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  1. Give option to make Hand Tool the default option instead of the Select Tool

    The Select Tool is the default tool. I never use it and have never seen a need to use it. It makes the screen turn blue and wants to select things instead of letting me drag and move around the page to review large documents. I always have to stop what I'm doing and switch to the hand tool. I am opening and managing easily over 100 PDFs a day and having to switch at every new document is frustrating and time consuming. Adding this as an option would save so much time for users that need this as their…

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can make the hand tool the default option by trying:
    1)Look under Preferences> Acessibility
    2)Uncheck "Always display the keyboard selection
    3)Then select the Hand Tool.
    4)Close the program
    5)The Hand tool will now be default

  2. I need to be able to reorder/re-arrange large number of drawings in a file using the bookmarks and i cant find any way to do this???

    I WANT TO BE ABLE TO REARRANGE DRAWIGNS IN A LARGE FILE USING THE BOOK MARK REFERENCE AND I CANT FIND A WAY TO DO THIS. [I CANT DO IT USING THE THUMB NAILS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO SMALL TO READ THE DRAWING NUMBERS!!!

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.
    You can still achieve your outcome via the thumbnail panel, just right click on thumbnail panel and select ‘Enlarge page thumbnails’.
    Enlarge the thumbnails to your desired size & then proceed with your rearrangement.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Always open a PDF in the same interface w/thumbnails open (lost from Ver X)

    In acrobat X you could set the program to always open PDFs with thumbnails open and page view next to it.

    Tech support told me the added the "feature" of removing that setting. and replacing it with file-by-file interface settings. That's a loss of functionality.

    I get many PDFs from outside sources and I have to integrate pages from them into other documents, for which I need two acrobat windows open with thumbnails showing so I can drag-and-drop pages.
    Thus every single one of those new files I have to manually re-open the thumbnails, because my Acrobat has never see…

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry fot the inconvenience caused to you.

    You can still achieve your desired outcome by following below mentioned steps.
    1) Open a pdf file.
    2)Open another file and drag the tab out such that you have two pdfs in two different windows side by side.
    3) From the thumbnail view for both windows.
    4) Now you can drag your desired page from one file to another and integrate pages.

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  5. Add option to keep documents from moving/resizing Acrobat window

    Some PDF documents seem to contain meta data content that's causing Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader to move/resize their program window when such document is opened.

    This behaviour is rather annoying and it may lead to accessibility issues.

    Please, either stop Acrobat/Reader from moving/resizing their program window when opening a document containing such meta data information, or provide an accessibility option in Preferences to optionally have Acrobat ignore that meta data information.

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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    The issue faced by you is due to the setting of the document set by the user. Please see the following setting in the document :
    1. Open Document→File → Properties → Initial View Tab → uncheck Center Window on screen

    Please make sure the setting is not checked in your document to avoid the issue.

    Thanks
    Rachit

  6. Permanent Crop

    Permanent crop tool that actually removes cropped content. Masking content does not work for PDFs that need to be later uploaded online. It botches thumbnail creation and causes files to be unnecessarily large.

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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry fot the inconvenience caused to you.
    You can crop the file by following below steps.
    1) Open a pdf
    2) Click on edit pdf
    3) Select option Crop Pages
    4) Now select the desired area and click enter
    5) Now you can select your desired settings for crop, click ok and save your file.

  7. I need to be able to open 2 Acrobat DC

    Hello , I need to be able to open 2 Acrobat DC open on my desktop in order to transfer text from one to the other. If i try and open a second Acrobat DC it closes the first. Is there a way around ?

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  8. Won't remember magnification setting

    Adobe Acrobat Pro won't remember magnification setting (fit page) after save and close. If I reopen the file after quitting Acrobat it shows the previous default setting. If I force quit and reopen then the change shows. Seems its caching the old settings unless I force quit to clear.

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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.
    You can get your desired results by following the below steps:
    1) Open a pdf
    2) Right click and go to document properties.
    3) click on initial view tab
    4) Select desired ‘Window options’ & save

    After doing the above steps whenever you relaunch the pdf, you’ll get the desired page fit (you selected).

  9. How come recent files, don't actually show the most recent file?

    How come recent files, don't actually show the most recent file?

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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am sorry for the inconvenience you are facing.

    You can see your most recent files when you click on home at top left corner and under Recent the recent used files are displayed.

    Hope this helps you.

