Adobe Acrobat XI Pro + Standard + Reader Direct Free Link 2023

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro + Standard + Reader Direct Free Link
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What’s new in Acrobat XI

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Edit PDFs

Edit text and images

Correct, update, and enhance PDFs using a new point-and-click interface. Add or replace content or images. Change fonts and typeface size, adjust alignment, or add superscripts or subscripts. Easily flip, rotate, crop, or resize images. Choose Tools > Content Editing > Edit Text & Images. Outlines identify the text and images you can edit. Select the text or images you want to edit. Type new text or set options in the Format panel

Format panel
Format panel lets you change font settings or manipulate images. Click the plus sign in the panel to expose additional options.

For more information, see Editing text in PDFs or Edit images or objects in a PDF.

Reflow text on a page

Reflow paragraph text on a page by inserting new text or resizing a paragraph with a simple drag. The text in the paragraph automatically reflows to accommodate the edited content. Choose Tools > Content Editing > Edit Text & Images to outline the text boxes. Then click where you want to insert text. To resize the text box, place the pointer over a selection handle. When the cursor changes to the Resize pointer8 Cursor Grow Left Right, drag the handle to resize. For more information, see Move, rotate, or resize a text box.

Find and replace

Find and Replace text throughout your document. Replace misspelled, incorrect, or outdated words or phrases using the enhanced Find tool. Choose Edit > Find to open the Find dialog box. Click Replace With to expose the Replace With text box. Type the text you want to find and enter the replacement text. Click Next to locate the first instance of the word or phrase, or click Replace to automatically find and replace the first instance.

Find dialog
Find dialog lets you replace words or phrases.

Rearrange, insert, rotate, or delete pages in the improved Page Thumbnails panel. Use the zoom slider to adjust the size of thumbnails. Easily drag-and-drop pages from one location to another.

Page Thumbnails panel
Page Thumbnails panel lets you rearrange, insert, rotate, or delete pages.


Simplify routine, multistep tasks using the Action Wizard. Stop, restart, skip, or rerun tasks as needed. Acrobat includes several actions to automate common tasks, such as archiving, redacting sensitive content, and optimizing for the web. You can easily customize these actions or set up your own. The Action Wizard lets you run Actions on documents stored locally or hosted in online repositories, such as SharePoint or Office 365. Choose Tools > Action Wizard to create, start, or import an action.

Create and combine PDFs

Thumbnail preview for combining files

Use the new thumbnail view to preview and rearrange pages before merging them into a single PDF. Drag-and-drop files and emails directly into the dialog box. Expand multipage documents to view all its pages. To combine files, choose Create > Combine Files Into a Single PDF.

Combine Files dialog box
Combine Files dialog box lets you drag-and-drop documents and rearrange pages.

A. Plus sign to display all pages in a document B. Thumbnail and list view buttons C. Slider to resize thumbnails D. Undo and Redo buttons E. Remove Selected Items button 

For more information on combining files, see Merging files into a single PDF.

Microsoft Office 2010

(Windows) Create PDF files with one click from select Microsoft Office 2010 applications for Windows, including 64-bit versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Now with enhanced create-and-send options.

For more information, see Convert Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files to PDF.

Working with documents in the cloud

Seamlessly store and retrieve documents from cloud repositories, such as Acrobat.comOffice 365, and SharePoint. Each Open and Save dialog box includes an option to open or save from an online account.

Sign and distribute for signatures

Sign PDFs where you want, how you want

Place your signature anywhere on a PDF. Choose from a typewritten or hand-drawn appearance, or import an image of your signature. Choose Sign > Place Signature.

Choose Sign > Place Signature.
Place the signature of your choice anywhere in a document.

For more information, see Sign a PDF.

Send and track signatures with Adobe Acrobat Sign service

Send documents for signature approval with Adobe Acrobat Sign Solutions. Easily keep track of the signing process. Recipients can sign without downloading a plug-in or creating an Acrobat Sign account.

Long-term validation and ECC-based credentials

Embed long-term validation information automatically when using certificate signatures. Use certificate signatures that support elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) based credentials.

