I know the answer is "it went away" but, seriously, please bring it back. In Acrobat 9, when you activated the "Text Edits Tool," it would automatically switch between insert, delete, and replace text in a context-sensitive way. You just had an active tool cursor - if you highlighted text and started typing, it would "replace" the text. If you clicked in one spot and started typing, it would "insert" text. If you highlighted text and clicked the Delete key, it would "delete" text. All this with one tool, that stayed active the entire time you were using it.
Now, in Acrobat X, you have 3 different tools. You have to click to select the tool - mark the change. Click to select the next tool and mark that change. And on and on. And while you can right-click on any single tool and select "Keep tool selected" - there's no way to make that the default behavior. And that doesn't help when switching back and forth between activities.
I know that the Selection Tool can now almost serve as the old "Text Edits Tool" - this works quickly with delete, but requires the tilde shortcut for insert or replace. Basically one extra step for each edit than there was with the Text Edits Tool.
One might think that that little extra click isn't a big deal - but when you are marking up a PDF all day, every day, it adds up.
I assume you're talking about commenting and markup rather than editing the text of the document itself.
The keyboard shortcuts are designed to do exactly what you want. With the multi-select tool active (I beam + black arrow on the toolbar):
The idea of selecting something and 'just typing' to activate a markup event could not be retained as it interfered with the single-key accelerator mode.
Thanks for the fast response, Dave.
We'll certainly miss the old way. If there's ever a possibility in a future edition to bring back the old way, we'd REALLY appreciate it. Maybe in something like an "editing mode" or at least when the single-key accelerator mode is checked OFF.
Otherwise, we'll make due with the shortcuts - which aren't really documented very well. Hint, hint to Adobe there as well!
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