How to collaborate on shared documents like Chef José Andrés.

When you need to share files with multiple people, consolidating feedback and clarifying comments can be time-consuming and frustrating — especially when you’re all in different places.

That’s why award-winning Chef José Andrés does his collaborating with team members using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Chef Andrés and team don’t have time for speed bumps when sharing files. They’ve found new ways of working to keep opening restaurants and bringing communities back to life.

“I have to be able to work from anywhere because I have restaurants in many cities,” Chef Andrés says. With Acrobat, he can add instant comments to menus for restaurants in Chicago or New York, even when he’s in Washington, DC. “Sending that thing to a place in the other part of the universe, that’s simply brilliant,” he says. “You cannot beat it.”

Easy collaboration keeps business moving.

With collaboration tools like Send for Comments, Chef Andrés can give real-time feedback on menus in restaurants across the world. “You can have an iPad in your hand and take notes and do circles and put question marks,” Chef Andrés says. “Right there in that moment, you can share it with everybody, and everybody knows exactly what happened.”

With Acrobat, you can turn any file type into a collaborative document while preserving its formatting. Just convert to PDF and click the Share button to share a file directly from the app or create a shareable link.

You can also tag specific reviewers where you need them to answer questions or provide clarity. With Acrobat, collaboration is easy because the recipient doesn’t have to download or have a subscription to add comments in the PDF. Co-workers or clients can open the link to a shared PDF from anywhere and add a comment on any desktop or mobile device.

Collaborate in Acrobat Pro DC.

To share a PDF and collect feedback:

  1. Open your PDF in Acrobat.
  2. Choose your sharing options and invite people to review the PDF.
  3. Select the Share This File With Others icon in the top right of the Acrobat window to directly add the email addresses of your collaborators with a personalized message.
  4. Share a link by selecting the Share A Link To This File icon, also in the top right.

Recipients can easily provide their feedback on the PDF, no sign-in or download required.

Reviewers can tag others in the review to look at specific comments by typing the @ symbol followed by their name. When reviewers add comments or finish providing their feedback, you’ll get a notification.

Teamwork from anywhere.

Don’t worry if you only have a mobile device on you. You can do all of this document collaboration with the Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app. Even if you can’t cook like an award-winning chef, you can still collaborate on and share documents like one.

Try it yourself.

Share this salad recipe from Chef José Andrés by downloading and opening with Acrobat. Send your PDF directly from Acrobat or create a link to share via email, Slack, Microsoft Teams, or text message.