The Zoom In (+) and Zoom Out (-) buttons missing from tool bar.
The Zoom In (+) and Zoom Out (-) buttons, and the zoom percentage text box disappeared from my toolbar, and I can't get them back. These controls are only accessible through the menus or the undocked floating panel. Re-docking the panel doesn't bring these controls with it. Right-click "Show Select & Zoom Tools" doesn't even list them.
Please, Adobe, give me more reasons to hate you. You charge me over $600 a year, and the only help I can get is through your community, so a lot of people who DO NOT work for Adobe can TRY to help me. Well, it's not like your employees were super helpful anyway, so there's that. I used this tool all the time because I'm a designer, and different PDFs have different zoom needs at different times. Please take it from my toolbar so I have to drill to change things. That doesn't affect my productivity at all. It's not like I'm in a production environment or anything, trying to get work done. This kind of thing makes people keep an eagle eye out for Adobe replacements as soon as humanly possible. What if you created software that met people's needs?
OMG this was driving me crazy. Couldn't find a solution online so I decided to move on. Until I noticed that my hand tool was also missing. So I went looking for it and viola. I found the zoom -/+ option.
Here is how you get it. Go to View<Show/Hide<Page Control<Show Page Controls. And there it is. You can also "dock" the page controls by selecting the image that looks like a keyboard with an arrow pointing upward at the farthest right on the page control to move the control to the toolbar.
Hope this helps others.
Diane Swearingen commented
Amit, you are a genius. Thank you!
I've discovered that there is a +/- zoom tool... however it only shows up when my Acrobat is set up as in tabs (not individual windows).
(Preferences > General (left side) > Check box: Open Documents as new tabs in the same window (requires relaunch)
Personally I don't like the tabs if I need two window side by side.. although separating them is another nuisance.
But the +/-/% is possible to be shown. I just don't know what causes this.
The new acrobat sucks hard for zoom tools
Amit you are a boss. Thanks for the info.
The first thing I'm used to looking at when opening a pdf is the zoom value, to check if I'm 100% or not.
Removing this info, the new DC makes me lose time and makes me crazy.
Does Adobe become like Apple, removing the essential features to flat the design?
I agree with all the comments; replacing the simple zoom-in/zoom-out with a drop-down of zoom levels, forcing extra mouse clicks and creating user frustration, was a very stupid idea.
In my case, resolution was found by undocking page controls. (Follow instructions by "E" below). I can deal with the + - buttons floating at the bottom of the page.
If you are missing the Zoom In / Out buttons, it is because the said "Page Controls" are out of toolbar. Take your mouse pointer to the bottom of the page and you should see them. At the right end, there is a tiny box with dots and arrow pointing upwards. Click on that and the controls would be back on the toolbar.
Dana Wente commented
Acrobat is now almost un-usable because of the lack of being able to view tools, no menus visible to speak of, I don't even have "view" as an option and can see no tools. Genius Adobe - great job.
Click "view" in the menu bar, click "show/hide", click "page controls", click "show page controls". The trick is the page controls (with the + and - buttons) will show at the bottom of the page. You will need to click on the small bar with the dots in it and the arrow above it to move the entire page controls bar to the top tool bar. This took me two days to figure out!
What is the deal with this and why isn't it fixed yet? Why would Adobe feel the need to add an extra step each time zoom in or out is used? Please fix ASAP.
honestly, what ahole thought this was a good idea?
Why did they remove the simple +/- zooms. How to get it back. My software is up to date.
I agree, bring back the simple ability to EASILY access a common feature of + and - on the tool bar!
this is simply unacceptable. Need to have a little more control over zoom and "tabbed" docs. I dont want separate tabs and I DO want the +/- buttons for zoom. I cannot believe a giant software company can be so simple minded that they think forcing these horrible, productive-killing changes can be good. I will be looking for alternative platform.
Roboz Béla commented
Why did you remove the separated + - tools? Very bad idea!
I was also a big user of the + sign feature. Amazing why they do things like this. Think they just love change for the sake of change. The fact that the change is pointless and/or in fact straight out stupid is no barrier.
same for me, i am missing zoom in and zoom out buttons after the new update, I have to click on the zoom icon, then they zoom in and zoom out buttons drop down. It was easier with the 2 button on the toolbar.
I've experienced that the "Reset Toolbars" option has made the "zoom buttons percentage field" visible again. Perhaps it was only a matter of misinterpreted custom settings?