Document tabs in Acrobat DC? Yes. Finally.

image of several open files in Acrobat DC showing tabs.Open documents in neat tabs

The latest version of Acrobat DC contains some new and improved features, and very high on my list is viewing open documents in a tabbed window. Where you’d once see a big Document heading next to the Home and Tools view labels, now you see a tab showing each document’s name. You can even click and drag to reorder the open tabs, handy when you’re working off several sources on one screen.

If you aren’t seeing tabs, make sure to update your Document Cloud or Creative Cloud subscription.

 

 

7 Comments on "Document tabs in Acrobat DC? Yes. Finally."

  1. How does one update their document cloud so we see tabs on Acrobat Pro DC

    • donna.baker@bakermedia.co | April 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Reply

      Hi Cheryl –

      Open Acrobat, then click the Help menu at the top of the program window and click Check for Updates.

  2. donna.baker@bakermedia.co | January 29, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Reply

    Hi Cheryl –
    To update to the latest version of Acrobat Pro DC, start from the link at this page:
    https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5920

    Thanks for writing!
    donna.

  3. Unfortunately Adobe has made tabbed view available only in the expensive subscription version of Acrobat DC and, strangely enough, in the free Adobe Reader. If you own the licensed version of Acrobat DC, tabbed view is not available as of the latest April 2017 update to the licensed version. What an incredible insult to us — folks who get the limited free Reader DC version get this feature free and we who paid for the licensed version cannot get this feature at all.

    • donna.baker@bakermedia.co | April 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm | Reply

      Hi Dan –

      That’s correct. I think that as with so many other software programs and providers, the trend is definitely towards subscriptions.

  4. Another great feature I enjoy is the ability to save documents in the Cloud and access them from various devices.

    • donna.baker@bakermedia.co | May 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Reply

      Hi Tim –
      Absolutely. It’s such a convenience to access your files wherever you are.

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