Reopen PDFs from last session - how to enable ?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 18, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

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reader just updated, i rebooted, after screencapping window list of docs.

want to reload "from last session" but no go.

old user, slow learner, cranky but friendly - will pull up the hard way,

but would MUCH prefer being able to Reopen last session docs.

fairly knowledgeable wrt OPs and programs etc.

tell me a joke, too. thanks for your help!

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Adobe Employee , Aug 19, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

Hi There,

Apologies for the trouble caused, as described above you have updated the application to the new version and want to reopen the PDF from the last session, correct?

With the new release v19.12.20036, now we can manually set the preference to reopen the PDF from the last session. Go to Edit (Windows), Adobe Reader / Adobe Acrobat DC (Mac) > Preferences > General > Check, Open PDF from the last session on Acrobat launch> click Ok

For more information, you may also refer to the help article -

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

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anybody have any idea why this came to my USA mailbox ?
if it was YOU -- why the characters ? or ... is that the joke ?

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 19, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

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Hi There,

Apologies for the trouble caused, as described above you have updated the application to the new version and want to reopen the PDF from the last session, correct?

With the new release v19.12.20036, now we can manually set the preference to reopen the PDF from the last session. Go to Edit (Windows), Adobe Reader / Adobe Acrobat DC (Mac) > Preferences > General > Check, Open PDF from the last session on Acrobat launch> click Ok

For more information, you may also refer to the help article - What's new in Adobe Acrobat DC

Let us know if you need more help

Regards,

Amal

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

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Amal - you are the best of the best. thank you so much.
i hope others you help celebrate your knowledge, too,

not to mention how kind and friendly and "easy on the eyes."

have a very good week ♥

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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This does not always work.  I made the change in preferences, and sometimes it opens the PDF(s) from the previous session upon launch, and sometimes it doesn't.   

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New Here ,
Sep 20, 2020 Sep 20, 2020

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I did this but it is not working. Works on one laptop. Does not work on another one. Any idea why?

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New Here ,
Dec 05, 2020 Dec 05, 2020

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Reopen PDFs from last session still grayed out. How do we enable it?

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Community Expert ,
Dec 06, 2020 Dec 06, 2020

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Enable also the entry "Open documents as new tabs in the same window".

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New Here ,
Dec 06, 2020 Dec 06, 2020

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it is already enabled. i created a screen capture of the gray out portion

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New Here ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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I have the same issue...

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Hi,

 

This option works only if your Last Acrobat/Reader session had some PDF's opened/already launch when Acrobat/Reader was Closed/Quit.

If your Last session was closed without any PDF, it will not work since Technically your last session did not had any PDF when it was closed..

 

Hope it clarifies?

 

Thanks 

Ayush Jain

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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It's been 2 years since this post above, which I found after trying to figure out how to get DC to open to the last page in PDFs I was working on. In otherwords, this solution no longer works. Instead, I draw boxes around the page number I was on. Then when I reopen the PDF, I have to scan through them t ofind the boxes,to figure out where I left off. This is maddening. 

 

Please tell me how to force DC to open PDF's I was working on to the last page I was on. 

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