How exactly does the new layout improve productivity by changing and moving EVERYTHING, no instead of going to and clicking on exactly what I need when I need it I have to look around, search, or point and pray to see if I get what I want.
This new layout is complete garbage and was busy work by someone to justify their job, it did not improve productivity at all, it hampered it.
Hugo Cerqueira commented
I typically refrain from providing feedback on products, but I felt compelled to express my thoughts regarding the recent layout changes in Adobe Acrobat. Despite recognizing the effort put into these updates, I must admit that the new layout is not meeting my needs. Just today, I found myself unable to work efficiently on a PDF, leading me to switch to PDF Expert out of frustration. It's notable that I subscribe to Acrobat for myself and several other users (under a different email account, not the Gmail one I'm currently using, though I am willing to share those details with an Adobe representative if needed).
The crux of my issue lies in the user interface; I'm spending an inordinate amount of time locating features that were previously intuitive. This constant search is not only inefficient but also quite aggravating. It's a classic example of the saying, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." This principle, often cited in engineering, seems pertinent here. I believe it's crucial to have the option to revert to or choose a different layout that aligns more closely with the user's preferences and workflow efficiency.
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 !