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Problem with hidden toolbars

Problem with hidden toolbars

Problem with hidden toolbars


I have been having a small (but very annoying) problem with Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. Whenever I open a pdf, the toolbars at the top are hidden. I can unhide them by pressing F8 (or ctr-f), but having to do this each and every time I open a new document gets very frustrating. This started a few months ago, and I assumed I had inadvertently changed a setting, but I have been unable to find out how to switch it back. I have even tried reinstalling the program without success.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


RE: Problem with hidden toolbars

Have you tried opening Acrobat Pro from the menu or a shortcut, setting the toolbars the way you want them, and then opening a file, saving it, and then closing Acrobat ? Do the toolbars stay in place then ??

Fred Wagner


RE: Problem with hidden toolbars

That does not appear to help. When I open Acrobat from the menu, the toolbars are actually visible. However, when I then load a pdf, they disappear. I tried making the toolbars visible, saving the document, and then closing, but the toolbars still do not stay in place.

RE: Problem with hidden toolbars

Are you a non-Power User, non-Administrator on the machine ? if so, Acrobat Pro may be unable to save the configuration in the registry, or in its INI file. You might use this to argue to get your rights upgraded.

Fred Wagner


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