Disable new layout - Reader
The new layout for Adobe Reader is ****. There is no easy way to find out how to turn it back to the normal default layout.
Read the first comment in this thread, all the way down.
"Menu and then selecting "Disable New Acrobat" for anyone having issues with the bad UI."
Linda Ellis commented
Help please. I need to learn the proper steps how to disable this new type of Adobe Reader. I do not have a paid subscription to Adobe, just a free account. I've tried going into the Preferences and the different options, and I've tried to revert back to the old reader and I do a restart on my computer but so far nothing works. Every time I open up a PDF file Adobe, in just a couple of seconds, up pops the pop up message asking me to "take a tour". I have taken the tour multiple times now and I can't find a way to disable the pop up. I use a Windows 10 computer. 64 bit I think it is called. I hope to learn more from someone here. Thank you!
i think a MAJOR improvement would be to at least allow page deletion/addition/rearrangement in the Adobe Reader version. Many of us simply ONLY use adobe for that. Due to the ubiquity of the "pdf," we have a basic subscripton for 2 users which allows us to do that. If that would be added to Reader, then 3rd party softwares which also use Reader, would not conflict with prior generatiosn of Acrobat either. Perhaps this is not related to this UI topic, and should be moved to a different thread, but i think it's closely related in that the Reader UI is a cleaner look, it's just that the one functionality for page deletion/addition/rearrangement should be in the Reader software. That way Adobe would not have to strongly encourage its Acrobat users to use the new UI in Acrobat. It's simple. Like the old format? use reader. I'm happy to, so long as they give us the page addition/deletion/rearrangment functionality there.
Reply to Amit
You really need to read the hundreds, thousands of negative comments, show some humility, fire the people who decided on this horrible UI, then revert it back to the previous.
It sucks, you know it, we know it and you will lose customers - the ball is in your court.
Hi amit, I recognize that. But i am used to the old layout. much like many of us like the old Microsoft Windows 7 layout instead of the tiles. User preference should overrule the "exhaustive testing" of any new layout.
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.