I am a university professor and I think Ivo's CTRL-R suggestion would be extremely useful. There exists a large user base of academics, researchers and engineers that use LaTeX to create PDF documents and that would greatly benefit from this feature. The editing iterations looks like this: edit the tex source, recompile using pdflatex, view the new PDF. As of today, it is necessary to manually reload the PDF each time, which is tedious. A simple CTRL-R shortcut to reload the PDF would save everybody a lot of time.
As of September 2010, this feature has not been implemented (I have the latest version, Adobe Reader 9.3.4). Adobe, would you mind helping the research community by implementing this feature ? Thank you for your consideration.
It's the lack of this feature that finally made me abandon Adobe reader. I now use Apple's Preview for all my pdf viewing (and even annotating) and I couldn't be happier. I have no idea who the intended user of Adobe Reader is, but it certainly isn't academics who write and revise papers.
The refresh feature is present in the latest version of Linux AR:
just type Ctrl-R. The real problem, however, is that Linux AR
has been end-of-lined i.e. killed off. At least that was the
story I was given when I pressed the matter last year.