Customize your tools and workspace

Create tool sets

Quickly access the tools and commands you use most with tool sets. Tool sets let you define the tools and panels you need for different types of tasks, such as creating forms, commenting, or preparing legal documents. Group tools in the toolbar and customize the task panes to include just the panels you need for each task. To get started, click Customize > Create New Tool Set in the toolbar.

Customize your toolbar and Tools pane
Customize your toolbar and Tools pane by defining tool sets for different tasks.

Undock the Comments List

Detach the Comments List from the Comments pane. Resize and reposition the Comments List to streamline your workflow. Choose Comment > Comments List. Then from the Options menu 8 A OptionsNavPane Md N  in the Comments List, choose Undock Comment List. Acrobat remembers the size and position the next time you undock it.

Touch mode for tablet and mobile devices

Touch mode makes it easier to use Acrobat and Reader on touch devices. Toolbar buttons, panels, and menus shift apart slightly to accommodate selecting with your fingers. The Touch reading mode optimizes viewing and supports most common gestures. Acrobat and Reader automatically switch to Touch mode when on a touch-enabled device. You can display a toolbar button to toggle Touch mode on and off. Choose View Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Touch Mode.

Protect PDFs

Delete sensitive information

Permanently delete sensitive information from PDF files. Use redaction tools to delete specific text and illustrations. (Acrobat Pro) Easily sanitize documents by finding and deleting hidden data with a single click. To access the redaction tools, choose Tools > Protection.

For more information, see Removing sensitive content from PDFs.

Add password protection

Prevent others from editing your PDF files without being a security expert. The new Restrict Editing tool lets you add a password to a PDF. Choose Tools > Protection > Restrict Editing.

For more information, see Securing PDFs with passwords.

Add passwords when creating PDFs in Microsoft Office

Add password protection to PDFs while creating them from within Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint. The Protect PDF options helps prevent others from editing your PDF files.

Make PDFs accessible (Acrobat Pro only)

Guided action to create accessible PDFs

Create accessible PDFs for people with disabilities using the Make Accessible guided action. Make Accessible walks you through the most important steps for making PDFs accessible, then validates the results using the Full Check Accessibility Checker.

the Make Accessible guided action
Make Accessible guided action walks you through the steps to make PDFs accessible.

For more information, see Make PDFs accessible.

Validate the accessibility of a PDF

The Full Check option steps through your PDF to see if it conforms to accessibility standards, such as PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0. Choose which accessibility issues to analyze and review the results in the Accessibility Checker panel or in a PDF report. For more information, see Check Accessibility of PDFs.

Export formats and options

PDF to PowerPoint

(Acrobat Pro) Convert PDF files to fully editable Microsoft PowerPoint files. The PowerPoint files retain the formatting and layout of the PDF. Easily edit or update bulleted text, tables, objects, master layouts, transitions, and speaker notes. Select File > Save As Other > Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation.

PDF to HTML web pages

Turn PDF files into single or multiple web pages, complete with editable style elements for quick reformatting. Select File > Save As Other > HTML Web Page.

Export PDF selections

Export selected parts of a file to Microsoft PowerPoint format (Acrobat Pro), as well as Word, Excel, or HTML. Select any combination of text, images, and tables in your PDF document, then choose an export format from the File > Save As Other menu.

Create PDFs with Acrobat

There are various ways to create a PDF file using Acrobat. Generate a PDF quickly by using menu commands, clicking files onto the Acrobat application icon, or converting clipboard data.


This document provides instructions for Acrobat XI. If you’re using Acrobat, see Acrobat Help.

Convert a file to PDF using Acrobat menu commands

  1. In Acrobat, choose Create > PDF From File.6 create pdf from file.jpg.imgChoose Create > PDF From File to quickly create a PDF file from an existing document.
  2. In the Open dialog box, select the file that you want to convert. You can browse all file types or select a specific type from the Files Of Type menu.6 open dialogAcrobat shows all Microsoft Word documents in the selected folder.
  3. Optionally, click Settings to change the conversion options if you’re converting an image file to PDF. The options available vary depending on the file type. Note:The Settings button is unavailable if you choose All Files as the file type or if no conversion settings are available for the selected file type. (For example, the Settings button is unavailable for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files.)
  4. Click Open to convert the file to a PDF. Depending on the type of file being converted, the authoring application opens automatically, or a progress dialog box appears. If the file is in an unsupported format, a message appears, telling you that the file cannot be converted to PDF.
  5. When the new PDF opens, choose File > Save or File > Save As; then select a name and location for the PDF.


