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Workflows (Web services integration)

These preferences enable integration with Acrobat.com's services. You can prevent access to all Acrobat.com services with bEnableAcrobatHS as well as control most services with services-specific preferences.


This preference category contains the following subfeature(s):

Services (Acrobat.com)

See also the preferences in FeatureLockdown.

Summary table
bCreateBuzzwordDoc Toggles and locks the Create Buzzword Document feature.
bCreatePDFOnline Toggles the CreatePDF Online feature for Reader users.
bEnableAcrobatHS Toggles access to certain Adobe services in Acrobat products (varies across versions) other than shared reviews and forms distribution.
bEnableDocCtrInit Toggles the ability to initiate Acrobat.com shared reviews and data collection via distributed forms using Acrobat.com.
bEnableHSLibrary Toggles the ability to access the user's library on Acrobat.com.
bEnableRTCAuth Toggles the ability for users to embed collaboration into a PDF.
bEnableRTCPart Toggles all the user interface items that would otherwise appear in PDFs with embedded collaboration.
bEnableShareFile Toggles file upload and sharing via Acrobat.com (9.x), and the Share Pane and its features (10.x).
bEnableWorkflowPart Toggles a document recipient's ability to participate in shared reviews and form workflows.
bNeedSynchronizer Disables the synchronizer.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # 9.0-11.0.06
HKCU Path Workflows
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles the ability to initiate Acrobat.com shared reviews and data collection via distributed forms using Acrobat.com.
Details Acrobat.com's support for Shared Reviews ended with 11.0.07.

While this preference prevents initiating a workflow with Acrobat.com services, it does not prevent the use of WebDAV servers, Network Folders, and SharePoint Servers. Instead of removing the Shared Review menu item, a value of 0 simply removes Acrobat.com as a server option for the Comments Repository in the first dialog of the wizard.
GUI mapping Comments > Send for Shared Review (and) some Forms > Distribute Forms items.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default
Version # 9.0-10.0
HKCU Path Workflows
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles the ability for users to embed collaboration into a PDF.
Details A value of 0 removes these command items from the File menu, including those for live collaboration, screen sharing, and chat features.
GUI mapping File > Collaboration > Send and Collaborate Live (and) Share My Screen
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default
Version # 9.0-10.0
HKCU Path Workflows
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles all the user interface items that would otherwise appear in PDFs with embedded collaboration.
Details A value of 0 disables menu items associated with embedded collaboration.
GUI mapping UI items such as View > Navigation Panels > Collaborate live, etc.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default
Version # 9.0-10.0
HKCU Path Workflows
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Toggles a document recipient's ability to participate in shared reviews and form workflows.
Details Deprecated with 10.0. Disables menu items associated with:
  • Participation in shared reviews. Shared review file open as normal PDF.
  • Participation in forms distribution workflows. For opened forms, the document message bar does not have the Submit Form button.
  • GUI mapping Comments > Send For Shared Review; Comments > Attach for Email Review; Forms > Distribute Form; Document Message Bar > Submit Form
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0 and later
    HKCU Path Workflows
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary Disables the synchronizer.
    Details The synchronizer manages the flow of data between the client, a local database, and in some cases, Acrobat.com. It is a client process that manifests on a machine as AdobeCollabSync.exe that runs as a background process if there are resources to synchronize. It performs bidirectional pushing and pulling of files between the client and a server and also allows clients on a local machine to connect, send commands, and receive notifications. This preference does not interact with email-based review and forms workflows.

    Features that use the synchronizer include services, the Adobe Acrobat Trust List, shared reviews, Mobile Link, the recent files list (11.0.07+), and data collection in some forms workflows prior to 11.0.07. Possible values include:
    • 0: Disable the synchronizer.
    • 1: Enable the synchronizer.
    Note that Acrobat and Reader do not use the same synchronizer. When there is an older minor version of Acrobat or Reader and the newer minor version is 11.0.07 or later :
    • Both Acrobat and Reader get the new synchronizer when updating to .07 or later.
    • If the newer synchronizer is running, it supports older services and non-services operations.
    • If the older synchronizer (pre 11.0.07) is running, sync-dependent operations do not work [3746864]
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0 and later
    HKCU Path Workflows
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary Toggles file upload and sharing via Acrobat.com (9.x), and the Share Pane and its features (10.x).
    Details A value of 0 removes the command items from the File menu.
    GUI mapping 9.x: File > Collaboration > Upload Documents to Acrobat.com (and) Share Documents on Acrobat.com. 10.x: Share Pane and its features.
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0-10.0
    HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockdown
    Summary Toggles the CreatePDF Online feature for Reader users.
    Details Deprecated with 10.0. A value of 0 removes the CreatePDF Online menu item from the File menu (Adobe Reader only).
    GUI mapping File > CreatePDF Online
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0-10.0
    HKCU Path Workflows
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary Toggles the ability to access the user's library on Acrobat.com.
    Details Deprecated with 10.0. A value of 0 disables the Go To Acrobat.com menu items.
    GUI mapping Go to Acrobat.com (in various places depending on the product)
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default null
    Version # 9.0-10.0
    HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockdown
    Summary Toggles and locks the Create Buzzword Document feature.
    Details Deprecated with 10.0. A value of 0 removes the Create Buzzword Document
    GUI mapping File > Collaboration > Create Buzzword Document
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0 and later
    HKCU Path Workflows
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary Toggles access to certain Adobe services in Acrobat products (varies across versions) other than shared reviews and forms distribution.
    Details For 9.x, behavior is as follows:
    • 0: Disable any Acrobat.com menu items from the user interface, including live collaboration, screen and file sharing, creating a Buzzword document, and uploading and and accessing files to Acrobat.com.
    • 1: Enable these Acrobat.com features and menu items.
    For 10.x, the behavior is as follows:
    • 0: Disable any Acrobat.com startup menu items, Collaborate Live menu items in the Comment and Share panes; don't show Preferences > Online Services panel; remove the acrobat.com option in the Shared Review and Forms Distribution Wizards
    • 1: Enable these Acrobat.com features and menu items.
    For 11.x, the behavior is as follows:
    • bEnableADCFileStore can be used to white list Acrobat.com file storage when bEnableAcrobatHS is set to 0.
    • bDisableADCFileStore can be used to black list Acrobat.com file storage when bEnableAcrobatHS is set to 1.

