6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2018 7:28 AM by jane-e

    Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro

    sthubbar

      Searching the web does not produce any examples that I can make work.

       

      Having to press Ctrl-H after opening every document is irritating.

       

      How can Adobe Acrobat XI Pro be configured to open all documents in Reader Mode automatically?

       

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro
          ~graffiti Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          [Moved to Acrobat forum]

          • 2. Re: Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro
            Dave__M Adobe Community Professional

            In researching this, I did not find a solution either.  I do, however, have a sort-of compromised workflow that may be helpful.

             

            In the Document Properties dialog box, on the Initial View tab, you might try to check the options shown in my screen shot below.  It dioes NOT produce Reading Mode, but it sort-of simulates it.

             

            readmode1.jpg

            It produces a very clean look without menus and toolbars, but does not offer any navigation options, and one would have to know the keyboard presses to move around the document.  A quick tap of F8 & F9 toggle the menu and toolbars.

             

            readmode2.jpg

            I will continue to search for a solution, and post it if I can find one.  I hope this is helpful.

             

             

             

            My best,

            Dave

            • 3. Re: Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro
              sthubbar Level 1

              Dave__M,

               

                Thank you for the reply.  Somehow the version I'm using must be special in that none of the documents I find online, as well as your response coincide with what I have.

               

                Here are my preferences choice:

               

              The software is:

               

               

              Where is the best place to find support for this software?

              • 4. Re: Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro
                Dave__M Adobe Community Professional

                With a document open, go to File>Properties (or Control-D).  Find and click on the Initial View tab at the top.  You'll find the options there that I showed.  I am using Acrobat Pro DC, but it would be the same for version XI, I'm pretty sure.  This will change the setting for that document only, and you'd have to set each one this way.  After setting the desired settings, you'd have to save, close and re-open to see the results.

                 

                My best,

                Dave

                • 5. Re: Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro
                  sthubbar Level 1

                  Dave,

                   

                    Ok, I was able to find the Document Properties dialog.

                   

                    As you mention, this only applies for one document and I'm looking for a solution that will work for hundreds of new documents as wel as for read-only pdfs.

                   

                    Thanks for the try.

                  • 6. Re: Default Reader Mode for Acrobat XI Pro
                    jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                    Right now, as you guessed, it is not possible, at least not out of the box. In Preferences > Page Display, you can set a Default for the Page Layout and Zoom level on your own computer, and this would probably be the place you would find it if it existed.

                     

                    I suggest you put in a feature request to the engineers who work at Adobe, using the form at this link:

                    Feature Request/Bug Report Form