Tips & Tricks

Best Acrobat keyboard shortcuts -- a handy list

June 16, 2011

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Having used Acrobat for many years now, I've gotten used to using keyboard shortcuts to do many PDF actions. The reason that most people don't use Acrobat more -- in my opinion -- is that they find it awkward to work with. In other words, they don't know the important keyboard shortcuts.

Learning the keyboard shortcuts takes a bit of time; mostly, you have to train yourself to use them instead of the mouse. But once you make these shortcuts a habit you'll find that using Acrobat is actually easier than working with paper.

I've compiled a list of the shortcuts that are most essential for what a lawyer or legal professional would use on a day-to-day basis. Download this PDF cheat sheet (right click and choose "save as"); then learn these keyboard commands and you'll find that working with PDFs is super-easy.

This piece originally appeared on PDFforLawyers.com, and has been reproduced with permission.

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