Adobe announces Dropbox PDF integration deal, updates to Acrobat DC & eSign platforms

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in General Discussion edited October 2015
Adobe on Tuesday made a series of Document Cloud announcements, most significantly revealing a partnership with Dropbox that will improve PDF integration between the companies' products.




Users of Adobe Acrobat or Reader should now be able to directly access and edit PDFs stored in Dropbox, with saved changes syncing automatically. Dropbox users, meanwhile, can jump into Adobe apps from Dropbox's apps and services.

Adobe noted that Dropbox is its "first file sync and share partner" for Document Cloud, suggesting that other deals are forthcoming.

The company's primary Document Cloud app, Acrobat DC, has been updated with features like tabbed viewing and new camera-to-PDF conversion options. These should come to subscribers on a "rolling basis," Adobe said.

eSign services have meanwhile gained a new tool for creating signature workflows, and support for building apps to automate business tasks, like taking on new hires.

They now also comply with tougher signing rules in the European Union, and the company is even launching datacenters in Germany and Ireland by the end of 2015. An updated enterprise mobile app, lastly, can be managed through various third-party tools, and allows workers to take a photo of their signature once and then reuse it to sign future documents.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    Users of Adobe Acrobat or Reader should now be able to directly access and edit PDFs stored in Dropbox, with saved changes syncing automatically. 

    How do you edit PDF documents with Reader?

  • Reply 2 of 5
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    How do you edit PDF documents with Reader?




    Reader can fill in forms.

  • Reply 3 of 5
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    How do you edit PDF documents with Reader?




    Download it and find out for yourself. Sheesh.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by DanielSW View Post

     



    Download it and find out for yourself. Sheesh.


    Why the snark? I think it is a fairly common perception that Reader can only read PDF documents not edit them or save them.

     

    I've rarely used Reader because I have always had the full version of Acrobat Pro since forever.

     

    After @konqerror remarks I did some research and discovered that someone with Acrobat Pro can enable extended capabilities for Reader users on a document per document basis that enables some very limited additional features such as saving form data.

     

    I'm sure you knew that but just didn't want to share the information.

  • Reply 5 of 5
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,142member
    danielsw wrote: »

    Download it and find out for yourself. Sheesh.

    He said 'Edit' not fill in. I use Adobe Acrobat Professional to edit assuming the PDF isn't password protected. Plus you can save the filled in parts to later re edit which isn't always possible. This is why I have AAP, as my wife's real estate docs can often only be printed or at least only saved in an un editable way, which can be a royal pain. I understand the legality issue but when you need to change an error in filling in it can save a lot of time to be able to reopen and fix.
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