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How to smooth scroll with Acrobat DC

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Dec 13, 2015 Dec 13, 2015

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Does anyone know how to set Acrobat Reader DC to scroll smoothly through a PDF document when viewing it?  Whenever I scroll through any PDF using the arrow key, when moving to a new page, the doc jumps around a lot, causing me to have to constantly use the scroll bar to reposition the page back to the beginning.  This disrupts the reading experience.  I have already tried View > Page Display > Enable Scrolling, but this has no effect on the issue.  I am using Windows 8.1 laptop. 

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New Here , Nov 23, 2017 Nov 23, 2017

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Enable this. For me works.

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Dec 13, 2015 Dec 13, 2015

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Hi paulsenduser,

Open Acrobat Reader DC, navigate to Help menu & repair the installation.

Relaunch Acrobat Reader DC & Enable Scrolling, now try to replicate the issue.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards,
Aadesh

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May 14, 2016 May 14, 2016

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Took me a while to get back to you.

I tried what you suggested, but it did not have any affect.  There is no way to simply scroll up and down smoothly from page to page like you can in MS Word.  This jumping around is really disruptive to the experience.  Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Thanks,

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May 15, 2016 May 15, 2016

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I finally figured out what the problem was.  I have been keeping the select tool activated at all times because I do a lot of cutting and pasting.  Once I switched back to the hand tool as the default, everything is scrolling along just fine.

Not sure why the select tool is engineered to scroll differently, but there it is.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 10, 2016 Nov 10, 2016

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paulsenduser

I had the same problem and either your method didn't help, BUT i did find a fix.

Here is the fix

MAC

ADOBE ACROBAT > Preferences > Accessibility > Always use Page Layout Style > Single Page Continuous

PC

Edit > Preferences > Accessibility > Always use Page Layout Style > Single Page Continuous

Now its smooth as butter

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May 02, 2018 May 02, 2018

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THANK YOU!!!!!

I hate these programmers who continue to make programs more and more complicated and make them do things they think we want.  Ugh.  Hate it.  I wish they all would just go home, collect unemployment for a little while and stop "improving" things

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New Here ,
May 18, 2018 May 18, 2018

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Easy Tiger_words... as a programmer, it's not us.  We are told what to do by Marketing and Sales.    So blame those guys not use developers.

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May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018

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Well geez, I'm sorry. I never realized that. I don't work in the industry so I didn't understand that sales people are driving that sort of thing.

Please tell them they suck.

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May 22, 2018 May 22, 2018

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Now if you can help me reset Adobe so I can just save something, rather than save as with 3 extra clicks - something in security but an update reset it and I can't get it back...

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Oct 19, 2018 Oct 19, 2018

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Welp, Adobe has f-ed up something else.  Tell the salespeople to stop with the "improvements" since the programmers don't have the fortitude to resist their demands.

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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@netstv The recent update of Adobe was so bad there's now a button to restore the original view.  It's incredible that this sort of thing happens (regardless of who is to blame).  Somewhere between marketing and sales and programming, the end user is forgotten.  

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New Here ,
Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Holy smokes!  Commenting on things that are almost 6 years old.  Time to find another forum dude.

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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In fact there is another forum, but since you're not on it, I figured I'd let you know.  I am sorry if you think this violates some internet protocal but others have also commented recently so...

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New Here ,
Jan 01, 2019 Jan 01, 2019

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Thank you so so much for this. I was planning to find a time to systematically go through all the preference panes (I mean, really? That many?) to sort this out, now I'm free!

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2020 Aug 29, 2020

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Thank you. Just what I was looking for.

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Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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Acrobat--like almost all of Adobe products--has graduated to the status of bloatware. Lots of confusing features that few understand but everyone has to pay for. 

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Mar 15, 2024 Mar 15, 2024

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thank you - i have been stuggling with this for ages

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Mar 15, 2024 Mar 15, 2024

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However, disabling new acrobat reader worked much better on my mac.

 

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Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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Thank you!  Switching from the select tool to hte hand tool worked for me!

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May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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Thank you! Even I was facing the same problem. The scrolling experience is much better now

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Explorer ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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No. The app should not need to be repaired, unless the below setting still doesn’t work properly.  

 

Set it to "Fit to Width Scrolling" on the toolbar icon to the right of the zoom % dropdown, then pick a page size in the zoom % drpdown that you prefer. It will glide right down without breaking from page to page. 

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Nov 23, 2017 Nov 23, 2017

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Enable this. For me works.

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Oct 19, 2019 Oct 19, 2019

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The red highlighted rectanlge Click on  it and click on .....Fit to Width scrolling. It worked for me

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Feb 22, 2024 Feb 22, 2024

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Thank you for your kind answer. You saved a lot of time. 

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May 05, 2024 May 05, 2024

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Thanks bro

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