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  1. Allow for selective sync on libraries

    The request is to allow for selective sync on libraries because the creative cloud is taking up too much space and storage on my computer and a lot of my libraries do not need direct access at this time.

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  2. My Android Reader can invert the display (white text on dark BG). Can the Desktop app do the same, easy on the eyes?

    In mobile Reader App, I can change the display to Night Mode (inverted color, white text on dark BG). Can I do the same in desktop Acrobat DC?
    Please make it so.

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  3. Move Adobe Reader to App store model

    In todays world, many browsers now have built-in PDF viewers to help deal with end of browser plugins and the rise of HTML 5 and mobile apps. Can you please consider eliminating browser plugin for Adobe Reader DC and make Adobe Reader a Mac and Windows App store app as quickly as possible to modernize pdf experience and introduce adobe Scan app which uploads scanned document from iPhone directly to mac or windows PC as well.

    As many websites are going HTML 5 and browser plugin support is being reduced, we need to see adobe acrobat reader app converted from…

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  4. Stop seizing control of default apps on my computer.

    I have a legal copy of Acrobat Pro X (Creative Suite) that I love (I use it over Creative Cloud supplied by my employer). PROBLEM: I cannot have Reader DC (needed for shared forms sent to me occasionally) installed at the same time as it always acts as default app even though the Windows 10 default app still lists Acrobat Pro. This is as infuriating as when Edge automatically changes this every time there is a Windows update. I already own Finereader 15 that does everything Acrobat does and more and does not require a monthly subscription. You lost a…

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  5. Open PDFs in Read mode and full screen Thumbnail navigation

    Hi. I would like to see in future versions two new improvments:
    1) set the "read mode" as de default viewing when opening every PDF file, instead of having to press "Ctrl+H" each time (just add an option in Preferences);
    2) create a new form of navigation throughout the file, a full screen thumbnail view, with page thumbnails side by side similar to what Adobe made with "Adobe Reader Touch" (too bad you discontinued that app) with a button shortcut to access it;

    Thanks

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  6. Ability to completely turn off collapsed sidebars

    Please for goodness' sake give users the option to completely remove the left and right sidebars instead of merely collapsing them. For users using Reader, the vast majority of the time all they will want to do is only read a PDF, and many will want as much screen space as possible to do so.

    For the average Reader user, in the left toolbar the only thing they may want is thumbnail or chapter view. This could be on the top toolbar, with the other options available on a drop down menu from that button if you really must keep…

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  7. The font changes automatically by filling in the forms and using Polish diacritics

    Reporting a new bug:

    Steps to reproduce the issue:

    -> Open the document / form
    -> Use the "Fill & Sign" tool
    -> Enter any text using Polish diacritics, e.g. Ą, ą, Ć, ć, Ś, ś, Ż, ż, Ź, ź etc.

    Environment:

    -> OS: Windows 10 Pro 1909 (18363.719)
    -> Adobe Acrobar Reader DC Version: Polish (20.006.20034)

    Expected result:

    -> Forms should have a continuous homogeneous formatting. Unfortunately, even different fonts appear in one and the same field. Surprisingly, this problem does not concern German diacritics.

    Observed result:

    -> When filling out the forms, we should ensure that the text…

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  8. Read Out Loud Function - highlight words or phrases as it is reading

    The Read Out Loud function really needs to be updated so that it works better for individuals with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia. If they want this aspect of adobe to work well and actually benefit many of those who need it, it should highlight words and phrases as it is reading so that is easier to follow when reading, and know where in the text the reader is.

    This will make the product a lot more accessible to people with dyslexia, dyspraxia or the likes.

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  9. Read Mode default

    I was asked to create a document in such a way that when it gets passed along it opens in Read Mode instead of with the comment, fill &sign and more tools panel open. Apparently that can't be done.

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  10. What is Azure Virtual Desktop Pricing?

    Azure Virtual Desktop pricing includes two parts:
    1. User access rights:

    Licence entitlement: There is no additional cost if you have an eligible Windows, Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access Licence (CAL).
    Per user access pricing: We have introduced a new option for monthly per user pricing for access to Azure Virtual Desktop for external users only.
    Find more details below.

    1. Azure infrastructure costs

    In addition to user access, you will need an Azure account to deploy and manage your virtualisation environment. These are the Azure components generally required to host an Azure Virtual Desktop deployment.

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  11. Get rid of 7-days trial pop up when using context menu

    As explained in this post (https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader-discussions/get-rid-of-7-day-trial-after-rotate-from-context-menu-within-plug-in/m-p/12897117#M90403), we'd like to get rid of the pop up when a user clicks on the rotate buttons in the context menu.
    In the base Adobe Reader it is possible to use other menu's, but when another piece of software uses the plug in, these menu's aren't available and users are left with either the rotate buttons which generate the pop up, or the only option Rotate to the right.
    Please let the rotate buttons in the context menu act without the advert for the 7-day trial.
    TIA!

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  12. Bug in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

    Hi, I have a PDF document that have digital signature. After updated to the latest version, on the signature says this document has been altered or corrupted. But when I see previous version that not certified, this signature is normal. It never happened on the previous version of Adobe.

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  13. Toolbar button for Rotate (Quick Tools) suggests paid feature, really?!?

    Look, I get it. Reader DC is a free product Adobe would love to sell paid products/services. That's absolutely fine. But placing a toolbar button that suggests a basic feature such as rotate view may require the paid version/subscription is disingenuous at best. Seems a bit deceptive when it gets down to it. Not a fan Adobe!

