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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By : Urszula Witherell
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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By: Urszula Witherell

Overview of this book

Adobe Acrobat can help you solve a wide variety of problems that crop up when you work with PDF documents on a daily basis. The most common file type for business and communication, this compact portable document format is widely used to collect as well as present information, as well as being equipped with many lesser-known features that can keep your content secure while making it easy to share. From archive features that will keep your documents available for years to come to features related to accessibility, organizing, annotating, editing, and whatever else you use PDFs for, Acrobat has the answer if you know where to look. Designed for professionals who likely already use Adobe Acrobat Pro, this guide introduces many ideas, features, and online services, sorted and organized for you to easily find the topics relevant to your work and requirements. You can jump to any chapter without sifting through prior pages to explore the tools and functions explained through step-by-step instructions and examples. The information in some chapters may build on existing knowledge, but you are not expected to have an advanced level of prior experience. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the many capabilities of PDFs and how Acrobat makes it possible to work in a way that you will never miss good old ink and paper.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Acrobat keyboard key shortcuts

Acrobat presents all its options in menus and toolbars. To use them, you must click a mouse, often multiple times. When you multiply that by instances of the functions accessed throughout the workday, you can see why using shortcuts is good for your body or at least your hands. Many tools in Acrobat can be selected by a tap on a keyboard key, rather than clicking a toolbar.

To enable that, you need to open the Edit | Preferences | General option (Acrobat | Preferences on macOS), and in the Basic Tools group, check the Use single-key accelerators checkbox. Without this step, tapping the keyboard will not give you any tools.

To get a tool, tap a keyboard key; to perform a function that involves more than one key, hold down keyboard key combinations all at the same time.

Here is a by-no-means-complete list of some useful function shortcuts and tool keys:

Table 13.2 – A list of Acrobat Pro keyboard shortcuts
Table 13.2 – A list of Acrobat Pro keyboard shortcuts

Table 13.2 – A list of Acrobat Pro...