Fujitsu Provides Newer Versions of Adobe Acrobat With ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M

Fujitsu Provides Newer Versions of Adobe Acrobat With ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M

One of the nice things about buying the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 or ScanSnap S1500M is that they come with a full version of Adobe Acrobat. Given how expensive Acrobat is, this makes the higher ScanSnap line a pretty good deal if you can swing it.

Given that the S1500 and S1500 came out in 2009, the version of Acrobat that shipped with them has fallen a bit behind the times. The S1500 shipped with Acrobat 9 for Windows, and the S1500M shipped with Acrobat 8 for Mac.

This has been a particular problem for Mac users because Adobe ended support for Acrobat 8 in November 2011.

Fortunately, Fujitsu has announced today that the ScanSnap S1500 will now sell with Acrobat X Standard, and the S1500M will now sell with Acrobat 9 Pro.

Why are Mac users a version behind again? I am not sure, I assume it is some sort of licensing negotiations between Adobe and Fujitsu.

If you already have a ScanSnap with the older version of Acrobat, Adobe does provide upgrade pricing. They have an upgrade chart, and you can pick up the Acrobat X Upgrade for Windows or for Mac on Amazon.

You can read more in Fujitsu’s press release here.

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eswicker - October 4, 2015 Reply

Is there a place to download the Adobe software if the disk that came with i1500 scansnap is lost?

gepa - January 5, 2012 Reply

Fujitsu should offer upgrade coupon to those who buy Scansnaps which don't have Acrobat X. Why should buyers bear the costs to upgrade? Fujitsu is really behind in its negotiations with Adobe. This is a disservice to customers

Use Adobe Acrobat to Batch Print Email | Tips To Learn How To Go Paperless | DocumentSnap Paperless Blog - December 22, 2011 Reply

[…] on yesterday’s news that the ScanSnap S1500 now comes with Acrobat X, I thought it would be apropos to post an Acrobat […]

Julie K - December 21, 2011 Reply

It is almost 2012 and Fujitsu is finally updating to 2009 technology with Acrobat 9 pro- when Acrobat X, the current version, has been out since some time in 2010. This is irritating. I have had to pay to update the "free" included version with every ScanSnap I buy. Love the scanner, but dislike the outdated, never current Acrobat. Why wouldn't Adobe want users to have the most current software?

    Brooks Duncan - December 22, 2011 Reply

    Yeah, I am sure there is a big story behind the scenes but judging by comments I see on Facebook, you're not the first one to think that.

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