Acrobat and macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility

Acrobat compatibility with the new macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Both Acrobat 2017 and Acrobat are compatible with the new macOS High Sierra (10.13). Below are a few known issues. Adobe is trying to fix these issues in a future release.

Known Issues

Adobe applications and 64-bit compatibility

When you upgrade to the latest version of macOS 10.13.4 or launch Acrobat or Acrobat Reader for the first time on the latest versions of macOS High Sierra, you may see a warning message that indicates Adobe software needs to be optimized for better performance.

32-bit warning on macOS 10.13 High Sierra

This is due to some 32-bit components that Adobe is working to address in the future. Note that no action is required from you at this time and your applications will still run as normal.

For more information, see the following resources:



  • No check box to mark fill color as Transparent in the properties of eligible annotations. [ADC-4223579]


  • While participating in the WebDAV based shared review, keychain password pops up 3 times even if you enter a password and click "Always Allow". [ADC-4226584]


  • Cannot select or change color for "Border color", "Fill color", or both from form field properties. [ADC-4225994]


  • Cannot "Fill Color" for redaction in the Properties dialog box. [ADC-4226271]


  • [11.x Specific] Attach to email does not work when Outlook is default email reader on Mac High Sierra. [ADC-4229279]


  • Some dialogs of Acrobat render momentarily black on launch and then render fine. [ADC-4220296]


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