Add option to use file name instead of TITLE in the Adobe Acrobat Reader
It is difficult to figure out which file is which when viewing multiple files with the same TITLE. The person using the reader is powerless to change the title.
PLEASE provide a global preference / setting in the Reader,preferences to have the Reader use the file name all the time.
We’ve kept a note of this feature and we’ll prioritize it if we have more users asking for it.
Aaargh! Please fix this feature -- I can't keep track of which file is which.
I would like to ask for this too! It is impossible to keep track of things. We receive federal filings and I need to be able to give a document a file name AND TITLE that fits our filing system.
George Hooper commented
I have the same problem, and have seen it on other forums by others. When viewing a series of documents you don't create which happens very often in the work environment, or even at home when viewing a number of bank statements, for example, the document titles are often the same. The tabs are useless to identify the contents, so you end up clicking back and forth between tabs trying to remember which is which. Computers should do the work for us...
I did see a solution (below) for Adobe X Pro, could this not be applied to Acrobat?
Create an Acrobat X Action (Acrobat X Pro required).
Use "Set Open Options" from "Document Processing".
For Display Document Title select "No".
The result will be the PDF file name being displayed.
Jon Atkins commented
Another request to PLEASE provide a global preference / setting in the Reader,preferences to have the Reader use the file name all the time.
When opening PDF's created by users OTHER than myself, many times they have not set a meaningful title for the initial Word or other document. However, 99.9999% of all users will set a unique filename. Unique filenames are how users have tracked files since the dawn of the PC age.....I'm curious as to why Adobe thought it would be a better idea to use meta data that may not be correct. And further why there isn't a setting to use the tried and true filename method.
Help us please!!!!!
Please allow displaying the filename instead of the "Title". Some of my credit cards have titles (which I cannot change) and they use the same title every month (e.g. "Citi Cards Communication"). If I want to display several months of statements, they all get "Citi Cards Communication" in the tab name for every tab.
Daveyne Totten commented
I also find this very frustrating - It is IMPOSSIBLE to differentiate files being read when they all are displayed with the same title. Wastes an incredible amount of time.
In Acrobat Reader, allow user to choose whether filename or value from 'document title' field is displayed to inform user of the name of a PDF that is open.
Majority of users when they re-use/modify content of an existing document (e.g. in Word file format) do not update the value in the 'Title' field in Word before saving to PDF. They save their document under a new/modified filename and consider this to be sufficient to indicate a change from the previous version of the document.
Acrobat Reader by default displays value from 'document title' field and this conflicts with standard user behaviour and expectations, because the document name displayed is not filename. Furthermore, when multiple PDF documents are opened in Reader, it is challenging and user un-friendly to navigate to the correct tab for a document that a user wishes to view.
We also have encounter some issues with the inspection as all the documents will display the Document Name instead of the File Name when opening in Acrobat Reader. Please do note we are talking about possible thousands of PDF document in the artifacts. It will be hard to navigate the document based on the name display in Reader as it will show different name instead of the File Name in the folder. Please do consider about this. Thanks
Ravi Gupta commented
Thanks for your suggestion.
We have noted down your suggestion and would revisit once we hear from more users.
Hi. This has to do w/ the file tabs display at the top of the screen. For example, if I have two PDFs open, I cannot view the full file names!! Each tab displays about 16 characters, then a "..." which is super annoying. There is so much "white space" to the right of the tabs that the tabs could accommodate the full file name but does not. Can the tabs have variable widths, and only crunch down in size when "too many" PDF are open?