Add an attachment

You can attach PDFs and other types of files to a PDF. If you move the PDF to a new location, the attachments move with it. Attachments may include links to or from the parent document or to other attachments.

Don’t confuse attached comments with file attachments. A file attached as a comment appear in the page with a File Attachment icon or Sound Attachment icon, and in the Comments List with other comments. (See Add comments in a file attachment.)

Use the Attachments panel to add, delete, or view attachments.
  1. Choose Tools > Content > Attach A File.
  2. In the Add Files dialog box, select the file you want to attach, and click Open.
    Important: If you attach EXE, VBS, or ZIP file formats, Acrobat warns you that it won’t open the file once attached because the format is associated with malicious programs, macros, and viruses that can damage your computer.
  3. To make the attachment viewable in Acrobat 5.0 or earlier, do one of the following:
    • Choose View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Attachments, and select Show Attachments By Default from the options menu  (selected by default).

    • Choose File > Properties, click the Initial View tab, choose Attachments Panel And Page from the Navigation Tab menu, and click OK.

  4. Save the PDF.
  5. (Optional) To add a description to the attachment that helps differentiate between similar files in the Attachments panel, select the attached file, and from the options menu , choose Edit Description. Edit the text of the description, and then save the file.