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Does Acrobat X allow custom shortcuts?

Nov 24, 2010 5:42 PM

This alone would propel me to upgrading from 9 pro if Acrobat X allows it.

 

Any other "must-have" features from a user perspective? I'd rather hear form users than read the Adobe marketing.

 

I create tons of PDFx files for commercial press from Indesign as well as web-ready PDFs for user downloads and am interested in anything which improves that process.

 

Thanks

 
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    Nov 27, 2010 2:05 AM   in reply to [scott w]
    And I'm looking for keyboard shortcuts, not actions. I want instant access to a single menu item, not a series of steps repeated.

     

    Acrobat X does not allow customization of keyboard shortcuts, either via the UI or via the scripting API.

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 2:12 PM   in reply to Dave Merchant

    Well, that's ... unfortunate.

     

    Can I add/delete/rearrage items on the Context Menu that shows up when I select some text and right-button click with the mouse?

     

    Previously this menu had a "Comment: Underline" option. That's gone now. I want it back.

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 2:32 PM   in reply to marcos.minshew

    You don't have the ability to control context menus, but you are able to add custom menu items. You can then use the keyboard to access these menu items, but may have to press several keys to trigger it. This assumes that what you want to do can be done with JavaScript.

     

    Note that JavaScript can be used to trigger menu items. Unfortunately, Acrobat 10 removes a great deal of menu items (though some remain, but hidden), so the possibilites now are less.

     

    Edit: corrected some typos

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 2:57 PM   in reply to George Johnson

    Thanks for that, George, and +1 [scott w].

    This is the sound of me installing the older version.

     
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    Aug 23, 2011 4:58 AM   in reply to marcos.minshew

    We recently upgraded from 9 to X, and I am very disappointed in the changes.  Adobe took away the keyboard shortcuts, for example to insert another pdf into an open pdf, all i needed to do witht the keyboard was hit the Alt+D+N to get a File Insert Window, or to Save As hit Alt+F+A, or even just to Save hit Alt+S.  All these keyboard shortcuts are gone, plus there are many other changes I don't like.  These changes reduce efficiency.  I wish I could go back to 9.0. 

     
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    Sep 2, 2011 10:47 AM   in reply to [scott w]

    Simple solution, Adobe (PLEASE): Just label all your menu commands with the associated keystrokes. To have to search Help under Keystrokes is bad design. When I hover over any menu item, the keystroke option should appear.

     

    Or once I've added a tool to the Quick Tools bar, it should ask as I'm adding it if I want to either know the existing keystroke, or assign one.

     

    At the very least, once a tool is added to the Quick Tools bar, let me right-click it and assign a keystroke.

     

    Something obvious, please.

     
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