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Box and Microsoft OneDrive Integration Now Available for Acrobat, Acrobat Reader

Last month, we announced the latest milestone in our Adobe Document Cloud business, with advances across both Adobe Sign and Acrobat DC—all focused on helping organizations successfully manage their own digital transformations so they can deliver the best experience to customers.

An important part of our focus with this release is continuing to offer you the flexibility to work the way you want where you already work today—essentially, making it easier to access your PDFs wherever they’re stored. For enterprises, Box and Microsoft OneDrive are two important places. That’s why we were excited to introduce new integrations with both.

And today, we’re equally excited to begin putting these capabilities in your hands. Beginning now, users of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader on the desktop can add their Box and OneDrive accounts to start taking advantage of the integration.

Start now!

Doing so is simple and fast. On the Home screen in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, just select Add Account in the left-hand pane, and then click Add under the Box and OneDrive icons, which you’ll see listed alongside our existing integrations with Dropbox and Microsoft SharePoint. Enter your cloud service credentials and Sign In.


Once the connection is made, you can access all of your PDF files located in Box and OneDrive, directly from Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. You can view and edit PDF files as you normally do in our apps, and automatically save that work back to your cloud service—ensuring you and your colleagues are always working from the same, synced version.

More to come

Additional integration is on the horizon with Box—including with Adobe Sign—so stay tuned; we’ll be in touch once it arrives! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy what’s rolling out today. Keep in touch and let us know.

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  • By Philip Worrell - 4:11 PM on May 10, 2016   Reply

    Please can you confirm in regards to whether you are integrating OneDrive the consumer product or OneDrive for Business the Office 365 service?

    Confusing marketing terms, but both are separate products with different backend infrastructure. It makes a big difference.


    • By Gary - 9:13 PM on May 12, 2016   Reply

      I can confirm that it works with OneDrive for Business version. I have not tried OneDrive Personal.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 9:48 AM on May 16, 2016   Reply

      Hi Philip,

      Acrobat supports both OneDrive consumer and business.


  • By heather - 5:56 PM on May 13, 2016   Reply

    your stupid box one drive pop up is causing my adobe acrobat pro DC TO CRASH making it unusable. If this is how you plan to integrate, it’s a POOR example.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 9:55 AM on May 16, 2016   Reply

      Hi Heather,

      Sorry to hear you’re having difficulties. Please contact our technical support staff here to get this addressed:


  • By Json - 4:55 AM on May 19, 2016   Reply

    Nice, but how can I now save PDFs to OneDrive from Acrobat Pro? I can still only save them to Document Cloud. Moving docs from Document Cloud to OneDrive would also help a lot!


    • By Document Cloud Team - 4:01 PM on May 23, 2016   Reply

      Once you connect OneDrive, you’ll see OneDrive as a save as destination on “Save as PDF” when you click Save as. So you can open a local file and then save as PDF into OneDrive very easily.



  • By Chase - 9:04 AM on May 25, 2016   Reply

    This article is very misleading. Adobe Acrobat does not currently have Onedrive Integration. This article is in reference to Adobe Acrobat DC (Document Cloud). Very frustrating they don’t roll out an update including this for their non-DC customers.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 1:01 PM on June 20, 2016   Reply

      Hi Chase,

      The most recent version of Adobe Acrobat, which is called DC supports OneDrive Integration. It is also available for Adobe Reader DC.


  • By Allan - 5:15 PM on June 2, 2016   Reply

    While this is great, I’d really like to see native support for OneDrive in Lightroom. That would make a lot of sense to me. Thank you.

  • By Kenneth Libeson - 4:50 PM on June 9, 2016   Reply

    1. Will this integration allow for traditional plug ins to work like FileOpen or other encryption tools required to view PDFs?
    2. Is there a way to confirm that the files opened from Box to Adobe never leave the Box ecosystem? We want to be able to open them in Adobe, but they cannot reside on Adobe servers for compliance reasons.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 6:43 PM on June 24, 2016   Reply

      Hi Kenneth!
      1. Yes. Traditional plugins work.
      2. We have 2 distinct integrations between Box and Doc Cloud. One is a client-side integration within Acrobat and Reader on desktop, and the other is a server-side integration with Adobe Sign. On Acrobat connector, our goal is to allow users to access Box content from our app in a simple manner. We use secure Box APIs to retrieve content, make local modifications, and then automatically save content back up to Box on the user’s behalf. Note that certain desktop functions in our free Reader are implemented via Adobe services. These are things like “Create PDF”, and are very obviously in the “right hand pane” of the UI. If you have an employee running Reader opening a file from Box within Acrobat, and if he executes one of these services, then the file will be securely sent up to the Adobe Cloud service temporarily to be processed (and discarded), and the resulting file securely returned to the client.

