Share Scans

Adobe Scan offers a rich set of features for uploading and sharing scans.

Copy files to device

When you save a scan, it automatically uploads to Document Cloud. To save a copy on your device:

  1. From the list of all scans or recent scans, tap overflowicon against the file that you want to copy.

  2. Tap Copy to device.



Local PDFs appear with an offline badge if your device does not have an internet connection.


Save files to the cloud

When you save a scan, it automatically uploads to Document Cloud. However, you can save to 3rd party clouds such as Google Drive and Dropbox as well. When you’ve installed a cloud storage provider, Adobe Scan automatically detects the app and modifies its menu to show the save options:

  1. From any file list, tap overflowicon, or open a file and tap overflowicon

  2. Tap Copy to ….

  3. Tap your cloud storage provider.


If you only have one storage app installed, the menu item says Copy to (provider name).


Save pages as JPEG

While files automatically save as PDF, you can also save individual pages as JPEG files to your gallery.

To save a file as JPEG, tap jpegicon Save as JPEG from the file card. Alternatively, for any file from a list, tap overflowicon > Save as JPEG. Every page of your scan automatically saves to your gallery in JPEG format.


Share file copies

To share file copies:

  1. From the recent scans or all scans view, tap shareicon Share for any file.

  2. Tap shareicon Share a copy.

  3. Choose one of the ways to share a copy, and complete the workflow.


You can also select multiple files from the all scans view. To do so, either long press any file or tap overflowicon > Select multiple items.

Share scans via email

You can easily email your scans as links or attachments directly from the app. To do so:

  1. From the recent scans view, tap shareicon Share for any file.

  2. Alternatively, from the all scans view, tap overflowicon > Share for any file.

  3. Tap emailicon Email.

  4. In the dialog that opens, select one of the following sharing options:

    • Email link

    • Email attachment

  1. Choose an email app on your device, and complete the workflow.

The scan link or attachment that you share via email goes directly to the Scan app on the Play store, in case the app is not already installed.


Edit and share scans via Acrobat Reader

If you have Acrobat Reader installed, you can open a scan in Acrobat to add comments, edit the file, share, and more.

To open a file in Acrobat, use any one of the following ways:

  • From the recent scans view, tap acrobaticon Open in Acrobat for any file.

  • From the all scans view, tap overflowicon > acrobaticon Open in Acrobat for any file.

  • Open a scan and tap Comment.


Create Fill & Sign forms

Adobe Fill & Sign allows you to work with PDF forms on any platform, including mobile devices. Fill & Sign form fields are similar to annotations: you can select a form element from the form tool bar and tap anywhere on the PDF to place it.

Fill & Sign option is available only for ‘Form’ capture types.

To create Fill & Sign forms:

  1. From any file list, tap overflowicon next to any file.

  2. Tap fillsignicon

  3. Do one or more of the following actions:

    • Add form fields such as text fields and check boxes.

    • Fill out the fields.

    • Send the file to others for filling in the fields.

  1. Tap checkicon to exit Fill & Sign mode.


Fill & Sign on Android supports creating and editing forms, automatic form fill-in based on suggestions, clearing form data history, signing, pasting copied text into text fields, undo/redo, and deleting form fields. For details, refer to the on-device Acrobat Reader Help.