Acrobat and Reader August 2020 Release (DC Continuous, Acrobat 2020, Acrobat 2017 & Classic 2015)

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Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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Acrobat and Reader August 2020 Release (DC Continuous, Acrobat 2020, Acrobat 2017 & Classic 2015) What's New


With the latest release of  DC Continuous, Acrobat 2020, Acrobat 2017 & Classic 2015, we have some amazing new features available which enable you to do more.


See Top new features here: Top new features and changes in August 2020 release of Acrobat DC


Adobe recommends installing and updating Acrobat DC and Reader DC for Windows & Mac Continuous Track 20.012.20041, 2020 Classic Track 20.001.30005, 2017 Classic Track 17.011.30175, 2015 Classic Track 15.006.30527, as quickly as possible because they have some amazing features.


Install updates from the Help menu of Acrobat/Reader DC, select Check for Updates. Reboot the machine once after updating Acrobat/Reader DC.

For detailed information and to download the latest patch manually, please refer to the Release notes.


System requirement changes:



Top Bug fixes with this release:

  • Outlook crashes when Adobe PDFMaker plugin is enabled in some cases
  • Inline images are not coming when emails are converted to PDF
  • Issues in converting Excel to PDF. Korean text in Excel gets converted partially and shows a question mark “?” at some places


  • Unable to combine 332 digitally signed PDF in a Portfolio at once


  • Chrome extension appears disabled on non-English locales with Acrobat.
  • Web Capture option missing in Chrome for web pages


  • Getting an incorrect page number in the preview of the image form field.


  • Splitting is not proper if you choose to split by top-level bookmarks (after renaming)


  • In a dark theme, if bookmarks properties for text color is set to black for a pdf then the text should appear in white color only
  • On Windows 10 v2004, the title bar appears in white color when Acrobat is set to dark theme
  • For Unified Share, “Sign” should appear on the left side panel on result page instead of “Shared”
  • Mac - “Close file” (Ctrl+W) option under the file menu is enabled at the Home page even when none of the files is opened
  • In help menu change “Online support” to” Acrobat Help...” and “Learn Adobe Acrobat Pro DC” to “Acrobat Tutorials...”


  • On optimizing the PDF’s generated from AutoCAD, Acrobat is crashing without any error message or any output.
  • Acrobat crashes while optimizing certain files.


  • Save as Adobe PDF is not working
  • The distiller is crashing on launch in Citrix XenApp gold image


  • Blank Acrobat icon in the start menu of Windows 10


  • When user trying to change page range under compare tool, Acrobat 2017 crashes on Windows 10 Japanese OS


For the list of current known issue, see: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/known-issues-acrobat-dc-reader.html



Enterprise-Centric features:


For IT administrators (managed environments):     

  • Download the enterprise installers from ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/, or refer to the specific release note version for links to installers.     
  • Install updates via your preferred methodologies, such as AIP-GPO, bootstrapper, SCUP/SCCM (Windows), or on macOS, Apple Remote Desktop, and SSH.
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