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  1. 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.

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

    Hi,

    We are delighted to share with you that Acrobat and Reader Desktop release for DC Continuous (2019.012.20036) is Live now and this Takes care of the Feature Request to Restore Previous Session by Default on Next Acrobat/Reader Launch.

    More Info Here : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/whats-new.html#PreferencetoreopenPDFsfromthelastAcrobatsession

    Please update your Acrobat (It should Auto update or you should do Help → Check for updates) and let us know your Feedback.

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain

  2. Add option to use file name instead of TITLE in the Adobe Acrobat Reader

    It is difficult to figure out which file is which when viewing multiple files with the same TITLE. The person using the reader is powerless to change the title.

    PLEASE provide a global preference / setting in the Reader,preferences to have the Reader use the file name all the time.

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

    Hi,

    We are delighted to share with you that Acrobat and Reader Desktop release for DC Continuous (20.012.20041) is Live now and this takes care of this Feature Request.

    For more Info refer here : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/whats-new.html

    A new document preference is added to let you use the filename as the document title. By default, the preference is disabled. To enable the preference, go to Acrobat preferences, and click Documents in the left pane. Under Open Settings, select Always Use Filename As Document Title.

    Please update your Acrobat/Reader (It should Auto update or you should do Help → Check for updates) and let us know your Feedback.

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain

  3. 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.

    98 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Fill & Sign  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Make Comments Toolbar Open Automatically/By Default

    I would LOVE it if you folks could make the Comments Tool auto-open and/or by default somehow. I open lots and lots of pages every day and it would be really wonderful if the Comments just opened every time I opened a new doc.

    90 votes
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    Implemented  ·  51 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. ANNOYING FLOATING TRASH CAN ON TEXT CALLOUT BOXES

    get rid of the trash can on text callout boxes, it gets in the way and serves no purpose

    82 votes
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    Implemented  ·  86 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add Google Drive as option in Storage Accounts

    My company uses Google Drive for file sharing as many other companies do. Google Drive is currently not listed as an option for connected cloud storage but needs to be.

    76 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Implemented  ·  apuri responded

    We released an update to Acrobat DC today with support for Google Drive. Click Help → Check for updates to get the latest update.

  7. Bug..Mac High Sierra - transparency option no longer available in properties for cells/appearance

    I have been preparing forms and creating text boxes, check boxes etc for some time now.
    Recently, I am unsure if was a recent update or because I have updated to highSierra on my mac, there is no longer a 'transparent' option available.
    More details available on the community forums:

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2388443

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

    Adobe Acrobat and Reader official update containing the fix for this issue is now available. This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat and Reader.

    If you want, you may also manually trigger the update by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.

    More information about this release is here: https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/continuous/dccontinuousoctober2018.html#dccontinuousoctobertwentyeighteen.

    Please try it out and let us know your feedback.

    Thanks!
    -Bhavna

  8. Inherit Zoom setting for all bookmarks (Court requirements for filing electronic documents)

    The standard setting for a bookmark is Fit Width. The ability to change that to Inherit Zoom or other setting is necessary as the Courts require bookmarked documents with Inherit Zoom setting. It takes 8 clicks per bookmark to change this. There is no way to select all bookmarks and change them all at once or make a permanent setting. I submit Administrative Records with hundreds, sometimes thousands of bookmarks and each one of those has to be individually clicked on and changed - x 8 clicks. Very tedious and time consuming.

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

    Hi,

    We are delighted to share with you that Acrobat and Reader Desktop release for DC Continuous (20.012.20041) is Live now and this takes care of this Feature Request

    For more Info refer here : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/whats-new.html

    The Set Default Bookmark Zoom Level menu item is now added to the PDF bookmark options. While creating a new bookmark, you can easily use this option to set the default zoom level. By default, the Inherit Zoom option is selected.

    Also, Acrobat now provides an option in the bookmark properties to retain the destination page number when you adjust the zoom level of multiple bookmarks.

    Please update your Acrobat (It should Auto update or you should do Help → Check for updates) and let us know your Feedback.

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain

  9. Paste in Place

    A preset setting to paste copied elements in place would a valuable improvement.

    49 votes
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    Implemented  ·  16 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Adding Bates Numbering Range to Existing File Names

    As Bates Numbering/Stamping is commonly used in the legal profession and because we typically handle a large number of documents it would be nice if Adobe had the capability to allow you to Add Bates Numbering Ranges to the EXISTING File Names.

    For example, after you click on Add Bates Numbers, you can click on Output Options, and the window pops-up where you can have the option to either keep the original file names OR replace the file names with the starting and ending Bates Number (e.g. 000100-000115.pdf). I want to do both and keep the original file name with…

    38 votes
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    Implemented  ·  20 comments  ·  Page Operations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add option to make comment pane open automatically if there are comments

    Commenting should be listed as one of the options under Document Properties > Initial View. I find that new many people have a hard time finding the comments, because the right hand pane is hidden and they don't know to click on that tiny little right-pointing arrow. Pleas add the option for the comment pane to be open automatically, just as we can already do with the bookmarks panel.

