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  1. Cannot set select tool as default instead of hand tool

    I'm trying to make the select tool the default when Acrobat opens instead of the hand tool.

    I was running Acrobat DC fine with the select tool as the default on Windows 7. I just got a new computer with Windows 10 and now I'm having trouble. Same version of Acrobat, just a new operating system.

    I've tried almost everything mentioned in this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2179758

    The one thing I couldn't try was the scrubbing tool, because I have Creative Cloud. I did uninstall and reinstall Acrobat. It didn't work. Then I tried the "Repair Installation" option in the Acrobat help…

    5 votes
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  2. Shortcut to Refresh/Reload PDF while working with LaTeX

    Brief title for your desired feature: Refresh/Reload PDF

    How would you like the feature to work? A keyboard shortcut or button that reloads the PDF currently being viewed.

    Why is this feature important to you? I work with LaTeX a lot and the Acrobat Reader is the best PDF reader out there, but I frequently recompile a document and always have to close and reopen it to get the latest version. This is a hassle that could be made easy with a simple keyboard shortcut.

    5 votes
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  3. Allow user to enlarge menu fonts

    Adobe should allow user to enlarge menu font sizes.

    I often want to know what page number I’m working in, but must lean into the screen to visualize the tiny number font listed in the menu bar.

    5 votes
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  4. Browser PDF Hyperlinks with the ability to choose an option to open the link in a new browser window.

    When you open a PDF in a browser, and there are hyperlinks in that PDF, when you click on a hyperlinks, it opens in the same window. Is there a way to force it to open a new window? Is there an option or button that one can click that will allow this to happen?

    5 votes
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  5. Bookmark a whole section of pages

    Add bookmark feature that will mark a whole section of pages in a pdf that can be extracted later as a separate document. This would allow better management of the merging and un-merging multiple pdfs into and out of a larger pdf file. This would be helpful if only one chapter in a pdf file needs to be removed, edited and then replaced.

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  6. Ability to search a number of PDFs together without combining them, needed for searching bank statements for a whole year

    Search for text across a number of PDFs together without combining them, needed for searching bank statements for a whole year or similar. Acrobat DC 2019.

    4 votes
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  7. STOP THE SHARE FILES WITH OTHERS POPOP

    Please stop forcing your obnoxious self-promotional popups in our faces like the "Share files with others." If I want to share files with others I will email the file to them, not use your data mining cloud.

    4 votes
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  8. Option to Hide Bookmarks Panel for all PDFs

    Using: Acrobat Pro DC

    Request: Ability to set a global setting that hides the bookmarks panel whenever a new PDF is opened, as opposed to having to navigate to the initial view settings for each file and then save it.

    Reason: I open a lot of PDF files from emails, as I'm sure thousands of other people do, with no intention of saving it in that instance. Or files from the internet, again with no intention of saving it. This is to VIEW the file and find content relevant to the task in hand. Having the bookmarks panel occupy a…

    4 votes
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  9. Cursor not accessibility friendly for visually impaired

    I am visually impaired and have implemented the Windows accessibility features that allow me to make my mouse pointer dark, inverted and larger, so that I can more easily locate the cursor on the page. However in Adobe Acrobat DC, your default cursor does not allow this Windows feature to carry over. Honestly it is terrible and should really be fixed to be at least darker, larger and bold so that visually impaired clientele can use your products.

    4 votes
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  10. Floating tool bar

    How do I set my preferences so that the floating, transparent, toolbar at the bottom of my page NEVER shows.

    4 votes
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    4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us for your concerns.
    I would like to let you know that kindly update to latest available version of reader by doing a Help → Check for updates.

    The Floating HUD toolbar will then be docked automatically into your Top toolbar.

    Let me know if that solves your concerns

    Ayush Jain

  11. A magnifying glass to the tool bar to enlarge a specific area of PDF would be nice.

    Please add a magnifying glass to the tool bar to enlarge a specific area of PDF would be nice.

