Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PDF Thumbnails Instead of Icons

Sometime within the last 30 days, Adobe updated their Adobe Reader.  I didn't notice it until I needed to check out some IO pdfs I had downloaded.  For some reason the files were only showing the PDF ICON:
That drove me crazy because the thumbnail showed the cover and really helped speed up selecting the right pdf, even with the file title.  Here is an example of what I mean:
You only have to do this once, until may Adobe updates their reader again!  And this is how to do it:

Below is what worked for me.  I have Windows 7.
You may want to try the following steps:
PDF thumbnail view via the Acrobat reader:
1. Run Acrobat Reader. In Reader, click File > Open and navigate to the folder(s) containing your PDF file(s). If necessary, move the slider to show all your PDF files.
2. Cancel out of Open and exit Reader.
3. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the folders(s) containing your PDF file(s).
4. Click Views and move the slider until you see PDF thumbnails.
Thanks and Regards:
Ajay K
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
And HERE is where I found it.

That's all for right now.  I am working on a card while mowing and cleaning the siding on my house.  :-)  See you soon!  I just posted a tutorial using the all NEW IO DIES on the IO blog HERE if you want to take a look.  ;-)



Patti J said...

Thanks for the info, Shirley! I'll give it a try tomorrow when I'm awake! Tee hee....I have to tell you that I now have a visual of you on a riding mower with a power washer hose in your hand, mowing and washing the house at the same time! lol...You are incredible, do you know that? Don't know how you do it all! Hugs...

Benzi said...

Thanks, Shirley, for the info. Took a look at the tutorial, too. Good job!!!

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