Acrobat Update June 2021
with improvements mostly for Windows

Adobe released again planned updates for Acrobat DC, Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat 2017.
There are three separate installers:

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

According to Adobe there are the following new features mainly for the Windows version:

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PitStop compatibility with Acrobat
64-bit for Windows expected in April

Adobe recently released a new 64-bit Windows version of Acrobat.

If you have a PitStop Pro please note that currently, all windows versions of PitStop are not compatible with the 64 version of Acrobat. Until now both Acrobat and PitStop Pro on Windows have been available only in 32-bit.

The Adobe Acrobat installer will check the Acrobat plugins that you are using, and if it finds any 32-bit versions it will not install the new 64-bit version of Acrobat. It will install the 32-bit version instead.

Enfocus is working on a new version of PitStop that will support Windows 64-bit. This update is expected in April and should be available to beta test around the end of February. If you would like to be involved in the Beta, please contact the PitStop product manager, Andrew Bailes-Collins.

Microsoft Print To PDF for Windows 10

There is a new feature in Windows 10 called Microsoft Print to PDF which allows to create PDF documents with every application with a print feature without any additional software. (This is possible in MacOS X since long time.)

For Microsoft Office application this feature is not required since they support a PDF export feature since quite a while.

This is most probably the end of XPS (XML Paper Specification). This was Microsofts answer to PDF. But XPS was never really established.

However it seams that this feature is not always available by default. The actication is shown in a YouTube video.

Updates of Acrobat 9 only on FTP

Acrobat9-SplashscreenAdobe has removed the download links for the Acrobat 9 updates from their web pages. Possibly because Acrobat 9 is officially no longer supported.

But there are many users stilling working successfully with Acrobat 9.

Sometimes a new installation is required which means installing Acrobat 9.0.0 and all incremental updates. Unfortunately the menu Help > Check for Updates… does not always work proberly.

Fortunately one can still download the updates from the Adobe FTP server: