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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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Editors' Review


Adobe Reader DC allows you to easily read, navigate, print, and enter information into Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.


Form submission: Adobe Reader allows you to easily enter information on a PDF form and submit it.

Attention to style: Reader looks great, and the interface is very easy to understand.

Good control: Reader offers excellent control over any document you're viewing. You can zoom, navigate, and search large documents very effectively.


Clunky installation: Installing Reader is clunky. After downloading the file, the Adobe installer launches, which executes a lengthy installation process. Then when you finally launch the app, your computer informs you that it needs to configure the program and then restart your computer.

Bottom Line

Adobe wrote the book on PDF software, and Reader lives up to its pedigree. It is, simply put, the best program available for this purpose. If you work with PDFs a lot, you'll want it installed on your system.

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1 stars

"Opens nothing: Failed to connect to a DDE server"

September 06, 2016  |  By ememkai

2016-09-06 09:14:20  |  By ememkai

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.017.20050


None - does not open the program or a PDF. This version does not even deserve one star!


I downloaded Adobe Reader DC from the which installed it on my Windows 10 desktop PC. It will not open the program or a PDF. Best solution I found on the various forums was to change the security setting in the Adobe Reader preferences. But how can I do that when the program doesn't even open?


I'm tired of wasting my time troubleshooting something that should be no trouble at all.
Good-bye Adobe Reader.
Hello, Foxit Reader!

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1 stars

"Give me back the earlier version"

September 03, 2016  |  By Thimbler600

2016-09-03 21:25:39  |  By Thimbler600

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.017.20050


None yet as I won't use it.


Primitive looking and missing features of earlier versions.


Doesn't get my vote. I'll use my Nuance for more capabilities.

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1 stars

"Wastes user's time, inferior to previous versions"

August 01, 2016  |  By Bill_Levinson

2016-08-01 11:38:48  |  By Bill_Levinson

 |  Version: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.017.20050


None, except ability to read PDF documents


(1) Complicated interface, e.g. after you click on the Save icon (which normally means to save as the current file), it asks you where you want to save it, thus forcing you to duplicate the effort of locating the file you are already using

(2) I used the "Fill in and sign" features to fill out two forms. In both cases Adobe Reader then refused to either print the completed forms or save them. I actually had to fill out both of them by hand, and then scan them (so I would have a permanent record), thus wasting even more of my time.


My experience with Adobe (Flash player as well as Reader, and Adobe Acrobat) is that it takes very little pride in the quality of its products.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2015.017.20050
This update provides new features, security mitigations, feature enhancements, and bug fixes.
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site
Release Date July 12, 2016
Date Added August 01, 2016
Version 2015.017.20050
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10
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File Name External File
Total Downloads 61,922,558
Downloads Last Week 6,416
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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