Make Adobe Reader Remember Where You Left Off

If you work with a lot of PDFs, especially e-books or other lengthy documents, you probably find it annoying that the files always open at page 1, not the last page you were viewing.

Thankfully, there's a simple way to make Adobe Reader 8 remember your page (as well as your selected zoom and pan settings):

  1. Click Edit, Preferences.
  2. Choose Documents.
  3. Check the box marked, Restore last view settings when reopening documents.

That's all there is to it! Too bad there's no such option for Foxit Reader, which I prefer to Adobe Reader for its speedy, non-bloated design. Maybe someday... If, like me, you prefer speedy, lightweight Foxit Reader to slow, bloated Adobe Reader, here's good news: As astute reader Airerik pointed out, there's a similar setting in that program. Just click Edit, Preferences, General, and then enable Restore last view settings when reopening.

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