Tips for Acrobat: Part 8 - Five Useful Features

July 18, 2024 Surya Nair

Here are five random features that I hope you will find useful before I conclude this Acrobat blog series with two more blogs on combining files.

1. Disable/Enable New Acrobat 

The new Adobe Acrobat DC is now quite different in the toolbar layouts, and not all users have been comfortable with the new interface. Fortunately, it is easy to switch back to the old Acrobat experience with the simple click of a button. From the Menu, select Disable new Acrobat, as shown below on the left. Then, in the Restart Acrobat window, click Restart for the changes to take effect. 
 


Voila! You are back to your familiar Acrobat layout. 
 
 
However, if you are feeling adventurous and want to try out the new interface, it is easy to enable it too.  

All you need to do is select View>Enable new Acrobat (as shown below). 

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Then, in the Restart Acrobat window, click Restart for the changes to take effect. 
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2. View a PDF as a Presentation 

With Acrobat, you can view your PDFs in full screen mode like a presentation. Keep your PDF file open and click Menu>View>Full screen mode (as shown below) or use the shortcut <Ctrl>+<L>. Your file will extend to the entirety of the screen, and you can surf between pages using only the mouse or keyboard, just as in a presentation slide. Press <Esc> to return to the regular mode. 
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3. View PDF Bookmarks 

If your PDF has bookmarks, you can show or hide them as required. The Show/Hide is like a toggle option. To view the bookmarks, keep your PDF file open and click Menu>View>Show/Hide>Side panels>Bookmarks. Clicking it again will hide the bookmarks. 
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4. Scan a File to a PDF 

To scan a paper document to PDF, click Tools>Create PDF . The Create a PDF from any format dialog box is displayed, as shown below. Select Scanner to see the options available for the scan settings. 
  

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5. Save a Web Page as a PDF 

Ever wished you could download that informative web page and save it for convenient access later? Saving it as a PDF file will allow you to do just that. Do not use the File>Save As feature of your browser. Instead, press <Ctrl>+<P> on your keyboard to use the print feature of your browser and then use Print to PDF or Save as PDF. The entire web page can be saved as a PDF file to your local device. 
 

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NOTE: This blog is part of a series with tips for those using Acrobat PDFs. 
See below for the other topics:

Part 1 Adobe PDF Basics
Part 2Extracting Pages
Part 3 PDF Security
Part 4 Managing Security Policies
Part 5Title Bar Display
Part 6Creating Forms
Part 7Sharing and Tracking Electronic Forms
Part 8 Five Useful Features
Part 9 – Combining Files (An Introduction) - coming soon
Part 10 Steps for Combining Files - coming soon

About the Author

Surya Nair

Technical Writer and Editor<br><br>Surya has been writing and editing technical content for over two decades in multiple industries. How do you transform complex technical content into an easy-to-understand document? Ask Surya - technical writing is her passion! She has been with ASCENT since 2018. She holds a master’s degree in English Literature, and a diploma in Journalism, and is a certified Technical Writer.

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