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Please help! Bold text in edit mode vs. bookmark

New Here ,
Mar 22, 2020 Mar 22, 2020

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(This post was marked as solved but I still need help... I do not know how to edit the post to indicate that I have not found an answer yet.)

 

This may be the silliest question but I have been searching and searching to figure this out. I want to easily use bold and italic via keyboard shortcuts.  Single key shortcuts are enabled in my preferences.  I'm using a Mac, but I tried both mac and windows shortcuts to do this easily.  It started working last night for about an hour but randomly stopped working.  I don't remember changing any preferences.  Now I cannot use the bold and italics shortcuts while editing.  Do I need to have something else selected? 

 

Now whenever I try to bold a word, a bookmark is created. 

 

Control + B; and command + B don't work.  I'm using minion pro as the font, but I tried switching fonts b/c I saw a few posts about how some fonts don't have that option and that did not work either.  

 

I'm relativey new to exploring the edit mode, but I'm using acrobat DC.

 

Thanks! 

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Community Expert , Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

Ctrl+B works for me, but you have to select the text first (not just the frame, but the actual text itself), or it will indeed create a new bookmark instead.

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Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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Ctrl+B works for me, but you have to select the text first (not just the frame, but the actual text itself), or it will indeed create a new bookmark instead.

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Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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I typically highlight over the word.  Is that what you mean by select?  This doesn't work for me if so.

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Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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I'm not sure how to unselect this as correct 😞 I know it's correct for other people, but alas, not for me.

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Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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I'm having the exact same problem! 

So annoying! I'm quite unhappy with all the little flaws I've been facing while using Acrobat for Mac. 

 

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Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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I have the same issue....and I am using Windows, not Mac. I cannot for the life of me, get the Cntrl "B" combination to work again. It has always worked for me...until today. And like others, when I use this combination I create a Bookmark instead of making my text bold. And YES, I have selected the text prior to clicking the Cntrl B. I have even tried doing the Control B combination in a text box prior to entering the text...and this no longer works either.

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New Here ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Out of the clear blue sky, this started happening to me.  It was very annoying.

I fixed it.  Here's how.

1) I closed all Adobe tabs

2) I closed Adobe

3) I brought up the Task Manager (Ctl+Alt+Del)

4) Various Adobe Tasks were running

5) Using the Task Manager, I killed all Adobe Tasks

6) I restarted Adobe

7) All Fixed.

Now, if you are not comfortable using the Task Manager, a reboot would probably also fix it.

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Feb 01, 2024 Feb 01, 2024

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Thank you, that totally worked for me!

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