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What is the shortcut command for highlighting text?

New Here ,
Jan 27, 2017 Jan 27, 2017

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Is there a shortcut command for highlighting text (as opposed to right-click, highlight)?

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Adobe Employee , Jan 30, 2017 Jan 30, 2017

Hi Scottf67536726,

To enable single-key shortcuts, open the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences), and under General, select the Use Single-Key Accelerators To Access Tools option.

After making changes in preferences you can use Shift+U key for highlighting.

For more information please refer to the help document- Keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Acrobat DC

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 30, 2017 Jan 30, 2017

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Hi Scottf67536726,

To enable single-key shortcuts, open the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences), and under General, select the Use Single-Key Accelerators To Access Tools option.

After making changes in preferences you can use Shift+U key for highlighting.

For more information please refer to the help document- Keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Acrobat DC

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 27, 2020 Nov 27, 2020

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thank God I found this. I highlight lectures all day (medical school) I spend so much time switching between text inserts and different highlight colors.... the frustration that their adobe didn't have hotkeys was eating at me... turns out the hotkeys were there, I just needed to activate them

 

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New Here ,
Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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Thank heavens for this question and answer - I've been wracking my brains for ages trying to work it out. I obviously have no control on how Acrobat is programmed but, if this hugely necessary shortcut is turned off by default, it really should be made far, far easier to find how to turn it on.

 

For most people that aren't power-users of Adobe products, "single-key accelerators" is a very oblique term for what should really say something ending with ".... shortcuts".

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New Here ,
Nov 10, 2022 Nov 10, 2022

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These shortcuts/accelerators only do half the job. The (H) key merely activates the highlight button; if you had a piece of text selected, instead of highlighting it, it will deselect it and then turn your cursor into a highlighting one. For that workflow, it's useless.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 11, 2022 Nov 11, 2022

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Hi Urhixidur,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

Please refer to the following help document for Keyboard Shortcut for the Acrobat application: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/keyboard-shortcuts.html

 

If you're looking for some specific workflow, let us know.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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