Adobe officially removed all traces of its previously omnipresent Flash software program in a brand new replace for its Reader and Acrobat PDF packages. The replace additionally patches critical security flaws inside Acrobat and comes forward of Flash’s official finish of life, scheduled for December 2020.
Earlier than the replace, there have been nonetheless just a few choices inside Acrobat DC that might assist you to work together with Flash components. Flash-dependent choices—like Filter, Replace, Export, Add, and Archive—would assist you to gather consumer responses in a kind. Now after this replace, you’ll have entry to a secondary toolbar that Adobe added in, which options motion buttons for every of these choices, so that you’ll nonetheless have entry to them when wanted.
The replace additionally stripped the Insert Media button from Adobe’s PDFMaker menu in MIcrosoft’s PowerPoint and Phrase apps. This motion beforehand allowed customers to embed Flash content material in a slide presentation or doc.
The removal of Flash was first introduced in 2017, when corporations like Adobe, Fb, Apple, Mozilla, and Google acknowledged they might be ending assist for the software program throughout the business. Newer options which can be extra environment friendly (and safer) have changed the software program over time, and are geared up to take over as soon as Flash formally ends in December 2020.
by way of ZDNet