About toolbars

Toolbars reduce clutter in the work area by arranging tools in task-related groups. For example, the Page Display toolbar includes buttons for changing how many pages you can see at a time in the document window. The Comment & Markup toolbar contains tools for reviewing and annotating a PDF.

Any toolbar can float or be docked. Docked toolbars appear in the toolbar area. Floating toolbars appear as independent panels that you can move anywhere in the work area.

Each toolbar has a grabber bar, which is a vertical gray stripe at the left end of the toolbar.
  • When you position the pointer over a grabber bar, a tool tip displays the name of the associated toolbar.

  • When you drag a grabber bar, the toolbar moves. You can drag toolbars off the toolbar area (so that they float), dock them in the toolbar area, or rearrange them in the toolbar area.

Some toolbars appear by default and some are hidden.

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Toolbars open by default

File toolbar
Page Navigation toolbar
Select & Zoom toolbar
Page Display toolbar
Find toolbar

Buttons in the Tasks toolbar behave somewhat differently from other toolbar buttons. Each of these buttons is associated with a menu of commands. Click the arrow  to the right of the button name to open the menu. For example, click the arrow next to the Start Meeting button  to display a menu of commands related to Adobe Acrobat Connect meetings.

Position the pointer over a tool to see a description of the tool. Position the pointer over the grabber bar on the left edge of a toolbar to see its name. All tools are identified by name in the More Tools dialog box (Tools > Customize Toolbars).
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