Modernized bounding box: The solid bounding boxes for edit operation are now replaced with dotted gray lines that turn blue upon selection. You can also use the rotation handle at the top to rotate the content.
Modernized crop experience: The new circular crop handles improve the crop operation's legibility on high-resolution touch devices and makes it easy to crop content in a PDF. When you crop an image, the focused image is highlighted, and the cropped content is pushed to the background.
In addition to Convert, Compress, and Export tools, the extension now also provides Edit and Sign tools. If you search for a PDF tool or operation in Google and the tool is supported in the extension, the extension prompts you to use the tool from a pop-up shown in the upper-right corner of the browser's window.
This new experience is shown only when either Acrobat Reader DC or the Chrome extension is installed on your computer and not Acrobat DC. Adobe is testing this new experience in the Acrobat Chrome extension. Therefore, the experience may not be available to all users.
When you open a PDF hosted on SharePoint in Google Chrome, and click the Open in Acrobat, or Fill & Sign button, the Chrome extension identifies the source location and triggers the file check-out process in Acrobat.
Adobe is testing this new experience in the Acrobat Chrome extension on Windows. Therefore, the option may not be available to all users.
When you resize the Acrobat window, the Page Display, Select, and Zoom tools appear on the HUD bar on the page instead of the options (...) menu in the toolbar. This makes room to view the Recently Used Tools and the Quick Tools in the top toolbar.
To move the tools back to the toolbar, click the Dock button.
Adobe is testing this new experience in Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC. Therefore, the auto-undock option may not be available to all users.
As Flash Player is no longer supported, the corresponding setting is removed from Acrobat preferences - Edit > 3D & Multimedia > Use Flash Player for playing 3D and multimedia content.
If you have Flash Player installed on your computer, and you open a PDF with flash content in Acrobat, you see the following prompt:
If you don't have Flash Player installed on your computer, and you open a PDF with flash content, you see one of the following prompts:
Flash objects like the RichMedia Flash content and the legacy Multimedia content will not play in the PDF, and you will see the following message:
Acrobat Reader DC 64-bit for Windows is now available in the following geographies - Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. It drives faster, richer experiences due to the apparent advantages of a 64-bit application:
- Efficiently work with multiple large files
- Robust performance
- More responsive
It also makes ways for future innovation and sets you up for devices with 64-bit-only hardware.
If you have Acrobat Reader DC 64-bit and you purchase an Acrobat subscription, the Reader 64-bit application will upgrade to become a fully functional Acrobat DC 64-bit application.
Adobe is testing the Acrobat Reader 64-bit application only in the select geographies. Gradually, the 64-bit application will be available in more geographies.
Accessibility enhancement: Screen readers now announce password strength
When you set a password to a PDF using the Tools > Edit PDF > Restrict Editing password dialog, the screen reader can now read the password strength and announce it.
- This feature works for the Narrator app on Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
- This feature is not applicable to the JAWS screen reader.
Change comment's color from the floating menu
You can now choose the Color of the selected comment from the floating menu without opening the Comment tool. This feature is available for highlight, strikethrough, underline, and caret annotations only.
Improved Export PDF experience
Multiple enhancements are made to the Export PDF tool resulting in improvement in the following areas:
- Detection of hybrid and borderless tables.
- Handling of rotated tables.
- Background and overlapping objects (Z-order) processing in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Header and subscript detection in Microsoft Word.
Support for long path names on Windows 10
Acrobat and Acrobat Reader can now read, write, and save a PDF file on long path names beyond 260 characters on Windows 10 and later versions.
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You can now see the Cloud storage usage indicator and related notifications to take action if required. The indicator, notification, or both are displayed at the lower-left corner of the Documents tab.
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