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.
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.
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.