    In 10.1.2, the online signing service option is removed from Reader's Sign Pane. In 10.1.8-10.0.10 and 11.0.05-11.0.07, this preference also removes EchoSign UI items from the right hand Sign Pane. It does not remove the Get Documents Signed items from the splash page and File menu (though those items no longer have access to the feature). This bug is fixed in 10.0.10 and 11.0.08.

    11.0.09 change: In Reader, the Sign Pane is now called Fill and Sign and also contains the form's tools. This bEnableAcrobatHS service master switch disables all features of the Fill and Sign Pane except for the Work with Certificates accordion. When forms are opened, the Fill and Sign Pane does not auto open.

    GUI mapping 9.x: Menu items under File > Collaboration and those relating to shared reviews and forms distribution via Acrobat.com. 10.x: Comment (and) Share panes > Comment > Collaborate Live; Preferences > Online Services; The acrobat.com option in the Shared Review and Forms Distribution Wizards

    Shared Reviews

    These settings specify Shared Review behavior. See also Collab.

    Summary table
    bDisableOnBehalfOfText If false, the string "On behalf of" does not append the author's name in the comment when another person opens the document in a shared-review workflow.
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 9.0 and later
    HKCU Path Workflows
    HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockdown
    Summary If false, the string "On behalf of" does not append the author's name in the comment when another person opens the document in a shared-review workflow.
    Details This preference is only used in shared review workflows. Possible values include:
    • 0: Don't display the comment author's name.
    • 1: Do display the comment author's name.
    GUI mapping Preferences > Reviews > Shared Review Options > Show "On Behalf Of" text in comment when user takes ownership of comments in a shared review

    Mobile Link

    The Mobile Link feature enables a global recent files list so that files are accessible across a user's phone, tablet, desktop, and the web. When enabled, recently opened files are uploaded to Acrobat.com and the recent files list is synchronized across all devices. Mobile Link relies on the synchronizer to update the recent files lists and also requires access to Acrobat.com. Therefore, note the following:

    • bEnableAcrobatHS: Must not be 0.
    • bNeedSynchronizer: Must not be 0.
    • bDisableADCFileStore: Must not be 1.
    • AVGeneral\iMaxMRUCntToBeStored: Sets the recents list length.

    Summary table
    bToggleMobileLinkSync Toggles and locks Mobile Link off and on.
    bUploadSettingOverride Controls whether recently opened files are automatically uploaded to Acrobat.com.
    sRFLHash An internal setting that stores the hash value of the latest recent file list fetched from the server.
    tRFLUserName An internal setting that sStores the user name for logging in to Acrobat.com
    uGTLastCheckTime An internal preference that records the last time the Mobile Link key was checked.
    uMachineGT An internal preference indicating if Mobile Link is available.
    Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 11.0.07 (Reader); 11.0.09 (Acrobat)
    HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureLockdown\cCloud
    Summary Toggles and locks Mobile Link off and on.
    Details Disabling Mobile Link removes the UI toggle and disables auto upload but does not remove access to the desktop recent files list. Possible values include:
    • 0: Mobile Link is locked off.
    • 1: Mobile Link is locked on.
    Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
    Default 1
    Version # 11.0.07
    HKCU Path Workflows\cMobileLink
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary Controls whether recently opened files are automatically uploaded to Acrobat.com.
    Details Reader 11.0.07+ only. To disable Mobile Link altogether on the desktop, use bToggleMobileLinkSync. Possible values include:
    • 0: Don't upload files.
    • 1: Upload files.
    GUI mapping My Files View hamburger icon > On/Off toggle switch and other Mobile Link items.
    Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type
    Default 1
    Version # 11.0.07
    HKCU Path Workflows\cMobileLink
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary An internal preference indicating if Mobile Link is available.
    Details Reader 11.0.07+ only. Possible values include:
    • 0: Mobile Link is not available.
    • 1: Mobile Link is available.
    Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type
    Default varies
    Version # 11.0.07
    HKCU Path Workflows\cMobileLink
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary An internal preference that records the last time the Mobile Link key was checked.
    Details Reader 11.0.07+ only. Checks are made every 7 days. Possible values include:
    • Varies
    Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type string: Binary value > REG_BINARY
    Default 1
    Version # 11.0.07
    HKCU Path Workflows\cMobileLink
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary An internal setting that stores the hash value of the latest recent file list fetched from the server.
    Details Reader 11.0.07+ only. If there is no change in the list in next fetch, then there will be no merging of fetched RFL with the local RFL. Possible values include:
    • Varies
    Not modifiableSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Adobe Reader
    Data type text: String value > REG_SZ
    Default varies
    Version # 11.0.07
    HKCU Path Workflows\cMobileLink
    HKLM Path Not lockable
    Summary An internal setting that sStores the user name for logging in to Acrobat.com
    Details Reader 11.0.07+ only. The value is populated only when the user is signed in. Possible values include:
    • Varies