Once you open the PDF documents in Adobe Document Cloud (formerly known as Acrobat.com), the temporary copies of the cloud documents will be stored on your iPad. If you are offline for a relatively short period of time, you can still view those documents.
Currently, Acrobat DC for iOS does not provide the user interface (a button or menu item) to permanently download PDF documents from Adobe Document Cloud to your iPad for offline viewing.
Here are the two options that I can think of. (You can do one of the following options while you still have Internet access.)
(a) Using Safari
- Open Safari on your iPad.
- Go to Acrobat Document Cloud (https://cloud.acrobat.com/).
- Sign in with your Adobe ID.
- Select the PDF document that you want to download to your iPad.
- Tap Download. This will cause the PDF document to be opened in Safari.
- Tap anywhere in the PDF document to show the secondary toolbar.
- Tap "Open in...".
- Select "Open in Adobe Acrobat".
(b) Using Mail
- Open the PDF document that you want to store locally on your iPad.
- Tap the Share icon.
- Select Share File.
- Select "Share Original Document" in the Share File dialog.
- Tap Mail.
- Send email to yourself.
- Open the email with the PDF attachment on your iPad.
- Open the email attachment in Acrobat DC for iOS.
Once the PDF document is opened in Acrobat DC for iOS, it is stored locally on your iPad.
Please note that you will have two PDF documents with the same file name. The one is stored locally on your iPad, whereas the other is stored on Adobe Document Cloud.
Please let us know if you have additional questions.
sure though a bit awkward, the option (a) and (b) are good to keep a permanent local copy.
also as you mentioned "Once you open the PDF documents in Adobe Document Cloud (formerly known as Acrobat.com), the temporary copies of the cloud documents will be stored on your iPad." -- sounds good. But the problem is whenever the app updates, the copy is gone and I have to re-signin to the cloud again which is very inconvenient. any plan to improve on this?
Really unimpressed... no download option from the cloud? What is the point?
Yea I'll second that. I have an open book exam coming up and I'll have to mail each file accumulated over the last 6 mts of work to myself in order to have it stored locally so I can access it during the exam (no internet allowed).
Futhermore, none of the documents are showing when I log on to ADC via the internet so (a) not an option for me ...
What an enormous waste of my time and can you please explain why when I upload a document from my local to could storage there's no warning telling me that if I delete the locally stored document I have to perform a ridiculous mailing process to get it back on my iPad?
This stupidity really does defeat the whole purpose of having the cloud storage. Get your act together Adobe!