When naming a PDF that’s intended for electronic distribution, limit the filename to eight characters (with no spaces) and include the .pdf extension. This action ensures that email programs or network servers don’t truncate the filename and that the PDF opens as expected.

Drag-and-drop to create PDFs

This method is best reserved for small, simple files, such as small image files and plain text files, when the balance between file size and output quality is not important. You can use this technique with many other types of files, but you won’t have the opportunity to adjust any conversion settings during the process.

  1. Select the icons of one or more files in the Windows Explorer or Mac OS Finder.
  2. Drag the file icons onto the Acrobat application icon. Or (Windows only) drag the files into the open Acrobat window. If a message appears saying that the file could not be opened in Acrobat, then that file type cannot be converted to PDF by the drag-and-drop method. Use one of the other conversion methods for that file. Note:You can also convert PostScript and EPS files to PDF by dragging them onto the Acrobat window or the Acrobat application icon.
  3. Save the PDF. Note:(Windows only) You can also right-click a file in Windows Explorer and choose Convert to Adobe PDF.

Convert clipboard content to PDF

You can create PDFs from text and images that you copy from applications on Mac OS or Windows.

  1. Capture content in the Clipboard: 
    • Use the copy command in the applications.
    • Press the PrintScreen key (Windows).
    • Use the Grab utility (Applications > Utilities > Grab), and choose Edit > Copy to place the content on the clipboard. (Mac OS)
    • Select objects using the Edit Object tool (Tools > Print Production > Edit Object), and then copy the selected objects.
    5 edit object tool.jpg.imgUse the Edit Object tool when you want to copy selected objects.Note:The Tools panel doesn’t display Print Production by default. Choose Print Production from the options menu in the upper-right corner of the Tools panel. 
  2. In Acrobat, choose File > Create > PDF from Clipboard. Note:The PDF from Clipboard command appears only when content is copied to the Clipboard. If the Clipboard is empty, the command is disabled.

Create a blank PDF

You can create a blank PDF, rather than beginning with a file, a clipboard image, or scanning.

This process can be useful for creating a one-page PDF. For longer, more complex, or heavily formatted documents, it’s better to create the source document in an application that offers more layout and formatting options, such as Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word.

  1. In Adobe Acrobat XI, close all open documents.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • (Windows) Choose Tools > Pages >More Insert Options > Insert Blank Page.
    • (Mac OS) Press Command+Shift+Q.

A blank single-page PDF is created. Using Insert Blank Page command again adds another page to the existing PDF.

Create multiple PDFs from multiple files (Acrobat Pro)

You can create multiple PDFs from multiple native files, including files of different supported formats, in one operation. This method is useful when you must convert a large number of files to PDF.


When you use this method, Acrobat applies the most recently used conversion settings without offering you access to those settings. If you want to adjust the conversion settings, do so before using this method.

  1. Choose File > Create > Batch Create Multiple Files.
  2. Choose Add Files > Add Files or Add Folders, and then select the files or folder.5 batch create.jpg.imgClick Add Files in the Batch Create Multiple Files dialog box, then choose the files that you want to convert to PDF.
  3. Click OK. The Output options dialog box appears.
  4. In the Output Options dialog box, specify your target folder and filename preferences, and then click OK.

Rotate, move, delete, and renumber PDF pages

To manipulate pages in a PDF, make sure that you have permissions to edit the PDF. To check, choose File > Properties, and then click the Security tab. Permissions appear in the Document Restrictions Summary.


This document provides instructions for Acrobat XI. If you’re using Acrobat, see Acrobat Help.

Rotate pages

You can rotate all or selected pages in a document. Rotation is based on 90° increments. You can rotate pages using the rotate tools in the Page Thumbnails pane or using the Rotate option (described below).