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  14. Support simple disabling of the "Access Denied" screen

    Currently when you open Reader for Windows it prompts you to sign in, even if the PDF you opened has no interactive elements. The only workaround for this - and this unneeded and unrequested sign-in pop-up is much complained about on Adobe forums - is a complicated Windows registry edit.

    It would be better if users could control whether or not this sign-in prompt with a preferences setting. Alternately, this pop-up could be made to fire only when a user is trying to accomplish something (e.g. signing) that actually requires them to login. Both of these solutions are better than…

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  15. MIP - classification banner obscured by other banners.

    MIP – Header and Footer as described by NARA

    1. A feature to insert a header and a footer to every page on a PDF Document based on changes made to the file metadata by the Microsoft Information Protection Plugin.

    2. A feature to change the header based on changes made to the metadata by the Microsoft Information Protection Plugin.

    3. The up to date guidance regarding the format of this header is described here https://isoo.blogs.archives.gov/

    This is a federal requirement to implement across executive agencies, and anyone that deals with them per Executive order 13556 and 32 CFR 2002. Adoption of this…

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  16. 件名:「Acrobat Reader DC」におけるショートカットキーについて

    意見ないし要望:
    以下の機能を担うショートカットキーを、新たに設けて欲しい。
    また、それに当たって、当方の希望するショートカットキーの設定も、併せて例示しておく。

    1.単ページ表示 : S キー
    2.見開き表示 : D キー (理由:上記「S キー」と位置的に近い)
    3.全画面表示 : F キー
    4.全画面表示解除 : F キー または Esc キー

    これらは、おそらくは、こと「閲覧」の際においては、割合良く使うものとなるだろうと思われるので、なるべく「ワンボタン操作」にしておいて欲しい。

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    理由ないし詳細:
    フルスクリーンで表示している状態のままで、「単ページ表示」と「見開き表示」とを切り替えたい、と思っている。
    また、「ウィンドウ表示」と「フルスクリーン(全画面表示)」とを切り替える、といった事も、閲覧の際の操作としては、割と良く有る事だと思われる。
    これらについて、ショートカットキーの新設を願う。

    私見だが、これらは、こと「閲覧」といった用途においては、かなり基本的なものであるように思われる。
    こういった「当たり前」ともいえる機能が、未だに整備されていない、とかいった事は、
    当該ソフトウェアが、こと「閲覧」を主目的としているユーザーに対して、配慮を欠いている、と言わざるを得ない。

    また、これも私見だが、当該ソフトウェアの使途としては、おそらくは9割方が、いわゆる「読み専」であろうと思われる。
    文書作成(書き専?)などの使途は、全体の内の1割程度に過ぎないのではないか、と思われる。
    それらの比率から見ても、いわゆる「読み専」とされるようなユーザーに対するフォローは、もう少し配慮されて然るべきであるように思われる。

    あと、これは少し発展的な意見となるかもしれないが、
    この際、「読み専」用に特化したようなアプリを、新規に開発もしくは配布なさっても良いのかもしれない。
    実際、当該アプリは、「読み専」としては不必要である機能が多過ぎる。
    その結果として、アプリとしての「軽快性」や「堅牢性」「簡易性」などが損なわれてしまっては、本末転倒である。
    よって、この際、「読み専」用に特化したような、簡易版ともいえるアプリを、Adobe自ら、新規に作成なさっては如何かと思う。
    上記にても有るように、その使途の9割方は、おそらく「読み専」である。
    想定されるユーザー数ないしニーズは、充分に大きい、と思われる。
    こういった重要な案件を、「他社任せ」などとしてはならない、と思う。
    差し出がましいかもしれないが・・・、
    これを「Acrobat Reader Light」とでも、仮に命名しておく。
    ご参考までに・・・。(笑)

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    追記:
    本件は、以下のフォーラムにて、議論されました。
    ご参考までに、ご確認下さい。

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader-acrobat-dc-for-mobile%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A9%E3%83%A0/%E3%83%91%E3%82%BD%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E7%89%88%E3%81%AE-acrobat-reader-dc-%E3%81%AE%E6%93%8D%E4%BD%9C%E6%96%B9%E6%B3%95%E3%81%AB%E3%81%A4%E3%81%84%E3%81%A6-%E8%B3%AA%E5%95%8F%E3%81%A7%E3%81%99/m-p/12533632

    以上です。

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  17. Bug: Clicking a hyperlink corrupts the text

    Whenever I click on a hyperlink, the text in the PDF just turns into a scrambled mess.

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  18. I want to restore the page menu on my pdf document to make my work easier. It’s an impossible task, so how do I do it ?

    I want to restore the page menu on my pdf document. How do I do it. I've tried everything that is described but it isn't working

    2 votes

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  19. Digital Signatures

    i need to have 2 different type of signature ie one drawn using personal name and one drawn using company name. Presently this is not allowed as one can only have one drawn signature per account.

    there should be a feature to allow for multiple signatures in one account as different document requires different signature.

    Am not sure why we are allowed to create namy digital signatures when one can only have one drawn signature at any one time.

    please add this feature.

    2 votes

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  20. Use system default cursors!

    It is absolutely unacceptable that the Acrobat Reader changes the system cursor, and doesn't allow for some method of disabling this!
    It shows that Adobe have ZERO respect for their customers.

    I have a vision impairment. I have changed my Windows cursor to a very visible, fat, red cursor, because otherwise I lose track of where it is. But Adobe's opinion on that is "********!!!!" apparently.

    Why?

    Why do you hate your customers, Adobe?

    2 votes

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