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Acrobat 8 doesn't resize document view after resizing app window

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When I have a PDF document opened in Acrobat, if I resize (or maximize) the window, the document inside stays the same, i.e., I'm not viewing any more of the document.  Only some blank space is added around the document.  The scroll bars stay with the document too.  Please see the attached screenshot to help you under what I mean (note the gray blank space between the scroll bar and window border).

Same behavior if the PDF is opened in a browser window.

Is this behavior by design or is it a bug/setting issue?  It's very annoying.  I can work around it by forcing it into full screen view, then back, then the document will fill the whole window.  But it'd be nice to fix it.
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Are you using the latest video drivers for your graphics card?
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I'm using Nvidia driver 7.15.11.5669 on a Quadro NVS 135M.  It should be pretty close to be updated.  I just don't think it's a video driver issue, as it's had the problem since the machine was brand new, and I'm not having any other display related issue.
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Go do Acrobat's preferences and select the "Page Display" category. Do you see an option for 2D acceleration? What is it set to? Does it make a difference when you toggle that setting?
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2D acceleration wasn't checked.  Checking it didn't make any difference.

I'll try a newer driver from Dell.  Haven't got a chance to do it yet, since the driver needs a new BIOS as well (recommended by Nvidia).  Will update on if that changes anything.
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Updated the Nvidia driver to the latest from Dell (date: Nov 2008).  No difference.
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Them I'm running out of ideas.
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I had this problem on Vista x64. Nothing worked even though it's not an unknown issue. What did work was Acrobat 9.

This problem is one of very few that I never managed to get to work. Just like the poor quality printing issue in Photoshop 8 (cs3). In my opinion, cs3 was one of the most "quirky" versions of photoshop and acrobat.
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Thanks.  We're moving towards Acrobat 9... will see if that makes a difference.
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