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Acrobat DC: draw free form tool in full screen?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 25, 2016 Jan 25, 2016

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Hello,

Is there a way to use the Draw free form tool in full screen? You could in 11 but it appears you can't in DC. We have faculty members who export their presentations to PDF and then teach classes using Acrobat in full screen, similar to powerpoint. The loss of ability to annotate slides would be very disappointing.

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Adobe Employee , Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

Hi Spastikmonkii,

Sorry for the delay in response.

Please follow below mentioned steps to enable free form tool in full screen mode:

1- Click Edit > Preferences > General > check the box which says use single key accelerators to access tools > click OK

2- Switch to full screen view > press D on the keyboard > then press Shift + D seven times to toggle to pencil tool.

Thanks,

Shivam

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Jan 27, 2016 Jan 27, 2016

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Hi spastikmonkii,

Please try this steps to bring acrobat pro dc with full screen mode:-

After opening Acrobat > View > full screen mode  or you may also use the short cut key 'Ctrl+L'

Regards,

Yatharth

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Jan 27, 2016 Jan 27, 2016

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This puts the PDF in full screen mode, but disables the draw free tool.

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Jan 28, 2016 Jan 28, 2016

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Hi spastikmonkii ,

Would like to inform you that Acrobat will appear in this way only on full screen mode .

Regards,

Yatharth 

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Dec 16, 2017 Dec 16, 2017

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PDF in full screen mode, disables the draw free highlight tool.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018

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Hi Spastikmonkii,

Sorry for the delay in response.

Please follow below mentioned steps to enable free form tool in full screen mode:

1- Click Edit > Preferences > General > check the box which says use single key accelerators to access tools > click OK

2- Switch to full screen view > press D on the keyboard > then press Shift + D seven times to toggle to pencil tool.

Thanks,

Shivam

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Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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That's great - been searching for this answer a long while! Is there a way to "see" the specific tool you are using after pressing "D"? A way to keep the quick action toolbar at the top even in fullscreen mode?

 

Thanks,

 

Alex

 

 

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Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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Apr 17, 2021 Apr 17, 2021

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For me that worked perfectly. However, a colleague of mine experiences a strange phenomenon (on an identical computer/OS, and Adobe reader (DC)), and it'd be great to have it resolved.

 

That colleague needs to re-enter that option menu every time to make that extremely long 🙂 key sequence work. I.e., when editing the edit menu and setting the "use single key accelerators..." box to true, the key sequence (and thus PDF editing) works, but only as long as Adobe is still open. Once closed and opened again, the key sequence does *not* work anymore. He first has to enter that menu again. Note that even when he enters that menu, the box is still checked, so we did not even *change* anything! We just open it, hit OK (as said: without making any changes) and thus leave that menu again. And: tada, it works! That's quite annoting... Any idea why this is the case and how it can be fixed?

(It appears to be a bug that should be changed from your side...)

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