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Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is the complete PDF solution for working anywhere with your most important documents. In the latest release, Acrobat DC is reimagined with a simple and consistent user experience across desktop, web, and mobile-including touch-enabled devices.


Global Sign tool for faster, single-click access to signatures when signing a document

The Sign tool is now available consistently in the toolbar for ease of access. It provides single-click access to fill and sign a document.

Global Sign tool

Note:

If you've customized the quick toolbar, the Global Sign tool won't be visible. To add the tool, right-click anywhere on the toolbar, select Customize Quick Tools > Fill, Sign, and Track > Sign and then click Save.

Labels to distinguish files in the recent list

The files in the recent list are now labeled as Shared, Unshared, or Review based on the action taken on the file. You can now easily identify your shared files.

Labels to distinguish files in the recent list

A new preference to make checkbox visible for comments

A new preference has been added to display checkboxes for comments. To make checkbox visible for the comments, do the following:

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences (Windows), or Acrobat > Preferences (macOS). The preferences dialog box is displayed.
  2. In the Commenting category, select Show Checkbox under Making Comments.
  3. Click OK.
A new preference to show checkbox for comments

Note:

By default, the checkbox is hidden. If you use checkboxes on multiple documents, Acrobat DC prompts you to enable the checkboxes for all documents.

Drag-and-drop files in the navigation pane of a PDF Portfolio

The navigation pane of a PDF Portfolio now supports drag-and-drop to:

  • Rearrange files within a folder of the PDF Portfolio.
  • Drop files to folders, or a folder to another folder provided both are at the same level or folder.
Drag-and-drop files in the navigation pane of PDF Portfolio
Drag-and-drop files to folders or a folder to another folder to rearrange PDF Portfolio

Enabled create, combine, export, and compare tools for review documents

For review documents, the tools like Create PDF, Combine Files, Export PDF, and Compare Files are now enabled in the Tools center and the right-hand pane.

Tools for review documents

When you select files sent for viewing or review in the Home view, you can now copy shared link or review link in the context pane. You can also add recipients to an existing shared file using the ‘Add recipients’ option in the right-hand pane.

Copy shared link
Copy shared link
Copy review link
Copy review link

Share a review document

You can further share a review document by using the Share button. If you're the initiator, you can add more reviewers to a review document. If you're a recipient or reviewer, you can copy the review link and share it with others.

Add more reviewers to a review document
Add more reviewers to a review document
Copy review link to share a review document
Copy review link to share a review document

Open and combine recent files from the context pane

When you select files in the Home view, you now have the following two new features available in the context pane, in addition to the Share and the Remove from Recent option:

  • Open: Use this option to open multiple filed directly from the context pane at once instead of opening the files individually.
  • Combine Files: Use the Combine Files option from the context pane to combine multiple files directly instead of opening the tool and then selecting the files.
Combine files from the context pane

Delete and download/save a copy options for unshared files in the context pane and the right-hand pane

When you choose an unshared file in the recent view or open the file, the context pane and the right-hand pane now provide the same options that are available for a shared file – Delete Shared File and Download / Save A Copy.

Options for an unshared file in the context pane
Options for an unshared file in the context pane
Options for an unshared file in the right-hand pane
Options for an unshared file in the right-hand pane

PDFMaker support for AutoCAD 2018 and 2019

Acrobat DC now supports PDFMaker workflows for AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD 2019.

Support for converting SharePoint Word files to PDFs on Mac

You can now create PDFs from your SharePoint online Word files using Acrobat DC. The feature uses the Document Cloud create PDF service to convert documents to PDFs.

View MIP-protected files in Acrobat Reader DC and Acrobat DC

Now you can use Adobe Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC Windows desktop applications to open files protected with MIP (Microsoft Information Protection) solutions including Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Information Protection using Office 365.

Acrobat Reader DC and Acrobat DC auto-detect a MIP-protected file and prompt you to download a plug-in from a help page. Once you download and install the plug-in, the protected files open like any other PDF in Acrobat or Reader.

Additional enhancements

Selection behavior for Sticky note

When you select a sticky note, the selected note increases in size with a thick blue boundary making it easy to distinguish from the rest of the comments.

Old behavior of sticky note
Before
New behavior of sticky note
After

Improved @mention experience in review

Use of “@mention” is now enhanced to auto-complete the intended reviewers. You can also use the @ symbol in comments.

Annotations workflows support for Microsoft Office 2019

Workflows involving annotations, for example, exporting comments to MS Word and send mail in Acrobat DC, are now supported for MS Office 2019.

Improved sign in, sign out, and trial start experience

New users signing in or out from Acrobat will see this change. Existing users won’t see any change.

Sign out dialog box
Sign out dialog box
Start trial dialog box
Start trial dialog box
Sign in dialog box
Sign in dialog box

Page indicators for To Do cards

The To do cards in the Home page of Acrobat now have a page indicator to indicate the current page in relation to all available pages.

To do cards

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