    4 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thanks for Reaching out to us.
    I would request you to kindly add the Loupe tool in your main toolbar. thats how you can do that

    1) launch any pdf and right click on the main toolbar
    2) select “Show Select and zoom Tool” and click on “Loupe Tool”
    3) click on the loupe tool icon added to the toolbar and then click on any area in the pdf

    Now you can see an enlarged view of a specific area in a pdf in a separate window

    Let me know if that solves your concerns

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain

  12. Fullscreen misbehaving, Mac

    I'm not sure if this is an issue with Mac (OS X El Capitan, 10.11.6) or Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, 2018.009.20044), but if i put Adobe Acrobat Pro is in fullscreen mode it will occasionally pop out of it and appear in the current view. I have not been able to recreate the issue in an accurate way, but I've mostly noticed it whilst chrome is loading pages in a new tab, but it's also happened with other programs like the finder. If I'm viewing another program in fullscreen mode when it happens Acrobat appears infront, blocking my view.…

    4 votes
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  13. Add a button or menu option to set Adobe Acrobat to reopen all documents opened in a previous session.

    Add a button or menu option to set Adobe Acrobat to reopen all documents opened in a previous session.

    3 votes
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    Hi,

    If your Previous session had any PDF’s launched when it was last Closed, then there is a Menu item Under File→ Reopen PDFs from Last Session which will open the pdfs that were launched in your previous session before closing.

    Attaching a snapshot to help you with.

    Also there is a Preference unde Edit→Preferences→General which ould automatically open the PDFs from the last sesssion as you Open the Acrobat / Reader application. Here is more info on that : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/whats-new.html#PreferencetoreopenPDFsfromthelastAcrobatsession

    Hope this resolves your concern ?

    -Ayush Jain

  14. Turn off floating toolbar

    The Top Toolbars can be turned on and off using F8 and F9, but how do I turn off the pop-up floating toolbar. I don't need two copies of the toolbar on screen

    3 votes
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  15. Restore the Open File button to the Tool Bar.

    I was just "upgraded" to the new Adobe version. Please restore the Open file button. Dumbest idea ever to remove it and create extra clicks in order to open a file.

    3 votes
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  16. Acrobat DC toolbutton appears as black square until you minimize/restore the Application window

    Use 'Open' to add an Enfocus PitStop toolset. It appears in the right-side ribbon with the 'Active' icon. Click on this icon => it changes into a black square.
    When using 'Add' to add the same toolset, it appears using the 'Inactive' icon, clicking it makes it Active but it is not showing the 'Active' icon.

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  17. Problem with spacers and commands showing on the the toolbar.

    There is a new problem with the toolbar, whereby page controls that were previously present are now hidden. The file tools occupy the same amount of space regardless of how many commands are contained within that space. Please fix this bug. Commands like 'fit one full page to a window' are no longer visible unless you un-dock the page controls from the toolbar.

    3 votes
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  18. I hate everything about the acrobat pro DC menus

    So far I hate everything about the acrobat pro DC menus and it has been 2 years, I keep hoping for an update backward for the old menu.
    Changing the way pdf are managed and adding additional features, is great but why would you change menus commands and locations.
    We are all using computers not tablets, and the so called lighter theme sucks.

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  19. Permanently hide Navigation Pane

    Adobe, please give users the option to permanently hide the Navigation Pane. I have to click the arrow on every single doc I open in order to hide it! Give me a simple option to disable that stupid pane. Do a google search on this and you'll find countless users asking for the same thing...since the last 5 years. Fix it already!

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  20. Tab Management

    I'm constantly in and out of Acrobat.
    I would love to be able to right click and either close all tabs or close all tabs to the right without closing Acrobat. I jump from job to job and each has its own handful of PDFs to view. When I'm done with a job, I have to either manually close each tab or close the whole window and select close all tabs. Then immediately after, I have to open more and wait for Acrobat to start up again.

    3 votes
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