How to share a PDF on a PC.

A woman shares a PDF using her desktop PC.

Send and share PDFs on the fly with these PC document-sharing tips.

PDFs are a fast, secure, and accessible way to share information fast. With a few clicks, you can send important documents to co-workers or a term paper to your professor.

Professionals and students who own PCs have a few options when it’s time to share information. Here’s how to share a PDF on a PC in just a couple of seconds.

3 options to share a PDF

Share any PDF with fellow students or co-workers from your PC. All you need is a PDF manager like Adobe Acrobat to get started.

Choose from three ways to share your PDFs:

3 steps to share a PDF on a PC

Follow these easy steps to share PDFs on your PC:

  1. Open your PDF in Acrobat.
  2. Find the sharing options in the toolbar (top-right corner).
  3. Choose how you want to share (link, email, or invitation).
  4. Depending on your step 3 selection, either copy and paste the link or enter the names and emails of anyone you want to share the PDF with.

If you want viewers to comment on your PDF, make sure you share the document via invitation. This method also lets you track when someone shares or opens the document.

How to share a PDF on Google Drive.

Sharing a PDF using Google Drive is a simple and convenient way to share a PDF from your PC. In a few short steps, you can share your PDF with as many individuals as you need:

  1. Upload your PDF into Google Drive by clicking New in the upper left corner and selecting File Upload.
  2. Select your PDF from the pop-up window.
  3. After the PDF has uploaded, select the file you wish to share.
  4. Click Share.
  5. Enter the email address or addresses for the people you wish to share the PDF with.
  6. Select a permission level: Viewer or Editor.
  7. Click Send.

How to download a PDF on PC.

If someone has shared a PDF with you, you may want to download it onto your PC to store for later reference or to edit. Since a PDF is the most shareable file format, it’s one of the best ways to view, share, and store information and documents.

There are a couple of different ways you can download a PDF:

Once you’ve downloaded your PDF, you can view and share it with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Do more with your PDFs on PC.

You can also share documents online with Adobe and convert PDFs for free from anywhere in the world. Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services to make sharing and editing PDFs a snap. If your file is too large to share, you can compress PDFs. You can also create forms and send documents to collect e-signatures.