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.
@Paul O'Brian: We are looking at possibly switching to Bluebeam as well I'm going to look at the trial version and see how it compares. do you like it thus far?
This thread helped convinced the mgmt that we should switch to Bluebeam this month. Employees everywhere are shedding metaphorical tears of joy.
And here we are at 311 votes, 118 comments and still nothing from Adobe to indicate what's being done about this after being "UNDER REVIEW" since September 4th 2017.
PLEASE provide better toolbar management options.
I'm sure many of us want to remove unwanted icons and toolbars (as we could do in earlier versions) and replace them with ones we use most often. The quick launch option helps, but it's one tiny little icon that requires an extra step to open. Please allow that toolbar and its icons to appear on the main row in place of other toolbars. Microsoft even figured this out (quick launch toolbar fully visible)! You can do better.
When I merge PDF files how can I retain the file name in the merged doc
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
Full customization of toolbars would be great! Acrobat does not offer this, but Bluebeam Revu does.
#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?
- 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
specific request is the page control toolbar, when docked, is truncated. Please allow that to be full size and show all tools!
@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
@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.
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.
Stephen Senior commented
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
Previous versions had better tool bars. In the name of progress and innovation, the user interface has gone downhill.