ADOBE ACROBAT 8 PROFESSIONAL
Lock or unlock the toolbar area
Locking the toolbars prevents any rearrangement of the toolbar area, so all grabber bars disappear when the toolbar
area is locked. Locking does not affect the positions of any floating toolbars.
Choose View > Toolbars > Lock Toolbars.
Select the command a second time to unlock the toolbar area.
When the toolbar area is locked, you can still move floating toolbars by dragging them by their title bars. However,
you can’t dock them unless you unlock the toolbar area.
About the Properties toolbar
The Properties toolbar looks like any other toolbar and can be moved, docked, or floated in the same way. It also
contains buttons and can be hidden or displayed by choosing it by name from the View > Toolbars menu.
The buttons in the Properties toolbar display properties of the currently selected tool or object. Unlike buttons in
most toolbars, the buttons in the Properties toolbar can’t be hidden. Also, many of the buttons merely display infor
mation, so you cannot use them to make changes to the PDF.
Show and hide toolbar elements
You can alter the display within an individual toolbar to keep just the tools you need available with a minimum of
wasted space. You can also show and hide tool labels.
Show or hide individual tools
Acrobat includes more tools and more toolbars than the set that appears by default. You can customize the toolbars
so that the tools you use most often appear in the toolbar area.
Do any of the following:
• Right-click/Control-click the toolbar, and select a tool that you want to display or deselect a tool that is already
displayed if you want to hide it.
• Right-click/Control-click any toolbar and choose More Tools. Then select individual tools and toolbars that you
want to display, and deselect those that you want to hide.
A selected tool appears in the toolbar area only if its toolbar is also selected in the More Tools dialog box.
Show or hide tool labels
The default view shows labels for some toolbar buttons. You can show labels for all buttons to help you as you learn
to use Acrobat, or you can hide all tool labels to save space in the toolbar area.
Choose View > Toolbars > Button Labels > [option].
Tool labels are turned off selectively when space in the toolbar area becomes limited.
Review properties for tools and objects
The Properties toolbar provides easy access to the properties for many tools and objects such as links, comments,
form fields, media clips, and bookmarks. For example, if you select the Note tool, the Properties toolbar displays the
current default properties for that tool. If you select a note in the document, the Properties toolbar displays
properties for that note.
You can use the Properties toolbar to change many of the settings that appear there. A few items only provide infor
mation and cannot be edited.