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  • Lucas Silva
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm here just to highlight that i feel the same way about this new feature. It is really bad and time consuming. Love Foxit Reader and have been using it for a while now. This is the first time that i had the need to come here and talk about a feature that it is no usefull and does not have a workaround.

    Hope you guys fix it soon.

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  • lyndi_wu
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    user027

    Thank you for you comment. I have forwarded it to our team for further evaluating.



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  • user027
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    Hi,

    Here's another one who's sad about the constant popping up of the format panel.

    My problem is: if you have many textboxes to edit (like when you have a list of tasks and a textbox after each row with a percentage) and you have to jump from textbox to textbox going through the list, but still need to see most of the screen. The task title is at the left egde of the document, the percentage towards the right edge. Horizontal scrolling with open format panel is bad because you can lose the row with your eyes. The other option is to zoom out, but then texts get to small.

    Why not add an extra tab to the ribbon at the top of the screen? It could be either a dedicated tab which is always there or one that appears upon clicking on the object, like it does in MS Word.

    Apart from that annoying panel, that's a great piece of software you have there and i really like using it. Keep up the good work

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  • Rich_Guy
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    Originally posted by Lisa_lee View Post
    lakemcdougall ,For Foxit Reader,we only provide the link for downloading the most current version on official download center. To downgrade to V10.1.4,please follow the link below to download Foxit Reader 10.1.4:
    http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/product/reader/desktop/win/10.1.4/FoxitReader1014_L10N_Setup.exe

    Thank you, I went back to the older version 10.1.4 by using your link and I am so much happier. The new format panel was driving me nuts, continuously having to manually close it every 2 seconds with nearly every move I made on the forms I fill out and edit.

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  • kkietzke
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    I like the new format panel, but there needs to be an obvious way to open it manually, and it shouldn't automatically reopen every time I even think about doing something. I think I've closed it about 20 times in the past minute, and it's getting obnoxious enough that I'm starting to contemplate either rolling back to version 10 or using a different editor until it's fixed.

    Update: It's mostly staying closed if I stay within one file, but every time I switch to a different file it opens it up again. Considering that I'm trying to combine multiple files, that's not good.

    Aaaand... now it's crashing, and it gave me an error when it tried to send the pdf file I was working on. I'm not sure if the crash had anything to do with me closing the format panel every second or two, or if it was just coincidence, but I've rolled back to version 10.
    Last edited by kkietzke; 06-11-2021, 11:46 PM.

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  • amanda_liang
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    jtrax Thanks for your feedback, I've forwarded it to our team for checking.

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  • jtrax
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    Another vote to alter the format panel. Its not a bad idea, but it is much too large and should not automatically open and obscure the open PDF file

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  • Jacki Chan
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    Thank you Lisa_lee for posting that. I've signed up to the forum simply in order to agree with all the other Foxit users on this post. The new Format tab is incredibly annoying. I've only been using Foxit for the last six months or so, and loved it up to now. I'm really disappointed that I may have to look for a new PDf reader.

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  • Lisa_lee
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    lakemcdougall ,For Foxit Reader,we only provide the link for downloading the most current version on official download center. To downgrade to V10.1.4,please follow the link below to download Foxit Reader 10.1.4:
    http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/product/reader/desktop/win/10.1.4/FoxitReader1014_L10N_Setup.exe


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  • lakemcdougall
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    in reference to the unwanted repeated appearance of the FORMAT PANEL..t made using Foxit Reader impossible & so I uninstalled version 11.

    Am I correct in that Foxit doesn't provide the ability to download previous versions, like 10.1.4 ?

    Any "updated version" one selects takes you back to the current version 11 download page.

    thanks ♥

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  • richell_huang
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    Thank you for your comment. Your feedback has been forwarded to my PM team for future consideration, hope it will be improved in future.

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  • Rich_Guy
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    I agree. This is my first time here at this forum, I came here to try and find a way to turn off this new annoying format tab. I don't like continuously having to manually close it, constantly. I spend more time closing this new format tab than I do doing anything else, it's very annoying. I have loved using Foxit for years but if this new feature isn't changed or allowed to be disabled I will need to find a new viewer, it really is a big distraction and very annoying.

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  • lyndi_wu
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    gf2000

    Thank you for your comment. It has been submitted into the case#PHANTOM-15688 for further investigation.

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  • gf2000
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    Can I add another vote against the new format tab! I'm another long-time Foxit user and evangelist amongst my friends, but this change is very unhelpful. It means that every time you want to add an annotation (which is something I probably do every few minutes when using Foxit), this huge panel pops up, squashing the pane which actually contains the document that you're trying to view by a massive degree. That has a particularly disruptive effect, as it re-sizes the document, meaning that you lose your place in the thing you're reading. You then have to manually close the format box, and re-find the point you were reading, which really disrupts the flow of work.

    As others have said, the old layout - with the format options being shown under one of the tabs on the "ribbon" at the top of the screen - was far superior.

    I wondered at first whether this change might make more sense for users with very wide monitors (who therefore maybe don't mind if a big panel pops up at the side of their document). However, I suspect that most people with wide enough monitors that they wouldn't notice this, would be likely to try to USE the available space that monitor gives them (e.g. by having two documents side by side in split screen mode). Again, therefore, it doesn't seem to make any sense.

    Many thanks for all who have put their hard work into Foxit - it's really very much appreciated. It's just in this one respect that I think a mistake has been made, and hopefully it can be relatively easily reverted to the old layout.

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  • Roy_Chen
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    FigueiredoTG
    Thanks for your report, and we already submitted it to our Product team for evaluation, will forward an update the moment we have it.

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