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Use Gmail to send a PDF from Acrobat



You can send Adobe PDF files directly from Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader using Gmail. To do this, you have to allow access to your Gmail account. For security reasons, your administrator might have disabled this option.

Note: Your company's IT policies must allow you to send files from Acrobat using webmail. If you're not able to use Gmail with Acrobat, contact your IT team.

Use Gmail to send a PDF from Acrobat""

  1. In Acrobat, open your PDF file.
  2. At the top, click Fileand thenShare file or Fileand thenSend files or Attach to an email.
  3. Click Attach to Email or Send as attachment.
  4. Select Webmail.
  5. Click Select optionand thenAdd Gmail.
  6. Enter your email address and click OK.
  7. (Optional) To use Gmail as your default webmail account for Acrobat, check the Remember my choice box if prompted.
  8. Click Send.
    • If you’re using Acrobat Reader, click Yes.
    • If you’re using Acrobat, choose an option:
      • To send a link for the attachment, click Send a link (URL) to the PDF file on the Web.
      • To attach the PDF to the message, click Send a copy of the entire PDF file as an attachment.
  9. Click Next.
  10. If your email address doesn’t already appear, enter it and click Next.
  11. Enter your password and click Sign in.
  12. Click Allow.
    Your message will open as a draft with the PDF attached.
  13. In the Gmail draft message, add any other text and click Send.

If your PDF is too large to send by email, you can upload the PDF to Google Drive and then share it.

Make Gmail your default webmail client in Acrobat""

  1. Open Acrobat.
  2. If you’re using Microsoft Windows, click Editand thenPreferencesand thenEmail accounts.
  3. If you’re using Apple Mac, click Acrobatand thenPreferencesand thenEmail accounts.
  4. Select an email account or add a new one.
  5. Click Make defaultand thenOK.

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