Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video What is the Adobe Document Cloud?, part of Acrobat DC: Using the Document Cloud Features.
- [Instructor] The term Adobe Document Cloud is somewhat ambiguous. As you well know the latest release of Adobe Acrobat is DC, which stands for Document Cloud. Which if you've been using Adobe Acrobat for any period of time, you may know that this latest version of Acrobat is what most of us would have expected to call version 12. However, Adobe decided to change the versioning structure to DC to represent a bunch of new features and services that have been added to Adobe Acrobat, which we're going to be talking about in this course.
So back to the question at hand. Document Cloud refers to a collection of features and services that have been added to Adobe Acrobat DC that utilize features and services in your Document Cloud account. Features that can be used not only on your computer but on your mobile devices and online as well. Your Document Cloud account is tied to your Adobe ID, which is used for pretty much everything Document Cloud related, such as installing Acrobat on your computer, saving files, and using a ton of other new features.
How much storage? Well recently that storage was updated to 100 gigabytes of online storage. That's a lot of files. To use all the features we're about to discuss in this course on any and all of your devices, you need to be signed into Adobe Acrobat DC using that Adobe ID. To get started, and throughout this course, you'll need that Adobe ID to sign into other devices. So if you don't have that handy, I suggest that you get that Adobe ID, which will be an email address along with a password.
If you don't know your password just go to the adobe website at Adobe.com and click the sign in link in the upper right hand corner. Once there, you can enter your Adobe ID and choose reset password. Finally, and this could be important to you, Adobe Acrobat is also offered as a non-Cloud version, which is called Acrobat 2017. Some companies are using this version because it is not subscription based. As a result, however, none of the Cloud-based features are offered in this version.
So you might want to verify the version that you're using by choosing About Adobe Acrobat from the help menu to ensure you're using Acrobat DC. I just want you to avoid any frustrations in case you're not seeing what I'm showing you on my screen. All right, let's move ahead with working in the Adobe Document Cloud.
- Saving files in the Document Cloud
- Adding additional storage services
- Organizing files in the Document Cloud
- Sharing files
- Creating and obtaining signatures
- Converting PDF files
- Creating PDF files
- Capturing documents with a mobile device