Feature request / Bug report

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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Anonymous commented, September 30, 2018:
        "I've been using acrobat reader for quick viewing of files, and Bluebeam Revo for editing. Until I see some major changes to the UI, i'm not going back to any paid acrobat version...."

        One of my biggest complaints with Acrobat is its inability to change just a page's font color (not size) - without royally screwing up line breaks and justification; and inability to apply such changes to multiple pages - or even an entire document - at one time. Does Bluebeam handle this function any better?

      • Kelly Vaughn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Full customization of toolbars would be great! Acrobat does not offer this, but Bluebeam Revu does.

      • David Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        #Anonymous - sorry - I just realised that you are talking about the items on the Page Control bar.

        Yes - the only thing on there not available anywere is the scale - now THAT would be a useful thing on the toolbar for anyone involved in graphics.

        HELLO ADOBE - ARE YOU READING ANY OF THIS?

      • David Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        #Anonymous
        ??
        - Fit-to-window has always been available as CTRL+0, and this shortcut is shown on the item in the view menu. As a toolbar item Fit-to-window can be permanently displayed or hidden - in the view menu/show-hide/toolbar-item/show-Select-&-zoom-tools.

        - scrolling mode tool can be permanently available or hidden, see under view menu

        - Page controls can be permanently on show or permanently hidden (look in the view menu under show/hide, and if on show can be either floating on the page or docked in the tool bar.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All of the task bar is customizable except the page controls, which can also become the floating tool bar. Why we can't edit this part is beyond me. The following tools I've never used and have never seen any colleague use them. We need to be able to remove them in order to help us be more efficient.
        - View file in Read Mode
        - Fit page to window
        - Fit to window and enable scrolling
        - Click to pan around the document
        - Move page controls out of tool bar

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really need to have ribbon accessible and include all the tools to create or edit a form. I have just spent the last 3 hrs attempting to figure out how to create a PDF from scratch and Im not even close. I can find any of the standard tool. Go back to the old format to create or edit.
        May just dump this and find something else to use.

      • David Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Mr Senior - you live and learn. I am pleased to have been some help.
        I have made a number of approaches to Adobe - via this thread, and the one about the Big Blue Share Button, and also via answers to direct contact from them, but this just seems to be falling on deaf ears.
        They seem to have had a redesign by someone who only understands one of the several functions which Acrobat is used for - the editing/sharing brigade. I am astonished that this thread seems to have been ignored by adobe for so long.

      • Stephen Senior commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Mr Davies. I obviously didn't know that! Duh! Most of the feedback relates to the fact that the Icons & Toolbars are way too large. The Share button is also a nuisance. Bring back the tidy thumbnails for the toolbar. Highlighting, Copying, Pasting & Dragging in edit mode is inferior to previous versions in my opinion. (I do know how to use CTRL keys for this surprise surprise!). Yes we need to be constructive but the lack of work space on the DC UI on a small screen laptop, (which I need for portability) is very off-putting.

      • David Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ~Stephen Senior:
        you say "For Example "Fit Page" is now buried in a drop down as "Zoom to page level"
        Let's be fair to Adobe here - Ctrl+0 is an almost universal command for fit to page, not just in Adobe software. I've never heard of anybody using it from a menu more than once - the shortcut is shown when you go to the menu.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        specific request is the page control toolbar, when docked, is truncated. Please allow that to be full size and show all tools!

      • Paul O'Brien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Ron, That's tough man. You could bring this thread to their attention; do you think they might at least offer the old version as an option?

      • Ron L. Watkins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Paul O'Brien: I can't do that because it's a department wide requirement/upgrade for me. If I used this as an individual office product then I would never have downloaded Adobe DC and just stuck with XI Pro.

      • Paul O'Brien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello all, guess what? You can uninstall Acrobat DC and reinstall Acrobat XI, although Adobe doesn't make this very clear. Sadly, Acrobat X is not available unless you already own a license key.

        Here's how (for WIndows):
        1. Download the Acrobat XI Pro Installer (https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/acrobat-10-11-downloads.html)
        2. Uninstall Acrobat DC via the Windows Add/Remove Programs tool.
        3. Close other programs (esp. Office, et al).
        4. Run the installer. It will ask you if you'd like to overwrite any existing files; do it.
        5. Rejoice.

      • Stephen Senior commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have been using DC for over 2 months now and can only say that the new UI is a complete mess. For Example "Fit Page" is now buried in a drop down as "Zoom to page level" Tool bar Icons are way too big. Fine if you are using a large monitor but way too big for a 13" 4K Laptop, Working area is now too small. Please go back to Adobe Acrobat X design!!!

      • Kiran L Bhayani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Previous versions had better tool bars. In the name of progress and innovation, the user interface has gone downhill.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This absolutely needs to happen. I don't want the share, help, and notification buttons on the right; or the Home, Tools, and Document "tabs" on the left. All these do is take screen space away from the tools for which I do want easy access. The entire contents of this toolbar should be customizable.

      • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use Acrobat a lot on a second screen, the toolbar/comments being on the right side of my screen makes this being on my far right eye corner.
        I would love a preferences where I can move the toolbar to the left side of my window.

      • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that having to save everything before emailing is a true hassle. I don't always want to save the document. now I have a random junk file I have to save things to and delete once a week. Terrible idea on adobe's part.
        also even after installing the patch, I have an additional drop down to zoom in and out rather than the convenient +/- that used to be at the top. I can zoom back to single page view now by adding it to the tool bar. I'm just not sure why it adds that button to the page up/down tool bar rather than the zoom tool bar. Either way its there and easier to use once added.

      • Rolanda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since the update, I hate that now there is a dropbox that must be selected to change to fit to one page. Also, the option to email a PDF directly is now a nuisance because you must save it first. Change these options back to how they were before! And why the blank area in the tool bar now? Waste of space!

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