  1. Choose Tools > Pages Rotate.4 roate pages.jpg.imgChoose Rotate from the Pages panel in the Tools pane.
  2. For Direction, select the amount and direction of the rotations: Counterclockwise 90 DegreesClockwise 90 Degrees, or 180 Degrees.
  3. For Pages, specify whether all pages, a selection of pages, or a range of pages are to be rotated.
  4. From the Rotate menu, specify Even PagesOdd Pages, or both, and select the orientation of pages to be rotated. Note:To temporarily change your view of the page, choose View > Rotate View > Clockwise or Counterclockwise. The original page orientation is restored the next time you open the PDF.

Extract pages

Extraction is the process of reusing selected pages of one PDF in a different PDF. Extracted pages contain not only the content but also all form fields, comments, and links associated with the original page content.

You can leave the extracted pages in the original document or remove them during the extraction process—comparable to the familiar processes of cutting-and-pasting or copying-and-pasting, but on the page level.


Any bookmarks or article threading associated with pages are not extracted.

  1. Open the PDF in Acrobat and choose Tools > Pages > Extract.4 extract pages.jpg.imgChoose Extract from the Pages panel in the Tools pane to pull one or more pages from the PDF file.
  2. Specify the range of pages to extract.
  3. In the Extract Pages dialog box, do one or more of the following before you click OK:
    • To remove the extracted pages from the original document, select Delete Pages After Extracting.
    • To create a single-page PDF for each extracted page, select Extract Pages As Separate Files.
    • To leave the original pages in the document and create a single PDF that includes all of the extracted pages, leave both check boxes deselected.

The extracted pages are placed in a new document.


The creator of a PDF document can set the security to prevent the extraction of pages. To view the security settings for a document, choose File > Properties, and select Security.

Split PDFs into multiple documents

You can split one or more documents into multiple smaller documents. When splitting a document, you can specify the split by maximum number of pages, maximum file size, or top-level bookmarks.

Split one or more PDFs, with an open document

  1. Open the PDF and choose Tools > Pages > Split Document.4 split pages.jpg.imgChoose Split pages on the Pages panel in the Tools pane to split a PDF into two or more smaller documents.
  2. In the Split Document dialog box, specify the criteria for dividing the document: Number Of PagesSpecify the maximum number of pages for each document in the split. File SizeSpecify the maximum file size for each document in the split. Top-level BookmarksIf the document includes bookmarks, creates one document for every top-level bookmark.4 split document.jpg.imgThe PDF is split into multiple two-page PDFs.
  3. To specify a target folder for the split files and filename preferences, click Output Options. Specify the options as needed, and then click OK.
  4. (Optional) To apply the same split to multiple documents, click Apply To Multiple. Click Add Files, and choose Add Files, Add Folders, or Add Open Files. Select the files or folder, and then click OK.

Split one or more PDFs, with no document open (Windows only)

  1. Choose Tools > Pages > Split Document.
  2. Click Add Files, and choose Add FilesAdd Folders. Select the files or folder, and then click OK.
  3. Follow steps 2 and 3 in the procedure for splitting documents with a document open.

Move or copy pages

You can use page thumbnails in the Navigation pane to copy or move pages within a document and to copy pages between documents.

Move or copy a page within a PDF, using page thumbnails

  1. Click the Page Thumbnails button in the Navigation pane to open the Page Thumbnails panel, and select one or more page thumbnails.4 thumbnails button.jpg.imgPage Thumbnails button.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To move a page, drag the page number box of the corresponding page thumbnail or the page thumbnail itself to the new location. A bar appears to show the new position of the page thumbnail. The pages are renumbered.
    • To copy a page, Ctrl-drag the page thumbnail to a second location.

Copy a page between two PDFs, using page thumbnails

  1. Open both PDFs, and display them side by side.
  2. Open the Page Thumbnails panels for both PDFs.
  3. Drag the page thumbnail into the Page Thumbnails panel of the target PDF. The page is copied into the document, and the pages are renumbered.

Delete or replace pages

You can replace an entire PDF page with another PDF page. Only the text and images on the original page are replaced. Any interactive elements associated with the original page, such as links and bookmarks, are not affected. Likewise, bookmarks and links that may have been previously associated with the replacement page do not carry over. Comments, however, are carried over and are combined with any existing comments in the document.

After you delete or replace pages, it’s a good idea to use the Reduce File Size command to rename and save the restructured document to the smallest possible file size.

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A page before and after it is replaced. The page’s bookmarks and links remain in the same locations.

Delete pages, using the Delete command


You cannot undo the Delete command.

  1. Choose Tools > Pages > Delete.4 delete pages.jpg.imgThe Delete command on the Pages panel removes the selected page range from the PDF.
  2. Enter the page range to be deleted, and click OK. You cannot delete all pages; at least one page must remain in the document. Note:If you select Use Logical Page Numbers in the Page Display panel of the Preferences dialog box, you can enter a page number in parentheses to delete the logical equivalent of the page number. For example, if the first page in the document is numbered i, you can enter (1) in the Delete Pages dialog box, and the page is deleted.

Delete pages, using page thumbnails

  1. In the Page Thumbnails panel, select the page or group of pages you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete tool at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel.4 delete pages icon.jpg.imgSelect one or more pages in the Page Thumbnails panel, and click the Delete tool to remove them.

Replace the contents of a page

  1. Open the PDF that contains the pages you want to replace.
  2. Choose Tools > Pages > Replace.4 replace pages.jpg.imgChoose Replace pages from the Pages panel in the Tools pane.
  3. Select the document containing the replacement pages, and click Select.
  4. Under Original, enter the pages to be replaced in the original document.
  5. Under Replacement, enter the first page of the replacement page range. The last page is calculated based on the number of pages to be replaced in the original document.

Replace pages using a page thumbnail

  1. Open the PDF that contains the pages you want to replace, and then open the PDF that contains the replacement pages.
  2. In the Page Thumbnails panel of the PDF that contains the replacement pages, select a page or group of pages:
    • Select the page number boxes of the page thumbnails that you want to use as replacement pages.
    • Shift-click to select multiple page thumbnails. Ctrl-click to add to the selection.
    • Drag a rectangle around a group of page thumbnails.
  3. Ctrl+Alt-drag the selected page thumbnails onto the Pages panel of the target document. Release the mouse button when the pointer is directly over the page number box of the first page thumbnail you want to replace so that these pages become highlighted. The pages you selected in the first document replace the same number of pages in the second document, starting at the page number you selected to drop the new pages on.

Renumber pages

The page numbers on the document pages do not always match the page numbers that appear below the page thumbnails and in the Page Navigation toolbar. Pages are numbered with integers, starting with page 1 for the first page of the document. Because some PDFs may contain front matter, such as a copyright page and table of contents, their body pages may not follow the numbering shown in the Page Navigation toolbar.

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Printed page numbering (top) compared to logical page numbering (bottom)

You can number the pages in your document in a variety of ways. You can specify a different numbering style for groups of pages, such as 1, 2, 3, or i, ii, iii, or a, b, c. You can also customize the numbering system by adding a prefix. For example, the numbering for chapter 1 could be 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and so on, and for chapter 2, it could be 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, and so on.


Using the Number Pages command affects only the page thumbnails on the Pages panel. You can physically add new page numbers to a PDF using the headers and footers feature.

  1. Click the Page Thumbnails button to open the Page Thumbnails panel.
  2. Choose Number Pages from the Options menu.4 number pages command.jpg.imgThe Number Pages command is in the Options menu of the Page Thumbnails panel.
  3. Specify a page range. (Selected refers to pages selected in the Page Thumbnails panel.)
  4. Select one of the following, and then click OKBegin New SectionStarts a new numbering sequence. Choose a style from the pop-up menu, and enter a starting page number for the section. Specify a Prefix, if desired. Extend Numbering Used In Preceding Section To Selected PagesContinues the numbering sequence from previous pages without interruption.


This document provides instructions for Acrobat XI. If you’re using Acrobat, see Acrobat Help.

Opening pages in a PDF

Depending on the PDF you open, you may need to move forward through multiple pages, see different parts of the page, or change the magnification. There are many ways to navigate, but the following items are commonly used:


If you do not see these items, choose View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Reset Toolbars.

Next and Previous

The Next Page  and Previous Page 4 AX PreviousPage Lg N buttons appear in the Page Navigation toolbar. The text box next to them is also interactive, so you can type a page number and press Enter to go directly to that page.

Scroll bars

Vertical and horizontal scroll bars appear to the right and bottom of the document pane whenever the view does not show the entire document. Click the arrows or drag to view other pages or different areas of the page.

Select & Zoom toolbar

This toolbar contains buttons and controls for changing the page magnification.

Page Thumbnails panel

The Page Thumbnails button 4 AX NavpanePages Sm N on the left side of the work area opens the navigation pane to the Page Thumbnails panel, which displays thumbnail images of each page. Click a page thumbnail to open that page in the document pane.

Page through a document

There are many ways to turn pages in a PDF. Many people use the buttons on the Page Navigation toolbar, but you can also use arrow keys, scroll bars, and other features to move forward and backward through a multipage PDF.

The Page Navigation toolbar opens by default. The default toolbar contains frequently used tools: the Show Next Page , Show Previous Page 4 AX PreviousPage Lg N, and Page Number. Like all toolbars, the Page Navigation toolbar can be hidden and reopened by choosing it in the Toolbars menu under the View menu. You can display additional tools on the Page Navigation toolbar by right-clicking the toolbar and choosing an individual tool, Show All Tools, or More Tools and then selecting and deselecting tools in the dialog box.

Move through a PDF

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Previous Page 4 AX PreviousPage Lg N or Next Page  button in the toolbar.
    • Choose View > Page Navigation > [location].
    • Choose View > Page Navigation > Page, type the page number in the Go To Page dialog box and then click OK. 
    • Press the Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard.

Jump to a specific page

  1. Do one of the following: 
    • From Single Page or Two-Up page display view, drag the vertical scroll bar until the page appears in the small pop-up display.
    • Type the page number to replace the one currently displayed in the Page Navigation toolbar, and press Enter.
     Note:If the document page numbers are different from the actual page position in the PDF file, the page’s position within the file appears in parentheses after the assigned page number in the Page Navigation toolbar. For example, if you assign numbering for a file that is an 18-page chapter to begin with page 223, the number shown when the first page is active is 223 (1 of 18). You can turn off logical page numbers in the Page Display preferences. See Renumber pages and Preferences for viewing PDFs.

Jump to bookmarked pages

Bookmarks provide a table of contents and usually represent the chapters and sections in a document. Bookmarks appear in the navigation pane.

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Bookmarks panel

A. Bookmarks button B. Click to display bookmark options menu. C. Expanded bookmark 

  1. Click the Bookmarks button, or choose View > Show/Hide >Navigation Panes > Bookmarks.
  2. To jump to a topic, click the bookmark. Expand or collapse bookmark contents, as needed. Note: Depending on how the bookmark was defined, clicking it may not take you to that location but perform some other action instead. If the list of bookmarks disappears when you click a bookmark, click the Bookmarks button to display the list again. If you want to hide the Bookmarks button after you click a bookmark, select Hide After Use from the options menu.

Use page thumbnails to jump to specific pages

Page thumbnails provide miniature previews of document pages. You can use thumbnails in the Page Thumbnails panel to change the display of pages and to go to other pages. The red page-view box in the page thumbnail indicates which area of the page appears. You can resize this box to change the zoom percentage.

  1. Click the Page Thumbnails button or choose View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Page Thumbnails to display the Page Thumbnails panel.
  2. To jump to another page, click its thumbnail.

Automatically scroll through a document

Automatic scrolling advances your view of the PDF at a steady rate, moving vertically down the document. If you interrupt the process by using the scroll bars to move back or forward to another page or position, automatic scrolling continues from that point forward. At the end of the PDF, automatic scrolling stops and does not begin again until you choose automatic scrolling again.

  1. Choose View > Page Display > Automatically Scroll.
  2. Press Esc to stop scrolling.

Retrace your viewing path

You can find PDF pages that you viewed earlier by retracing your viewing path. It’s helpful to understand the difference between previous and next pages and previous and next views. In the case of pages, previous and next refer to the two adjacent pages, before and after the currently active page. In the case of views, previous and next refer to your viewing history. For example, if you jump forward and backward in a document, your viewing history retraces those steps, showing you the pages you viewed in the reverse order that you viewed them.

