How do I set a default zoom level for a file to open to?.

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Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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I want a file to open to 150%. What do I need to do in Acrobat DC to make that happen?  I do NOT want reader to ask the zoom level when the file opens.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017
File > Properties > Initial View > Magnification > 150%

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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Hi Rigger PJ,

As per the description above, you want to open a PDF to 150% zoom, Is that correct?

You can change the settings through:

Change the default magnification

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. Under Categories, select Page Display.
  3. Open the Zoom pop-up menu and choose a default magnification level.

You may also refer to the following link for more information: Adjusting PDF views 

Let us know how it goes.

Regards,

Anand Sri.

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Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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None of these works. I've set Edit > Preferences to 75%, and also File > Properties to 75%; nothing works.
After I close the program, and double click a pdf file to open, it still opens in 125%.
I do not want to open in 125%, how do I set it to open at 75%?

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File > Properties > Initial View > Magnification > 150%

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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Thanks for the replies!

I did as suggested and it works...kind of.  When I re=open the file on my computer, the zoom is where I want it. But when I open it on a different computer (running Acrobat reader), nothing has changed.  Originally, I had the file set to open full screen, but de-selected that when I set the zoom.  Didn't work...the file still opens to full screen and the zoom hasn't changed.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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On the other computer running Acrobat Reader, uncheck the following under Edit > Preferences > Documents "Restore last view settings when reopening documents".

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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OK, I found the solution.  In Acrobat Reader on the other computers: Edit>Preferences>Full Screen> un-check "Fill screen with one page at a time".

Everything works fine now.

Thanks for all the replies!

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Jan 30, 2020 Jan 30, 2020

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I need to create PDFs out of MS Word documents all day long. When I do, and have the new PDF opened by Acrobat XI, it always opens at some random zoom level, like 115% or 154%. I'd like to set it so that Acrobat always opens the document at a specific zoom level, ideally 75%, but although I've tried every suggestion I found for Preferences (Page Display >Default Layout and Zoom settings, Accessibility >Override Page Diplay "Always use Zoom Setting", and Full Screen > unchecked "Fill screen with one page at a time"), NOTHING WORKS!

Help?

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 03, 2020 Sep 03, 2020

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File > Properties > Initial View > Magnification > 150%
Why this has no effect on my pdf file, when opening in chrome for example?

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Sep 03, 2020 Sep 03, 2020

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In Chrome, you are using a PDF viewer made by Google. It would be nice if they used your settings, but they chose not to. I believe Chrome, for example, always opens to document width. If you want to suggest Chrome be improved, contact Google. And so it goes with each browser: Edge, Firefox, Safari... they decided years ago they could do a better job than Adobe, and locked them out.

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