4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2018 6:55 AM by Pdm Admin

    PDF preview show a lot of info

    Pdm Admin

      Hi all,


      Can anyone tell or it is possible to show only a PDF preview in PDM, without all the Adobe stuff around it?

      Now I need to click all the all the stuff to see my PDF preview. When I click the file again, all the stuff is back.

      I want to see a preview like a Solidworks Drawing.



        • Re: PDF preview show a lot of info
          Elmar Klammer

          In Adobe Reader DC


          This takes care of the right hand side

          This takes care navigation pane...you only need to add the part after /A \"na......


          And maybe you need to do this too



          And here are some more notes


          Just ensure you've properly closed and quit the "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.app" application first:
          1.Open Finder, navigate to Applications
          2.Right-click on "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" and select "Show Package Contents"
          3.Navigate to /Contents/Resources/AcroApp/ENU/ (or whatever 3-letter language code you're using)
          4.*** Create a new folder. Name the folder "Disabled".
          5.*** Move the following 3 files into the "Disabled" folder:
          AppCenter_R.aapp; Home.aapp; Viewer.aapp
          If you're doing this via mouse drag-and-drop, ensure you hold down the Command key,
          to ensure the files are moved and not copied.
          6.Close Finder, and launch Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

          *** You may have to authorise these actions with your administrator password.

          This annoying feature can also be disabled by altering the following registry setting:
          [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\AVGeneral]

          For Acrobat Reader XI as of version 11.0.12 you will have to make a change
          in the reader's Read command in the registry, location:




          This is the original command:

          "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" "%1"


          Close Acrobat Reader if it is opened and change the command into:

          "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" /A "navpanes=0" "%1"


          Open a PDF document and the navpane should be hidden, and can be shown with the F4 key as before.


          For Acrobat DC (Ver 2015.008.20082 for my case) & Windows 10, registry path is slightly different.


          String to be modified is similar.

          "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe" "%1"


          "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe" /A "navpanes=0" "%1"