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  1. Full Tools, Menu customisation

    Acrobat DC wastes so much screen space in non-customisable areas - It is common to 'snap' the Acrobat Application to Half-Screen - but doing so hides many menu Tools, but ALWAYS leaves 'Home, Tools, Document & then The Login Name. - These are rarely (never) used.
    Please allow them to be Hidden, Or return Menu/Tool icons to a 'normal' design/style as used in the previous 10 versions of Acrobat.
    'PRO' does not = Tablet user.

    292 votes
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      Under review  ·  118 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to add more toolbars

      It was very cool in early versions that it was possible to add more toolbars. Its annoying that the space is limited for the extra tools I want to add into the tool bar.
      I would like to ask for adding the ability to add a new-line/toolbar so all the tools I add can be visible without need to expand a menu by clicking on the dots at the right side.

      159 votes
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        Under review  ·  28 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Time saving toolbars

        Give us more useful Toolbar with plenty of stuff - must make endless useless clicks to access simple things. Just to Open a page needs 2 clicks! This wastes time. Hover over text that fan open files would help.

        This is a terrible product to use - thank goodness for the free stuff Foxit and PDF Creator. Not user friendly and pro-production at all.

        135 votes
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          Under review  ·  24 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove the big blue "Share" button

          You have absolutely no control over the choice of menu design, forced to look at a big blue “share” button, a feedback button and a question mark. When operating in half screen the frequently used menu items I have chosen are hidden, because you think I want to share, learn or send feedback. Give me the ability to remove and take charge of my workspace environment.

          132 votes
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            49 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reopen PDFs Launched in previous sessions on Opening Acrobat/Reader

            A Prereference in Acrobat should be there which loads the last session of opened tabs/pdfs on relaunching. Also could provide options to save/load previous sessions.
            This may be Important to the users who work on several pdfs at a time but wish to retain the opened docs in the next Acrobat session.
            Also Session could be managed to retain even after machine restart and then launching acrobat.

            123 votes
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              Under review  ·  37 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove tools sidebar selector, or make it an option, or an option to move it to the top or the bottom

              The tool sidebar is too close to the scroll bar, and make it difficult to use and select the scroll bar, which is almost always used. Make the position and/or the visibility of the tools sidebar a preference, since this redundant control is available using many other existing ways. This is the must frustrating, duplicative, and unusually located user control I have seen in many years.

              68 votes
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                Under review  ·  21 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dock Properties Bar

                Through version 9, the properties bar was dock-able. Since X it is not, but it should be. Properties are always useful, it is annoying to have it floating over the document when I have toolbar space at the top of my screen sitting empty and gray and sad. I get that the properties toolbar is context sensitive so it will grow and shrink, but it was in 9 also. Please make all toolbars dockable!

                55 votes
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                  Under review  ·  12 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Tool bars in acrobat Pro DC

                  DC Pro is very flash with some nice fearures. However, It is extremely frsutrating that it is not possible to open more than one tool bar at a time. For example - it is not unusual to want to edit AND comment - as this requires two tool bars for access to the different tools, there is a slow and annoying requirement to close and open tool bars when trying to edit and comment on work . Please consider reviewing. This was so much more efficient in Acrobat 10. thanks

                  24 votes
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                    Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More user friendly arrangement of Quick Tools area

                    I have just installed the latest "Acrobat Standard DC", and I'm disappointed to find that still the way in which you have to personalise the "Quick Tools" area is not user friendly.
                    Apart from having a mandatory set of icons on the left (I can't see an easy way of removing them), the way you have to add / remove icons is annoying - right-clicking on the quick tools bar then selecting or deselecting an item to have the menu disappear so you have to right-click and find the item again and again...! Then not being able to change the…

                    22 votes
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                      Need Info  ·  4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Organize attachments into folders or categories

                      We have many attachments to each of our PDF files. It would be really great if the attached files could be organized by folder of category and not alphabetically. Please see attachment for an example.

                      21 votes
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                        Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fit full page button missing?!?

                        I cant find how to add the fit full page button to my toolbar- only fit width and actual size are options. Incredibly frustrating!

                        17 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Default Pages Panel "ON"

                          Create a setting in Preferences that defaults to:
                          View | Show | Navigation Panes | Page Thumbnails
                          so that thumbnails ALWAYS appear in the navigation pane and are never hidden unless done manually.

                          16 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi Frank

                            Please try the following :
                            Go to Preferences → Documents and check the option “Restore last view settings when reopening documents”

                            Please let me know if this works for you.

