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.
We are delighted to share with you that Acrobat and Reader Desktop release for DC Continuous (21.007.20091) is Live now and this Takes care of the Feature Request to Change the Display Size of the Acrobat without changing the Scaling/Resolution of the machine. This can be Done from “View” → “Display Size”. For now this is avaialble for windows only.
More Info Here : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/whats-new.html and go to “Change Acrobat Display Size”
Please update your Acrobat (It should Auto update or you should do Help → Check for updates) and let us know your Feedback.
alistair duncan commented
I concur. I am a pensioner and now only use Adobe infrequently, but I am still addicted to Lightroom, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
scroll down this thread.
You will see that adobe has no intention to fix this issue - or to even provide a workaround.
the issue is that there are some "buttons" which are simply not used by the vast majority of users (customers that cannot be hidden - which means that any customised toolbar is hidden or unavailable.
The best you will get is for adobe to pretend they addressed this issue by telling you that what you want is something else entirely - and that you should be pleased with this (see Ayush Jain's response to verify this).
Try Foxit..... it will also mean that you need to learn something new - but it is less than half the price.
Otherwise - depending on what you use pdf's for.... you can use some browsers to read pdf's with.
Kiran L Bhayani commented
The latest update is terrible. I could not work until I saw revert to old menu. Few years ago, the community had same issues. We want to work without hunting for commands. For example, highlight requires OCR first. Until version 10, it was easy to highlight. After using Acrobat since version 4, now I am reaching to a point to cancel my subscription which has gone up too with more headaches in finding right functionality, and look for a competitor product. Also, as retiree, $250 per year for a product that requires scratching head all the time is too much. May be Adobe would consider multi tiered pricing for enterprise, professionals and users whose habits have died hard.
William Wirth commented
The new layout in version 2023.??? (the window closes without being able to collect the rest of the info) puts the All tools on the left in full size. What a waste of space that interferes with the ability to read a PDF.
I'm going back to using the browser because this new menu interface his horrid.
Wow. Over 5 years and counting and still no movement on this.
Farid Kerba commented
Dear Adobe Acrobat developers and designers, in short make the interface a lot smaller on the computers laptops and all it should be similar in size to StuffIt app an old zip application to show on the whole screen, not like photoshop or illustrator… that take all over the screen . It is just a pdf thing.
David Wolfe, I feel your pain about those buttons taking up all that space on the toolbar. The UI is absolute garbage.
I got tired of waiting for A-doo-doo-be to start paying attention to their consumers, while their most requested feature ticket is still "Gathering Feedback" year after year. It's a complete joke.
I am now a happy user of Foxit PDF Editor Pro. It does everything I need, with a fully customizable ribbon UI, for a one-time fee much less expensive than the clumsy Hackrobat. Cheers.
David Wolfe commented
I think we all know how to customize our Quick Tools. The problem is that, absent an extremely high-resolution monitor in Landscape mode with the Acrobat window sized to fill the screen width, our important set of customized Quick Tools is mostly hidden—even if, as I have shown here, we have hidden all icons we are able to hide.
Here, my customized Quick Tools are outlined in green. Outlined in red are icons and text that I cannot (or at least cannot figure out how to) remove, which occupy a great deal of screen width, and for which there are menu commands for easily accessing those functions the rare time they are needed.
Please let us remove these from the Toolbar.
Ayush Jain ......
Your customers are far from delighted..... and many are simply insulted by your false comments and unrelated "solutions'.
Why not try something "different" ?
.... be honest!
ADMIT that you do not give a f&(k and that you despise those who are stupid enough to buy your software......
Yet another "pretend".
This is plainly contemptuous.
There has never been - in this thread - a "Feature Request to Change the Display Size of the Acrobat without changing the Scaling/Resolution of the machine."
To pretend that this is the "request" made in this thread is almost definitive of the word "contemptuous".
adobe just keeps sucking cash from it's users woth scant regard If any at all) to it's CUSTOMERS (not "users"... we PAY).
Other pdf applications may or may not be as "customisable" as we wish - they may not have some of the features that we MIGHT use..... BUT:
(1) they do seem to listen to feedback and appear to try to improve, and
(2) they cost a fraction that we get scammed by adobe.
While my subscription for acrobat doesn't end for a few more months... I am actively using Foxit now - with a view to using that alone in the future.......
LOL to changing display size. Thank you so much for this incredible, groundbreaking update!
At this point I'm convinced that the people at Adobe are just mocking their users.
Virtually every other PDF applications I've tried has been more UI-customizable than Suckrobat.
Russ Turrentine commented
I'm just not really sure how it was determined that changing the display size has anything to do with the original request to customize the menus and tools. It's apparent that Adobe needs normal users to discuss the request to make sure they really understand what the problem is. You've really got to be grasping at straws to think display size and customization of menus means the same thing.
How delighted I am about this strange change as a Mac user. Yay! I'm also delighted that I can only log onto this forum using Safari from my Mac.
I remember when QuarkXpress was king. But they didn't listen to their users...
Mark Sandridge commented
Since this works so bad, we are now working for getting rid of all adobe products. Even Ilustrator.
We will have a system that makes proofreading available thru the browser. We are also looking into replacing pdf with html. then it works great in both android and mac also. So if you ask me, Adobe is giant dinosaur of the past and the meteor is already on it's way to destroy it. I could write a book of all the bad Adobe managed to destroy. It feels like adobe just patches and patches their software. The files are huge and slow. Try to use Acrobat Pro over network... No go! Still get error messages after all these years.
Adobe should start to listen to their customers, but I think it's too late.
I've recommended "PDF Studio Pro" in the past - as a substitute for Adobe Acrobat.
I've now changed that to Foxit.... it's a different layout - but the "help" does (at this stage) seem to make efforts to understand and rectify "complaints" or feedback.....
Unlike what is evidenced in this thread.
I appears that the thrust of this thread has yet again been ignored completely.
"PDF Studio Pro 2020".
So many great suggestions here, all falling on def ears.
Adobe does not care, they just want their monthly subscription fee.
I work in the printing industry, with each passing year Acrobat moves away from my professional industry. Some of the Preflight tools are now painfully slow. The only innovation is in document management, proofing corporate communications and signing contracts. Adobe's true focus is Document Cloud, an enterprise document solutions money maker. That's why it's in the name Acrobat DC.
YES TO THIS. But sadly I think a Adobe just doesn't care.
Jon Morgan commented
Good luck, anonymous. This feature request has been "Under Review" for over 3 years. Given the number of votes and comments and hardly any response from Adobe, this feature request seems to have gone into a black hole.