Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020

Be more productive and organized. Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 delivers the tools you need to create, edit, fill, sign, and protect PDF documents. Quickly convert documents to PDF from Windows and macOS. Turn paper documents into editable PDFs. And manage all your PDF files from the centralized Home view.

TOP REASONS TO BUY ACROBAT PRO 2020

Create PDFs from Windows and macOS - Quickly and reliably convert documents to standards-compliant PDFs from Windows and macOS.

Export PDFs to Microsoft Office 365 formats - Convert PDFs to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint formats while preserving fonts, formatting, and layouts.

Enhance accessibility - Take advantage of intuitive accessibility features and workflows to make it easier for people with disabilities to use PDF documents and forms with or without the help of assistive technology software and devices.

Manage all your work from one place - Organize, manage, and search all your PDFs from the centralized Home view.

Create interactive PDFs - Add video, sound, and interactive content to transform your PDFs into engaging experiences.

Customize your tools - Stay organized with color customization of Fill & Sign tools like Add Text, Add Checkmark, and Sign.

Open Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) files - Use Adobe Acrobat 2020 to open files protected with Microsoft Information Protection solutions.

Edit scanned documents - Run optical character recognition (OCR) on scanned paper documents to turn them into editable PDFs.

Easily compare files - Compare two versions of a PDF using an easy-to-scan results summary to quickly see what¡¯s changed.

Work with Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive - Access, edit, and store files in your Dropbox, Box, or Microsoft OneDrive account while working in Acrobat Pro 2020.

Prepare PDFs for high-quality printing - Use preflight libraries to get customized sets of profiles, checks, and corrections.

Delete sensitive information - Find and get rid of text, images, or even metadata permanently with easy-to-use redaction tools.

What's new in Acrobat 2020

New Home view

Acrobat Pro and Standard

The new Home view helps you stay organized and productive - it's a single place for you to organize, manage, and search for all your PDFs.

  • Recent Files list: Displays your recent files opened for viewing from your computer, Document Cloud storage, or third-party storage like OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, and SharePoint.
  • Recommended tools: Helps you discover top Acrobat tools like Edit PDF, Create PDF, Combine PDFs, and more.
  • Search box: Lets you search all your Document Cloud files and the files sent or received for viewing, reviewing, or signing.
  • Context pane: Helps you take actions on files across all Home view with context-sensitive menus, and check the status of participants and history of activities for shared documents.

A. Recent files B. Recommended tools C. Search files D. Context pane

View MIP-protected PDFs in Acrobat 2020 and Reader 2020

Acrobat Pro and Standard

Now you can use Adobe Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat Reader 2020 Windows and Mac desktop applications to open files protected with MIP (Microsoft Information Protection) solutions including Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Information Protection using Office 365.

Acrobat 2020 and Acrobat Reader 2020 auto-detect a MIP-protected file and prompts you to download the corresponding plug-in from the plug-in download page. Once you download and install the plug-in, the protected files open like any other PDF in Acrobat or Reader.

Color customization capability in the Fill & Sign tool

Acrobat Pro and Standard

You can now choose your desired color to fill the PDF form and sign it using the Fill and Sign tool in Acrobat 2020. To change the color, click the Color button in the Fill & Sign toolbar.

By default, the signature's color is black. To retain the default color, deselect the Retain Original Color For Signatures checkbox.

Run OCR on scanned documents with live text

Acrobat Pro and Standard

With Acrobat 2020, you can run OCR on a scanned PDF that contains images with live text on them.

1. Open the scanned PDF in Acrobat 2020.

2. Go to Tools > Enhance Scan > Recognizable Text > In This File.

3. Click Settings in the toolbar. The Recognize Text dialog box is displayed.

4. In the Output drop-down list, choose Searchable Image or Searchable Image (exact) and click OK.

5. Click Recognize Text in the toolbar.

Preflight enhancements and PDF/UA validation in preflight

Acrobat Pro only feature

  • Preflight Libraries: Preflight Profiles, Fixups, and Checks are now well organized in Libraries.
  • Preflight Variables: Variables allow you to dynamically adjust Profiles, Checks, and Fixups when they are applied. Variables can be used when editing Profiles, Checks, or Fixups wherever the orange triangle shows up. It is also possible to filter for existing objects using Variables.
  • Preflight supports the new Ghent PDF Workgroup Specification 2015: The new GWG specifications are based on PDF/X-4, and support native transparency as well as media neutral RGB workflows.
  • PDF/UA validation in Preflight: Preflight now makes it possible to fix common accessibility problems and to validate against the international standard for Universal Accessibility PDF/UA.

Improved Accessibility feature updates and workflows

Acrobat Pro only feature

Improved Accessibility features in Acrobat 2020 make it easier for people with disabilities to use PDF documents and forms, with and without the aid of assistive technology software and devices.

Improved experience with DirectInk

Acrobat Pro and Standard

Improved Pen tool leveraging DirectInk technology allows you to write and draw more smoothly and accurately directly on the document without selecting a tool.

Sign PDF files with DirectInk

Acrobat Pro and Standard

New support for DirectInk in the Signatures Panel of the Certificates app offers a more natural experience and gives you more control of how your signature looks when signing on Windows 10 devices.

Touch bar built into MacBook Pro

Acrobat Pro only feature

Functionalities for the touch bar built into MacBook Pro help you work more efficiently on MacBook Pro computers.