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What's new in Acrobat

  1. Acrobat User Guide
  2. Introduction to Acrobat
    1. Access Acrobat from desktop, mobile, web
    2. What's new in Acrobat
    3. Keyboard shortcuts
    4. System Requirements
  3. Workspace
    1. Workspace basics
    2. Opening and viewing PDFs
      1. Opening PDFs
      2. Navigating PDF pages
      3. Viewing PDF preferences
      4. Adjusting PDF views
      5. Enable thumbnail preview of PDFs
      6. Display PDF in browser
    3. Working with online storage accounts
      1. Access files from Box
      2. Access files from Dropbox
      3. Access files from OneDrive
      4. Access files from SharePoint
      5. Access files from Google Drive
    4. Acrobat and macOS
    5. Acrobat notifications
    6. Grids, guides, and measurements in PDFs
    7. Asian, Cyrillic, and right-to-left text in PDFs
  4. Creating PDFs
    1. Overview of PDF creation
    2. Create PDFs with Acrobat
    3. Create PDFs with PDFMaker
    4. Using the Adobe PDF printer
    5. Converting web pages to PDF
    6. Creating PDFs with Acrobat Distiller
    7. Adobe PDF conversion settings
    8. PDF fonts
  5. Editing PDFs
    1. Edit text in PDFs
    2. Edit images or objects in a PDF
    3. Rotate, move, delete, and renumber PDF pages
    4. Edit scanned PDFs
    5. Enhance document photos captured using a mobile camera
    6. Optimizing PDFs
    7. PDF properties and metadata
    8. Links and attachments in PDFs
    9. PDF layers
    10. Page thumbnails and bookmarks in PDFs
    11. Action Wizard (Acrobat Pro)
    12. PDFs converted to web pages
    13. Setting up PDFs for a presentation
    14. PDF articles
    15. Geospatial PDFs
    16. Applying actions and scripts to PDFs
    17. Change the default font for adding text
    18. Delete pages from a PDF
  6. Scan and OCR
    1. Scan documents to PDF
    2. Enhance document photos
    3. Troubleshoot scanner issues when scanning using Acrobat
  7. Forms
    1. PDF forms basics
    2. Create a form from scratch in Acrobat
    3. Create and distribute PDF forms
    4. Fill in PDF forms
    5. PDF form field properties
    6. Fill and sign PDF forms
    7. Setting action buttons in PDF forms
    8. Publishing interactive PDF web forms
    9. PDF form field basics
    10. PDF barcode form fields
    11. Collect and manage PDF form data
    12. About forms tracker
    13. PDF forms help
    14. Send PDF forms to recipients using email or an internal server
  8. Combining files
    1. Combine or merge files into single PDF
    2. Rotate, move, delete, and renumber PDF pages
    3. Add headers, footers, and Bates numbering to PDFs
    4. Crop PDF pages
    5. Add watermarks to PDFs
    6. Add backgrounds to PDFs
    7. Working with component files in a PDF Portfolio
    8. Publish and share PDF Portfolios
    9. Overview of PDF Portfolios
    10. Create and customize PDF Portfolios
  9. Sharing, reviews, and commenting
    1. Share and track PDFs online
    2. Mark up text with edits
    3. Preparing for a PDF review
    4. Starting a PDF review
    5. Hosting shared reviews on SharePoint or Office 365 sites
    6. Participating in a PDF review
    7. Add comments to PDFs
    8. Adding a stamp to a PDF
    9. Approval workflows
    10. Managing comments | view, reply, print
    11. Importing and exporting comments
    12. Tracking and managing PDF reviews
  10. Saving and exporting PDFs
    1. Saving PDFs
    2. Convert PDF to Word
    3. Convert PDF to JPG
    4. Convert or export PDFs to other file formats
    5. File format options for PDF export
    6. Reusing PDF content
  11. Security
    1. Enhanced security setting for PDFs
    2. Securing PDFs with passwords
    3. Manage Digital IDs
    4. Securing PDFs with certificates
    5. Opening secured PDFs
    6. Removing sensitive content from PDFs
    7. Setting up security policies for PDFs
    8. Choosing a security method for PDFs
    9. Security warnings when a PDF opens
    10. Securing PDFs with Adobe Experience Manager
    11. Protected View feature for PDFs
    12. Overview of security in Acrobat and PDFs
    13. JavaScripts in PDFs as a security risk
    14. Attachments as security risks
    15. Allow or block links in PDFs
  12. Electronic signatures
    1. Sign PDF documents
    2. Capture your signature on mobile and use it everywhere
    3. Send documents for e-signatures
    4. About certificate signatures
    5. Certificate-based signatures
    6. Validating digital signatures
    7. Adobe Approved Trust List
    8. Manage trusted identities
  13. Printing
    1. Basic PDF printing tasks
    2. Print Booklets and PDF Portfolios
    3. Advanced PDF print settings
    4. Print to PDF
    5. Printing color PDFs (Acrobat Pro)
    6. Printing PDFs in custom sizes
  14. Accessibility, tags, and reflow
    1. Create and verify PDF accessibility
    2. Accessibility features in PDFs
    3. Reading Order tool for PDFs
    4. Reading PDFs with reflow and accessibility features
    5. Edit document structure with the Content and Tags panels
    6. Creating accessible PDFs
  15. Searching and indexing
    1. Creating PDF indexes
    2. Searching PDFs
  16. Multimedia and 3D models
    1. Add audio, video, and interactive objects to PDFs
    2. Adding 3D models to PDFs (Acrobat Pro)
    3. Displaying 3D models in PDFs
    4. Interacting with 3D models
    5. Measuring 3D objects in PDFs
    6. Setting 3D views in PDFs
    7. Enable 3D content in PDF
    8. Adding multimedia to PDFs
    9. Commenting on 3D designs in PDFs
    10. Playing video, audio, and multimedia formats in PDFs
    11. Add comments to videos
  17. Print production tools (Acrobat Pro)
    1. Print production tools overview
    2. Printer marks and hairlines
    3. Previewing output
    4. Transparency flattening
    5. Color conversion and ink management
    6. Trapping color
  18. Preflight (Acrobat Pro)
    1. PDF/X-, PDF/A-, and PDF/E-compliant files
    2. Preflight profiles
    3. Advanced preflight inspections
    4. Preflight reports
    5. Viewing preflight results, objects, and resources
    6. Output intents in PDFs
    7. Correcting problem areas with the Preflight tool
    8. Automating document analysis with droplets or preflight actions
    9. Analyzing documents with the Preflight tool
    10. Additional checks in the Preflight tool
    11. Preflight libraries
    12. Preflight variables
  19. Color management
    1. Keeping colors consistent
    2. Color settings
    3. Color-managing documents
    4. Working with color profiles
    5. Understanding color management

