Where did the zoom tools go? They used to be visible in the main tool bar... I mean, I get there are other ways to zoom in and out of my pdf, but why remove such a common functionality? Please bring them back.
Thanks for Reaching out to us for your concerns.
We have not removed the zoom tools from the main toolbar and those are already there.
I assume you might have undocked the Toolbar so you may be getting a black floating window over the document area which would be having the zoom tools.
I would request you to kindly Dock it back to the Main toolbar by clicking the rightmost icon from that floating window.
Also, if this is not the case i would request you to kindly do a right click on your main toolbar and select “Reset Toolbar” from the context menu. (This way your main toolbar will get back to the default state which would anyways be having the Zoom tools.
Let me know if this fixes your concern
Gina M commented
Dunno if this is what others may be experiencing, but the zoom dropdown disappeared when I switched from opening new docs in new tab to opening in new window. Once I returned to the open in new tab, the zoom dropdown reappeared. I still see this as a bad design flaw - the tools available should not change depending on whether a document opens in a window or tab.
Jessie KM commented
The magnifying glass zoom tool used to be in the top level of tools, you could select the tool and then use it to draw a marquee around the specific item you wished to zoom in upon. This functionality is missing. I am only able to click the plus (+) and minus (-) to zoom. This is supremely frustrating. Why remove a common tool that users need? And if it's still there why bury it? And that annoying floating overlay black box of tools that appears on the pdf bottom of screen is always in my way (obscuring my view of something), but I cant remove it. This feature is not helpful to professional users who are editing within acrobat. Also, why is the crop tool now so buried? The crop tool also used to be top level, and why did the developers feel the need to change the way its worked for 20+ years? Please return it to the way it functioned just a few years ago. (Not broke, don't "fix" it.)
Hi newcomers to this page.... THE ANSWER is here:
They moved the zoom tool (and burried it). Read this article: http://documentgeek.blogspot.com/2014/04/help-where-is-marquee-zoom-in-acrobat.html
this does not fix. I get the arrow that wants me to open up the black box on the bottom of the screen
No, that is not the case. The magnifying glass or "zoom" tool as a default is not in the main tool bar, and neither is the crop tool anymore. Why? These should be default tools. I reset the toolbar and there is no magnifying glass — there is only the annoying plus (+) and minus (-) tools that one must click click click click, instead of using the magnifying glass to draw a marquee and smartly zoom exactly where one would like to see close-up on their file.
Jeff Auerbach commented
I am having the same issue. The toolbar is not undocked. Resetting the toolbars did not work for me. The zoom feature is gone and is accessible only by entering the menu.
Kelly Vaughn commented
They moved it. Read this article: http://documentgeek.blogspot.com/2014/04/help-where-is-marquee-zoom-in-acrobat.html