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Adobe Acrobat application has the following three views:
The Home view gives you quick access to your recent files, shared files, frequently used tools, to-do tasks, and storage accounts.
A. Application menu B. Create a PDF C. See all tools D. Help E. Notifications F. Adobe Account G. List view H. Thumbnail view I. Home page menu
From the Acrobat Reader Home page, you can do the following tasks:
From the toolbars on the Home page, select See all tools to view all the tools available in Acrobat or Reader. The tools are listed in categories. When you select any tool, it displays the tool-specific menu on the left panel. You can select any command to take action on the open document. If you do not have any document open, choose Select a file to open the file that you want to work on.
When you open a document in the Acrobat app, it is displayed under a new tab with an 'All tools' menu in the left panel, a Quick action toolbar, and a right side panel, as shown below.
A. Home page B. Quick action toolbar C. Print D. Share E. Get a link to the document F. Comments tool G. Bookmark tool H. Page thumbnails tool I. Reading order tool J. Accessibility tags K. Rotate page L. Page display settings M. Zoom in/out
When you open multiple PDFs, the application opens each PDF as a separate tab in the same application by default. Previous and Next buttons are displayed towards the right to navigate through document tabs when you open several documents that do not fit the document view.
You can change the overall look and feel of your Acrobat application by changing the display themes. To choose the theme, go to > View > Display theme, and then select one of the following themes:
When you open a document in Acrobat, it displays a Quick action toolbar that allows you to quickly access the frequently used tools.
A. Select tool B. Comment tool C. Highlight tool D. Draw tool E. Fill text fields F. Add Sign or Intials
You can change the tools that appear on the Quick action toolbar as per your specific requirements.
To customize the Quick action toolbar:
From the Quick action toolbar, select > Customize.
In the Customize quick action toolbar dialog that opens, take the following actions as required:
Acrobat allows you to customize the side panel menus to view the tools that you want to quickly access while working on a document. To customize the side panels, use any of the following two ways:
Unlike the menus that appear at the top of your screen, Context menus display commands related to the active tool or selection. You can use context menus as a quick way to choose commonly used commands. For example, when you right-click the side panel, it displays the side panel customizing menu. When you right-click on the document, it displays the document context menu, as shown below.
(Mac OS) If you don’t have a two-button mouse, you can display a context menu by pressing the Control key as you click with the mouse.
You can easily navigate through the pages of a document by going to > View > Page navigation and using the navigation menu tools, as shown below.
The navigation tools also appear at the bottom of the right panel which allows you to have quick access to the navigation buttons.
Buttons at the top of the side panel provide access to tools such as Page Thumbnails , Bookmarks , Comments , and more.
When you select a tool, it appears in a column on the left side of the work area. You can change the width of the navigation pane by dragging its right border.
The creator of the PDF can control the contents of some navigation panels and may make them empty.
You can go to > Preferences to change settings for display, tools, conversion, signatures, performance, and more.
In the Preferences dialog, under Categories, select the type of preference you want to change. Once you set preferences, they remain in effect until you change them.
Restore the Acrobat Preferences folder to eliminate problems that damaged preferences cause. Most preference problems are caused by these file-based preferences, although most Acrobat preferences are stored within the registry.
In Windows Explorer, go to the Preferences folder:
(Windows 10, 8, or 7) C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\[version]
In Windows 10 or 8, if you cannot see the AppData folder, click the View menu on the ribbon in Windows Explorer and select the Hidden items check box under Show/Hide.
Move the Preferences folder to another location (for example, C:\Temp).
If the problem recurs after you restore the Acrobat Preferences folder, then the problem isn’t related to the Preferences folder. To restore custom settings, drag the folder you moved in step 2 back to its original location. Then click Yes To All to replace the new Preferences folder.
In case you are facing problems due to a damaged preferences file, you can restore the Acrobat preferences files to get the default settings. To do so:
Quick the Adobe Acrobat application.
Drag the following files from the Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences folder to the Desktop:
Acrobat WebCapture Cookies
com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro.plist or com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro_x86_9.0.plist
Acrobat Distiller Prefs and com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro.plist (if you are troubleshooting an issue with Distiller)
The Acrobat folder, which contains preferences for forms (MRUFormsList), collaboration (OfflineDocs), and color settings (AcrobatColor Settings.csf)
Restart the application.
If the problem recurs after you restore the Acrobat preferences files, then the problem isn’t related to the preferences files. To restore custom settings: