Getting Started

Downloads

To get started, review the EULA and choose your download. Refer to the Release Notes for a list of changes as well as download details.

Support and contacts

The Acrobat Developer Support team supports software development with the Acrobat DC SDK’s core APIs. Developers can purchase support via the Adobe Creative Cloud Exchange Developer Support program. Supported SDK development activities include those for which the product is designed, tested, and licensed. Acrobat Developer Support does not support use cases that do not involve the Acrobat core API.

Only the last two major SDK versions with interim updates are eligible for support.

Note

For non-programmatic issues, such as questions about installing, using, customizing, or deploying Acrobat, contact Acrobat Technical Support.

Community forum

To participate in the developer community, see Adobe’s Acrobat SDK forum.

Feature comparison across SDKs

Feature

DC

PDFL

Acrobat

Cloud-based API

Yes

On-premise only

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Power Automate integration

Yes

Embed PDF manipulation within your application without Acrobat

Yes

Yes

Create server-based applications

Yes

Yes

Create, manipulate, and assemble PDF documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convert static and dynamic HTML to PDF

Yes

Convert PDF to MS Office and other formats

Yes

Yes

High volume and variable data printing

Yes

Yes

Embed and subset fonts

Yes

Yes

View PDF

Yes

Yes

Render PDF

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add comments to displayed PDF

Yes

Yes

Adobe Analytics integration for displayed PDFs

Yes

Linearize and optimize PDF for the Web

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compress documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provide password security

Yes

Yes

Yes

Make text searchable (OCR)

Yes

Yes

Extract structured content from any PDF

Yes

Extract ordered content from structured PDF

Yes

Yes

Create and manipulate forms

Yes

Yes

Selective content viewing via layers and grouping

No

Yes

Provide searching

Yes

No

Yes

Encrypt documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add comments to documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access Acrobat plugins

Yes

Yes

Apply digital signatures

No

Yes

Yes

Accessibility support (e.g. screen readers, etc.)

Yes

Access third party plug ins

Yes

Enterprise configuration and deployment

Note

If you need to configure and deploy a desktop or mobile product, go to https://www.adobe.com/go/acrobatetk.