Adobe Acrobat and MAC 64-bit Catalina

With the new update of the Mac OS, Catalina (10.15), previous versions of Adobe Acrobat will not work as they are not 64-bit compatable.  This means that if you have Acrobat v.17 you will now need to move to Acrobat v.19, which is a named user license.  Here is a link to FAQ information on the Acrobat named user license.  Should you wish to purchase Acrobat v.19 please contact your IT Administrator as they might already have licenses available.  You can also can contact Software Central or look at more information abo

Upgrading Mac OS to Catalina & Application Compatibility

Apple has released a new OS update, Catalina (10.15), and unlike previous updates, Catalina does not support 32-bit applications.  This is problematic should you update your Apple computer and not realize that by doing so, that some of the software you use will no longer work on your MAC.  We do not recomend that you update your MAC to Catalina without first checking which apps you have and which ones are not compatable with the new opperating system.  You can check your application compatibilty by checking in your computer's "System Report".  Here is an article from

Update on Adobe Acrobat Agreement

Adobe has dropped traditional serialized number licenses in favor of a new “named-user” model for all its products. This change will affect all Software Central orders for Adobe Acrobat.

Together with IT Services, we are in the process of developing and implementing Adobe’s Named Users licensing model for UCLA’s almost 12,000 Adobe Acrobat licensees.

FAQ: Adobe Acrobat Named User Licensing

Here are some common questions and answers about the 2018-19 change to Adobe Acrobat Named User licensing model.

What is Named User Licensing?

"Named User" (aka, "Subscripton-based") licensing is a method of authenticating valid software licenses. For Acrobat DC, Adobe is transitioning away from using serial numbers to using individual, Named User licenses. This means that for every authenticated user of Acrobat DC, the process requires each user's Official UCLA First Name, Last Name and  Email Address in order to authenticate their license.