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Adobe Acrobat

Which tool do I need?

There are many options available for viewing and editing PDFs. You can access PDFs through the browser (free), Acrobat Reader (free), Adobe Express (all staff and students have an automatic licence) and Acrobat Pro (apply for a licence). Use the table below to find the product that will meet your needs.  

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Adobe PDF workflow for education support staff

Navigate the tools available to you without the need for an Adobe Creative Cloud license and master your PDF workflows with Adobe tools and Canva. 

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Adobe PDF workflow for school based staff

Dive into the functionalities of Adobe Reader, Adobe Express and Canva to efficiently manage your daily tasks. Enhance your productivity and streamline your daily tasks.

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Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free application that is part of the T4L computer image that allows users to view, print, and annotate PDF documents with ease. PDF documents will also be able to be viewed, printed and annotated on in the Microsoft Edge browser, and viewed and printed in the Google Chrome browser.


Adobe Express is a simplified version of Adobe’s Creative Suite, enabling document, video and webpage creation in an easy-to-use format. It also has some PDF functionality. For more information and resources see the T4L Adobe Express page.

Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro has all of the PDF functions available as Reader and Express, as well as the ability to create fillable forms.

Apply for a Creative Cloud licence

You can request an Adobe Creative Cloud licence via EDConnect. Visit the T4L Adobe for Education page for more information.

Adobe Express support guides

Adobe Reader support guides

Adobe Pro support guides

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