Acrobat and macOS Big Sur (version 11) compatibility

Caution:

With the Big Sur 11.0.1 update, the drivers of a few printers have become incompatible. As a result, printers may stop working, and printing from any application may cause an unexpected error.

We recommend users to download and install the latest printer driver from the printer manufacturer’s websites to resolve this problem.

Do Acrobat and Acrobat Reader work on Big Sur?

Acrobat Reader DC, Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2020, and Acrobat 2017 are compatible with macOS Big Sur (version 11).

When does Adobe plan to natively support Apple Silicon devices?

With the September 2021 release, Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC (version 21.00x.xxxxx) now supports Apple devices with Apple Silicon M1 processors. You can now choose to run Acrobat in either native Apple Silicon mode or the Rosetta emulation mode. For more information, see Apple Silicon M1 processor support | Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC.

When can I upgrade to Big Sur?

Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC have minor feature differences when running under the native mode and the Rosetta emulation mode on Apple devices with M1 processors. You may want to remain on your current macOS version or test in a non-production partition to ensure all your software and hardware is compatible. 
For more information, see Apple Silicon M1 processor support | Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC.

What is the problem with Printers on Big Sur 11.0.1?

With the Big Sur 11.0.1 update, the drivers of a few printers have become incompatible. As a result, printers may stop working, and printing from any application may cause an unexpected error.

We recommend users to download and install the latest printer driver from the printer manufacturer’s websites to resolve this problem.

What are the known issues or bugs?

 Important! Until these issues have been resolved, you may want to remain on your current macOS version or test in a non-production partition to ensure all your software and hardware is compatible.
 

The following known issue is specific to Apple M1 computers:

Product Area

Issue Description

PDFMaker

Acrobat add-in is not available in MS Office apps. [4331657]

The following known issues are specific to macOS Big Sur:

Product Area

Issue Description 

Accessibility

Read Out Loud voice is not correct if used after disabling voice-over. [4313066]

Annotations

The Add Stamp drop-down appears distorted. [4311185]

Annotations

Nothing happens when you click the Other Color option in the Color Picker dialog in the Comments app. [4313838]

Fill & Sign

The hover state on buttons on the Sign button in Fill & Sign app works in a reversed manner. [4308655]

Fill & Sign

The signature or initial becomes invisible or shows continuous flicker when you place it on a PDF. [4316246]

Viewer - UI

The keyboard navigation to navigate in tabs in the ADM dialog is not working using arrow keys. [4308762]

Viewer - UI

Multiple lines appear in the rendering window when Acrobat is maximized from the Taskbar. [4313844]

Viewer - UI

[Classic 2017] Acrobat/Acrobat Reader renders bad on changing the app theme. [4314099]

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