The new look of Adobe Acrobat Pro is not user friendly
Please keep the classic look of Adobe Acrobat Pro. The new, bare bones look is very unattractive and not user friendly at all.
Robin Surface commented
It seems that Adobe doesn't really care how users feel about their product - they know we're stuck with it, so we can just deal with it. I'm not sure how Adobe figured out what tools I personally use most and then hid them, but they did a great job of that! As pRowe commented, rearranging things just because your team is bored is not helpful for your users. I personally do not enjoy spending extra time I do not have trying to figure out a program that I knew inside-out just the day before. It's extremely irritating and wastes my time. I realize Adobe probably doesn't care about that, but it bothered me enough that I took some time, again that I don't have, to comment repeatedly about this new and irritating update.
Hi Bhawna, thank you for your response. the main reason I took the time to make this post was because I couldn’t find the functionality I normally use without any issues. In case i just needed to work harder at looking for it, please let me know where can I find a signature block option under the new “sign” module? Thanks.
AdminBhawna Arora (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 can 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,
a. 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
a. For example, someone viewing comments in a PDF should also be able to easily edit the text of it without interrupting their workflow
b. 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 tried to ensure all tools & features that are currently supported, retain their familiar functionalities and workflows as they did in the previous version. We are committed to address any gaps or issues reported by users related to any break in current workflows in all our past & upcoming releases. In case any of your current workflows are not functioning as expected, do share it with us on this thread, and we will address them with the highest priority..
In case any of your critical workflows are impacted, and you have the option to switch back to the old UI from the “Menu” on the top left corner on windows, and View Menu on MacOS.
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 !
Don't change where things are just because Adobe is tired of the way thing look. This is like someone changing the location of my furniture because they didn't like it. I don't like it or dislike it. I know how to get around my place in the dark. Leave it alone. And when I get used to the way it is now I will be fine with that. Don't change because you have a new UX team. Leave it alone. Add function or stay out of it.