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Updated Dec 09, 2020.

15.020.20039 Planned update, October 11, 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
Product Type Installer Size Language Install over...
Acrobat Planned update AcrobatDCUpd1502020039.msp 197 MB All DC base
Reader Planned update AcroRdrDCUpd1502020039.msp 71.6 MB All DC base
Reader Planned update AcroRdrDCUpd1502020039_MUI.msp 40.9 MB All DC base MUI
Macintosh installers
Product Type Installer Size Language Install over...
Acrobat Planned update AcrobatDCUpd1502020039.dmg 328.6 MB All DC base
Reader Planned update AcroRdrDCUpd1502020039_MUI.dmg 98.3 MB All 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

Fill and Sign

  • 4169042: Hebrew text gets reversed when form filling in Fill and Sign app.


  • 4130464: User is unable to interact with Home View LHP using VoiceOver Keys.
  • 4056281: Unable to bring the Voiceover focus back to the Document.


  • 4169688: Zoom via option and trackpad swipe is not working properly.


  • 4157360: Crash repeatedly observed while simply browsing the file using the touchpad.


  • 4135481: Hidden characters in word doc are transformed into line in the output PDF.
  • 4142155: Weird text rotation and reversed image manipulation on converting some Word files.
  • 4161259: Form fields are not converted as email address link.
  • 4173071: In Visio, after saving a file to JPG, closing Visio causes a hang when PDFMaker is installed.


  • 4153268: PDF thumbnail not generated until scanning of all pages is complete and all post processing starts only after completing all scans.
  • 4179127: Acrobat crashes while appending to the Compare result file after scan.
  • 4153268: PDF thumbnail not generated and no post scan processing starts until scanning of all pages is complete.
  • 4164739: From CPDF path, save multiple files option saves pdf with empty names when output settings dialog is not opened before scanning.


  • 4182979: Keyboard shortcut ‘Alt+C’ works for Printer list instead of ‘Copies’.


  • 4164517: Comments list disappears on closing one PDF when multiple PDF are opened with multi-tab viewing set to “OFF”.
  • 4162957: Highlighting is difficult in PDFs where lines are very closer to each other.
  • 4155586: Add Text comment’s text properties are not remembered.


  • 4119965: Acrobat crashes while submitting form or Sending Comments without closing pdf, in windows 10.
  • 4115867: Acrobat crashes while Initiating shared Review and selecting option send pdf as attachment in outlook.
  • 4184158: Acrobat crashes while launching Tracker window if Adobe Tracker has active notifications.


  • 4191140: After running OCR (clear scan > 600 DPI English)on a particular document the text of the resulting document is not readable.


  • 4155519: (MAC Intermittent) Settings changed for the ‘Separations’ tab for color plates in “Output Preview” dialog are not retained after performing pinch zoom .

JavaScript Engine

  • 4166357: Empty lines are added to script when using external editor.
  • 4159480: Acrobat crashes on MAC on removing the default function that is automatically generated when the Document Javascript is created.


  • 4056958: Flatten annotations preflight sometimes rotates them.
  • 4157238: Validation fails for PDF/A-1A compliant file created from 3height converter shell.


  • 4167619: Combine app is opening for multiple tabs and multiple windows of Acrobat whereas it should open for just one window/tab.

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