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How can I turn off permanently the bookmarks panel in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021

New Here ,
Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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How can I turn off permanently the bookmarks panel in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021?

I cannot find any solution that work for this newest version on google.

 

Thank you for your help.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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There's no such option. This is a built-in part of the application and can't be "turned off".

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Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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@default65jmig9yzaom wrote:

How can I turn off permanently the bookmarks panel in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2021?


 

I can think of two things you might be asking:

  • To hide the Bookmarks panel from the left-hand navigation panels, go to View menu > Show / Hide > Navigation panels > uncheck Bookmarks. You can also right-click in the blank area under the Navigation panels.
  • If the Bookmarks panel is opening automatically when you open a PDF, go to File menu > Properties Preferences > Initial View and set the initial view to "Page Only", then save the document.
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    If the file is locked for editing, then you can't make the change. Only someone with the password can make the change. In case someone reads this later, it cannot be changed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader either.

 

Is this what you are asking?

 

EDIT: changed "preferences" to "properties". Thank you Bernd.

 

Jane

 

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Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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> go to File menu > Preferences > Initial View

 

It is available at the File Properties.

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Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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neither of these options solves the problem permanently for all files, it only solves it to a single pdf file, I need to apply it for all documents that I can potentially open.

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Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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@default65jmig9yzaom 

 

That's correct. When the creator chooses to show the Bookmarks panel when the file is initially opened, that is not something you can override. 

 

You can make a feature request to the developers here: https://acrobat.uservoice.com/

 

Jane

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Please god fix this. Taking up a 1/4 of the screen for a display that is mostly white space and is information that is not relevant to the file that I opened is a very poor choice for the user experience.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 03, 2024 Jun 03, 2024

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Couldn't agree more!! This is awful! Do the people that write these programs actually test and/or use them, or do they just continually pump out worthless garbage like this?

 

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Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

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  1. Open Adobe without opening a file
  2. Go to Preferences> Documents
  3. Select "Restore last view settings when reopening documents"
  4. Click "OK"
  5. Open an Adobe file.
  6. Close the bookmarks panel.
  7. Save and close the Adobe file.
  8. The next document you open should have the bookmarks panel closed.

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Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

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  1. Open Adobe without opening a file
  2. Go to Preferences> Documents
  3. Select "Restore last view settings when reopening documents"
  4. Click "OK"
  5. Open an Adobe file.
  6. Close the bookmarks panel.
  7. Save and close the Adobe file.
  8. The next document you open should have the bookmarks panel closed

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Community Expert ,
Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

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Thank you for your post, @Steve263214045icc , although it won't help the OP who was looking for something that applies to all documents they could potentially open in the future.

 

Jane

 

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New Here ,
Jan 01, 2024 Jan 01, 2024

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Thanks a TON, Steve!  The multiple new windows have been micro-annoyances for years. 

 

Bonus: How to remove the right hand UI "tools" window pane
1 Bring up preferences with CTLR-K
2 choose Documents
3 Check the box: "Remember curent state of Tools Pane"
4 OK

5 Next time you open a doc and then close the right hand Tools pane, it should come up closed in future docs.

 

Thanks, again, Steve!

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Mar 16, 2024 Mar 16, 2024

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That worked for the Tools pane, but not the Bookmarks...

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New Here ,
Mar 12, 2024 Mar 12, 2024

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Thank you SO MUCH!! This worked!! 

I am able to open all documents, new, old, or via email and the panels are closed to the side. ahhhh, finally!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2024 Mar 18, 2024

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Thank you so much, this helped and I was able to close the bookmarks tab from opening on new documents. Very much appreciated!

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Jul 11, 2023 Jul 11, 2023

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Tons of thanks Steve!

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Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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Hello just wondering whether you ever found a solution to this?

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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none of these settings seem to work. I don't want bookmarks EVER. someone @ Adobe must think that this is essentail for all becuse it just won't go away

 

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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It is incredibly annoying, why "Restore last view settings when reopening documents" was removed in the latest version stumps me.

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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I have the bookmarks bar opening every time on every PDF including PDFs that have nothing in the bookmarks. 

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Feb 02, 2024 Feb 02, 2024

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  1. Open a PDF
  2. Right click in that open PDF document
  3. Choose bottom item in dropdown menu _ “ document properties”
  4. Select “Initial view” tab
  5. Then in “Layout and magnification – navigation tab”
  6. Select “Page Only”
  7. Confirm “OK”

 

 

This appears to have cleared/turned off the Bookmark Panel totally!

 

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Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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Select Initial view tab

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@Mandy5D22 

The settings in Initial View are only for the current document — not for all future documents

Jane

 

 

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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this worked for me, I opened multiple PDFs in different locations in the last 3 days and all have opened without the bookmark pane. 

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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THANK YOU @Mandy5D22! These steps worked for me 12Feb24. This had been driving me bonkers!

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Jun 08, 2024 Jun 08, 2024

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Just installed latest Adobe Acrobat Reader, 6/08/24, there is NO  "Initial View" tab.

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