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We are introducing the Protected Mode (sandbox) feature in Acrobat Pro 2020 and Acrobat Standard 2020. Earlier, it was only available in Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader.
The Protected Mode (sandbox) is a core architecture change and covers all the features and workflows in Acrobat. By default, the Protected Mode is turned off.
To enable Protected Mode in Acrobat:
- On the menu, go to Edit > Preferences.
- From the Categories, click Security (Enhanced), and then select Enable Protected Mode at Startup (Preview).
- Quit Acrobat and relaunch.
How to verify whether the Protected Mode is enabled?
- Open Windows Task Manager. If you see two instances of Acrobat.exe, then Protected Mode is enabled for Acrobat.
Adobe is testing the new protected mode feature in Acrobat. Therefore, the feature may not be available to all Acrobat users.
The Set Default Bookmark Zoom Level menu item is now added to the PDF bookmark options. While creating a new bookmark, you can easily use this option to set the default zoom level. By default, the Inherit Zoom option is selected.
Acrobat now provides an option in the bookmark properties to retain the destination page number when you adjust the zoom level of multiple bookmarks.
For more information, see Change the page number while adjusting the zoom level of multiple bookmarks.
Acrobat now displays contextual tips in case you want to get your document signed after performing any of the following operations:
- Create PDF
- Combine Files
- Edit PDF
- Organize Pages
The tool tips will be visble for the first few times on performing any of the above operations.
Acrobat now detects the signature in a PDF document, and displays request signatures contextual tip when you attach the unsigned PDF to an email.
Adobe is testing this new experience in Acrobat DC. Therefore, the Request Signatures prompt may not be available to all Acrobat users.
You can now prefix or suffix Bates number range with the filename. To add the Bates number to a filename, enter %BATES_NUMBER_KEY% in the Insert Before or Insert After fields as desired in the Output Options dialog of Bates Numbering.
For more information, see Add Bates number to existing file names.
The precision to place form fields and other form elements in a PDF form is now increased from two decimal points to 10,000th of an inch. This helps place the form fields accurately at the desired location without having to recreate the form otherwise.
If you copy a form field, link, or any other annotation and paste it on another page or document, the copied annotation gets placed at exactly the same location as the copied annotation on the new page. If an annotation is already present at the location, then the copied annotation is pasted in the center of the page. For example, if you copy a hyperlink present in the footer of a page and paste it on a new page, the hyperlink gets pasted to the footer section of the new page too. It is especially useful in the scenarios where you need to copy and paste on construction drawing sets, PDF form fields, and more.
Apart from the Sign menu, the Request Signatures option is now added to the File menu for easy access and discoverability.
Adobe is testing this new experience in Acrobat DC. Therefore, the Request Signatures option may not be available to all Acrobat DC users in the File menu.
A new document preference is added to let you use the filename as the document title. By default, the preference is disabled. To enable the preference, go to Acrobat preferences, and click Documents in the left pane. Under Open Settings, select Always Use Filename As Document Title.
Sharing files is now simpler in Acrobat Reader than before. Now, the three separate icons in the upper-right corner of the toolbar represent Share a link, Send by email, and Invite people to your PDF file. You can use these tools to share a link to your file with others, send a PDF by email, or invite people to view or review your shared files.
For more information, see Sharing PDFs.
Acrobat now retains the default start and end of the Line properties you set in the Dimension line Properties dialog.
Assistive technology, like screen readers, used to fail to interpret mouse actions and provide corresponding instructions to be done using a keyboard. For example, repositioning a sticky note comment in a PDF using a keyboard is not possible. This bug is now fixed. Users dependent on assistive technology can now reposition a sticky comment using keyboard actions like tab, space, up, down, left, right arrow keys.
Acrobat now conveys the progress statuses like generating review, open review, and download operations to the screen readers.
All the options in the Print dialog are now accessible using a keyboard. You can now use the keyboard to navigate across the options in the Print dialog of Acrobat in macOS.