PDF Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Pro

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The following tools are alternatives to Adobe Acrobat document (.pdf) editors and readers.


This article is intended for students, faculty, and staff.


The following desktop, browser, and mobile applications allow for the reading, creating, editing, and annotating of Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents. Microsoft Word, offered as part of Office 365, is offered at no cost to students, faculty, and staff.

Application Creating Editing Annotating Platform
Microsoft Word Yes 1 No Yes Windows, macOS
PDFescape Yes Yes 2 Yes Browser
Sejda Yes Yes Yes Browser, Windows, macOS
Soda PDF  Yes Yes Yes Browser, Windows, macOS

1 Documents need to be created as a Word document (.docx) and then saved as a Acrobat document (.pdf).

2 Cannot edit text.



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