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.
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.
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
#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?
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
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
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
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.
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.
Austin Hoods commented
This is great
Allow us to add more toolbar rows so we can see our icons
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.
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.
Salem Modak commented
Can we change the quick tool fonts in order to add the tools that were in the old comment tabs. The new system has taken away a lot of room from the screen, I have to go to the tool tab to select the comment option before I can start marking up the pdf's. make it possible to dock the properties bar, and add additional rows of tools
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.
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?
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.
I think it would be great if you added a little more ability to configure tool bars as we see fit. Or adding more tools that would be user friendly
Just looking for the correct icon, either change the program name to include Pro or change the icon color like previous version...
Jeff Auerbach commented
The rgihthand panel can be collapsed to zero by clicking on the black arrow triangle that is present between the text panel and the tool panel about halfway down the page.