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Completely, fully disable 100% of any and all auto window resizing / document rezooming functions

Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2019 Dec 04, 2019

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I seek a comprehensive list of all Acrobat functions that result in automatically resizing the window, or automatically adjusting the zoom level, of a newly opened document.  I do not want window size or initial zoom level to ever change, except when I make manual adjustments.  The automatic functions are a major hindrance and time-waster.

 

To the extent some of these functions might be settable in multiple different locations so that I have to go make sure the setting is set properly in each of the separate locations, I would also appreciate a listing of such duplicative interface toggles.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 05, 2019 Dec 05, 2019

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I'm fairly certain that Acrobat/Reader will always respect the Initial View Window Settings (other than full screen) in the document. This is by design. 

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Explorer ,
Dec 09, 2019 Dec 09, 2019

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Thanks for the reply!  Guh... I assume from your response that this behavior cannot be disabled?

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Explorer ,
Dec 12, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

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Seriously, I can have 10 PDFs open in a window, with a need to repeatedly switch back and forth between them to reference information, and then an 11th PDF will resize the window and reset the zoom level for the other 10 documents.

 

That's just insane.  Is there really no way to disable this functionality?  Is there a version of Acrobat that is suited to businesses rather than art & design stuff?

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2020 Mar 30, 2020

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This is a substantial frustration for me as well.  I have not been able to determine how to prevent this - Yet.  I suspect that PDF view/create/edit software from other vendors doesn't suffer this malady, and those are being researched.

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New Here ,
Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Adobe needs to allow us to disable this 'feature'. I work with multiple PDFs sent to me all day, and about 2 out of 5 have the Inital View setting checked. 

 

It is so frustrating (maddening really) to continously have to resize and move the Acrobat window. 

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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I am also very very frustrated with this happening to me 7-10 times a day. This annoyingly interupts my workflow all day every day. You need to make a software mod for this and allow it to be disabled by the person vewing PDF's in DC Pro. Why should the sender / creator of the PDF get to decide the person who views it Window size? I'm pretty sure the creator hasn't even intentionally set it to do that. It's just a complete waist of time for everyone involved really.

 

Yes, have it switched on if you want it switched on, I get it.. But allow us the choice!!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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I need to disable the ability of PDF's to resize my Acrobat window and change it's position on my monitor. This is very frustrating. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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I just figured out how to stop it in some files. Open the PDF > Document Properties > Initial View > Window Options > UNCHECK Resize Window  to initial page. We should have the option to ignore this setting in PDF's. 

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Explorer ,
Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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Has the technology been developed for this yet?  Is it in beta?  How can I use Acrobat without my windows moving around and morphing into different sizes?

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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I'd really like to know!

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