New page layout format
The latest page layout is so confusing. Why did you do this to us?! It's one thing to update looks and add/subtract features. But you swapped sides. Now all editing tools are on the left and navigation (bookmarks etc.) are on the right. Why do this? That just slows us down and confuses us when we are used to it being editing on the right and navigation on the left. There doesn't seem to be a purpose in swapping them except to torment us. Perhaps you can add a preference in settings where we can make the layout as we like it?
AdminAmit Kumar Jain (Admin, Adobe) commented
We appreciate your valuable feedback! We're always looking for ways to make Acrobat better, and we appreciate the time and effort you have taken to share your feedback with us.
We acknowledge that the new Acrobat represents a notable change, however we hope that as you get familiar with the new interface, you are able to be more productive & get more out of Acrobat.
With the new interface we aim to
1.Provide a simplified viewing experience that helps reduce clutter & optimise it for most used PDF actions that are relevant while viewing a document.
2. Easily allow users to discover PDF tools they need by ensuring tools are intuitively grouped and a click away,
**For example, all tools that allow content, page & file level edits can be found under one action based verb called “Edit”; tools that allow converting files to & from PDFs can be found under “Convert”; tools that allow filling & signing documents or requesting signatures from others under “Sign”.
3. Most importantly, the new interface enables users to effortlessly move between different PDF tools to complete their document related tasks
**For example, someone viewing comments in a PDF should also be able to easily edit the text of it without interrupting their workflow
**A user can seamlessly perform page level edits such as reordering, inserting, extracting, rotating or deleting pages while editing content and/or commenting on the file
We would also like to highlight that we have exhaustively tested these changes with users over the past 12 months, keenly monitoring user behaviour & addressing top user issues before gradually rolling out the new interface to the Acrobat user base
A point to note is that as we made these changes in the interface, we have ensured all tools & features that are currently supported, retain their familiar functionalities and workflows as they did in the previous version. We are proactively addressing any gaps or issues reported by users related to any break in current workflows.
We will follow up on this response with a detailed blog post explaining the changes, a guide to help familiarise you to the new interface, along with regular updates on upcoming changes.
Thank you once again for your feedback, and do look forward to our upcoming releases !
Menu and then selecting "Disable New Acrobat" for anyone having issues with the bad UI.
The new features are great but the new layout is HORRIBLE. I prefer the tools in the ribbon header. They are currently in the way of markups on snippets on the left side. Why are you the only program that has moved save to the right side? This complete layout swap is not only confusing but annoying and frustrating. Perhaps you can add a preference in settings where we can make the layout as we like it?
I strongly dislike the new layout. Why would you swap the layout and change all the shortcut symbols? I feel like a new user that is no longer efficient with this software. I purchased this license because I was familiar with the functions but now I'm gearing towards utilizing Bluebeam solely for my edit and markup needs.
Solution - allow users to edit their layout to suit their preferences.
Jimmy j commented
YHEA, i agree, why cannot i decide to put commands on left and right, i really don't like this change