    37 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    Adobe Acrobat and Reader official update (20.009.20063) containing this fix is now available. This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat and Reader. You may also manually trigger the update early by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.
    More information about this release is here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/release-note/release-notes-acrobat-reader.html

    In case comment app does not open by default for the first time, please follow the steps:
    1. In Acrobat, go to Edit > Preferences (Windows), or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac).
    2. Under Commenting, select the option – Show Comments Pane When A PDF With Comments Is Opened. Click OK.

    Kindly try it out and let us know your feedback!
    Thanks for your patience and support!

    Regards,
    Arvind

  12. Fill & Sign Crashing since update

    Fill and Sign Feature keeps causing the program to crash and lose all changes I've made - this only started happening after the update. Please fix!

    31 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Fill & Sign  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We have made some fixes in this area and released a new update. Requesting you to please update your application by going to Help > Check for Updates.

    Do let us know in case you still face the issue.

    Regards,
    Sandeep Grover

  13. Bug: Add to an already made selection with the mouse

    If you already have an object selected and need to add to that selection the common universal procedure is to hold down the shift key on the keyboard while clicking the object you want to add to the already made selection. It works fine unless you have the "Output Preview" window open. In that case instead of adding to a selection it creates a new sticky note. You used a universal keyboard/mouse combo for "adding to a selection" to instead create a new sticky note but only when "Output Preview" is open. This needs to be changed to a different…

    30 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Implemented  ·  Priyanka responded

    Hi All,

    With the latest update of Acrobat on 13th Feb, this issue has been addressed. Make sure you are on the latest update by visiting Help > Check for updates (https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/continuous/dccontinuousfeb2018.html#dccontinuousfebruarytwentyeighteen/ ).

    We have added a preference "Use Shift + Click for Multiple Selection with Output Preview " to enable multiple objects selection when the output preview dialog is open. To select multiple objects, use Shift + Click. To add a sticky note containing the color values, use Alt + Click (on Windows) or Option + Click (on Mac).

    For more details, refer https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/previewing-output-acrobat-pro.html .

    Please try it out and let us know your feedback.

    Regards,
    Priyanka Jain

  14. Acrobat Pro DC: Want "comment" view to open when I open a PDF.

    Please provide a preference so the "Comment" view opens whenever I open a document in Acrobat Pro DC (for Windows).
    This was a valuable feature on previous Acrobat versions and was dropped in Acrobat Pro DC.

    29 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    Adobe Acrobat and Reader official update (20.009.20063) containing this fix is now available. This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat and Reader. You may also manually trigger the update early by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.
    More information about this release is here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/release-note/release-notes-acrobat-reader.html

    In case comment app does not open by default for the first time, please follow the steps:
    1. In Acrobat, go to Edit > Preferences (Windows), or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac).
    2. Under Commenting, select the option – Show Comments Pane When A PDF With Comments Is Opened. Click OK.

    Kindly try it out and let us know your feedback!
    Thanks for your patience and support!

    Regards,
    Arvind

  15. How to turn off automatic OCR when editing a scanned document?

    I want turn off automatic OCR when I go to edit a scan. Really slowing my project down having to revert to image on every page when all I need to do is rotate pages on the old documents I'm working on.

    28 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Editing PDFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Implemented  ·  Bilal Ansari responded

    With the latest release, we have added a checkbox that will turn off the automatic OCR.

    1. Open any scanned pdf.
    2. Go to Edit PDF.
    3. Wait for OCR to complete.
    4. On the right hand pane, uncheck the “Recognize text” option. (Alternatively, if you see a button ‘Revert to Image’, click on it).

    This will turn off the auto-OCR feature. Now, Acrobat will not run OCR automatically. Acrobat remembers this setting so that you do not have to uncheck it again.

    Let us know if this helps.
    For more information about this, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/edit-scanned-pdfs.html

  16. 25 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Hide the new black box when a comment is selected

    The new black box (when a comment is selected) gets in the way and obscures the page contents. Add the option in Preferences to turn it off or hide it.

    20 votes
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    Implemented  ·  23 comments  ·  Commenting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Direct save to Google Drive

    Add a direct saving method for saving to Google Drive. Make it identical to save to SharePoint.

    17 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Cloud Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Default Pages Panel "ON"

    Create a setting in Preferences that defaults to:
    View | Show | Navigation Panes | Page Thumbnails
    so that thumbnails ALWAYS appear in the navigation pane and are never hidden unless done manually.

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

    We already support this with the “Pinning of navigation pane” feature. i.e. to open any Navigation Pane by default for all the documents in the LHP.
    This is how you can try this out:

    1) Launch any PDF and Expand the Panel that you want the acrobat to open by default for every document(For Ex. Page Thumbnails)
    2) Right click on the LHP Navigation strip , Select the option from the context menu “Pin Page thumbnails” .
    3) now try out by launching any other pdf → You will observe that the Page thumbnails panel would appear expanded by default on launch (If document does not have any other document specific preference )

    This Feature is applicable to DC and Classic 2017 track (not available in Classic 2015)

    Thanks

  20. Transparency check box in border color disappeared

    When I try to change the border color under the prepare tool I am not prompted with a transparency check box in the color select window that pops up as I previously was. Ive checked other PDF's that I've created and I am coming across the same issues.

    16 votes
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