Software update: Adobe Reader XI 11.0.6

Adobe has released an update to version 11 of Acrobat. Acrobat consists of the commercial package to create PDF documents and the free reader to be able to read them. With Reader it is now also possible to create simple PDF documents via an online tool. Version 11.0.6 is a security update that addresses a javascript issue and has been released for Windows only; the OS X version did not suffer from this problem.

11.0.06 Scheduled update

This release provides mitigations for vulnerabilities described in the security bulletin.


Security hardening and expanded sandbox support occurs with each release. Other changes include:

  • Update blacklisted file extensions in HKLM’s FeatureLockDowncDefaultLaunchAttachmentPermstBuiltInPermList.
  • More support for Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer (not fully supported yet).

Energy usage

Acrobat product enhancements include redesigns that reduce the amount of energy consumed by certain features, thereby potentially extending a device’s battery life. Additional improvements in this area are targeted for future releases.


A new preference has been added that specifies whether the addressbook.acrodata file should be imported during a new install. The address book contains the certificate details used in signature workflows. Prior versions only allowed turning the feature off and on, and it was not possible to import certificate data silently. Thus, admins could not deploy new versions without having end users see the import dialog. Setting importAddressBook to 2 now enables the silent import of address books.

For configuration details, see the Preference Reference.

Services integration

  • Support for the .tif extension (in addition to .tiff) when importing signature images.
  • File Menu enhancements for
  • 3571055 OCR recognizes text during Export PDF operation even when disabled.

Platform Compatibility

See also PDF creation.

This release extends additional support for IE’s Enhanced Protected Mode.

  • 3678160 A gray page is displayed, then Reader displays “There is a problem with Adobe Acrobat/REAder. If it’s running, please exit and try again. (103:103)” when Reader SB is OFF and E11/IE10 (Win 8 32-bit) EPM is ON
  • 3680297 IE10 EPM On/Reader SB On on Win 8 32-bit, no message to disable EPM and PDF is not loaded with error (0:521)
  • 3679617 Reader fails to load in IE11 when both Reader and Acrobat are installed – MS displays a message asking to disable EPM
  • 3678149 Win 8.1 with IE11 EPM ON: Error message not displayed when Reader SandBox OFF, Acrobat PV ON/OFF and old version of Reader/Acrobat plugin is default PDF Viewer

PDF creation

  • Added support for Lotus Notes 9.
  • Support IE 11 for WebCapture.
  • Support for conversions from AutoCAD 2013.
  • 3652540 A blank pdf is created for files having hidden visual style.
  • 3601108 Flow Chart converts as a multicolored square.
  • 3654345 Word documents missing parts or images in conversion to PDF.
  • 3654572 Temporary file size increases when creating pdf by combining multiple files into one PDF.
  • 3670155 PDF file created with Distiller XI prints incorrectly to some printers.
  • 3599407 Checkbox check marks do not appear in these files.
  • 3663233 IE Web Capture in localized OS: Icons and drop-down menu items are missing and conversion dialog is not localized.
  • 3651931 Chrome Only: Few web pages when converted to pdf from Chrome plugin doesn’t show up the Save As dialog.
  • 3597910 EPM Mode On: Web capture is not working on Windows 8-32 bit when cache folder is missing.
  • 3610644 Firefox 23.0: With Firefox version 23.0 (latest), the WebCapture icon shows up very dim as if it is disabled.
  • 3650244 ODA false to convert DWG files to PDF for large files.


  • Improved support for ICA Scanning on Mac OS 10.7.5.
  • 3356448 Mac ICA: Scanned images are partially or completely garbled on 10.7.5.
  • 3657016 MAC 10.7.5_ICA: Acrobat crashes while format is selected as JPEG 2000.
  • 3653117 MAC 10.7.5_ICA: ADF Scanning creates only one page PDF.
  • 3652624 MAC 10.7.5_ICA: New PDF produced is not OCRed.

Macintosh only

See also Scanning.

  • 3668038 New install defaults to low resolution.
  • 3662318 Some buttons will be disappear in the toolbar when you click size percentage drop down box inside the browser.
  • 3654978 Acrobat crashes if the user double clicks on the “Split Screen” bar while in Edit Page Content mode.
  • 3630006 Acrobat crashes on Retina Display Macbook Pro when zooming via pressing Cmd + or by choosing high zoom percentages from the toolbar’s zoom drop-down.

AcroForms and LiveCycle

  • 3620762 Acrobat does not dispatch the correct MSAA text selection change event when caret position is changed in AcroForms text inputs.
  • 3680633 No Complete button is visible on opening form in LC Workspace on Windows 8.1 OS.
  • 3587197 Unable to set focus in field following embedded PDF when tabindex=0 for all fields.
  • 3653278 Form bridge interpretation of remoteURL is not working randomly in Reader 10.1.6 and 11.0.1.
  • 3625381 PDF fields’ content displayed on screen after sumExpression error, but not exported to XML file or saved to PDF file.
  • 3659529 Unable to type exact text when Form -> auto complete Preference set to basic or advanced for Acro forms.
  • 3551897 Saved Data not retaining in Reader 10 and higher.

PDF display

  • 3671499 Acrobat fails to display foreign languages ​​correctly in certain PDF docs.
  • 3678139 A gray page is displayed when opening the PDF the 2nd time or more.
  • 3435661 Mountain Lion – PDF file preview color is incorrect in A10 and A11 when monitor display profile is other than sRGB.
  • 3583266 A rendering issue happens when while creating/editing forms field in a PDF.


  • 3496769 Accessibility Checker reports Table Regularity Failed for any table containing cells that span rows or columns.


  • 3506888 About Adobe Reader Screen lists wrong version number: 11.0.1 instead of 11.0.01, etc.
  • 3631877 A comment that deletes all text in a bullet point is marked “Placement Unconfirmed” when imported to Word.
  • 3572440 Hosted PDFs with link on network file servers are throwing error pop up, when opened in a web browser.
  • 3616699 Printing fails when invoking Print Page(s) for pages whose page labels include dash character.
  • 3652430 Permission Setting Dialog shouldn’t show up on the second files when running encryption action.
  • 3650703 The default actions don’t display correctly after switching Acrobat Japanese and English version.
  • 3637452 Acrobat may reject some files with valid JBIG2 compression due to error in text symbol region decoder.
  • 3666442 Acrobat needs better stability when opening some .dwg files.
  • 3656683 PDF with single JPEG opens fine with Preview and Chrome, but reports error with Reader.
  • 3401246 Opening of Reader is slow when the PDF files at remote file server is opened from recent file list.
  • 3584093 The comments will be lost after ran PDF fixups for annotations flatten in a PDF created via distiller in Excel or PPT.
  • 3581763 The comments will be lost after ran PDF fixups for annotations flatten in a scanned PDF.
  • 3674956 Touch: Scrollbar does not work when using Selection Tool or inside Editing Mode.
  • 3621599 Initial view settings inserts invalid line in PDF.
  • 3571055 The exported file is editable when export an image scanned pdf file with text recognition disable.

Version number 11.0.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Website Adobe
License type Freeware