7 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2018 9:25 PM by GRHooper

    How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC

    GRHooper Level 1

      Earlier version of Acrobat allowed you to add any of the zoom or view tools to the quick access toobar.  I am running Acrobat Pro DC Ver 2018.0011.00238 for desktop PC, and cannot figure out how to do this.  The Marquee Zoom is not listed in any of the tools categories, there is no "Show Select & Zoom" category, and right clicking marquee zoom in the menu dropdown only activates it temporarily--it does not show up on the quick tools bar.

       

      Any suggestions?  Zoom tools are such basic and useful functions it boggles me that they are not either on the toolbar by default, or easily added.  There is not even a shortcut key for it.

        • 1. Re: How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC
          AnandSri Adobe Employee (Admin)

          Hello GRHooper,

           

          We apologize for the inconvenience caused, as per the description above, you want to add Marquee Zoom tool to the Quick access toolbar in Acrobat Pro DC, Is that correct?

           

          Please open any PDF file in Acrobat Pro DC, and navigate to View>Show/Hide>Toolbar items>Show Select&Zoom tools>Marquee Zoom.

           

           

          Once you will select it, you can see Marquee Zoom icon in the toolbar thus becoming easier for you to access from there.

          You may also refer to Adobe Acrobat Workspace basics

           

          Feel free to update this discussion for any further assistance.

           

          Regards,

          Anand Sri.

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          • 3. Re: How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC
            loveisagiven Level 1

            See the above instructions by Anand Sri. I am using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, and this worked for me. Thank you, Anand!

            • 4. Re: How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC
              GRHooper Level 1

              This answer IS NOT CORRECT.  This does not work, I tried this before posting.  When I select the marquee zoom from the menu, the cursor changes to magnifying glass symbol and I can use it to marquee zoom.  But the icon DOES NOT APPEAR on my toobar.  If I switch to another type of cursor (to select text for instance), then I have to go back to the menu and re-select marquee zoom every time I want to use it.

               

              Please tell me how to I get the icons I choose to appear on the toolbar and stay there.  The only icons on the toolbar are the standard default icons.  See the snip below, marquee IS selected, but is NOT on the toolbar.  This is after I selected it, and then went back to the toolbar to show that is is still selected.

               

              Why is marquee zoom and the most useful other features not listed in the 'Customize Quick Tools' lists?

               

              Please tell the developers responsible for this latest release that I work in a government office with many users of this software, and NO-ONE likes this latest version.  The most simple useful features are gone, and a bunch of stuff nobody uses clutters up the interface.

               

              • 5. Re: How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC
                Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                I don't know why you're selecting the marquee zoom from the menu, that isn't what the earlier answers said to do. Please read them again, especially the screen shot in the first reply. From the View menu DO NOT SELECT ZOOM.

                • 6. Re: How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC
                  loveisagiven Level 1

                  Dear GRHooper,
                  When you select as shown in this graphic from Anand Sri, you will see that instead of selecting 'Zoom' from the 'View' dropdown, you need to select 'Show/Hide' instead. Then from there, select ' Toolbar Items '; then ' Show Select & Zoom Tools'; then 'Marquee Zoom'.

                  When you do that, the Marquee Zoom tool will appear in your quick tools bar.help4u.PNG

                   

                  View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Show Select & Zoom Tools > Marquee Zoom

                   

                  I hope this helps. Thank you again, Anand Sri!

                  • 7. Re: How to add Marquee Zoom to Quick Tools in Acrobat Pro DC for PC
                    GRHooper Level 1

                    I apologize, I did misread the instructions.  It does work, I was able to add the marquee zoom and other favorite functions to the toolbar.

                     

                    I still question why it is buried 4 layers down in a menu, when there is already a way to add buttons to the toolbar (customize).  When you do it this way (show/hide), after you click a function to add it, the menu tree disappears and you have to dig all the way back down again for the next one.  Why not just have one area to customize toolbars?  And then let the user slide the buttoms around however they like by just grabbing them?

                     

                    Anyway, thanks again for the help, I can get back to work now...