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July 20, 2011 /Reader /

Compatibility Advisory Regarding Adobe Reader plug-in and Acrobat plug-in with Safari 5.1

With today’s release of the Safari 5.1 browser, we wanted to alert you of some compatibility issues and workarounds that relate to Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader and Acrobat are not compatible with the Safari 5.1 browser, announced today. Adobe Reader and Acrobat will continue to work as standalone applications on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.6, and will render PDF documents outside of the browser, but applications that require the Adobe Reader or Acrobat plug-in to render PDF documents in the Safari browser will be affected. For Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and LiveCycle customers who utilize functionality like forms, digital signatures, portfolios, guides, 3D, extended PDFs and rights management, and who require the Adobe Reader or Acrobat plug-in to render PDF documents in the Safari browser, we recommend that you continue to use Safari 5.0.x and Mac OS X 10.6.

As we continue to investigate this, we will be sure to keep you updated. Currently, we expect to provide a better workaround for this issue before the end of 2011.

For more information, please see Knowledge Base Article CPSID_90885

Steve Gottwals, group product manager, Adobe Reader

Categories: Reader


  • By Michael Jantzen - 11:30 AM on December 12, 2011  

    So there’s two weeks left in 2011 – is there actually going to be a fix for this?

    • By Adobe - 12:24 PM on December 19, 2011  

      We continue to work on the issue, and will have a workaround with our Reader and Acrobat 10.1.2 release on January 10, 2012.

      • By Michael Jantzen - 2:00 PM on December 22, 2011  

        Cool :) – thank you for all the hard work as always.