Did you upgrade to Office 2016 only to find that your Acrobat XI toolbar disappeared? You are not alone.
Responses posted on Acrobat User Forums are indicating that Adobe will push out a release to fix the compatibility issues between Office 2016 and Acrobat XI “soon.” According to Microsoft, the problem is with the PDFMOfficeAddin.dll file.
Assuming Adobe follows through, XI users will not be forced to buy Acrobat DC. Can users count on Adobe keeping its promise?
Based on past experience, the odds are 50/50. In the case of Office 2010, Adobe never did release a fix. Instead, version 9 users who wanted Acrobat functionality within Office were required to purchase Acrobat 10. Thankfully that was not the experience with Office 2013, as Adobe did release a free update to fix the compatibility issues.
Sincere thanks to a Portland-metro attorney for bringing this compatibility problem to my attention.
All Rights Reserved  Beverly Michaelis
It appears Adobe is not going to release an update to Acrobat XI. Therefore, if you have Office 2016, you will need to purchase Acrobat DC.