How to create mobile-ready PDF files with Acrobat XI Pro

Learn how to create mobile PDF files with Acrobat XI Pro that can be easily accessed by mobile devices.

By September 20, 2012

 



In this tutorial, learn how to create mobile PDF files with Acrobat XI Pro that can be easily accessed by mobile devices.

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How to create mobile-ready PDF files with Acrobat XI Pro

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

Is there a simple way to make my basic PDF documents work on mobile devices?

Follow these 5 steps to create mobile-ready PDF documents using Acrobat XI Pro.

  1. Open the Action Wizard panel in the Tools pane and click Optimize for Web and Mobile.
  2. Click Add Files and then locate and select the file(s) you want to process.
  3. Click Start.
    Colors are converted
    Fonts are embedded
    File saved using Mobile settings
  4. Acrobat XI Pro processes each action in order, and shows a checkmark when complete.
  5. Choose a name and storage location for the processed file.

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13 comments

Lori Kassuba

11, 2015-06-01 01, 2015

Hi Oriana Andreucci,

This particular Action was added in Acrobat XI Pro so it’s not available in version X.

Thanks,
Lori

Oriana Andreucci

12, 2015-05-27 27, 2015

Am i able to do this with Acrobat X?

Lori Kassuba

1, 2015-03-19 19, 2015

Hi Youngmeddo,

You’ll need to install the latest version of Adobe Mobile Reader to comment on your PDF with these type of devices.

Thanks,
Lori

Youngmeddo

12, 2015-03-15 15, 2015

I want to comment on my mobilepdf

Lori Kassuba

9, 2015-01-12 12, 2015

Hi Carmen,

The problem may have more to do with the particular fill & sign app you’re using and not necessarily the form. What happens when you view the form using the Adobe Reader mobile app?

Thanks,
Lori

carmen

10, 2015-01-07 07, 2015

is there a way to do this with acrobat 8? I downloaded the form to my phone and used a pdf fill and sign app but the fields are not all displaying properly. Thanks

Lori Kassuba

10, 2014-11-17 17, 2014

Hi Pina,

You would need to write a custom JavaScript to do this. Or, you could purchase an existing script such as this:
http://try67.blogspot.com/2009/01/acrobat-auto-number-bookmarks.html

Thanks,
Lori

Pina

10, 2014-11-14 14, 2014

If I have 42 bookmarks and would like to auto number as in the table of contents the order is all correct in all the destinations.

Lori Kassuba

11, 2014-08-12 12, 2014

Hi Danny Walls,

I would recommend using the EchoSign service to sign and exchange documents. Here is a tutorial with more information:
http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/sign-pdf-files-electronically

Thanks,
Lori

Danny Walls

11, 2014-08-07 07, 2014

I have a need to sign and exchange documents online. Also to store them..
Can this web service do these things.  Thanks.

Lori Kassuba

2, 2014-06-03 03, 2014

Hi Patricia,

This sort of sounds like a problem I’ve seen when folks fill out a form using Mac Preview and the form field information disappears. Make sure everyone is using the Adobe Mobile Reader when filling out the form.

Thanks,
Lori

Patricia

7, 2014-05-30 30, 2014

Is it possible to create a fillable pdf file for mobile viewing? We have a fillable form on our website that when filled in and emailed does not display the filled in text on mobile devices or ipad, e.g. Thank you

Lori Kassuba

11, 2013-12-31 31, 2013

Hi Terry Smith,

Most of the video tutorials on the site have transcripts. What type of mobile device were you attempting to view the tutorial on? It’s just a MP4 video hosted on Adobe TV.

Lori

Terry Smith

5, 2013-12-26 26, 2013

I was glad this tutorial had a transcript and that others wrote out the steps for those who didn’t notice the transcript link. The irony is that the video wouldn’t play on my mobile device.

Lori Kassuba

9, 2013-10-18 18, 2013

Hi Mike,

This is also written out for you here in the infographic:
http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-to-create-mobile-ready-pdf-files-infographic

Thanks,
Lori

Mike

4, 2013-10-17 17, 2013

What a PITA to have to watch a Video for 5 easy stages…

Here’s the simple WRITTEN instructions:

1)Open the ‘Action Wizard; in the ‘Tools’ pane and click ‘Optimize for Web and Mobile’.
2) Click ‘Add Files’ and then locate and select the file(s) you want to process.
3) Click ‘Start’
4) Adobe XI Pro processes each action in order, and shows a checkmark when complete.
5) Choose a name and storage location for the processed file.

There… quicker to read (and almost to type) than watch video.

Carolyn Person

11, 2012-12-28 28, 2012

This just made my job much easier!  Now my students can receive all of the course material in adobe format on mobile devices.

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