More performance for Acrobat DC
on Mac thanks to August 2019 update

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC and Acrobat 2017. As usual there are two separate installers:

The update can also be installed using the Acrobat menu Help > Check for Updates….

In the latest version there are not as many new features as in previous updates. The August update mainly brings improvements for the Mac version:

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on Mac thanks to August 2019 update

Wrong display of print production files
in Adobe Document Cloud

PDF files that are stored in the Adobe Document Cloud (e.g. using the Share function) have an individual link that can be used to display the document with (virtually) any Internet browser (without Acrobat/Reader Viewer installed).

Unfortunately, when rendering PDF pages, some PDF functions (e.g. overprinting, transparency, ICC profiles), which are frequently used in PDF print production files, are not processed correctly. For illustration I uploaded Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 (PDF/X-4) to the Document Cloud and got many errors:

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in Adobe Document Cloud

Acrobat May 2019 Update
with PDF 2.0 and PDF Processing Steps

Adobe released planned updates for Acrobat DC and Acrobat 2017. As usual there are two separate installers:

The update can also be installed using the Acrobat menu Help > Check for Updates….

In addition to many improvements in the user interface (e.g. Review, Signatures, Reopen closed documents, Search, Commenting, Microsoft integration) there are finally also some interesting new features for print production in the preflight function:

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with PDF 2.0 and PDF Processing Steps

Disable the new security warning
in Acrobat and Distiller

Since the (unimportant) Acrobat update of April 9, 2019, users have been surprised by the following dialog box when converting PostScript and EPS files to PDF in Acrobat and Distiller:

This message appears in the following variants of Acrobat:

  • Acrobat DC: 2019.010.20099
  • Acrobat 2017: 2017.011.30138
  • Acrobat 2015 Classic: 2015.006.30493

Adobe has already published instructions for permanently disable this annoying security warning in Acrobat and Distiller.

An update to version 19.010.20100 for Windows has already been released on April 16, 2019, which prevents the security warning from opening while printing to Adobe PDF.