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Adobe Acrobat

Description Adobe Acrobat Professional is used to create, edit, and update PDF files, including tagging and captioning PDF files to make them more accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Current Version 11
Type of License

Faculty and staff may install Adobe Acrobat on any University owned computer.  (This site license does not cover students, and it does not cover faculty and staff home use.)

Software is available in certain LTS computer and media labs.

Expiration Date N/A
How to get the installer

Faculty and staff may request the software for installation on University owned computers.


Faculty, staff, and students may purchase the software for installation on personally owned computers.  (The Brandeis Adobe site license does not cover personally owned computers, even if they are being used for Brandeis business.)

To buy Adobe Acrobat alone, there are two options for purchase directly from Adobe (choose student and teacher pricing).
1. Buy Acrobat Pro XI for $119.
2. Subscribe to Acrobat Pro XI for $19/mo.  This version includes mobile capabilities and ongoing software updates.
Here's a detailed comparison of the two options.

It is also possible to buy Adobe Acrobat as part of Adobe Creative Cloud as a download from Brandeis' software webstore. The cost is $29/month and includes Acrobat plus a wide range of additional Adobe products, including Photoshop and InDesign.

For support... Contact the Help Desk for installation help.  Find tutorials, manuals, support docs, and common questions on Adobe's website.
Special notes None