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.
... 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.
Lack of tool customization is a real time-waster. We need a menu bar again that can be modified to hold most frequently used tools. And the preferences options are ridicuously long and complex. I REALLY dislike this clunky version
Our organisation has been forced to move from Foxit Phantom PDF back to Acrobat DC due to a compatibility requirement of a third party. Unfortunately I see Acrobat DC's abysmal interface is still unresolved. The poor UI and lack of customisability and ability to retain things as you set is definitely a huge step backwards and results in massive lost productivity. Very frustrating especially from a so-called "Pro" product.
dril bit commented
HAHA still "under review". I keep coming back here every several months to check the status of the most requested topic, and after 2.5 years of "reviewing" user feedback I guess they're still analyzing. 😆 That's Adobe for ya - doing their due diligence. I'm so very hopeful.
And yea, the mandatory "Provide Feedback" button is very useful, a must-have and must-see at all times, in every single document. Because Adobe has been so incredibly responsive to all the user feedback right here in this thread. The irony...
Take your time dear Adobe. In the meantime I've switched to BlueBeam, and I'm quite happy.
I may check back in a couple more years. 😆
I have been using Acrobat since version 1, even went to the UK launch. Having been forced to update my work machine to Windows 10 I had to install this rubbish. One appalling interface it's childish. Font sizes must be 18 point are they thinking we are using this on the phone ? So Microsoft and Acrobat combined to ruin the interfaces of the two major products. Word has the hated ribbon and Acrobat messed with the reader.
100% agree. These clutter page, makes it harder to access tools ... Like, do we need an icon for "provide feedback" - since we know Adobe DOES NOT LISTEN to its customers.
I don't have an idea I have a complaint. Acrobat is so unfriendly for users anymore. You have to click through a bunch of different windows just to do a couple things that previously would have been altogether in the tools. I absolutely HATE it now it has slowed my production down so much that I have gone to using other programs when I can.
And here we are, the first full week of 2020. Two and one quarter years later and this feature request is STILL...UNDER...REVIEW. Unbelievable!
Jessica Bible commented
This has been "under review" for WAY too long. There is no excuse for having toolbars that are not FULLY customizable. There should be nothing on the toolbar that cannot be removed, ever - especially if the software is being paid for.
There are 7 buttons on the toolbar that I never use and will NEVER. Because they are there I will never be able to display all the tools I want visible - not as menus that I have to click and navigate to get what I want but actually laid out, on the toolbar so I need only click it to use it.
These icons should be able to be hidden as they take up room for other icons that I need to access continuously while viewing a document.
they are not useful for the entire time, they are a one time thing and yet are there constantly.
also what's the point of being able to hide the share button only to have an icon replace it, obviously if i'm hiding something it's because I don't want it there, that is just plain stupid whoever came up with that idea.
Adobe continues to add garbage to the toolbar that could easily be put out of sight in the menu, such as Share, Collaborate, Notifications and Account. I don't Share or Collaborate, care about your notifications, or need to see an Account icon. Get this **** off the toolbar so we can quickly access USEFUL tools! We used to have multiple rows of useful tools, but for some reason Adobe reasoned that fewer buttons was better... except for their own promotion.
Please return to an interface that is more serious. You've entered Fisher Price territory.
open | remove shortcut | learn more those are three useless arrows allover to be deleted from the menu bar, and Theo only thing to do is the option to right click from within the app to remove shortcut, and the others to be hidden only when hover on the buttons they would show...
Amkh Jogr commented
The DESIGN FAULT where the user has no ability to REMOVE the following "garbage icons":
the "share" button,
the "feedback" button,
the "learn adobe" button,
the "notifications" button and
the "Profile/settings" button.
This is regardless whether these icons are big and blue or smaller and grey.
It should not be "confusing" or need explanation -
Making an icon smaller and/or changing it's colour does NOT REMOVE it.
Making an icon smaller and/or changing it's colour does NOT RESOLVE this design fault.
Doing nothing, but saying that you did, does not magically make something happen.