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.
ES - Accountant commented
I totally agree and have already asked about this issue. I use a lot of tools, and I have the most essential as Quick Tools, accessible on the toolbar. However, most of them are hidden because of all the useless information Adobe automatically wants us to see on our toolbars. So instead of the toolbar helping me, it's mostly a shortcut to a continuous experience of inconvenience.
I'm ready to dump the toolbars altogether and add everything I need to quick access. But now that IT has me on this Cloud version, there are icons on the right that I can't get rid of and it's using prime real estate. Why hasn't Adobe switched to smaller icons yet?
Victor Caston commented
Customizing quick tools is not enough, if there are many tools you go to frequently.
The problem is how many of the tool panes are fixed and not at the user's discretion. Some people may use them, but many power users won't, esp. since common commands already have keyboard shortcuts.
Kiran L Bhayani commented
I have been following comments on menu customization issue for some time. Being acrobat user from version 4, i also found it difficult to be without a full set of tools on menu. I share the frustration of several users, but change is always difficult. Let us breach our comfort zone and think out of box.
Here is my take - on the white area, quick tools bar, below Home and Tools in gray, right click. Look for customize quick tools, click on that, there is a drop down list, Highlight tool you would like to see frequently. Then on the right side + sign with up arrow. Click on it. The desired tool will appear on quick tool bar. You can move tools as you like and also add divider if you like. The change is always difficult, but once we explore options patiently things are better an nicer. May be support peopl should be patient and explain the process. Good luck and best wishes
DC Sucks balls hard.
I wish I could fire CEO Shantanu Narayen
This guy is bitching around with worldwide users in the creative industry since 2007.
One of the richest people has no control over his company, while underpaid clerks sitting in support centers across India with no option to really help when serious issues occure that are obviously issues by design and/or sloppy programming.
Developers at Adobe are educated fools.
Would love to be able to move the tool bar/pane (RHP) to the bottom of the screen/window. I read pdfs with my monitor in portrait mode and still want to be able to comment/highlight in them without sacrificing width. Thank you.
So far I cannot agree more with this thread. THIS ADOBE PRO DC SUCKS. How in the world do you guys not allow us to make the tool bar more customizable and fit more actual things we want to use up there quickly. Not 3 layers of drop downs to find it. I DEFINITELY do not need half of the tool bar taken up with "Home" "Tools" and "Document" that I NEVER USE!!!! Let me delete those so I can have my other items. Also, allow for like 3 rows so we can have quick access to things! Adobe Pro 8 was seriously SOOOO MUCH BETTER. So mad I upgraded to this POS.
---Adobe responded · August 31, 2017
---Thanks for your valuable feedback. We have taken a note of it. Will keep you posted.
It's 2020--ANY UPDATES???
On August 27, 2020, Anonymous wrote:
> "'PRO' does not = Tablet user." ...
> ... Look for alternatives - and post them here....
Although my perpetual-license version of Acrobat XI saves the interface frustrations and stiff ongoing license fees of DC, *both* versions have limitations that stopped me cold in attempts to edit a 200-page book - one that needed mostly minor - but important - tweaks. ABBYY Finereader (versions 14 and 15) likewise failed at what I needed to do; and although Bluebeam Revu could do the job, its complexity and high cost were more than I was prepared to bear.
Enter PDF-XChange PRO + Enhanced OCR Plugin, a highly powerful, yet inexpensive, perpetual-license program that solved my longstanding problems with this book - literally within minutes of opening the file. Depending on the job, I still use Acrobat XI and FineReader 14 and 15, but XChange PRO remains my go-to Swiss Army knife for PDF editing. and publishing (http://www.tracker-software.com)
"'PRO' does not = Tablet user."
However, I think even that stupidity is an excuse.....
They simply think they know better than you - how you should do your work.
Naturally the first thing you do every day is pass on your documents for some other **** to peruse (because everyone likes to peruse documents that are irrelevant to them, don't they?)
Naturally you'd make sure that they had lots of links in their document that they were "perusing" - to make it interesting!
Of course they should always ahve the opportunity to contact the software developer if they think that the document you have sent them is "below par"...
Ev en more naturally, they couldn't possibly "peruse" your document unless they had access to heaps and heaps of badly structured "tutorials".
It goes without saying that you live - and wake every day - hoping that adobe contacts you with a "notification" - oh joy, oh bliss!
And as much as you might argue otherwise, we all know that the most important thing in our lives is the chance to look at our own profile!
No - it's not that the software is "optimised" for tables.
It is simply an arrogant company with absolutely no idea.
Look for alternatives - and post them here.
Then we can all do away with these idiots that we pay money to. Perhaps that would remind them of how that money flows.
Galvin Robbes commented
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CHANGE IT ALREADY
When adding tools to the tool bar, one tends to have a set of tools that is used frequently, not just the one.
It is a painful process to add them one at a time and then go searching 5 sub-menu's down to add the next - this is a very Microsoft style procedure.
It would certainly help if you could have your own custom set of tools that can be saved and reused (bit like indesign tries to achieve)
The number of non-removable buttons is EXPANDING not CONTRACTING, contrary to feedback. Now we have 1) Share a link 2) Share with others 3) Provide feedback 4) Acrobat tutorials 5) Notifications 6) Profile and settings.
These are all useless or extremely rarely used so let me remove them in favour of tools I actually use.
... apparently, adobe regards these space wasters as "features". The attitude is that you should consider these as features regardless of whether they are (to you) or not.
It's a basic design flaw, for hte programmer to assume that the customer (software user) MUST use the software ONLY for purposes that the programmer has decided that they can.
Meanwhile, hte casual search for alternative software continues....
If anyone comes across any such candidates, please list.
The toolbar at the top of DC including:
Home, Tools, Share file, Provide Feedback, Acrobat Tutorials, Notifications, and Profile and Settings
is sickening. All of those things you can get at in the rare times you need them by using the usual menus. They take up so much space that they block out items we're used to using constantly, such as the mark-up tools. Please fix it so we can get rid of these space destroyers.
jehangir khan commented
I using Adobe Acrobat DC I have new install But issue is
i have log in id
issue is You need to install the latest updates to Windows and/or your Adobe apps? pls send this problem salvation?
The user interface urgently needs an overhaul. The other Adobe programs are actually very user friendly -- buttons are reasonably sized, interactions feel snappy and natural, tools are there when you need them.
It's ridiculous that this has been the top feature request for so long!
Total fact! Adobe is so bloated with excess *%^&(&*^% that is not needed. It would be nice if you could pick and chose what you need at your disposal quickly and get the other stuff if needed. I'm not an artist, I'm not writing a book. Why do I need all this other bloated stuff. Reminds me of cable
This is so frustrating I've pulled every single hair out of my head. The Underline tool and the zoom tool and all my tools are missing and then mysteriously appear in some hover box and then disappear and it's not at all clear how to get them to stay at the top of the screen./ Why?
@dril bit: Adobe has a flock of programmers wanting to be paid, so they need to find ways to keep them working. One way is to blow software up with unnecessary features while ignoring user requests or even canceling useful features. Another way is to create new tools every years, included in the CC subscription which then also blows up in the annual price. I think they will eventually die on that way of treating customers. I use Indesign for about 10 years now, starting with CS2. Looking back, Indesign hasn't changed much. Only a very small set of new features, but basic features like automation of file export or simply storing a PDF password in an PDF export profile or variable design (hiding/unhiding groups of objects by a switch) are missing since ever.