  • By John MacDonald - 12:12 AM on June 28, 2016   Reply

    The OneDrive integration is really nice, but shared folders (folders made available from other people) are not visible or accessible. In a collaborative world, this is needed!

    • By Mike - 3:18 AM on March 23, 2017   Reply

      Hi john,
      Do you know if this has or will be solved soon, as I have this exact problem now.

  • By Anna - 10:21 AM on July 8, 2016   Reply

    Can this integration work with Acrobat Pro XI?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 9:19 AM on July 15, 2016   Reply

      Hi Anna,

      Only the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat, which is called DC supports OneDrive Integration. It is also available for Adobe Reader DC.


  • By Tushar - 11:09 AM on July 28, 2016   Reply

    I get only dropbox and sharepoint buttons to add, when I go add accounts in acrobat cc. Though I have one drive on my mac. Any ways to get one drive to add?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 3:36 PM on July 29, 2016   Reply

      Hi Tushar,

      In Acrobat DC, you need to have all the latest updates installed to see this option. To install the updates, select Check for Updates under the Help menu inside Acrobat.


  • By Mike - 11:40 AM on November 25, 2016   Reply

    Why no integration with Google Drive?

    Do you plan to add this? If so, what is the eta?

  • By Lennart Johansson - 4:38 AM on December 21, 2016   Reply

    Any chance that you will make a tool aviable to add your own connectors? Many of my customers are using MicroFocus Filr as there own cloude storage

  • By Marc - 7:16 PM on January 2, 2017   Reply

    I like the Acrobat DC integration. However, when saving files, the ability to create folders is sometimes critical. Now i have to save to an existing folder, go directly to Box, create the folder and then move or copy it to the new folder. Office 365 API doesnt have this limitation. Please address. Otherwise great work

  • By Davero - 9:36 AM on February 8, 2017   Reply

    I don’t like the cloud therefore I don’t care for that integration as long as it don’t bothers me. Unfortunately it does:
    Why is OneDrive always started when I save a file – locally, of course? Everytime the symbol appears in the system tray! This behaviour has to stop unless someone has set up a OneDrive account or activated the feature in the reader.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 7:07 PM on April 13, 2017   Reply

      Ideally this shouldn’t happen. You may launch Acrobat/Reader, go to Edit>Preferences>General, uncheck “Show online storage when saving files.” Restart Acrobat/Reader and you shouldn’t see that dialogue anymore. You will normal save as dialogue window. ^TD

  • By Mike - 3:55 PM on February 10, 2017   Reply

    We have Office 365 Enterprise subscriptions, of which I am the administrator. If a user attempts to connect to their OneDrive the authentication fails with “Does not have access to consent” meaning the user can’t authorize the app. If I make the user an Office 365 global administrator then it works. Making everyone an admin is obviously not a solution. Has anyone else experienced this issue. Did you overcome it? If so, how?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 5:15 PM on February 15, 2017   Reply

      Hi Mike! What version of Acrobat/Reader are you currently running? Are there any updates available? What level of access do non-admin users have on OneDrive accounts? Please let us know if we can email you to follow up on these questions. ^TD

  • By Leonard Randolph Williams - 10:11 PM on February 25, 2017   Reply

    Cloud Computing and Virtualization.

  • By Jonathan Pritchard - 8:25 PM on April 23, 2017   Reply

    OneDrive does not yet appear to be supported in your Adobe Acrobat Android app. Please prioritise this. Thank you.

    • By Anssi - 5:39 AM on May 3, 2017   Reply

      +1 for this. My documents are stored in OneDrive and I need access (read and comment) those using both PC and Android tablet.

  • By John - 11:29 PM on July 24, 2017   Reply

    This cloud integration is cool but missing search functionality? Is there any plans for this?