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  1. Full Tools, Menu customisation

    Acrobat DC wastes so much screen space in non-customisable areas - It is common to 'snap' the Acrobat Application to Half-Screen - but doing so hides many menu Tools, but ALWAYS leaves 'Home, Tools, Document & then The Login Name. - These are rarely (never) used.
    Please allow them to be Hidden, Or return Menu/Tool icons to a 'normal' design/style as used in the previous 10 versions of Acrobat.
    'PRO' does not = Tablet user.

    308 votes
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      Under review  ·  118 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Arabic OCR

      Need to recognize Arabic text from scanned images.

      230 votes
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        89 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Planned  ·  gudisa responded

        We already considered this request. We will update you once the team prioritise it and implement it.

        Thanks.

      • PLEASE Don't make the user go through a menu to check off a comment! You DOUBLE the time it takes to go through comments.

        PLEASE ELIMINATE the need to go through a dropdown menu just to check off a commnet.

        IT WAS FINE to have a checkbox. It took HALF THE TIME.

        PLEAES FIX

        214 votes
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          Planned  ·  149 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to add more toolbars

          It was very cool in early versions that it was possible to add more toolbars. Its annoying that the space is limited for the extra tools I want to add into the tool bar.
          I would like to ask for adding the ability to add a new-line/toolbar so all the tools I add can be visible without need to expand a menu by clicking on the dots at the right side.

          166 votes
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            Under review  ·  28 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove the big blue "Share" button

            You have absolutely no control over the choice of menu design, forced to look at a big blue “share” button, a feedback button and a question mark. When operating in half screen the frequently used menu items I have chosen are hidden, because you think I want to share, learn or send feedback. Give me the ability to remove and take charge of my workspace environment.

            159 votes
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              55 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Time saving toolbars

              Give us more useful Toolbar with plenty of stuff - must make endless useless clicks to access simple things. Just to Open a page needs 2 clicks! This wastes time. Hover over text that fan open files would help.

              This is a terrible product to use - thank goodness for the free stuff Foxit and PDF Creator. Not user friendly and pro-production at all.

              141 votes
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                Under review  ·  24 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reopen PDFs Launched in previous sessions on Opening Acrobat/Reader

                A Prereference in Acrobat should be there which loads the last session of opened tabs/pdfs on relaunching. Also could provide options to save/load previous sessions.
                This may be Important to the users who work on several pdfs at a time but wish to retain the opened docs in the next Acrobat session.
                Also Session could be managed to retain even after machine restart and then launching acrobat.

                126 votes
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                  Under review  ·  42 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove tools sidebar selector, or make it an option, or an option to move it to the top or the bottom

                  The tool sidebar is too close to the scroll bar, and make it difficult to use and select the scroll bar, which is almost always used. Make the position and/or the visibility of the tools sidebar a preference, since this redundant control is available using many other existing ways. This is the must frustrating, duplicative, and unusually located user control I have seen in many years.

                  73 votes
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                    Under review  ·  22 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Precise placement of objects in Prepare Form and Edit Form

                    I would like to see a "transform" capability similar to InDesign, with a panel or set of boxes in which the actual pixel X & Y coordinates, as well as the dimensions of an object, can be precisely set. Currently, the resolution on this type of placement appears to be set at 2 points, and I would like to be able to fine-tune that to pixels or 10,000ths of an inch as I can in InDesign. That's the basic idea, but read on for rationale.
                    I work mainly in InDesign to create pdf forms that I then take into Acrobat…

                    63 votes
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                      21 comments  ·  PDF Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      I have forwarded your request to engineering. It will be picked up after prioritization. We will contact you if we need some more information on this.
                      Thank you for your patience.

                    • Dock Properties Bar

                      Through version 9, the properties bar was dock-able. Since X it is not, but it should be. Properties are always useful, it is annoying to have it floating over the document when I have toolbar space at the top of my screen sitting empty and gray and sad. I get that the properties toolbar is context sensitive so it will grow and shrink, but it was in 9 also. Please make all toolbars dockable!

