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 are delighted to share with you that Acrobat and Reader Desktop release for DC Continuous (20.012.20041) is Live now and this takes care of this Feature Request.
For more Info refer here : https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/whats-new.html
A new document preference is added to let you use the filename as the document title. By default, the preference is disabled. To enable the preference, go to Acrobat preferences, and click Documents in the left pane. Under Open Settings, select Always Use Filename As Document Title.
Please update your Acrobat/Reader (It should Auto update or you should do Help → Check for updates) and let us know your Feedback.
Please add this option, nobody uses document titles and if you haven't created the pdf document (which is most often the case) filename is crucial as titles are often the same
Adam Sherlip commented
Yes please! This is so frustrating! It's the same problem in Acrobat Pro 2017
Jerry Bucci commented
For people who are saying an option is needed for Advanced Search, there already is one. I'm using Acrobat 10 and in Preferences/Search there is option "Show document title in search results". Uncheck this and the file name is used.
Very annoying, please change so that I can see the file name in the titlebar. Thanks
Chris DeWitt commented
When you have multiple versions of a document open all with the same title, how do you tell which one you're looking at?
Please add this feature to Acrobat DC. It is not feasible to change the name of every file manually and the correct information must be displayed to be useful.
change please, even sumatra a simple pdf view has this option!
Swee Huat Sng commented
A workaround is to set DisplayDocTitle property in PDF file to false. This instructs compatible PDF viewers (including Acrobat Reader) to ignore the Title and use the file name instead. Coherent PDF provides a command line utility (cpdf) that can do this. To set a PDF's DisplayDocTitle to false:
cpdf -display-doc-title false <PDF file>
A batch file can be used to convert multiple files at the same time.
Warren Bailey commented
Please allow or default filename as a title. As more companies use automated systems to create documents, the document title seems to be populated more often. This makes viewing multiple documents (invoices, financial statements, serialized documents) next to impossible because they all have the same title. Our entire organization has standardized on authentic Acrobat rather than other products, but we are being forced to reinstall other products because the current Acrobat functionality does not allow us to function effectively. Time is of the essence here. Every day we switch more staff over to alternate PDR reader products.
i would like to see filename instead of title, or it has to have an option which one to see
Adobe, Regardless of version of Acrobat, whenever I open a PDF that came originally form a Word file, the wrong file title appears in the title bar above the page. Please fix this. It is maddening. I get sent documents from our admin people to put up on our webpage for all our employees and since I am not the author of the document I cannot fix it myself. It is a constant problem.
The request is here since 2019 and still there is no improvement about this issue. I am really surprised. This is really user-unfriendly option, especially business users ho work on mutliple files all the time. At least Reader should allow user to change via preferences.. The more surprising thing is (I hope the *planned* info above is correct) you are waiting to have more users ask for it?
Agree. I cannot believe that in 2020, and Adobe of all companies, we're moving backward with technology. You can set preferences for a thousand other things but it is IMPOSSIBLE to put the actual file name in the tab?? Or somewhere visible to users?!
Elías Guisado commented
Change it, please :(
easy - use nitro or foxit instead of adobe :)
PLEASE make it the default or make an option to always show the file name, not the title, on the tabs. I regularly have 10+ files open, and all the tabs say the same thing. It's making my job much more difficult. I found the setting to update this for each document, but that's also time-consuming to set it on each of the hundreds of documents I get each week.
"Advanced Search" feature should show "file name" instead of the "Title" property in the search results. The need for the solution of this issue is urgent.
The "Advanced Search" feature appears to function the same way and displays the "Title" property instead of the file name in the search results.
What ever solution is planned should also address the results displayed in the "Advanced Search" function.
I totally agree, it's very frustrating!!