enable scrolling - please
View>Page Display > Enable scrolling. Make it easy to change the default for this OR even better please make enabled scrolling the default view. Who on this earth doesn't want to enable scrolling? Please tell me what kind of business person that is who likes the pages to keep jerking around as you get too close to the bottom of the screen when enabled scrolling is not enabled. Tell me! Probably seismologists.
I read and edit PDFs all day for work. Enable scrolling was my default in Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017. The fact that this feature was taken away in Adobe Acrobat Standard DC (and also Acrobat Reader DC?) is incredibly frustrating. I have managed some workarounds, but it would be wonderful if Adobe brought this back.
Edit > Preferences > Page Display. Zoom: Fit Width. Manually decrease zoom on each document.
Edit > Preferences > Accessibility. Always use Page Layout Style: Single Page Continuous. Always use Zoom Setting: 100%. Manually increase zoom as needed per document.
Nicolo Belavendram commented
Agree with you. Such a stupid feature. How acrobat concluded this feature is downright stupid. And there is no easy way to make the change. You have to get a PhD to do this. Even then you need further training. Check boxes that don't do what they say unless some other darned thing is enabled or disabled elsewhere.
Nicholas Wankowski commented
Seriously, I absolutely HATE Adobe and this is one of the main reasons. Absolute stupidity but you’re forced to use it for pdfs. Can’t wait until the days when we’ll look back and say, “remember how terrible it was to have to use adobe? The worst! hahaha” and we’ll have a good laugh at how this software was trash.
Jake Cruise commented
This worked wonderfully, thanks to @nodespike for the image as I found this setting took a bit to find on the accessibility page.
One thing to note is that if you have already opened a pdf, it will default to the last view settings you used, so you will not see the scrolling. There is another setting in Preferences > Documents to "Restore last view settings when reopening documents". You would need to deselect this to have previously opened document default to scrolling.
Of course, deselecting this would open every pdf at the beginning of the pdf. Up to you on whether that is good or bad;)
Denise Kopp commented
Couldn't find "Preferences" - but using the cmd+, it appeared! The following works!!!
Acrobat Pro 2017 > Preferences (cmd+,) > Accessibility > Override Page Displays > Always use Page Layout Style > Single Page Continuous !
Denise Kopp commented
Agreed! Why would you want the page to jump ahead like that! I feel like I am missing something important and spend so much time going back to look! Please HELP!
My preferences are set to Override page display - Single Page Continuous. When I scan a new document, it does not use the override. I even double checked after it did not scroll and that's how it is set. I just now hit the symbol at the bottom of the page that is fit screen wide and enable scrolling and then I change the zoom to the setting i use. I agree if the preference is single page continuous, it should apply to new docs. We pay for this every month.
Holly J commented
Ive tried this 1000 times, it DOES NOT STICK. WHY??????? Ive tried it with no document open and with one open. Yet it continues to open zoomed out.
2 years later - still no option to 'enable scrolling' by default.
Who the **** opens .pdf's without intent to scroll.
Darlene G commented
I am frustrated by the exact same thing. i read reports all day long for my job. I need to scroll!!
The advice from "anonymous" in previous comments works" THANK YOU!!
I see advice to set preferences to "Single Page Continuous" with all kind of accolades and "problem solved" comments. But Single-Page Continuous is NOT the same function as "Enable Scrolling"!
Has anyone found a way to make the actual "Enable Scrolling" the default setting? (Please don't send me to yet another Single-Page Continuous tip, I beg you.)
There is still some setting preventing scrolling and copying any more than one word at a time. Used to work fine; now it doesn't. Have no clue as to why and no clue as to how to correct things. Nothing works. Very frustrating. It would be really nice to have a set of defaults that worked with any pdf opened to provide fit-to-width scrolling and the ability to highlight a set of text for copying to a word or email doc. Picking an action before selecting is also really cumbersome.
"Single Page Continuous" does not work the same way as normall scrolling. If I scroll up, I still jump to the beginning of the page rather than bottom. Cannot believe that it is so difficult to do in such a powerful tool like Acrobat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adobe Acropbat DC Pro
1. Open Adobe DC Pro
2. Click Edit > Preferences in File Menu
3. Click Accessibility
4. Under "Override Page Display" section, check the box for "Always use Page Layout Style"
5. Select desired Page Layout Style from the drop down
6. Click OK
enable scrolling drop down should be set to "Single Page Continous"
Attached pic for reference
Considering the number of PDFs I work with during the day and the amount of time I waste changing each document to "Enable Scrolling", it's absolutely rediculous that I can't make it a default.
I can't believe it took me all this time to actually change the Preferences! Anonymous, thank you so much for the excellent advice! What a please.......
Fully agree. Big nuisance not to be able to set "enable scrolling" as default
Acrobat Pro 2017 > Preferences (cmd+,) > Accessibility > Override Page Displays > Alway use Page Layout Style > Single Page Continuous !