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.
You can also press CTRL + Mousewheel for zooming.
But you have to click the document first for that it's active. It's weird because by default it should work just by hovering the document (in inactive documents).
I'm also a developer and i also think that some one does not research the default functionalities enough before implementing the zoom function in Adobe.
I'm up-to-date and if i got it right, you can't dectivate the dynamic zoom without restarting Adobe.
Jürgen from Germany commented
I will see the hole page and spend hours to find the button for it. Adobe developer are idiots.
one of the most basic functions removed! how dumb!
I was searching for the answer to this question as well, which is how I found this question here. I'm used to those controls being at the top, like past Reader versions. But they're auto hidden at the bottom of the page!! You need to hover at the bottom of the page to see the bar. SMH.Hope this helps.
Me too, one of the most useful tools, idiocy to remove it.
For compensate the missing Zoom In (+) and Zoom Out (-) buttons, I activated the button "dinamic zoom" and once selected, you can zoom-in/zoom out with the mouse wheel.
View/show-hide/tool bal elements/show tool selections and zoom/dinamic zoom
(Adobe Acrobat Reader v.2020.013.20066)
Thomas M Tulinsky commented
As an engineer, I don't think the engineers decided to do this. Engineers like to add features, and redesign the code, they don't take features away. I'm guessing it's marketing/product managers who seem to be in love with a "simple clean look". (I admit adding features and redesign the code are not always good things--it can break existing features. THAT is engineers fault.)
Just found out -again- that sometimes it's the simplest thing. Check first to be sure your ai page isn't on the (half) minimize screen mode. That tool only shows up if it's on full screen.
View > Show/Hide > Page Controls > Show Page Controls.
If this adds it as a pop out, click the button on the far right of the pop out tool bar and add it to your controls at the top.
**previously mentioned as a solution by Harry, just re-posting so this can be at the top of the thread**
Given that this has been "under review" since January 8 2019, it is clear that Adobe do not see meeting their users needs on this as a high priority.
Wow, I couldn't have said it better. Thank you all for help getting these back. I HATE when programmers mess with great things thinking no one is using them. It is obvious that everyone does.
Solved this. I use Preview on Mac. Works fine. Adobe seem determined to make what was a good program unusable, and charge an annual fee for the privilege.
This is really messed up. For the second time in two years I had to hunt down the + and - buttons by looking through various threads like this one until I figured out how to fix it (see answer below). Just wasted a good 30 minutes of my work day, again. Why in the world, Adobe, do you keep moving those buttons and keep messing around with them? It should not be this hard. Please, PLEASE make them easy to find and then leave them alone.
I shouldn't have to waste so much time hunting down a function that is essential to reading thousands of PDF documents a month. I don't want to click 30 different buttons to zoom in on the page I'm currently reading. Sheesh.
Just a regular user commented
As someone pointed out many months ago in this thread, the zoom buttons and the zoom magnification indicator (percentage) will show up in the main toolbar <b>IF</b> you are in "Tab Mode". If you are in "Window Mode", the only way to make these items appear is in the floating page control toolbar.
Although it is frustrating to have a new document open as a tab inside an already open document, it only takes a moment to drag that tab out into its own window. And then both documents still have the zoom buttons in their 'main' toolbars.
Toolbars are different in tab mode v. window, What moron thought this was a good idea. Is adobe trying to be idiots or does in come naturally.
Scott Souchock commented
Yeah, what happened here?! What stupid ___fmonkey engineer or manager made this decision? Seriously, do you people have nothing better to do that simply change things willy nilly to frustrate your users. For the amount of money you charge us to use your software, you should have a robust and rigorous user test community and not take away functionality that has been there for a long time. Get the ___k with it Adobe. Though, sadly, I doubt you will. Make Zoom the way it was before or — gasp! — allow your users to customize it to their working preferences. That would be good customer experience and UX design.
There must be a simple alternative to Acrobat Reader that isn't full of bloat?
So, OK I am not paying for it now but then I wouldn't pay for something in the future that just gets up my nose; I would look hard for something that I actually wanted.
Adobe seem to be going down the route of having to add stuff to justify their existence and the cost but they get further and further away from what 99% of users actually want.
I ditched Photoshop some time ago for the same reason.
How has this been under review for over a year? It's a simple adjustment. Change it back to show both or at least give us the option to show both w/o having to have them in the floating toolbar that gets in the way. This is ridiculous. Accountants use this on a daily basis. Are you trying to lose sales? This is how you lose sales.
Meanwhile a fully bloated software which has being developed not to meet the demands of users. Essential functions are missing in DC.
Sean VanderMolen commented
I see where they went, I see where lot's of people complained about them before. But I spent way too much time figuring out where they went. Should have left the UI locations available or given us a way to design what elements are on the tool bar. Just moving **** without any warning is beyond annoying.