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Request e-signature after adding text

You can now request e-signatures after adding text or using any fill-and-sign tool. Once you select any tool in the fill or sign tools group, you'll see a prompt to Request e-signatures. Selecting Request e-signatures will open the Request Signatures dialog box to help you prepare your document to share for e-signatures. 

Begin the E Signature workflow using the prompt displayed

Invite others to sign using quick tools

You can now invite others to sign your document using the quick tools in Acrobat. 

To invite others to sign, Select   > Invite others to sign.

Invite others to sign using the quick tools

Once you select Invite others to sign, the request e-signature dialog box opens, and you can prepare your document to share for e-signing. 

Prepare your document for e-signatures

Improved and intuitive comments pane 

With this release, Acrobat brings intuitive graphics in the right comments pane to seamlessly guide you through the review workflow. 

When accessing your personal file, the comment pane will feature a graphic prompting you to invite others for collaborative input and review. Conversely, when opening a shared file not owned by you, a graphic will encourage you to contribute comments visible to all users.

Improved comments pane to educate users about the review workflow

Edit images in Acrobat quickly

You can now easily edit images in your document using the edit image options in Acrobat. With this release, Acrobat has increased the number of edit image options:

  1. In-place tool palette - Select the image you want to edit, and the in-place tool palette will appear. Select the Edit image option 
  2. Edit toolbar in the left pane - Select the image you want to edit, and go to the edit toolbar in the left pane. Select the Edit image option. 
  3. Right-click menu - Right-click the image to open the right-click menu. Select Edit

Selecting the edit image or the edit option loads the image in the integrated Adobe express editor. You can edit your image as desired. 


Edit image touch points in Acrobat

A. In place tool pallete B. Edit image option in the edit toolbar on the left 

Edit option in the right click menu

A. Edit option in the right-click menu 

Selecting the edit image option loads the image in the integrated Adobe Express editor. You can edit your image using features such as Generative Fill, remove background, erase, effects & adjustments, etc. 

Edit your image using the integrated Adobe Express editor

Fill & sign and request signature options in the contextual toolbar

You can now easily fill and sign a document and request signatures using the contextual toolbar in Acrobat. 

Open a fillable document in Acrobat. Select the form field where you want to add text, and a contextual toolbar opens with options to add text. Select the fill-in form fields option, then select the add text option. 

Select the fill in form field option

Select the add text option

You can add checkmarks in respective form fields. Select the form field where you want to add a checkmark, and the contextual toolbar gives you the option to add a checkmark. 

Add checkmark using the contextual toolbar

You can also add signatures using the contextual toolbar. Select the area where you want to add signatures, and the contextual toolbar pops up with an option to add a signature. Select the add signature option to add your signature. 

Add signature using the contextual toolbar

Deprecated Visual C++ runtimes 2013 from Acrobat/Reader installers

In previous versions, Acrobat/Reader relied on Visual C++ Runtime 2013. This meant that to ensure smooth operation of Acrobat and Reader features, the VC 2013 Runtime needed to be installed on the machine. To facilitate this, we included VC 2013 Runtime in our installer package.

However, Microsoft has recently announced the retirement of Visual Studio 2013 and all associated products, including runtimes. In response, we have ceased the installation of VC 2013 Runtimes with our installers. Furthermore, we have diligently updated all other plugins and components to eliminate any dependency on VC 2013 runtime. This ensures compliance with Microsoft's retirement announcement and guarantees continued functionality of our products.


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