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Enterprise IT Tools for Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Solve enterprise configuration and workflow issues

The Adobe® Acrobat® team recognizes that certain in-house utilities, scripts, and tools may prove beneficial to IT professionals in the enterprise community. The Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader are designed to facilitate deployment, configuration, and workflow management in enterprise settings.

We are releasing a number of these resources free of charge, but without an official support program. Like other technologies on Adobe Labs, these tools are not finished products, but rather beta or prototype utilities that may work in your particular environment.


Available Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader

The following list comprises all of the resources that are currently available to download. More tools/utilities are expected to be added in the future.

  • Adobe AcroCleaner — Use the AcroCleaner to cleanup failed or partial uninstalls of Acrobat and Adobe Reader 10.x and later.
  • Create PDF Utility for Safari — Use this utility to leverage Acrobat's "Create PDF from web page" feature when viewing web content within Safari.
  • Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF Association Tool for Macintosh — This tool provides a manual method for creating and removing associations between a PDF viewing application and a browser. The tool allows you to control whether Acrobat or Reader will be used to view PDFs in a browser.
  • SCUP Transition Catalog for Adobe Reader — SCCM deployments can use this SCUP catalog to migrate 9.x/10.x Reader installations to 10.0/11.0.
  • JavaScript Blacklist Framework for Adobe Acrobat or ReaderThis utility allows IT to modify the JS API blacklist for any Acrobat product. It allows simple visual inspection and modification of tBlacklist in the registry’s HKLM hive without opening and editing the registry manually.

Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader:

  1. Download one or more of the Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader
  2. Install and/or run the tool or script as needed. Many of the resources available as part of this program do not have installers.
  3. Ask questions or share your feedback in the Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader forum

    Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Adobe.com Terms of Use.

Community

Below you'll find references and links to help you participate in the Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader community.

Online Forum

Ask questions and discuss ideas with other users of Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader in the discussion forums. Please let us know what you think of the technologies. Your participation and feedback are very important to us.

Visit the Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader discussion forum

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Adobe.com Terms of Use.

Enterprise Community Resources

General Resources

If you want to learn more about releases on Labs as well as other Adobe technologies, visiting a user group or connecting with an Adobe Community Professional is a great place to start.

Product Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Will more tools become available?
Additional tools will be released every 6-12 weeks and usually at the same time as quarterly product updates.
Are these tools ever updated?
Not usually. However, substantive bugs or obvious improvements could lead to an update.
Will these tools ever ship with the product?
No.
Who is the target audience for these tools?
Enterprise IT and administrators.
How can I contribute?
You can provide feedback on these tools via the forum. Even better, create your own tools, scripts, and plug-ins and post them on Adobe Exchange or Adobe Marketplace.
How do I install and use JavaScript Blacklist Framework for Adobe Acrobat or Reader?
Unzip the download and run the installer. A link to additional documentation resides under the tool’s Help menu.
How do I install and use the SCUP Transition Catalog for Adobe Reader?
This 9.x catalog is English-only and uninstalls any existing versions of Reader. It is intended to help enterprise IT migrate Reader installs from 9.x to 10.0. Refer to the SCCM documentation for usage details. For an overview, see the Enterprise Administration Guide.
What happened to the PDF Plug-in for Firefox on Macintosh preview?
The PDF Plug-in for Firefox on Macintosh preview has ended and comparable features are now available with Adobe Reader 10.1.3. Previous browser plug-in versions were incompatible with Safari 5.1 that is bundled with Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.6. The Adobe Reader 10.1.3 update resolves the incompatibility with Safari in 64-bit mode and also supports Mozilla Firefox for Macintosh when it is opened in 32-bit mode. A small number of functions relating to 3D and embedded Flash may require downloading the PDF file and opening it using the standalone product. If you have previously installed the PDF Plug-in for Firefox on Macintosh, search for AdobePDFViewerFF.plugin within Finder, drag it to the trash, and download and install the Acrobat and Reader 10.1.3 update.
How do I install and use the Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF Association Tool for Macintosh?
Simply unzip the download. There is no installer. For usage details, see the Administration Guide.

System Requirements

For a list of system requirements, please refer to the requirements for the product type and version deployed in your organization.

Release Notes

The Enterprise IT Tools for Acrobat and Reader are prerelease software and designed for evaluation purposes only. The software contained within each resource is neither final nor officially supported by Adobe, but the technologies are ready for you to try and discuss.

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