Adobe Acrobat Pro available on WebFAS

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We would like to inform you that Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro is no longer supported by the vendor. UIT will continue to provide availability to the latest release of Adobe Acrobat Pro to faculty and staff via our virtual application delivery service, WebFAS. Starting Monday, January 29th, 2018, UIT is making a limited number of Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 licenses available on WebFAS at no cost to the community.

To take advantage of this offer and method of delivery, open a browser session, go to and follow the instructions on the service portal. You will be requested to download the Citrix Mac or WIN client if you are using the service for the first time.

There will be 180 concurrent connections via WebFAS available. However,faculty and staff can also opt to purchase their own version of Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017. To do so, please click on the following link: This is a one time purchase and it is a "per machine use" license with the product support to end in June 2022.

Did you know:

1. Most features of Adobe Acrobat can now be found or done in Microsoft Word? These features, which may be sufficient for the general community,and therefore not require an individual purchase a license of Adobe Acrobat Pro, include:

a. View and print PDF format.
b. Text search (convert PDF into Word document and search)
c. Create and edit file in PDF format (convert PDF into Word document, Edit and Save as PDF file format). This feature works best with documents that are mostly text.
d. Convert common file formats(Excel, PowerPoint, Word Web HTML) to PDF file format.
e. Print and Save as PDF file format from any Office product suite.

2. Microsoft Office 2016 is now installed on York owned computers, please visit for more information.