Acrobat X Pro highlight shortcuts (diff colors)

New Here ,
Jan 30, 2011 Jan 30, 2011

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Changing colors in highlighted text is very time consuming in Acrobat X pro.  You have to highlight the text, right click properties, choose the color, then determine whether to keep it as the default color.

Is there a keyboard shortcut that can be set-up to minimize the hassle.  So I can just press (eg. Ctrl+Shift+B) for blue highlights or (eg. Ctrl+Shift+O) for orange?

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Community Beginner , Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
I often wonder how inefficient and user unfriendly a leading and most expensive software can be. What are all those user-usability teams doing?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 30, 2011 Jan 30, 2011

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You can make custom stamps, and then add the custom stamp to the quick bar.

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I found out that you can use Ctrl+E to have the highlight toolbar pop-up and select from their... makes it somewhat easier

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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I often wonder how inefficient and user unfriendly a leading and most expensive software can be. What are all those user-usability teams doing?

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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"Is there a keyboard shortcut that can be set-up to minimize the hassle?"

No, and there is no shortcut editor too…

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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If you're interested I've developed a (paid-for) tool that allows you to quicky switch between highlighting colors, and while it's not possible to assign them direct keyboard shortcuts I could add them to the application's menu and assign keyboard accelerators to them, so they can be accessed with a combination of keys.

You can find it here: https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-reader-quickly-switch-between-highlighter-colors

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Not really what you're hoping for, but if you use your Properties Bar, you'll have the color options/properties for the highlighter (or other objects that are selected) right there without multiple clicks.  Opening the Properties Bar is a quick Ctrl+E.  Mine is open at all times.

 

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Dave

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