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UX Layout for Adding PDFs to existing Documents, can you explain and adjust?

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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When Adobe made the change in the UX for the new Acrobat,  I liked most of it but there is the one that I absolutely HATE...

 

When you make changes, it's best to re-examine everything because it gives you a chance to really impress users. When you half do it, it just leaves users triggered...

 

It used  to be very easy to add pages to a pdf but it's sort of confusing now. It's like in two places and one of the places doesn't really do what it is suppose to do. Can we talk about this and I'll post examples belows:

 

The Combine Feature (Combine-bug.jpg) 

The Organize Feature (Organize-bug.jpg) 

 

I'm summarizing the pain now so I can go into detail about each feature below. 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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The combine feature I just hate it!  Can you just remove this and push everyone to the Organize feature? 

 

Let me show you the pain of Combine. If this was Half-Life 2, you would know exactly what I mean when I say "Combine" but Adobe leaves you confused...

 

But moving along...

 

When I use combine, the feature doesn't really do what you expect. I tried it to "combine" but the documents are still separate. Look at my images below but notice I still have to "merge" the files even after doing these steps:

 

 

 

 

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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The organize feature should be the solution recommended by Adobe Acrobat. It's just fast and simple. This is what a designer wants to complete work for clients promptly. This feature allows maximum controls. See images below: 

 

Organize-Bug1.jpg - I get maximum control options to manage the pages

Organize-Bug2.jpg - I get maximum options to insert from

Organize-Bug3.jpg - File Selection 

Organize-Bug4.jpg - Insertion selection control

 

Why is the Combine option still here? I want to hear any "Combine" supporter comments related to this feature.

 

Thanks. 

 

 

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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What settings at Options does you use when you combine files?

Have you created a portfolio?

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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I'm almost  always inserting files into pdfs. Example, I'll type out a letter. Then I'll add attachments (emails, older pdfs)

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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Just curious,

 

In which program are you typing a letter, and which method do you use to export to PDF (i.e. if using Microsoft Word)

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Jan 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

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Microsoft Word is the application I use to write letters. Then I "Print" to pdf using the Adobe PDF printer then I merge them. I used to do "Adobe PDf" but again the steps seemed longer. I need to post screenshots of the differences.

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Jan 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

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Here are pdf printing details:

 

Save to PDF:

savetopdf.jpg

 

Printing to PDF: 

printingtopdf.jpg

printingtopdf1.jpg (this one has various pdf printing options. 

 

I guess my question is why do we need both options here (saving and printing to pdf)? 

Is there a difference?

 

 

Print to PDF (various flavors)

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Jan 12, 2024 Jan 12, 2024

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Microsoft Print to PDF is part of MS Windows. 

Adobe PDF is part of Adobe Acrobat.

Where does you see the Save as PDF? 

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Why did you put this comment? Microsoft and Adobe pdf are very clear. My point and my question is what is the difference between "saving" to pdf and "printing" to pdf? Please look at the screenshots too. 

I want Adobe to remove the "Save" to pdf because it's redundant

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