                      58 votes
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                        Under review  ·  14 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Comment list takes too long to load

                        Getting comment list to show in Acrobat DC takes way too much time. It's a drag. At least on Mac OS.

                        56 votes
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                          Need Info  ·  36 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 54 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create Expandable Text Field Forms

                            Adobe Acrobat Pro needs to have the ability to create expandable text field forms that allow the text box to expand when the user types similar to what you can do with Livecycle.

                            This is a feature that has been requested a lot online. Currently Acrobat Pro only allows multi-line text field forms with a scroll bar, but you cannot create an expanding text field form that increases in the height of the text field to accomodate more text.

                            The functionality to create this even in Livecycle is too clunky and complicated to use.

                            50 votes
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                              Under review  ·  9 comments  ·  PDF Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Arabic script with Fill & Sign

                              This topic has been discussed before, but I want to share one thing the team might find useful.

                              Now we tell all Acrobat users that Adobe Fill and Sign doesn't support Arabic. But when you look at it, we are able to type Arabic very well on Desktop machines and mobile devices.

                              On a Mac for instance, as an Adobe CC subscriber, I have to choose English in Preferences for my Acrobat language in order to show [ Fill & Sign, Send and Track, and Send for Signature ] features in Tools workspace. If I go and change Acrobat language…

                              48 votes
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                                Under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Fill & Sign  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Adobe Acrobat Pro XI vs. Adobe Acrobat DC

                                Can we get the Acrobat XI version of the Scanning stuff back? This multiple page setup in order to get to scanning a document is horrendous. When you update things, try to avoid bloating them into more steps, more bells and whistles that are just eye candy and do little to enhance anything....I like when we go update and find out that the newer version has less garbage on it, less junk added to it for overall performance gain instead of the industry standard of new versions = more bloated programming = less productivity and horrible GUI - Why does…

                                48 votes
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                                  Under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Spell Checker

                                  A fully functional spell checker is necessary for Acrobat DC (17.009).

                                  Frequently I get documents requiring proof-reading and the only option is to export as a DOCX, run a spell checker there and, for every error, go back to DC and either comment the error or correct it myself. Not ideal, to say the least.

                                  Such functionality would also provide useful features. For example, to check French text has the correct accents or, even, being able to "translate" from US English to British English

                                  48 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Comment UI was better in former version

                                    Each comment in the column on the right hast to be opened to be checked with done (check mark). But then the answer-field is opening and the answering field of the former comment will be closed. When the checkmark is not set, the comment is always shifting a bit up. That makes a work with 500 corrections really bumpy/uneasy.
                                    The size of each comment is also too big. In the former version there were 17 comments on one screen, now there are just 9 comments!
                                    Make one comment without opening and smaller and more clearly arranged without moving!!

                                    In the…

                                    42 votes
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                                      14 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • more than 2 signature / initial options for fill & sign tool

                                      Only 2 signature / initial images can be stored currently. Every time I want another signature I have to swap out an existing image for one from my files. It would be hugely beneficial to be able to maintain a much larger selection of stored signatures / initials for completing documents for multiple members of the household.

                                      38 votes
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                                        Under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Fill & Sign  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Feature request: Resize page feature

                                        I don't know how this happened, but I exported a print out of a web page that was sized at 8.5x11 as a PDF, and when I opened the PDF in Adobe DC, somehow the page size turned into 13.17x16.78, and now when I print the PDF, it cuts out everything on the page that is outside of the 8.5x11 paper size. I have been trying and trying to just resize the PDF to 8.5x11, but I can't find this feature anywhere - and I've really been looking hard! So if there was a way you could add a feature…

                                        35 votes
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                                          Need Info  ·  18 comments  ·  Page Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Font Color should be available for change in the FIll and Sign

                                          In our Industry all fill and sign portions of a form are required to be completed in Blue, therefore, the fill and sign portion should have the availability to change font colors.

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                                            Under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Fill & Sign  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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