  10. Automatic bookmark building

    There should be a feature when editing PDFs to build bookmarks from headings/text format.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Greetings!

    You can directly create bookmarks by selecting the text and pressing ctlr/cmd+b.
    The bookmark will be created with required heading or text.

  11. Adobe Digital Edition

    This is not about Adobe Reader it is about Adobe Digital Edition. As there is no entry for ADE I chose the first one on the list and hope that a category for the ADE is created.

    The problem is that Adobe Digital Edition is a Digital Reader and that you can't actually read your books through loss of access to the file or it appears that way. I assumed it was this as I cannot access your file either so assumed there would be nothing wrong with that file. I am using it through my council library membership which…

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  12. why is it so hard to save a document to my computer?

    I don't want to save the document in Word, I just want to save the PDF in "my documents" on my computer. Is there no way to do this? Or if there is what is the magic spell I have to put on Adobe to do that. Cannot access the Adobe Cloud- whatever that is- to attach documents.

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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    For saving your document on your computer you can follow the below steps.
    1) Go to file menu and click on save as
    2) On the subsequent screen, select ‘Choose a different folder’ button
    3) You’ll be able to browse your local desktop folder structure after this
    4) Save your pdf to the desired location.

  13. I would like to set page layout to default and navigation tab to bookmark panel and page as a default settings. can I , please suggest.

    I would like to set page layout to default and navigation tab to bookmark panel and page as a default settings. can I , please suggest.

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    You can do the following steps to get the desired result.
    1) Open a pdf
    2) Right click and go to document properties.
    3) click on initial view tab
    4) Select desired values from the drop-down for ‘Page lyaout’ & ‘Navigation tab’.

  14. Interactive tour

    I'm new to having permissions allowing editing with Acrobat. The "Get Started" menu doesn't fully operate. "Introduction to Acrobat" will not run at all. "Interactive tour stalls out after requesting I enter 'highlight' in the Tools search bar.

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  15. Side by Side PDF files

    I often have two PDFs open at the same time, side by side, for referencing purposes. Now with the Acrobat DC I don't have that choice as both opened files are now in the same 'tabbed' PDF window. I can see the two files 'serially' but not side by side.
    What to do?????

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    Resolved  ·  Pratyush Dhoundiyal responded

    Hi,

    You can drag the newly opened tab out and your PDF will now be open in new Acrobat window.

    Thanks

  16. Provide Option to Open at Less Than Full Screen

    Provide Option to Open In Less Than Full Screen Mode.

    I work with multiple documents on may PC screen. Every time I open Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, it fills the whole screen and I have to go fishing for the corner of the screen to shrink it. I'd like to concentrate when I work, not get distracted or annoyed.

    Your support would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    You can change the screen display by trying:
    1) Open Adobe Reader.
    2) Select “Edit” > “Preferences“.
    3) Select “Page Display” on the left pane.
    4) Under the “Default Layout and Zoom” area, change the “Zoom” dropdown menu to a desired setting.

    Hope this works for you.

  17. Directory locked in writing when opening a PDF created inside

    Windows 7 64 bits
    Adobe Acrobat 2018.011.20035

    I create a directory
    inside i saved a jpeg
    i convert trough the right mouse button : Convert to pdf format
    i open the pdf file i saved in the same directory
    i edit with comment or pencil annotation
    i save... Impossible to save
    I look the attributes of the directory :
    Locked in writing
    I close the document i can't save
    i unlock in writing the directory
    i edit the pdf
    save... Impossible...

    I close the pdf.
    Put the pdf in an other directory ...
    All work !!!!

    ADOBE !!! Sometimes you…

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  18. need to create slideshow with pdf file

    need to create slideshow with pdf file, need help with doing this

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  19. Recovery of all Open PDF documents after a crash or shutdown on the computer

    Every time Windows crashes all the Adobe files that were open get lost. Please tell me how to recover all open files when after restart

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    Resolved  ·  Pratyush Dhoundiyal responded

    Hi,

    You can always check the recent files you opened, but as designed after system restart Acrobat will not open those files for you by itself.

    Thanks

  20. Every time I open a pdf, it saves to the desktop as a new file. I have numerous file of the same thing on my desktop

    Every time I open a pdf from an email, it automatically saves it to the desktop. I then have to delete them and it is difficult finding the latest file...that I didn't want to save in the first place. I want to choose when to save a file.

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    You can change folder path via Preferences > Securit y(Enhanced) > Add Folder path.

    I hope this works for you

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