Hiding the tool bar / showing page thumbnails by default

Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2015 Apr 08, 2015

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Hi there

Does anyone know how can the right side tool bar be hidden by default on Acrobat DC?

Likewise, how can the page thumbnails show up everytime a PDF is opened?

Many thanks

Gil

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Adobe Employee , Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015
Hi all,The right side panel behavior has been fixed in the DC update that was released on 14th July (Release Notes). If you close the panel once, Acrobat will now remember that and will not auto-open it.For Adobe Reader, go to Edit > Preferences (or press Ctrl+K) and under “Documents” section, uncheck “Open tools pane for each document”.   Launch Reader   Uncheck this preference   Collapse the RHP   And relaunch Reader  =>> Now RHP will appear as collapsed for every docHope this helps. Thanks,...

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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Hi Stuart,

Did you follow the steps shared in the What's New document: What's new in Adobe Acrobat DC

Can you share what product and version you are on?

Thanks,

-ashu

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Jan 24, 2017 Jan 24, 2017

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This only works if you want to KEEP the thumbnails visible.

I wish to minimise the left bar, including the icons, when I open a PDF in Reader.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 24, 2017 Jan 24, 2017

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Hi @Jurasik,

The Page Thumbnails view does not open by default. Does it happen with all PDFs or some specific files?

Thanks,

-ashu

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New Here ,
Sep 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015

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Only two steps, you can hide tools pane forever

Step 1: Go to Preferences (Edit >> Preferences or press Ctrl + K). At the left column, click on Documents. You see the contents at the right pane. Uncheck "Open tools pane for each documents". Press OK and exit Preferences windows.

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Step 2: Go to View >> Show/Hide. Uncheck Tools Pane. Done. You never see that pane

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Good luck

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New Here ,
Sep 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015

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Thank you – this is done! Now I wonder if there is a way to have the Navigation Bar, therefore the thumbnails, always OPEN when I open a PDF……………ideas on that one?

Thanks again, Amy

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New Here ,
Sep 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015

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I don't know how to do that. Sometime, you open a .pdf file that include bookmark, Adobe reader will show automatical all bookmark at Navigation Bar.

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 15, 2015

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Thanks for the response…………

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2015 Sep 15, 2015

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I'm replying to vote for the removal or at least the option to toggle the sidebar. It takes up a ton of space and it's full of options I will never click. This is Adobe *Reader* so please let me just read.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 11, 2016 Jan 11, 2016

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Does anyone have any more advice on the thumbnail view issue? It is a pain to keep having to bring it up every time I open a new PDF. Thanks!

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2016 Jan 15, 2016

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CALL TO ADOBE:

NEED:

Default view capabilities to open to see page thumbnails w/doc.

Also, IMHO, the bates-labeling has become a nuisance tool when it was previously a godsend.

Why do techies try to "fix" things that aren't broken?  Wish I'd kept earlier version, but as a result of your READER not playing nice with Pro, and all the Electronic Records service providers playing footsies with both... "upgraded".  Any comments, Adobe personnel?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2016 Jan 17, 2016

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Hi,

You can configure thumbnails to open on a per document basis, such that thumbnails will appear on subsequent accesses of the file. Go to Edit > Preferences > Documents and check "Restore last view settings when reopening documents".

Also, please send across details about improvements to Bates Numbering functionality by visiting: www.adobe.com/go/wish

Thanks,

-ashu

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New Here ,
Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Thanks; I'd figured the per document thumbnail feature, but wanted it globally to open all that way...

Appreciate your response!!!

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2016 Jan 19, 2016

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Previous versions of Acrobat (not addressing Reader here) had the word "Tools" on the top of the right panel.  Clicking that opened or closed the panel- simple.  I have to check accessibility for files in Acrobat and use this panel every day, however I also had issues trying to figure out how to close it when I needed the real estate.  I appreciate being able to use <shift><F4> now, but why remove the feature at all, and then bring it back with a set of keystrokes instead of the simple click I have used for years?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 20, 2016 Jan 20, 2016

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Hi Marlama‌,

You can still collapse the Right Hand Panel using a single click in Acrobat DC (just click on the small triangle in the RHP strip). Moreover, Acrobat DC remembers your chosen state for RHP and stays expanded/collapsed across sessions unless toggled again.

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Thanks,

-ashu

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