How can I display a scrollbar in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC? My version is 2019.021.20061. I need this to scrool through a document with many pages. There is an answer for Acrobat Reader 11 to set Touch Mode=Never, but that doesn't show the scrollbar in my version. Thanks.
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It might be "Touch Mode".
1. Go to Edit>Preferences>General>Basic Tools section.
2. Select Never in the Touch Mode pop-up menu
3. Click OK in the Preferences window.
See if that makes a difference
Thanks, but as noted in my original post, that is the first thing I tried and it didn't work. I think the software developers forgot to include the scroll bar 🙂
I had the same problem (the suggested solution did not work). I had Slovene version. When I downloaded a new version from the UK page in english the scrolbar appeared (as well as some additional options not enabled in the Slovene version).
I have the same issue. MOST .PDF files have the scroll bar on the side but sometimes they do not.
It is rare that this happens and I think that PDFs may be designed so that scroll bars are not going to be available.
If that is the case, how do they do this ? Continuous scroll is available, just not the scroll bar. Turning off TOUCH has nothing to do with this one. In fact, I have 5 PDF tabls open and only this one (a magazine) does not have the scroll bar.
It may be that nobody else in the world has seen or heard of this. I tend to get very special problems in windows 10 especially but I have seen this issue off and on for many years now.
No, I have never heard of this happening for specific PDFs. There isn't anything in the PDF rules for "turn off scroll bar". If any of these problem files are public, you might like to post a link so others can take a look.
Will try to find a link for one of these PDFs.
It is rare, but they seem to exist at least for me.
I see exactly the same thing. Several PDFs are open and all show the scroll bar, except for one. In my case it is also a magazine that does not show the scroll bars.
All "General" settings would apply to all opened PDFs, no? So there should not be a difference, but there is.
The property to enable/disable scrollbars therefore must be in the document, not the application.
Ah, found it. There IS an option in Acrobat to set it on a PDF, that applies when it is opened. There is no option in Acrobat or Reader to override it. It's a real nuisance, I wish designers would stop trying to decide to hide scroll bars because that isn't how THEY navigate. The end user should have control.
Thank you for verifying my suspicion that this can be set when creating the PDF document.
Very weird that this can not be overridden but I believe it !
Happy new year !
And better, hopefully.
I found it! Go to Edit>Preferences>Accessibility and select "Single page contiuous" in pop-up menu "Always use page layout style". Click OK in the Preferences window.
Nope! Suddenly my PDF's are opening differently. I now have to click EDIT/Edit Text and Images to show the editing tools.
And, the vertical scroll is now missing. Did Adobe add an update changing this?! How do I change it back.
I have tried the suggestions in this string and none work.
Thank you; this is making my work in Adobe DC too timely.
|--->Tool Bar Items
|---->Click Touch Mode Scoll bar came up
Great, this works, but you have to set it via its shortcut button everytime you need it for it dissapear once you exit the window. But it works. Thanks
I do not see Touch Mode under Tool Bar Items
Well, you can do it by following the bellow steps.
Open edit option > go file menu > Accessibility > Check the box under override page display which is " Always use page layout style > Select your targeted page layout style > finally click okay.
You can resolve you just following above steps very easily.
Edit, Preferences; General tab, Touch Mode--Never
OR if that doesn't work:
Add Toggle Touch Mode button to Toolbar: View tab, Show/Hide, Toolbar Items, Touch Mode.
The Toggle Touch Mode button should now appear on the toolbar; click it to toggle the scroll bar on and off.
I don't see Touch Mode on my menu (Acrobat DC Pro
I have a mac, but the issue isn't in the Adobe settings (the app itself) but the properties set up in the document/file itself. SO, go to FILE > properties > initial view > uncheck all "user interface options." Your enemy is "hide window controls."
Or do whatever the equivalent is on PC.
Go edit > Preferences > Accessibility
On this box you will see, "Override Page Display":
Now mark on the Always use page Layout Style and "select single page Continous".
Always use Zoom Setting: Select "Reflow"
And finally, click ok.
Check if you make the change.
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Tried every suggestion here and nothing worked for this one document. Also, I didn't see Reflow as an option for Zoom setting.
I fixed it. I saw another post about going to Initial View and clearing the boxes about hiding controls. Then I saved it and it worked.