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As per the issue description mentioned above, you want tools pane/action panel to appear when launching Acrobat, is that correct?
Try following troubleshooting steps:
Open a PDF document in Reader DC, and then click small triangle in the right-hand side for the Tools pane to appear.
Go to Edit > Preferences > Documents, and then select Remember current state of Tools pane.
Go to Tools > type action and click "add" under action wizard
Once added > click action wizard and drag it over to the toolbar at the top.
Let us know if you need any help.
Go to Help - About Adobe Acrobat. What exact version number is specified there?
This option is not more available.
So there is no way to have the tools pane be the first thing I see instead of the Home tab when I open Acrobat?
Seems like backward thinking to force people who want to automate their workflow to do manual work prior to running their automated workflow. :\
Is there any way to put in a feature request?
This is not what I want. I want the tools pane to open upon launching acrobat.
To clarify: I do not want to open a PDF document since I am running action scripts I have built I have no need to open up a PDF. Since I do not want to open a PDF document when I launch Acrobat it automatically opens on the 'Home' tab - I want to be able to access the Action Script immediately upon launch.
As a person who is trying to automate my workflow, it seems inefficient that I cannot access my scripts immediately when launching the program, but instead I need to do 4+ clicks to run a script. Other Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign) allow users to create scripts and even create keyboard shortcuts connected to the scripts. It is disappointing to see that Acrobat does not have the same features.
Since this is currently not possible so I put in a feature request per Try67's answer.
Thank you for your help though.