How can I customize the workspace. Heck how can I even get a reliable display. I go to the View/Show/Hide/Toolbar items and now there is nothing there. At least before I could get the toolbars I wanted to see--by clicking the black arrow anyway, since the convert,sign and email toolbar is ALWAYS IN THE FREAKIN' WAY OF EVERYTHING. I DON'T USE IT. I use other tools. Please!
Why is there no support for this. It's like a black hole.
Adobe please take note:
At work we're stuck with Reader because that's all our companies allow us to have. We must rely on the commenting pane to add "bookmarks" to the documents we need reference. I need to be able to find the tools i need and put them on a toolbar that's customized to my needs and that will reappear each time I open my document.
I can't even get Reader X to display it's default tools the same way twice--apart for the aforementioned, hateful---sign and convert tool bar.. How can I puzzle out workarounds for my needs even on my own without your help if there is no consistency or apparent rational design with regard to the user interface!
Sheesh. I'm going to take one of my hormone pills now, but those jerks at Adobe really earned that perimenopausal rant there.
Here is the feature request form: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
You are not addressing Adobe here, but felllow users. Adobe created a uniform interface for most of its applications. In Acrobat and Reader the new format is clearly not to many people's taste. Very little customization is allowed in Reader. Acrobat allows for some additional customization, but many tools are now only available from the pane on the right, not from the toolbar.
In some sense, the change is similar to Microsoft's Ribbon. Many people did not like the change, but everyone has learned to live with it. Some have even gotten to see its advantages.
Thank you for responding to the ravings of an apparently clueless soon-to-be old bag! Took my hormones feeling much better now young ones.So, when I thought about what I'd written earlier--admittedly not without a pang or two of embarassment--it occurred to me that perhaps whatever modifications I'm seeing in different documents in reader are there because of information contained in those documents. I know about basic permissions and such, but perhaps other properties are also dictated by the document. It makes sense. This is a "reader. " LIght bulbs are popping.
My apologies to my fellow adobe users; I think I knew this was a user's forum, but in the throes of my distress chose to make myself look even more hysterical and silly than was strictly necessary, hoping it would somehow "get back to them."
Well. LIfe is clearly rather complicated on MY planet. No?
I'm always telling clients who are having difficulty with pdf attachments due to certain settings to create copies of these and change those properties. I do have access to Adobe acrobat at home so perhaps I can modify settings in it such that my resource documents will work better in Reader 10 at work.
Your comments about the changes to Office are not really on point. The office ribbon is designed that way in order to FACILITATE custom toolbars. Sorry but you're wrong there, and in fact I enjoy changes in software. Contrary to popular belief women over 50 are not universally silly, stupid, and allergic to change.
Goodness. Time for another hormone pill.
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