Feature request / Bug report

Ability to add more toolbars

It was very cool in early versions that it was possible to add more toolbars. Its annoying that the space is limited for the extra tools I want to add into the tool bar.
I would like to ask for adding the ability to add a new-line/toolbar so all the tools I add can be visible without need to expand a menu by clicking on the dots at the right side.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The default toolbar items in the latest version appears to be a step backwards. Why does the page controls toolbar suddenly need to collapse the full page, page wide, etc. buttons in a drop down. At the very least there should be a way to configure this or automatically expand if the window is wide enough.

      • Dave W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree!!!! Used to be able to have multiple lines of commonly used tools, but no more. Now it's 2 or more clicks of the mouse to get the work done that one click used to do. It's a step BACKWARD in user friendliness.

      • RJacks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've used Adobe Acrobat for many years. Considering how much I pay per month to use the software (since you can't just buy the software outright anymore), you'd expect it to be a lot better than it is.

        I have a "free" PDF editor app on my Mac, that is a lot better than the "paid version" of Acrobat I use at my office.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i RAN THE UPDATE AND LOST ALL MY CUSTOMIZED TOOLS! I AM ON A DEADLINE AND COULDN'T FIND THE MOST BASIC TOOLS THAT WERE AT MY FINGERTIPS. REALLY. Sorry to yell, but you have caused me great pain at my job today!!

      • Ravi Gupta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,

        Thanks for reaching out with your valuable suggestions.
        We will definitely try to see the possibility of having toolbars in two rows in our future releases.

        Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently, toolbars can only be in one line/row across the top of the window, under the Menu Bar and you must click on the three dots (...) to access any tools that do not fit in the width of your screen. In previous versions of Acrobat, you could break the toolbars into multiple rows. Allowing the toolbars to break into multiple rows or be combined into one long row would allow the user to decide which is most convenient for him/her.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Allow toolbars to be displayed on two rows. It's so inefficient to have 'quick tool' that you can see on the tool bar!

      • David Davies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        #Anonymous - Am I missing a point here?
        You can hit ctrl-O, you have the OPEN option in the FILE menu, and RECENT FILES is available at a click - what more do you want?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How come an important tool--to "open" a file--is not in the file tools? It will be very convenient if it can added to the menu/tool bar

      • Kelly Vaughn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is such a hot-button issue (3 of the top 4 feature requests deal with toolbars), that I decided to make another video to help the users. There actually are several ways to customize your toolbars. They are buried under "Customize Quick Tools", they Show/Hide menu, and "Create Custom Tool."

        I think a big reason for the major confusion on the part of the users is that Adobe didn't use standard nomenclature. There are about 5 different areas of the UI that are called "tools." In my opinion, "Create Custom Tool" should rather be called "Create Custom Toolbar Configuration."

        This first video deals with how to show and hide different areas of the toolbar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpG3kDvmTJ4&t=30s

        And this video shows how to create a "Custom Tool" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMkaxy1Pi88&t=3s

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Your just benefiting from the fact that you don’t have much competition in PDF editing software.

        It there was another program that did the same things as Acrobat, I’d seriously consider changing software.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I completely agree with almost all the previous comments. The new version of Acrobat is a step backwards... a BIG step backwards. I don’t understand why a company that has always allowed much greater user customization, to basically make Acrobat an small improvement over basic Adobe Reader? Plus, charging me a hefty monthly subscription price to boot.

        The toolbars should be much more customizable. They should allow for multiple rows of icons, icon size and spacing should be more customizable and you should have the option of a “classic” style with colored icons.

        I spend way too much time looking for icons. Icons that used to “speed editing up” not slow it down searching for the right icon, several clicks away.

        Acrobat now feels like a dumbed down version of what was once a great program.

        Let power users be power users. Don’t hold us back to the lowest common denominator user.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a printer, I have several 3rd party plugins installed and accessing those plugins from the toolbar area at the TOP of the screen would be appreciated. Please give us a second or third row to add toolbars to the TOP of the screen.

        In addition, make the buttons smaller and tighten up the distance between buttons. LOTS of wasted space.

      • Eric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I should be able to adjust the size of the side toolbar. It is quite annoying to edit/create forms when the toolbar is small and the font size is large.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As many have complained, after more than a decade using Acrobat I find the new categories and multiple clicks required demand customization of toolbar. Yet since all toolbars share the same ribbon, I cannot see all my customizations,

        It would be helpful if you could create a second row of toolbars. If this is possible I cannot find it.

        Perhaps you could just allow a "Classic" option so folks can use the interface from Ac 11. I lose too much time as it is searching for options that were on my toolbar before or two clicks away at most.

        Thanks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The tool bars and the other bars take up a lot of at the top of the screen. with the comments bar open there is an 1 1/2" of space taken at the top of the screen. is there any way to make the bars at the top smaller?

      • Liegh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I completely agree with the comments below. I feel like I have a remedial version of the software. I need to be able to easily access the tools (two rows would be great). The icons just have to be visible, like the previous version. There is a lot of wasted space and a lot of wasted time accessing comment tools.

        I am VERY sorry that I updated the program.

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