Adobe Acrobat allows you to view a PDF document in full screen. This mode is useful when reading a document online or giving a presentation using a PDF. In full-screen mode, only the document pages will be displayed, while items such as window controls, toolbars, title bar, status bar and menu bar will be hidden. You can also set various preferences for full screen mode, such as automatic page advance after a specified time, creating a slide show effect.
Method 1 of 2: To view a document in full screen mode
Step 1. Click “Full Screen Mode” in the “Window” menu
Alternatively, press CTRL + L and Acrobat will show you will fit the document.
Step 2. Press the down arrow key, the right arrow key or ENTER to view the next page of the document
Step 3. Press the up arrow key, the left arrow key or SHIFT + ENTER to view the previous page of the document
Step 4. To return to normal viewing mode, press CTRL + L
You can also set the full screen mode preferences so that you can use the Esc (Escape) key to return to normal viewing mode.
Method 2 of 2: Set Preferences for Full Screen Mode
Step 1. Click on Preferences on the menu To edit.
The dialog Preferences will be displayed.
Step 2. Select Full Screen Mode in the list on the left of the dialog Preferences.
The dialog Preferences will display full screen mode options.
Step 3. To automatically advance the pages of the document, select the “Advance Every” checkbox and enter the time in seconds for each page to be displayed
You can navigate through a document using mouse or keyboard commands even if the “Next Every” option is selected.
Step 4. To return to the first page after the last one is displayed, select the “Loop after last page” checkbox
Step 5. Check the “Exit with Esc key” checkbox to allow you to exit full screen mode by pressing the Esc key
Step 6. Check the options "Left click to go forward one page" and "Right click to go back one page", to navigate the document pages with mouse clicks
Step 7. Check the “Ignore all transitions” checkbox to remove transition effects from presentations viewed in full screen mode
Step 8. To specify a default transition effect to be displayed when turning pages in a document, select an effect for the “Default” label in the transitions options list
Step 9. To specify mouse behavior in full-screen mode, select an option from the Mouse Cursor dropdown list
Step 10. Select a background color for the screen in the “Background Color” menu
The background color is used to color the empty area of the screen when a document page is not wide enough to cover the entire screen.
Step 11. Click OK to close the “Preferences” dialog box
The preferences selected will be applied to all PDF documents viewed in full screen mode.