  1. Choose View > Page Navigation > Previous View.
  2. To continue seeing another part of your path, do either of the following: 
    • Repeat step 1.
    • Choose View > Page Navigation > Next View.
     Note:You can make the Previous View button  4 AX PreviousView Sm N and Next View button  available in the toolbar area by right-clicking the Page Navigation toolbar and choosing them on the context menu, or choosing Show All Tools.

Links can take you to another location in the current document, to other PDF documents, or to websites. Clicking a link can also open file attachments and play 3D content, movies, and sound clips. To play these media clips, you must have the appropriate hardware and software installed.

The person who created the PDF document determines what links look like in the PDF.


Unless a link was created in Acrobat using the Link tool, you must have the Create Links From URLs option selected in the General preferences for a link to work correctly.

  1. Choose the Select tool.
  2. Position the pointer over the linked area on the page until the pointer changes to the hand with a pointing finger. A plus sign (+) or a w appears within the hand if the link points to the web. Then click the link.

PDFs with file attachments

If you open a PDF that has one or more attached files, the Attachments panel automatically opens, listing the attached files. You can open these files for viewing, edit the attachments, and save your changes, as permitted by the document authors.

If you move the PDF to a new location, the attachments automatically move with it.

Article threads

In PDFs, articles are optional electronic threads that the PDF author may define within that PDF. Articles lead readers through the PDF content, jumping over pages or areas of the page that are not included in the article, in the same way that you might skim through a traditional newspaper or magazine, following one specific story and ignoring the rest. When you read an article, the page view may zoom in or out so that the current part of the article fills the screen.

Open and navigate an article thread

  1. Click the Hand tool on the Common Tools toolbar.
  2. Choose View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Articles to open the Articles panel. Note:You cannot open the Articles panel if you are viewing the PDF inside a web browser. You must open the PDF in Acrobat.
  3. Double-click the Article icon to go to the beginning of that article. The icon changes to the Follow Article pointer  4 AX ArticlePointer Sm N. Note:If the Articles panel is blank, then the author has not defined any article threads for this PDF.
  4. With the article thread open, do any of the following:
    • To scroll through the article one pane at a time, press Enter or click in the article.
    • To scroll backward through the article one pane at a time, Shift-click in the article, or press Shift+Enter.
    • To go to the beginning of the article, Ctrl-click within the article.
  5. At the end of the article, click in the article again. The previous page view is restored, and the pointer changes to the End Article pointer 4 end article hand.

Exit a thread before the end of the article

  1. Make sure that the Hand tool is selected.
  2. Shift+Ctrl-click the page.

The previous page view is restored.

More like this

 » Windows – Free Acrobat XI Pro trial in 22 languages (696 MB)

 » Mac OS – Free Acrobat XI Pro trial in 22 languages (802 MB)

 » Windows – Acrobat XI Standard in 22 languages (392 MB)
    (Note: Not a free trial; requires valid serial number)

 » Windows – Reader XI in English (36 MB)
 » Windows – Reader XI in German (37 MB)
 » Windows – Reader XI in French (36 MB)
 » Windows – Reader XI in 27 languages (134 MB)

 » Mac OS – Reader XI in English (77 MB)
 » Mac OS – Reader XI in German (79 MB)
 » Mac OS – Reader XI in French (78 MB)

Adobe Acrobat XI Updates

If you also want the direct download links for the Acrobat Pro/Standard product updates (i.e., all the included upgrades since the initial release above), here are complete sets for PC and Mac… These updates are cumulative and require that a previous version of Acrobat XI already be installed on your system. Then just download and apply the correct update patch file from these collections:

Installation Tips

  • The trials are fully functional for 30 (or possibly 60) free days, so everything will work.
  • See what’s new in Adobe Acrobat XI vs. older versions by comparing all features.
  • Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for AAXI Pro and the Reader.
  • For the smoothest installation experience, exit any open programs, including virus protection software, prior to installing the product.
  • Install with an account that has administrative privileges (not a Limited User Account if you are using Windows).
  • If you encounter any difficulties, try Adobe Assistance.

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!

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