How do you get PDF to open without the Acrobat Reader toolbars etc showing?

Question: Just received an interactive PDF from an company and when I open it (in Acrobat) there is non of the usual toolbars or scroll bars that usually show around a PDF. What settings can I change so interactive PDF I make open cleanly like this.

Answer:  According to your needs, maybe you can have a free trial of this software: VeryPDF Advanced PDF Tools, by which you can change PDF open action. If you need to hide usual toolbars or scroll bars, this software can help you do that. Please check more information about this software on homepage. In the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Install Advanced PDF Tools

  • There are two versions of this software: GUI version and command line version. Here I will take the GUI version for examples. So you need to install it first.
  • When downloading finishes, there will be an exe file. Please install this software by double clicking the exe and following installation message, till there will be an icon showing up on the desktop. The following snapshot is from the software interface, please have a check.

software interface of Advanced PDF Tools

Step 2. Change PDF Open Action.

  • When you open software interface, please click button Open to add PDF files needed changing open actions to software interface by clicking button Open.
  • Then please go to tab of Open Action which looks like I showed in the above snapshot. Here you can specify the start page, open magnification, change PDF page layout, show bookmark, thumbnails and others.
  • In the User interface option part, you can choose hide toolbar, menu bar, Windows control. In the Windows option part, we can resize  Window to initial page, center Windows on screen and display document title. 
  • When you finish setting part, please click button Change then you will be reminded to choose output folder to save the output PDF file. A few seconds later, the changed open action PDF file will be shown in the specified output folder.

By this way, we can change PDF open actions in batch. Then when you open PDF file, you can open cleanly. By this software, you can also edit PDF description, PDF custom description, PDF Open Action options, PDF page view options, PDF metadata contents, and so on. It can recompress images of PDF or remove metadata contents for optimizing PDF, meanwhile this software is totally independent of any PDF editing software and supports all version PDF files.  During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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