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highlight text in acrobat reader as a keyboard only user

Community Beginner ,
Mar 10, 2024 Mar 10, 2024

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how can I highlight text in acrobat reader using keyboard commands. (Note, I am assistive technology user (i.e. screenreader = JAWS). Alternatively, are there any keyboard commands to highlight text.

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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You should enable "Assistive Technology Support", under the application's Preferences, Accessibility tab, as well as any other options there that might help you. To highlight text you need to select it by holding down Ctrl and using the arrow keys, then clicking the right-click menu button and pressing H.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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Thanks for your response. Could you please be more specific which
accessibility option can do the needful (as i have turn on accessibility
support already in the preference menu). Further, after selecting the text
and opening the right click context menu, i am unable to find "highlight
option".Looking forward for a solution ASAP.

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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- Sorry, I can't be more specific about this issue. I'm not overly familiar with the various accessibility options.

- Do you not see a menu similar to this?

 

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If not, then what do you see?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2024 Mar 18, 2024

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this menu comes on selecting the text. And, i notice that (with the help of sighted assistance) that when i try to select the required text using Ctrl + Shift + arrow keys, a red box appears instead of blue colored background on the selection. hence, i also do not get the required right click context menu with highlight option. Instead this comes up:

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