Setting Initial View for a PDF Document

You can set a specific initial view for a PDF document which determines how the document displays when it is opened.

Call the Document Properties dialog box from the Document menu, click the Initial View tab and  do the following:


  • Define how to display pages: to display pages only, or with a Navigation Panel (Bookmarks Panel, Pages Panel, or Attachments Panel).

  • Select to show default page layout, or a specific layout. (Single page, Continuous, Facing, or Continuous-Facing).  

  • Select to show default magnification, or a set zoom option. (Fit Page, Fit Width, Fit Height, or a predefined value).

  • Select a page to show in the first view.


  • Let the window be resized to the first page, centered on screen, or with Full Screen mode.

  • Select what displays on the window title bar (File name or Document title).


  • Decide whether to show or hide the Menu bar, Toolbars, or Window Controls.

Setting Initial View for a PDF Document