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How to make Adobe DC Reader default to scrolling?

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PDF files are now more popular than ever, and with just about any web browser supporting them, there’s not much need for any third-party software to open or access them. However, many users still prefer Adobe’s Acrobat DC and Reader DC software to work with PDFs, thanks to their additional features. 

However, all those additional features can sometimes get in your way. For example, switching to your preferred page mode in either of the programs can often disable continuous scrolling, which is not the best of situations when you’re editing or reviewing a 100 page PDF document. 

In this article, we’re looking at how you can enable scrolling in Adobe Acrobat by default. 

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Scrolling by default in Acrobat on PC

Thankfully, you can override the default page view settings not to have to enable continuous scrolling repeatedly. Here’s how.

Step 1: Head over to the Edit menu and click Preferences.

How to make Adobe DC Reader default to scrolling?

Step 2: Click on Accessibility in the side tab. 

Step 3: In the Override Page Display section, check the Always use Page Layout Style checkbox and select Single Page Continuous from the drop-down. 

Step 4: Optionally, you can also check the Always use Zoom Setting checkbox and select the zoom setting of your choice. You can skip this step if you like the default zoom setting. 

Step 5: Click OK to save changes, and you’re good to go. 

Scrolling by default in Acrobat on Phone

If you’re using the mobile app Acrobat app on your Android or iOS device to access PDFs, more often than not, the app already is in scrolling mode by default. However, should you get stuck in some other view mode, all you have to do is tap the Page View icon while viewing any document and then select Continuous. This should re-enable the continuous scrolling setting. 

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Yadullah Abidi

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