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  1. Find option is getting cleared

    Press Ctrl+F
    Try to find any thing by typing in Find input box
    then click/Select any letter in Find Input box and try to type
    Previous data is getting cleared (very irritating as we have to type again whole thing)

    1 vote

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  2. Drag and drop files

    It's incredibly frustrating that a) the Adobe Document Cloud is so slow, and b) one cannot drag and drop files to folders. Organizing my PDFs has literally taken the whole day.

    2 votes

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  3. regarding meaning search

    If we don't know meaning of the word while reading in a document then there must be search by web option along with the copy tab or you can simply add Dictionary into Adobe so that it will become more user friendly and more helpful to the person who is in need to search that meaning.

    2 votes

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  4. BUG-Adobe Reader DC

    I created a form using Adobe Acrobat 9. I added a java script in the background to alert the user of any fields that were not filled out, including multiple signature lines. I tested the form frequently, using Acrobat 9, pro and reader DC, and it worked perfectly. Now I am getting reports from the users(using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC), that they are getting an error message stating that the signature lines need to be populated when the lines have the signatures inserted already.

    All users using the latest version of Adobe Reader DC, this issue occurred after the latest…

    1 vote

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  5. Option to save changes to all open documents instead of individual prompt for each

    If I make changes to several open PDF documents, it would be better to have an option to Save All changes other than get a prompt for every PDF document.

    1 vote

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  6. Fix read mode to NOT go to full screen mode to have only the document content visible in a window. You should have separate full screen mode

    I need to read a PDF while using others apps at the SAME TIME; Reading the documentation of the other program from a PDF file.

    I don't need toolbars. I dont' need status bars. I don't need menu bars.

    I can press ctrl-f If I want to search for something, I can press ctrl-p if I want to print the document. I don't need a buttons or search bars for those to be constantly visible.

    If I need to use ANY other functionality, I can right-click and all that functionality could be put into that right-click menu.

    I ONLY WANT…

    6 votes

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  7. Prompt Automatic updates

    Hello there,
    Can you add a prompt for updates?
    "Adobe Acrobat requires an update that will require a restart before using the application. Update and restart or install later?"

    You see, when Acrobat updates automatically and I'm still running the app, I can still open things, but if Acrobat updates and I'm not currently running the app, then I can't open the app until I restart.
    In terms of workflow this means that to access a PDF needed immediately for work I need to save and close everything, restart, then reopen everything. This took about 7 minutes without including reopening…

    1 vote

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  8. Acrobat Reader DC shows multiple tabs as windows on hover on taskbar

    When multiple documents is opened in multiple tabs in Acrobat Reader, and when hover mouse over the Reader icon on the taskbar, it shows multiple windows in preview instead of one window. It would be a good thing to add that as a option so that behavior is similar as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which shows one window and active tab instead of multiple windows in the taskbar. It is really struggle to deal with multiple documents and when you want to restore minimized Reader window to the last opened tab.

    20 votes

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  9. Separate zoom in +, zoom out - and zoom percentage buttons in the toolbar by default

    It is very inconvenient and time consuming to make multiple clicks in order to zoom in or out the document. In the older versions they were separate and easily accessible. Drop down menu style is really exhausting and time consuming for these kind of basic operations. Please separate the zoom buttons !

    14 votes

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  10. reduce size of toolbars buttons

    For mouse based users. Remove the excess space, and reduce the size of toolbars and buttons, to maximise screen space available for the document.

    1 vote

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  11. Can't open more than 1 file at a time

    Clients with Windows 10 1809 or more (or Win2019) trying to access a PDF via a DFS that is stored on a Windows server 2019 server are not able to open more than 1 pdf.

    Can this please be fixed as Windows Sever 2019 is being used more widely.

    8 votes

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  12. manual duplex printing

    Would be a magnificent addition if manual duplex printing could be selected for Adobe reader on Windows 10. Having read quite a few forums on the subject it would appear I'm not the only person who desires this.

    1 vote

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  13. Scrolling preferences window

    Currently the preferences window is very hard to use and frankly, broken:

    You can't scroll with a touchpad.

    You can't scroll with a touchscreen.

    You can't scroll with a mousewheel.

    Scrolling over a combo box changes the setting >:(

    Content doesn't scroll when you drag the scrollbar!

    The preferences window cannot resize small enough for smaller screens.

    Overall: infurating.

    1 vote

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  14. Acrobat Crashing When Opening An InDesign Exported Interactive PDF

    I have no idea why interactive PDFs are no longer viewable with acrobat. Which is very annoying and stupid. Whenever I am trying to view an interactive element of the PDF, acrobat just tells me it is connecting and then suddenly closed the whole document (aka crashing). I don't understand why we are paying so much for adobe when they could not simply do their job. Very frustrating indeed. Worst user experience ever.

    1 vote

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  15. Include MDI

    Please include multiple document interface...it will really help in finding the document when i'm using multiple software with AA. it will also save time.

    1 vote

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  16. Make hand tool the default when opening a document.

    I want to make hand tool the default whenever I open a document.

    1 vote

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  17. Adobe Reader is not accessible for persons with visual disability

    Menus are not readable with a voiceover application.

    2 votes

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  18. Allow user to open documents in read mode by default

    Allow users to tick a box in preference so that it becomes possible to open all pdf documents in read mode by default, and revert back to a more complete mode only when needed.

    2 votes

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  19. Adobe Reader in Preview Pane appears cut off when DPI scaling changes or when moved between monitors with different DPI scaling

    When viewing a file with Adobe Reader in the File Explorer preview pane, the file gets cut off if the DPI scaling level changes or if the File Explorer window is dragged between monitors with different DPI scaling levels. This is very annoying as it can make documents chopped off and/or hard to read. It seems to be an issue with Adobe Reader previewer not correctly/responding to scaling changes. As you can see in the image, the previewer is so cut off that you can't even see the controls or the scroll bar.

    1 vote

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  20. Screen Filter

    I guess this falls under UI? I'm ADHD and it would be SUPER helpful to have a feature where I can dim the screen except for an area I'm currently reading. I read a lot of professional articles and when I go to write a note I completely lose my place. It could be just a static section and as I scroll the section stays the same so I'm effectively moving my page through it. I can cope if I print out the pages, but articles are frequently 12+ pages each and I'd rather save the paper and be able…

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