobat Pro is included. You do not need to request a separate license.)
    • Once you've been granted a license, you can download the software on up to two computers.
    • Download Acrobat Pro on your ODU-managed computers from the Ivanti Portal Manager (Windows) or Jamf Self Service (Mac).
    • More information.

Platform Requirements

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X

Do you need a pro license?

If you don't use any of the features of Acrobat Pro, you don't need to request a license. Many PDF functions are available in the free version of Acrobat -- Acrobat Reader -- which is installed on all ODU-managed devices. This may be all you need. Compare the features of Acrobat Reader with those of Acrobat Pro:

Acrobat Reader Features

  • Open PDFs in Acrobat and in browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
  • Export PDFs from Microsoft Office documents.
  • Create PDFs from any other software using Print to PDF.
  • Fill, print and save existing fillable PDF forms.
  • Digitally sign signature-enabled PDFs.

Acrobat Pro Features

  • Convert existing PDFs to editable Word or Excel documents.
  • Combine multiple PDFs into a single file.
  • Convert a scanned document to text.
  • Create fillable forms and forms that require digital signatures.
  • Edit text, form fields or images in existing PDFs.

Contact the ITS Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns.

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