Foxit PDF Editor at UD

Foxit PDF Editor is a PDF creation and editor tool that allows you to:

  • Edit and create PDF documents, forms and portfolios
  • Merge PDF documents and reorder pages
  • Share, collaborate and annotate PDF documents
  • Share PDF information with other file formats
  • Scan documents to PDF, OCR PDF
  • Edit scanned PDFs
  • Encrypt, redact and sign PDFs


UD employees can access Foxit PDF Editor in two ways: 

Installation Instructions

If you've contacted the IT Service Center to obtain an individual copy of Foxit PDF Editor for your computer, follow the steps below to initiate the program for the first time. 

  1. Before launching Foxit for the first time, make sure you are on the UD Campus or connected to the UD VPN.
  2. Double-click the Foxit PDF shortcut on your desktop or select it from the Windows Start menu.

    Mac users: Click the Finder icon to display the Finder window. Click Applications and then double-click the FoxIt PDF Editor application.
  3. When Foxit PDF opens, a login window for activating the software appears. Click Sign In.
  4. Enter your UD email address as the username and your UD password (i.e., the same password you use for UD Gmail, Porches, etc.) then click Sign In.

If you receive the following error make sure you have completed the Access step at the top of this article.


If you are off campus and receive a warning that FoxIt "cannot contact the license server", login to the UD VPN and launch FoxIt PDF Editor again.

For additional Foxit access issues, contact the UDit Service Center at (937) 229-3888 or complete a Service Request form.

Additional Resources

UDit provides general access support and user licensing information only. Foxit provides many training resources online, including the following:

Product demo video

Instructional Video Library
Videos for Windows and Mac operating systems

Register for free live or view free archived demo webinars from Foxit

Foxit Knowledge Base

Foxit User Manuals and Quick Guides

Edit PDFs
Tutorials for editing PDF documents

Tutorials for merging PDF documents and reordering pages

Collaborate and Share
Learn how to share, collaborate and annotate PDF documents

Create PDFs
Tutorials for creating PDF docs, forms and portfolios

Convert PDFs
Share PDF information with other file formats

Scan and OCR
Tutorials for scanning documents to PDF, OCR PDF and editing scanned PDFs

Protect and Sign
Learn how to encrypt, redact and sign PDFs

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