Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud is the complete PDF solution for working anywhere with your most important documents. All-new Acrobat DC is reimagined with a simple user experience. The new Tool Center offers quick access to the tools you use most, while elegant new tool experiences work consistently across desktop, web, and mobile – including touch-enabled devices.


Acrobat DC January 2017 release

Draw your signature to create a digital ID

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous

In addition to image and text, you can now also draw your signature to add it to your digital identity and use it for signing documents. You can use your fingers or a hardware pen to draw the signature.

Signature appearance
Draw your signature

Automatic configuration for SharePoint-based shared review

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous

For a SharePoint-based shared review, Acrobat now automatically creates a new document library within your SharePoint server’s subsite to initiate the shared review. Alternatively, you can also choose a subsite and the respective document library to host the shared review.

Using the automatic configuration option for shared review

  1. Open the PDF that you want to send for shared review.

  2. Go to Tools > Send for Shared Commenting, and then click Send for Shared Commenting in the toolbar.

  3. Choose Automatically collect comments in my own internal server in the drop-down list and then click Next.

  4. Choose SharePoint subsite and then provide the URL of your subsite on the SharePoint server. Click Next.

    Hosting your review file on a SharePoint subsite

    Acrobat automatically creates and configures a new document library (named AcrobatSharedReviews) within your subsite to initiate the shared review.

  5. Follow onscreen instructions to choose or specify appropriate options to complete the remaining steps.

    Note:

    Ensure that your reviewers have appropriate permissions on the SharePoint subsite for adding and publishing comments.

Support for date and image fields in Acrobat forms

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous

You can now add an image field and a date field while preparing your form in Acrobat DC using the Prepare Form tool. While filling in the form, the corresponding fields become clickable – users can click the field and select an image or a date.

Date and Image tools for Forms

Using the image field

While you are preparing the form in Acrobat DC, click the Image Field icon in the toolbar, and then click the location in the document where you want to place the field.

Using the Image field in a form

You can rename the field or specify values of the field’s properties as you do for any other field. To open the Properties dialog box, click the All Properties link or double-click the field.

Form filling experience for the image field

  1. An image icon is displayed for the field. Click the image icon.

    An image icon is displayed while filling the form
  2. Browse and select an image.

    Browse and select an image

    Note:

    While browsing, select an appropriate file type from the file type drop-down menu shown just above the Open button in the Open dialog box. In addition to PDF files, the following image file types are supported – JPG, GIF, PNG, and TIF.

    This new form filling experience for the image field is also available in Acrobat Reader Continuous.

  3. Click OK. The image is placed in the field.

    The selected image is placed in the field

Using the date field

While you are preparing the form in Acrobat DC, click the Date Field icon in the toolbar, and then click the location in the document where you want to place the field.

Using the Date field in a form

You can rename the field or specify values of the field’s properties as you do for any other field. To open the Properties dialog box, click the All Properties link or double-click the field.

Form filling experience for the date field

  1. When you click the field, you see the arrow icon at the right end of the field.

    An arrow icon is displayed when you click the field

    Note:

    This new form filling experience for the date field is available in both Acrobat and Reader -  Continuous and Classic.

  2. Click the arrow icon and select an appropriate date using the Date Picker. Alternatively, you can also enter the date using the keyboard.

    The Date Picker
  3. The date is placed in the field.

    The selected date is placed in the field

For more information on forms, see Creating and distributing PDF forms.

Enhancements to the Radio button in Acrobat forms

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous and Classic

The following enhancements have been made to the default behavior of the Radio buttons in Acrobat forms:

  • Multiple copies of the radio buttons are placed in the same group by default. You can change this behavior and place each radio button in a separate group by selecting the Copy radio buttons in different groups checkbox.
  • Duplicating radio buttons across the pages now creates separate groups per page.
  • In the Properties dialog box, when multiple radio buttons are selected, you now have the option to change the group name in a single click using the Group Name field.

Compare files enhancements

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous and Classic

Improved image comparison accuracy

The compare files used to highlight the entire image for any changes to the image in the new file. Now it precisely highlights the location of change within the image instead of highlighting the entire image.

Reply, delete, filter, and edit for annotations in the compare reports

  • The reply feature is now available in each pop-ups highlighting the changes in the compare report. When you click the Reply link in a pop-up, it takes you to the RHP where you can add appropriate text.
  • You can now delete a compare annotation from the report using right click or by pressing the Delete key on your keyboard.
  • In the RHP, you can now filter the changes by a particular status.
  • You can also edit the text of a compare annotation in the RHP.

For more information, see Compare two versions of a PDF file.

Retain the last LHP (Left Hand Pane) state across Acrobat launches

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous

Now you can explicitly pin the LHP entry from the right-click context menu after opening the relevant LHP field.

Pin the LHP entry from the right-click context menu

LHP (Left Hand Pane) and toolbar controls included in the tools search

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous

The LHP and toolbar controls are now included in the tools search.

Improved experience with DirectInk

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous

You can now use your pen or stylus directly on the document without selecting a tool.

Support for named user deployment in virtual environments

  Available in: Acrobat DC Continuous and Classic

IT admins can now deliver secure access to Acrobat DC with new support for named user licensing in Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and VMware Horizon virtual environments. For more information, see Imaged OS deployments (named user).

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