Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2017, and Acrobat 2015 are compatible with the new macOS 10.15 Catalina. Major changes in user experience and known issues are described in this document.
- Acrobat 2015: If you download Classic 2015 Acrobat or Reader patches from the release notes or the FTP site, you see a notarization prompt and the installation is blocked. It's general behavior for all installer packages downloaded using a browser and not from the Mac App Store. To begin the installation, right-click the installer and choose Open.
- Recent: An OS permission prompt is shown if you open files from Recents, which were added in Recents before you upgraded to Catalina.
- Thumbnails of files in Recent and other areas: Thumbnails appear for those files for which Acrobat has read permission.
- Thumbnails of files in the landing pages of tools: The thumbnail is displayed only if Acrobat has read permission on the folder in which the file is located.
- Tools > Combine: For Microsoft Office files, when you add or convert an Office file for the first time, an OS permission prompt is shown. This experience is similar to macOS 10.14 Mojave.
- Select files from Recent files list and Combine: For each selected file, an OS permission prompt is displayed.
Network folder-based review initiation: A permission prompt is shown. Click OK to allow access to files on the network volume.
Adobe is trying to fix the following known issues in a future release.
- Creating multiple PDF files does not work if users don't Allow once on the OS File permissions prompt. 
- The PDF icon in the title bar of Acrobat used to open folder location is now removed in Catalina. 
Create a FeatureState plist file with a key showTitleBarIcon, and set its value to True.
Location of plist file: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/(Acrobat or Reader)/(version)/Preferences/com.adobe.(Acrobat/Reader).FeatureState.plist
For example, for Acrobat DC, the location is: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/DC/Preferences/com.adobe.acrobat.FeatureState.plist
Note: macOS may display a permission prompt for Acrobat seeking access to some specific folders when you enable this FeatureState key.
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