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Navigating the Help window

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F1 Open Help window
Ctrl+W / Alt+F4 Close Help window
Alt+Arrow Left Move back to previously opened topic
Alt+Arrow Right Move forward to next topic
Ctrl+Tab Move to next pane
Shift+Ctrl+Tab Move to previous pane
Tab Move focus to the next link within a pane
Shift+Tab Move focus to the previous link within a pane
Enter Activate highlighted link
Ctrl+P Print Help topic

Navigating a PDF

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Page Up / Shift+Enter Previous Screen
Page Down / Shift+Enter Next screen
Home / Shift+Ctrl+Page Up / Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Up First page
End / Shift+Ctrl+Page Down / Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Down Last page
Arrow Left / Ctrl+Page Up Previous page
Arrow Right / Ctrl+Page Down Next page
CtrlF6 (UNIX) Previous open document
Shift+CtrlF6 (UNIX) Next open document
Arrow Up Scroll up
Arrow Down Scroll down
Space Scroll (when Hand tool is selected)
Ctrl+= Zoom in
Ctrl+- Zoom out

Tools

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
H Hand tool
Space Temporarily select Hand tool
V Select tool
Z Marquee Zoom tool
Shift+Z Cycle through zoom tools: Marquee Zoom,Dynamic Zoom, Loupe
Shift Temporarily select Dynamic Zoom tool (when Marquee Zoom tool is selected)
Ctrl Temporarily zoom out (when Marquee Zoom tool is selected)
Ctrl+Space Temporarily select Zoom In tool
R Select Object tool
O Edit Object tool
A Enter/Exit Forms editing
C Crop tool
L Link tool
F Text Field tool
Shift+F Cycle through tools in forms authoring mode: Text Field, Check Box, Radio Button, List Box, Dropdown Box, Button, Digital Signature, Barcode
M 3D tool
Shift+M Cycle through Multimedia tools: 3D object, SWF, Sound, Video
T Edit Document Text tool
Shift+T Cycle through Touch Up tools: Touch Up Text, Touch Up Reading Order, Touch Up Object
Shift+Y Redaction
Ctrl+J JavaScript Debugger
Shift+Ctrl+T Insert Blank Pages tool
Ctrl+Shift+I Insert Files
Ctrl+Shift+D Delete pages
~ Open Output Preview
Shift+Ctrl+U Touch Up Reading Order tool (or if already selected, return focus to dialog box)

Navigating task panes

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F6 Move focus to the next item among Document pane, Task panes, Message bar, and Navigation bar
Shift+F6 Move focus to the previous item among Document pane, Task panes, message bar, and Navigation bar
Ctrl+Tab Move focus to the next panel in the Task pane
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Move focus to the previous panel in the Task pane
Tab Navigate to the next panel and panel control within an open Task pane
Shift+Tab Navigate to the previous panel and panel control within an open Task pane
Arrow Down Navigate to the next command button within a panel
Arrow Up Navigate to the previous command button within a panel
Space / Enter Expand or collapse panel in focus (press F6 to move focus to Tools pane, then tab to desired panel)
Shift+F4 Open or close the Task pane
Ctrl+Shift+F4 Close the pane that lists the tasks of an Action
Space / Enter Open the menu and move the focus to the first menu option when focus is on a command with a submenu or submenu element with a flyout
Esc Move the focus back to the parent command button with a submenu or submenu element with a flyout
Space / Enter Run the command in focus
Tab Navigate to the next item in the active panel in the Create New Action, Edit Action, Create Custom Tool, or the Edit Custom Tool dialog boxes
Shift+Tab Navigate to the previous item in the active panel in the Create New Action, Edit Action, Create Custom Tool, or the Edit Custom Tool dialog boxes

Accessibility

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Shift+Ctrl+5 Change reading settings for the current document
Ctrl+4 Reflow a tagged PDF, and return to unreflowed view
Shift+Ctrl+Y Activate and deactivate Read Out Loud
Shift+Ctrl+V Read only the current page out loud
Shift+Ctrl+B Read out loud from the current page to the end of the document
Shift+Ctrl+C Pause reading out loud
Shift+Ctrl+E Stop reading out loud

Comments

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
S Sticky Note tool
E Text Edits tool
K Stamp tool
U Current highlighting tool
Shift+U Cycle through highlighting tools: Highlighter,Underline Text, Cross Out Text
D Current drawing markup tool
Shift+D Cycle through drawing markup tools: Cloud, Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon Line, Polygon, Pencil Tool, Eraser Tool
Q Cloud tool
X Text Box tool
J Current Stamp or Attach tool
Shift+J Cycle through Stamp, Attach File, Record Audio Comment
Tab Move focus to next comment or form field
Shift+Tab Move focus to previous comment or form field
Enter Open pop-up note (or text field in Comments List) for comment that has focus
Esc Closes pop-up (or text field in Comments List) for comment that has focus

PDF Portfolios

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Tab / Shift+Tab Move forward or backward among the current column header selected for sorting, the current row with focus, and the Go Back button if in a folder
Arrow Up / Arrow Down Move focus to the next or previous row when in the body of the file list on the left
Arrow Left / Arrow Right Selects the next or previous column header for sorting
Backspace If pressed in the body of the file list, navigate one level up from within a folder
Enter / Space Press the Go Back button in a folder if focus is on the button.
Enter If pressed when focus is on a row in the file list representing a subfolder, navigate to a subfolder, or open an attachment in Preview mode.
Home / End If in the body of the file list, move to the first or last row
Page Down / Page Up If in the body of the file list, move to the next or last set of rows to fit the screen
Ctrl+A / Shift+Ctrl+A Select or deselect all files
Shift+Arrow Up / Shift+Arrow Down If in the body of the file list, extend the selection by adding the next row above or below the selected row
Ctrl+Space Change whether the row with focus is in the selection
Ctrl+Arrow Up / Ctrl+Arrow Down Move focus up or down one row without changing the selection
Space Reverse the sort order when focus is on a column header

Navigation panels

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+F5 Open and move focus to navigation pane
F6 Move focus among the document, message bar, and navigation panels
Shift+F6 Move focus to previous pane or panel
Tab Move among the elements of the active navigation panel
Arrow Up / Arrow Down Move to previous or next navigation panel and make it active (when focus is on the panel button)
Ctrl+Tab Move to next navigation panel and make it active (when focus is anywhere in the navigation pane)
Arrow Right / Shift+[+] Expand the current bookmark (focus on Bookmarks panel)
Arrow Left / - Collapse the current bookmark (focus on Bookmarks panel)
Shift+* Expand all bookmarks
/ Collapse selected bookmark
Arrow Down Move focus to next item in a navigation panel
Arrow Up Move focus to previous item in a navigation panel

Navigation

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F10 Move focus to menus
Shift+F8 Move focus to toolbar in browser and application
(In application, sets focus to the first button in the top bar - Home)
Arrow Right / Arrow Left / Tab / Shift+Tab Navigate through the other controls in the top bar - Home, Tools, Document
Enter / Space Select a highlighted control in the top bar
Ctrl+F6 Move to next open document (when focus is on document pane)
Ctrl+Shift+F6 Move to previous open document (when focus is on document pane)
Ctrl+F4 Close current document
Tab Move focus to next comment, link, or form field in the document pane
F5 Move focus to document pane
Shift+Tab Move focus to previous comment, link, or form field in the document pane
Space / Enter Activate selected tool, item (such as a movie clip or bookmark), or command
Shift+F10 Open context menu
F10 Close context menu
Esc Return to Hand tool or Select tool
Ctrl+Tab Move focus to next tab in a tabbed dialog box
Shift+F3 / Ctrl+Shift+G Move to previous search result and highlight it in the document
F3 / Ctrl+G Move to next search result and highlight it in the document
Alt+Shift+Arrow Left Search previous document (with Search results displaying multiple files)
Alt+Shift+Arrow Right Search next document (with Search results displaying multiple files)
Shift+Arrow Keys Select text (with Select tool selected)
Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Right / Shift+Ctrl+Arrow Left Select next word or deselect previous word (with Select tool selected)