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  1. Why full reader search opens in an new window instead of same window where the file is open ?

    Why full reader search opens in an new window instead of same window where the file is open ?

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  2. Why is Advanced search opens in a separate window, please add advanced search option in the same window where the file is open

    Why is Advanced search opens in a separate window, please add advanced search option in the same window where the file is open .

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  3. yellow Highlight text not working.

    yellow Highlight text not working in pdf.

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  4. Add a View/View Rotate 180 Degrees button.

    (So I don't have to tap the Rotate 90 degree button twice when a page is upside down).

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  5. Add a View/View Rotate 180 Degrees button.

    (So I don't have to tap the Rotate 90 degree button twice when a page is upside down).

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  6. Reader DC embedded in IE (Win10) cannot launch print dialog. (2004 issue)

    For all of the machines in my Win 10 2004 test group, the Reader plugin for IE (AcroPDF64.dll) has lost the ability to start the print dialog, either from the handy button in the border UI, the drop down menu, or Ctrl+P. In all cases nothing happens. There are a variety of versions on the affected machines but most of them are quite current (20.9.20063 and ...65). The problem is restricted to IE (11 I have no other versions to check) and the new windows 10 2004 feature build.
    If you're interested in any other data I can provide on…

    12 votes

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  7. passage de pdf à word pour texte à plusieurs colonnes

    Quand un texte comporte plusieurs colonnes, la transcription en word mélange tout ; merci de mettre en place un outil permettant de respecter l'ordre des colonnes

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  8. A dictionary (online/offline) feature

    I read a lot of research articles. And, I am pretty sure we all know how academic jargon can be exacerbated sometimes. Having an offline/online dictionary would be a great deal. Imagine if I can just double click/tap on a word and then the definition pops up! It can be a pain to switch from the Reader to a Browser at times for a definition.

    5 votes

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  9. The cursor does not use the Windows System settings.

    Allow end user to set the cursor and carat to use the Windows System settings.

    Also allow end user to set other WS settings enhancing highlighting or visual impairment support aids

    using when working from home conferencing and sharing display being able to set colours or size of pointer enhances presentation

    7 votes

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  10. BUG: Can no longer close Reader window with COMMAND-W

    Until recently, you could close the Adobe Reader window (the one showing Recent, Starred, Scans, etc down the left side) with COMMAND-W. While you can still use COMMAND-W to close a PDF file, inexplicably this function no longer works with the Adobe Reader window. In workflow this is ridiculously annoying; I hit COMMAND-W to close my PDF window but then I have to go hunting for the CLOSE button to click on for the Adobe Reader window. At least, I am assuming this is a bug; I can't imagine someone purposefully enabling this highly obnoxious and laborious "feature" into the…

    2 votes

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  11. 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…

    9 votes

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  12. File paths containing spaces are not remembered by Save As in Reader

    I save certain PDF files to my Windows (10) Start Menu, usually in folders which, like "Start Menu", contain at least one space in their name.

    The list of folders to which previous files have been saved apparently refuses to remember such folders, forcing me to copy-and-paste the applicable name /every/ time I want to save something there.

    A folder name that does not contain any spaces, is remembered as usual.

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  13. Allow the clicking of the mouse wheel to enable scrolling via the mouse.

    With all the programs I have tested I can click my mouse wheel and enable scrolling by moving my mouse. With Adobe Reader when I click the mouse wheel a hand icon appears with four arrows. As long as I hold the mouse wheel down I can scroll the document. What I am asking for is that the program have the feature so that I can release the mouse wheel and be able to scroll. With other programs this works until I depress a button, move the mouse wheel, or click the mouse wheel which resets the mouse scroll.

    4 votes

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  14. F2 should not open web help

    The key to open help is F1. It should not also be F2. I was using F2 for Discord/Push-to-talk, and now Acrobat Reader DC opens a web page every time.

    Please restore the behaviour of the previous version of Acrobat Reader DC.

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  15. Make Acrobat Reader to reopen all documents previously opened before

    Because I have to work many times on a multitude of opened pdf files that I need to keep open for days in a row, I think a feature to restore previous session of opened documents (just like Firefox or Google Chrome) would be really helpful!

    2 votes

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    Hi,

    Thanks for reaching out to us for you conerns.

    We already have it implemented in Reader.
    Do “File” → “Reopen PDFs from last session.” And that should restore all the pdfs that were present in you last session at the time of Quiting the application.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks
    Ayush Jain

  16. Copy html into password box

    Please allow the ability to copy and paste html into the password box for a PDF document.

    Most users copy and paste the password from an email, which will be in html format.

    But the password box only accepts plain text so you can't copy and paste it from an email. You have to paste it first into a text file, and then copy and paste it from there which is just more time consuming than necessary.

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  17. hide Standard DC features

    Can you please hide the Acrobat Standard features, or allow the user to hide them.

    I appreciate you want to encourage users to purchase the license for Standard DC, but it is mis-leading showing the features on the right side of Reader DC if you can't even use them.

    Having the option to hide these features from Reader DC would be good

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  18. 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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  19. HowTo collapse bookmarks should be discoverable in the UI

    There are keyboard shortcuts to collapse bookmarks.
    These shortcuts should be discoverable in the UI.
    For example, the context menu for bookmarks should have the command, with the keyboard shortcut displayed next to it.

    I had to do a google search to find the keyboard shortcuts explained in a user forum:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/expand-collapse-all-the-bookmarks-in-a-pdf-file/td-p/2372796/page/3?page=1

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  20. Bug: Ctrl-H (Read Mode), Ctrl-0 (Zoom to Page), ..., Esc (exit full screen mode) FREEZE

    The sequence of UI actions below causes a repeatable freeze for me.

    (Acrobat Reader DC Continuous Release 2020.006.20042
    Windows 10 Home version 1909 build 18363.815)

    1. Open a pdf
    2. Ctrl-H (Read Mode) [use full height of screen]
    3. Ctrl-0 (Zoom to page) [that's a zero, not a letter]
    4. (optional): read document
    5. Esc (leave full-screen mode)

    Expect: exits full screen view, restore document in pane with bookmark sidebar

    Actual: exits full screen view, but freezes. Window still occupies full screen. Content areas are BLACK. Menubar and tabs reappear, but tabs are unresponsive. Right sidebar border appears, but not left sidebar.

    Workaround: after freeze,…

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