Set Document Title in Initial View as Default
Current Behaviour - If a PDF document has a title present in the “Title” document property then the default initial view of Acrobat Reader and Acrobat PRO is set to "File Name" rather than the "Document Title".
Impact - Acrobat's Accessibility Checks report the "Title" error while the title is already there. This requires the "Initial View" setting to be changed on each PDF manually.
Desired Behaviour - Set the “Initial View” to “Document Title” as default when a PDF is opened on Acrobat Reader DC and Acrobat DC Pro.
Why the feature is needed - All organisations want to publish their PDFs which are 100%. For example, all US Federal agencies are required to publish their PDFs which are Section 508 compliant. Acrobat Accessibility Checks tools allow to achieve Section 508 compliant by making the PDF's accessible. If PDF contains a title then it doesn't make sense to keep the Initial View to "File Name".
Please release a patch or add this feature in the next versions or Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Pro versions.
Varun Singh commented
Thank you very much for your response.
The option you suggested does not address the "Title" error flagged by accessibility checker when a title is already present in the "Title" field of the PDF properties.
By default, when Acrobat creates a PDF using MS Word then the “Initial View” property is set to "File Name" instead of “Document Title”. Accessibility checker fails in such case. Ideally, if a "title" is present in the PDF properties then the “Initial View” property must be set to “Document Title” as default, so the checker does not flag the "Title" error.
I hope this information will clarify as to what I am looking for. I have also attached a reference screenshot.
Shreya Bhattacharya commented
This feature of displaying "File Name" by default as document title irrespective of Initial View setting can be turned off with this setting:
In Acrobat/Reader application's Edit in top menu>Preferences> Go to Documents Category from Left side panel> Uncheck "Always Use filename as document title"> Click OK button.
With this option unchecked, whatever setting done in Initial View will be reflected as the title of that document.
Varun Singh commented
Update: Interestingly, PDFs created using Microsoft Word's Native Save as PDF option are produced with “Initial View” set to “Document Title” as default. I have tested on Office 365 Pro Plus and Office 2016 and 2019 click-to-run installations.