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FeatureState (Convert to PDF)

Note that FeatureState Mac preferences are stored in Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/DC/Preferences/com.adobe.Acrobat.FeatureState.plist.


This preference category contains the following subfeature(s):

Create PDF

The December 2018 Acrobat release disabled XPS and EMF file conversion to PDF. At Adobe, we build security into our products and we implement numerous security processes and controls to help us comply with industry-accepted standards, regulations and certifications. Some examples of overall security improvements specific to Acrobat and Reader include: sandboxing (Protected Mode and Protected View), fuzzing high value targets like the broker process, finding memory corruption bugs via ASAN/GFlags, and running continuous static analysis on the codebase. Additionally, as an added security measure, where we see features with low usage, like XPS and/or EMF to PDF conversion, we disable these features. However, if you trust the document origin, you can enable the feature by creating and setting the preferences below.

Summary table
BlockEMFParsing Specifies whether to disable EMF file conversion to PDF.
BlockXPSParsing Specifies whether to disable XPS file conversion to PDF.
ExportEntireTableContent TBD
Security hardeningSupported on WindowsSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # Oct. 2018 (all tracks, including Classic 2015 and 2017)
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to disable EMF file conversion to PDF.
Details When set to 1, Acrobat will display an "unsupported" dialog and block conversion of EMF files to PDF.
  • 0: Enable EMF conversion to PDF.
  • 1: Disable EMF conversion to PDF.
Security hardeningSupported on WindowsSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # Dec. 2018 (all tracks, including Classic 2015 and 2017)
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to disable XPS file conversion to PDF.
Details When set to 1, Acrobat will display an "unsupported" dialog and block conversion of XPS files to PDF.
  • 0: Enable XPS conversion to PDF.
  • 1: Disable XPS conversion to PDF.
Not modifiableSecurity hardeningSupported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # Oct. 2018 (both tracks)
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary TBD
Details
  • 0: TBD
  • 1: TBD

PDFMaker

These preference control the Adobe Sign UI in MS Office applications when PDFMaker is present. Note the following:

  • Windows has two prefs that interact with each other as follows: EnableSignInOffice = 1 overrides DisableSignInOffice (null, 0, or 1) if present.
  • MS Office products can display one of two Adobe signature-related UIs: One provided by Acrobat’s PDFMaker add-in and one provided by the Adobe Sign web add-in if it's installed it from the Office store. On Windows, by default, if Acrobat detects the presence of the Adobe Sign UI, PDFMaker does not show its Sign UI. On Macintosh, Acrobat cannot detect the Adobe Sign UI, so the PDFMaker Sign UI displays by default. The settings enable admins to customize which signature UI appears.

Summary table
DisableSignInOffice Specifies whether to install PDFMaker's Adobe Sign integration component so that the sign user interface appears in Microsoft Office products.
EnableSignInOffice Specifies whether to install PDFMaker's Adobe Sign integration component so that the sign user interface appears in Microsoft Office products.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # May 2019 Continuous track
HKCU Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Specifies whether to install PDFMaker's Adobe Sign integration component so that the sign user interface appears in Microsoft Office products.
Details Enabling this features allows user to invoke the Adobe Sign workflow in MS Office products. Note that the Mac pref has a different name and plist location. Possible values include:
  • 0: Disable PDFMaker's sign component.
  • 1: Enable Adobe Sign component.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # May 2019 Continuous track
HKCU Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
HKLM Path Not lockable
Summary Specifies whether to install PDFMaker's Adobe Sign integration component so that the sign user interface appears in Microsoft Office products.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0: Enable the Office plugin.
  • 1: Disable the plugin.

Miscellaneous user interface features

Summary table
ADC4275034 Specifies whether to disable the color picker in the Fill and Sign tool.
ADC4275035 Specifies whether to remove the forms tools delivered with the October, 2019 release.
ADC4275035_ClickEdit Specifies whether to automatically enter edit mode when a user clicks a PDF object.
ADC4302862 Specifies whether to past copied elements to the exact location as the copied element.
bShowInsertionBar Specifies whether to enable the thumbnail insertion bar when hovering between thumbnails.
EnableFlashEditing Specifies whether to enable the Flash tools for adding annotations or Flash in the Rich Media app.
ProtectOldExperience Specifies whether to use the disable the new Protect tool and revert to the old menu
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # Continuous track Aug, 2020
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to past copied elements to the exact location as the copied element.
Details Some copy/paste operations are more efficient when copied elements are pasted to an identical location in the target document. This feature applies to form fields, annotations, and links. Possible values include:
  • 0: Disable the paste-in-place feature.
  • 1: Enable the paste-in-place feature.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # Oct 2019: Continuous
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to use the disable the new Protect tool and revert to the old menu
Details The Protect tool provides options for encrypting and password protecting documents. The new UI provides some streamlined options, but this preference supports using the old menus. Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Use the new protect app experience.
  • 1: Revert to the existing (pre October, 2019) protect app experience.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 0
Version # Oct 2019: Continuous
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to remove the forms tools delivered with the October, 2019 release.
Details Editing features are now part of the Form tools. For example, there are AddText and EditText tools in the Prepare Form top toolbar. Systems that encounter issues with these tools (or simply want them removed from the UI) can disable these new features. Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Do nothing.
  • 1: Remove the AddText and EditText tools.
GUI mapping AddText and EditText tools in the Prepare Form top toolbar
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # Oct 2019: Continuous
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to automatically enter edit mode when a user clicks a PDF object.
Details When enabled, clicking on an image or text results in edit tools appearing in the right-hand pane and edit mode is enabled in the Forms tool. Clicking on any form field enables the form authoring mode. Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Do not dynamically switch into edit mode.
  • 1: Automatically enter edit mode on user click.
GUI mapping AddText and EditText tools in the Prepare Form top toolbar
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default 1
Version # Oct 2019: Continuous
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to disable the color picker in the Fill and Sign tool.
Details The color picker is only supported on the Continuous track. Possible values include:
  • 0: Disable the color picker
  • 1: Enable the color picker
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by Acrobat
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # May 2020, Continuous track
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\Trunk\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to enable the thumbnail insertion bar when hovering between thumbnails.
Details This bar is available both in the left-hand pane and the Pages app. Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Disable the insertion bar.
  • Enable the bar.
Supported on WindowsSupported on MacSupported by AcrobatSupported by Adobe Reader
Data type boolean: DWORD value > REG_DWORD
Default null
Version # May 2020, Continuous track
HKLM Path HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\(version)\FeatureState
Summary Specifies whether to enable the Flash tools for adding annotations or Flash in the Rich Media app.
Details Possible values include:
  • 0 or null: Remove "Disable Flash > Add SWF menu item. "
  • 1: Show the menu item.