Adobe Acrobat 2017 goes End of Life

  • 22 July 2022

Digital transformation has become a necessity for business success in today’s marketplace. Now more than ever, organizations need to keep remote teams productive, connected, and secure while minimizing IT workloads and reducing costs. That’s where a subscription to Acrobat Pro can help. Let’s take a look at what upgrading from Acrobat 2017 to an Acrobat Pro subscription looks like.

Stay on top
Your subscription to Acrobat Pro includes future feature updates, quarterly security enhancements and improvements. Adobe Document Cloud services, which let you complete essential PDF tasks with the Acrobat Reader mobile app or in your web browser, including storing and sharing files online. Document Cloud services also enable complete workflows for sending, e-signing and tracking documents.

Advanced authoring options
View, interact with, and comment on PDF content from your computer, mobile device, or web browser and take your PDFs to the cloud. In the newest version of Acrobat, you can also add audio, video, and interactive objects to your PDFs.

Advanced integrations
Create, combine, and convert PDF files from your SharePoint or OneDrive toolbar. Microsoft and Adobe work seamlessly together to allow you to send documents for signature natively through Outlook, Word or Sharepoint. Install the Acrobat Plugin on Teams to edit documents in a collaborative space. Learn more about integrations here.

Reduced compliance risk
With Acrobat Pro subscription, you are no longer relying on serial keys to activate your software. This can lead to over-deployment and put you in a non-compliant position. Instead, access an Adobe dashboard where you assign the license to your end users based on their email addresses. Authenticate users via single sign-on (SSO), and protect intellectual property with a dedicated encryption key (requires Acrobat DC for enterprise).

Simplify purchasing
Acrobat Pro is purchased through Adobe’s Value Incentive Plan (VIP) buying program, which provides simple transactions, flexible terms, and volume discounts. Shift your software spending from a capital expense to an operating expense.

If you currently own any number of Acrobat Pro 2017 licenses, you may be eligible for a discounted rate to move to Acrobat subscription. Reach out to our Adobe team today at