ndOffice for Adobe

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Browser: N/A
  • Adobe: Reader/Acrobat DC
  • Product: ndOffice

ndOffice version includes integration with Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. These add-ins provide the same Open/Save dialog boxes available in Microsoft Office applications. 

With this version, you can open PDFs directly from the web (with ndClick installed) and have ndOffice handle them as it does with Office documents.

Note: This integration is only available when installed in addition to the standard add-ins for Office.
The Adobe integration cannot be installed by itself.


Adobe Acrobat 32bit or Adobe Reader DC 32bit or newer on Windows 10. There is currently no integration with the 64bit versions.

If you use these versions of Adobe, uninstall the legacy Adobe integration (if it was installed) when installing the Adobe ndOffice integration.

Note: Adobe does not allow add-ins in Protected Mode, so ndOffice Setup turns Protected Mode off in Adobe Reader.


To download and install the Adobe Integration, go to our ndOffice Download page.

Using the Adobe Integration

Go to File to either open or save a document:


Users will need to click Choose a different folder to open the ND Save As dialog box as this is where Adobe allows us to integrate.


To open a local document or save a document locally, you need to click the Open Local or SaveAs Local buttons correspondingly.

Note: The combine feature in Adobe is not supported when the Echo retention is disabled or set to 0 days. 

For Administrators

Command Line Installation for Adobe Integration

For ndOffice, there is a command line so that if you do one of the following:

Msiexec /i c:\installs\ndOfficeAdministrativeSetup.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL


Msiexec /i c:\installs\ndOfficeSetup.msi ALLUSERS=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL

...then the Adobe integrations will be installed. You can also specify the individual programs you want by putting it on the ADDLOCAL= line. They are:



When the Adobe add-in is installed, a value pair is inserted here: 


with "PDF" in it (it can have a comma-delimited range). 

This value pair will be uninstalled from there if the Adobe integration is removed but not if Adobe is removed. 

Using other non-ndOffice integrated handlers.

For those who use another type of PDF handler, you can return the handling of PDFs back  by deleting the following registry key(s). This will allow ndClick to handle PDFs when opening them from the web interface. 

Delete one or both of the following key(s) in both locations: