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Introduction

When viewing PDFs inside Blackboard Learn the menu bar that allows users to save and print the document is missing. A bug in certain versions of Adobe Reader – especially Adobe Reader X – hides the menu bar by default.

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Missing Menu Bar

Screen shot of a PDF with missing menu bar.

Screen shot of a PDF with missing menu bar

Menu Bar Visible

Screen shot of a PDF with menu bar displayed.

Screen shot of a PDF with menu bar displayed.

Workaround

To show/hide the toolbar:

  1. When the PDF has loaded click anywhere in the PDF window to give it focus.
  2. Press the F8 key on your keyboard. The menu bar will be shown/hidden.

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