                          • Inherit Zoom setting for all bookmarks (Court requirements for filing electronic documents)

                            The standard setting for a bookmark is Fit Width. The ability to change that to Inherit Zoom or other setting is necessary as the Courts require bookmarked documents with Inherit Zoom setting. It takes 8 clicks per bookmark to change this. There is no way to select all bookmarks and change them all at once or make a permanent setting. I submit Administrative Records with hundreds, sometimes thousands of bookmarks and each one of those has to be individually clicked on and changed - x 8 clicks. Very tedious and time consuming.

                            16 votes
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                              Under review  ·  11 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Why on earth did you completely change the menu/tool interface on Acrobat?

                              I absolutely hate the new Acrobat interface. Why on earth was it changed? Why do software developers feel the need to move the gas pedal and steering wheel on each new version of a product? Instead of having easily accessible tools as with the last version of Acrobat, now I have to waste time hunting for them. Did you even consult with users before making this change? I'm definitely not buying any more Adobe products.

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi,

                                Thanks for Reaching out to us for your concerns.
                                Could you please let me know of the Specific workflow that you are facing issues with while using menu/tools in Adobe Acrobat DC.

                                We will help you further in this then.

                                Thanks
                                Ayush

                              • Adding Tools to the Tool Bar Process is Just Plain Crazy

                                Should be able to drag and drop tools you use often to the customized tool bar at the top of the document. Why does it have to be so hard to do that?

                                14 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Delete a layer feature

                                  Delete a layer option is missing in a layers pannel. Would be very usefull feature for preparing PDFs for print with correct layer content. Possible workarounds (delete layer content + merge) are too complicated and not safe for prepress.

                                  14 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    Thanks for reaching out to us for your concerns.
                                    We’ve kept a note of this ask and we’ll prioritize it after discussing further.

                                    Thanks
                                    Ayush Jain

                                  • Zoom in/out and percentage controls missing from toolbar

                                    The Zoom In (+) and Zoom Out (-) buttons, and the zoom percentage text box disappeared from my toolbar, and I can't get them back. These controls are only accessible through the menus or the undocked floating panel. Re-docking the panel doesn't bring these controls with it. Right-click "Show Select & Zoom Tools" doesn't even list them.

                                    12 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi All,

                                      We acknowledge the issue and Adobe Acrobat and Reader official update (19.008.20074) containing the fix for this issue is now available. This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat and Reader. If you want, you may also manually trigger the update early by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.

                                      More information about this release is here: https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/continuous/dccontinuousoctober2018qfe.html#dccontinuousoctobertwentyeighteenqfe

                                      Please try it out and let us know your feedback.
                                      Thanks for your patience and support!

                                      Regards
                                      Ayush Jain

                                    • BUG Drag and Drop Not Working in PAGE THUMBNAILS

                                      Drag and Drop has stopped working in Page thumbnail.

                                      Cannot rearrange pages in page thumbnail.

                                      Cannot drag pages from other pdf's that are also open.

                                      ***This is not resolved by the FIT view function.
                                      ***This is not resolved by the PDF/a option.
                                      ***This is new as of last week.

                                      12 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi,

                                        Thanks for reaching out to us for your concerns.

                                        Can you please let me know the exact version number of Adobe Acrobat DC that your are working on ?

                                        I Tried this at my end and Drag drop in Page Thumbnails panel in a pdf / across pdfs is working fine for me.

                                        Also i would request you to kindly share with me a screen recording video of the steps that you are trying to do here ?

                                        You can send me that at ajain@adobe.com

                                        Thanks
                                        Ayush Jain

                                      • When a PDF is opened within the browser, add a button on the toolbar to open in the full app

                                        We need to set PDFs to open in the browser, however, sometimes the user needs to edit these (such as using Fill & Sign). In this case, the user clicks Fill & Sign, and they are told to download the file and open it.

                                        It would be far easier if the toolbar that's visible when a user opens a PDF in the browser has a simple button where they could open it in whatever app they had set as the default for PDFs (Acrobat Professional, or Reader). Perhaps a button called "Open in Acrobat"

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Zoom Tools

                                          Where did the zoom tools go? They used to be visible in the main tool bar... I mean, I get there are other ways to zoom in and out of my pdf, but why remove such a common functionality? Please bring them back.

                                          11 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi,

                                            Thanks for Reaching out to us for your concerns.
                                            We have not removed the zoom tools from the main toolbar and those are already there.

                                            I assume you might have undocked the Toolbar so you may be getting a black floating window over the document area which would be having the zoom tools.

                                            I would request you to kindly Dock it back to the Main toolbar by clicking the rightmost icon from that floating window.

                                            Also, if this is not the case i would request you to kindly do a right click on your main toolbar and select “Reset Toolbar” from the context menu. (This way your main toolbar will get back to the default state which would anyways be having the Zoom tools.

                                            Let me know if this fixes your concern

                                            Thanks
                                            Ayush Jain

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