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

    I would like to be able to customize the floating toolbar to include page up and down.

  • rocknrik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    all i want to do is manipulate sign and fill out forms. im lost with this! It constantly opens in full screen too.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Toolbars - You need to be able to have 2 rows of toolbars - limiting to one row is a big waste of time on my end - I use so many tools that having one toolbar visible is really limiting & a HUGE waste of my time - I have never understood how I have to spend more money for the program & the simplest things get eliminated? - I get the whole 3 dot thing, but how can someone thinks that is somehow more efficient than just being able to see the icons?!

  • 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


  • Ravi Gupta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    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.


  • 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

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As of now, we have to click on an ellipse (...) to get to the rest of the icons, which is annoying. If there was a way to add a 2nd row like in older versions, then we'd have enough room to add more buttons/tools and to add the page controls to the toolbar instead of having them floating around.

  • 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.

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