15.016.20039 Planned update, May 10, 2016

This release is a planned update for the products listed in the table below. The latest version is always available through the product’s update mechanism, from the enterprise FTP site, and for some languages, from the Reader Download Center.

Track details

The Acrobat DC product family introduces two tracks for both Acrobat and Reader which are essentially different products: “Classic” and “Continuous.” Most end users will install the Continuous track provided from the Reader Download Center. Enterprise organizations will user either the Classic or Continuous track. For details and a comparison of the two tracks, see http://www.adobe.com/go/acrobatdctracks.

Available installers

Windows installers






Install over…


Planned update


188.8 MB


DC base


Planned update


66.4 MB


DC base


Planned update


36.1 MB


DC base MUI

Macintosh installers






Install over…


Planned update


322.9 MB


DC base


Planned update


91.3 MB


DC base

New product features

This release provides various new features for end users described in the New features summary.

Enterprise-Centric features

For these features, refer to the Administration Guide.

Security bulletin

This release provides mitigations for vulnerabilities described in the corresponding security bulletins of Reader and Acrobat.

Bug fixes


  • 3948284: Reader crashed when changing a screen magnification if MAGIC is turned on.

  • 3962798: JAWS/MAGIC : Reader hangs when switching back and forth between applications with Alt Tab or by clicking.

  • 3997841: JAWS reads Tools Read obly on pressing Shift+Tab to bring last item in focus when the last item is not in view.


  • 4041064: PDFMaker creates wrong hierarchy of bookmarks.

  • 4076247: Improper and Inconsistent PDF from PDFMaker for PowerPoint for Linked Monochrome Images.

  • 4043864: Mac : PDF generated from a PPTX file generates a PDF file with no metadata indicating it was created with Adobe Tools.

  • 4098952: Acrobat plug-in is not present in Visio 2016(32 bit).


  • 4028057: Some of the contents from PDF are missing when printing to physical printer.

  • 3912641: Missing characters while printing PDF from Adobe PDF.

  • 3825272: If printer name contains Unicode characters, Acrobat/Reader doesn’t recognize it as a PDF Passthrough capable printer and print using non Passthrough mode only.


  • 3992648: 3rd party plug-ins are not accessible when Reader runs in Internet Explorer.

  • 4080858: Reader beccomes unresponsive while switching PDFs through thumbnails in the taskbar.

  • 4105460: Failure of APIs to set Tool Icons.

  • 4028349: When selecting text across pages, weird text selection artifacts appear (text goes black, white boxes appear, …) as soon as selection spans multiple pages.

  • 4088015: MAC: Acrobat continuously crashes when opening a new file on the customer’s machine.


  • 4090572: White stripes emanating from the edges while scrolling the “replace document colors” option in Esit>Preferences>Accessibility.

  • 4055859: Thin dotted lines appear thick and solid.

  • 4028496: Acroabt is crashing while rendering GPU enabled AVViews.


  • 4093698: Reader open and save PDF from DFS with long path names fails.

  • 4117724: Protected View doesn’t Privileged Locations and Whitelist into account for printing.


  • 4088258: Crash while sending mail via Outlook 2016.


  • 4062581: Acrobat not able to open PDF file in IE Browser in particular scenario.

  • 4081669: IE shows error 523:523 when navigating “Back” from PDF document.

  • 3992648: 3rd party plugins are not accessible when Reader runs in Internet Explorer.


  • 4075897: User with only read permission on review server gets success message on Publish Comments.

  • 4033270: Shared-Review on Linux server gives Authorization error.


  • 4003835: Javascript ExportAsFDF method fails to export comments made unless a document is Reader Extended.

  • 3780077: First letter of the comment goes missing while using Text correction mark up tool.

Web Capture

  • 3921745: The alignment/text direction is NOT the same as Source Website when create a PDF via web browser.


  • 4109794: Spawning of Page Templates broken in 3M2.


  • 3790194: Request to accept apostrophes in email addresses while creating digital signature for any user.

  • 4068442: Security Policy Encrypt with Password creates a mask in the Permissions Password Box when edited.

  • 4099393: Whenever the attached PDF is opened, it tries to download the Certificate Revocation List.

  • 4131373: Unable to open RM protected PDF after 5 days in offline mode, in Acrobat DC.

  • 4062577: SAML timeout after 2 hours leads to error message for opening new documents.

  • 4106980: Disable Privacy Notice with Extended Usage Tracking enabled.

  • 4135664: Acrobat signs PDF with SHA1 instead of SHA256 using Entrust certificate and CSP drivers that do not support CNG on windows 7 and windows vista both 32 and 64 bit.

Paper Capture

  • 4118534: While OCR with clear scan from multiple file route percentage shown is multiplied by 100.

  • 4076677: For some Vector files, OCR is not recognizing text properly.

Fill and Sign

  • 4102133: Signing a multi-page form on page other than where form fields were placed leads to rendering issues in FSS mode.

Known issues

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

Technical details

Go to the Release Notes Home for information about the following:

  • How to update

  • Update order

  • Definition of release types

  • System requirements

  • Language Support

  • Compatibility

  • Product end-of-life schedule