Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro is an application that allows you to view, create, manipulate, print, and manage PDF Files.

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro is also available in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • If you are looking for the non-subscription (perpetual) license of Adobe Acrobat Pro, you can purchase it from CDW-G using Item # 6996328, but see the notice below.

NOTICE: Acrobat Pro non-subscription (“perpetual”) license:

  • Do you have a perpetual license for Adobe Acrobat Pro? Note that this license type will be going away, per Adobe. UW-IT has never offered — and does not support — Adobe Acrobat Pro perpetual licenses, but we’re aware many people at the UW purchased them through CDW-G.
  • You can order an annual Adobe Acrobat Pro software subscription through UW-IT. It’s $50 per year, per user. The purchase requires a valid UW worktag.
  • If you wish to purchase a new Adobe Acrobat Pro perpetual license, Adobe is offering it one last time, only through July 15, 2024. You can purchase it through CDW-G. (This perpetual license is not supported by UW-IT.)

How to Get Adobe Acrobat Pro

Faculty or Staff

  • Named User Licenses are available for purchase for faculty and staff
  • Purchase requires valid UW worktags and authorization from a budget approver.
  • No Procurement cards or direct sales to individuals are available.
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro is available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from July 1 through June 30.
  • UW-IT cannot prorate or refund the cost of the Adobe Acrobat license subscription
  • UW-IT will automatically bill for the Adobe Acrobat license in the following license cycle.
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License Details

  • Named User Licenses are assigned to an individual. Acrobat may be installed on multiple devices but can only be used on one device at a time by the named user.
  • An individual license can not be assigned to a shared UW NetID.
  • Once purchased, you will be automatically billed for your Adobe license annually unless you cancel the renewal before the cancellation deadline. For more information about the cancellation deadline or to submit a cancellation request form, visit:

Additional Information

Adobe Acrobat Pro FAQs

  • Log into with your UW credentials. If prompted, choose “University of Washington” and see the applications available for download.

  • You can install Acrobat on multiple computers
  • You can remain signed in to the apps on up to 2 computers
  • You can use your app on only one computer at a time

  • Yes

  • No

  • Employee licenses can be transferred to another user at your request.
  • The license can be canceled using the Cancellation Request Form. (Please read all the details related to cancellation.)

  • Yes, you can purchase it from CDW-G; use Item #6996328

Quick Facts

Available for

  • Faculty
  • Staff


PC, Mac


$50 annually

All sales are final.


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Documentation and Support