Adobe Document Cloud

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Adobe Document Cloud
Adobe Reader XI icon.png
Type of site
File hosting, enterprise content management
Available in13 languages; see § Languages for details
OwnerAdobe Systems
LaunchedMarch 16, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-03-16)[1]
Current statusActive

Adobe Document Cloud is a suite of cloud-based software applications from Adobe Systems that provides services related to Portable Document Format (PDF) including conversion and document exchange services. It includes Adobe PDF Pack, ExportPDF, Adobe Sign[2], FormsCentral, Adobe Send, as well as Personal File Storage. Users access each of the services through their web browser. Most services offer access via mobile apps and downloadable desktop apps as well. And, select features can be invoked within Adobe Reader, Adobe Reader for mobile, and Adobe Acrobat. Subscription options vary by service.

Cloud-based apps[edit]

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PDF Pack
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Adobe Send
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Logos of online services includes several online services, each with its own features, terms of use and subscription costs. In some cases, the same feature may be offered by two or more services with varying details. The following services are available:

  • PDF Pack: Converts documents to the PDF format, combines multiple documents into a single PDF file, and converts PDF files into editable Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents.
  • ExportPDF: Converts PDF files into editable Word or Excel documents.
  • Adobe Sign: Lets users send, e-sign, track, and file documents online.
  • FormsCentral: Creates PDF or HTML web forms, distributes them, and shows results in real time with automatically-generated response tables and summary charts.
  • Adobe Send: Sends, shares and tracks large files as an alternative to email attachments and FTP sites.
  • - Personal File Storage: File hosting service for personal use.

PDF Pack[edit]

PDF Pack is an online service that allows users to convert files with a maximum file size of 100MB to PDF, combine multiple files into a single PDF file, and convert PDF files to the Word (DOCX), Excel (XLSX), or PowerPoint (PPTX) formats. Unlimited PDF file conversions are available with a paid subscription.[3] Users can create a PDF file by uploading their file via a web browser, printing to a virtual printer (a download for their local PC), or selecting a file to convert from Adobe Reader X, XI, or Reader for mobile. PDF Pack was formerly known as Adobe CreatePDF. The name was changed on 16 September 2013.


ExportPDF is a low cost online service that allows users to convert existing PDF files to editable Word (DOCX) or Excel (XLSX) formats. Unlimited PDF file conversions are available with a paid subscription.[4] Users can export a PDF file by uploading their file via a web browser or selecting a file to convert from Adobe Reader X, XI, or Reader for mobile.

Adobe Sign[edit]

Adobe Sign is a complete, automated electronic signature and web contracting solution that lets users send, e-sign, track, and file documents securely online. There is nothing to download or install because it's an online service used with a web browser. People can send and e-sign using mobile devices. Adobe Sign works with leading cloud-based automation tools like Salesforce, Dropbox, Workday, NetSuite, and Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Dynamics.[5] Free and paid subscriptions are available.[6] Users can access Adobe Sign from the Sign pane in Adobe Reader XI or Adobe Acrobat XI.


FormsCentral was an online service that let users create PDF or HTML web forms, publish them online, and analyze real-time results with auto-generated tables and charts. Free and paid subscriptions were available.[7] Users typically accessed FormsCentral through their web browser, but paid users could also download a desktop app for Windows or Mac. In addition, the FormsCentral desktop app was bundled with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro desktop software. Adobe FormsCentral was retired on July 28, 2015.[8]


SendNow was a subscription-based online service that let you share, send, and track large documents and multimedia files without running into the file size limitations set my most email systems. The maximum file size for an individual file was 2GB and the service stored up to 20GB of files at any one time. Users typically used a web browser to upload files, input recipient names, and create and email cover letters. They could also track files sent and received, and choose delivery options such as: requesting a delivery receipt, setting file download time limits, restricting recipient access, or adding custom branding to the email message. SendNow users could download a desktop app for Windows or Mac, as well as a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook for Windows.

In early 2015, SendNow was officially retired.[9] It was replaced by Adobe Send & Track.[10] - Personal File Storage[edit] - Personal File Storage is a free service that is integrated with Adobe Acrobat XI software and several of the online services. It was first released in October 2012. This service offers up to 20GB of storage, letting users store documents online and access them from computers and mobile devices.


Workspaces was the original (legacy) service, offering a team workspace with up to 5GB of storage, an online word processor, presentation maker, and an online table tool. These services were available for free. Workspaces was retired on 7 January 2015.[11]


Below is a matrix of language availability for services. online services
Service Personal File Storage Workspaces PDF Pack ExportPDF Adobe Sign FormsCentral SendNow
US English ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
UK English ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
German ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
French ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Japanese ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Italian ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Spanish ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Portuguese ✔ ✔
Dutch ✔ ✔
Swedish ✔ ✔
Danish ✔ ✔
Norwegian ✔ ✔
Finnish ✔ ✔


  1. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  2. ^ "Adobe Sign". Adobe. April 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Adobe CreatePDF subscription plans". Adobe. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  4. ^ "Adobe ExportPDF subscription plans". Adobe. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  5. ^ "Adobe Sign Integration Guides". Adobe. April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Adobe Sign subscription plans". Adobe. April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Adobe FormsCentral subscription plans". Adobe. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  8. ^ "End of support - Adobe FormsCentral".
  9. ^ "Community: Adobe SendNow - Adobe Community".
  10. ^ "Send and track large files easily - Adobe Send & Track".
  11. ^ John, Player (1 January 2013). "PDF Tools Apps". Retrieved 21 January 2016.

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