Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard Shortcuts


 

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PDF-XChange Editor supports a number of keyboard shortcuts that can be used to activate commands:

 

 

COMMAND

 

 

SHORTCUT

 

 

Actual Size

Set the zoom level to 100% and show document pages at their actual size.

 

 

Ctrl+1

 

Add Bookmark

Create a new bookmark that points to the current page.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+B

 

 

Align Text Left

Align text to the left.

 

 

Ctrl+L

 

Align Text Right

Align text to the right.

 

 

Ctrl+R

 

Attachments

Show/Hide the Attachments pane.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+A

 

Auto-Scroll

Enable/Disable the auto-scroll feature.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+H

 

Back

Navigate Backward.

 

 

Alt+Left

 

Bold

Make the selected text bold.

 

 

Ctrl+B

 

Bookmarks

Show/Hide the Bookmarks pane.

 

 

Ctrl+B

 

Calibrate Measurement

Create a new scale for use with the measurement tools.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+C

 

Center Text

Center selected text.

 

 

Ctrl+E

 

Close

Close the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+W

 

Comments

Show/Hide the Comments pane.

 

 

Ctrl+M

 

Contents

Launch online manual.

 

 

F1

 

Copy

Copy the selection to the clipboard.

 

 

Ctrl+C

 

Create New Document

Create a new, blank document.

 

 

Ctrl+N

 

 

Crop Pages

Redefine the visible area of the document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+T

 

Cut

Copy the selection to the clipboard and remove it from the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+X

 

Delete

Delete the selection.

 

 

Delete

 

Delete Pages

Delete pages from the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+D

 

Demote Bookmarks

Demote the selected bookmarks.

 

 

Alt+Right

 

Document Info Bar

Show/Hide the Document Info Bar.

 

 

Ctrl+Alt+I

 

Document Properties

Show the properties of the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+D

 

Edit Code Snippets

Manage JavaScript code snippets.

 

 

Ctrl+J

 

Edit Form

Edit/create form fields.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+7

 

Enable Hand Tool Temporarily

Override the active tool with the Hand Tool

 

 

Press and hold Space

 

Enable Snapping

Enable the snapping feature.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+;

 

Exclusive Mode

Enable/Disable exclusive mode for the active tool. Hold Shift to enable Exclusive Mode temporarily.

 

 

Ctrl+G, Ctrl+E

 

Exit

Exit the application.

 

 

Ctrl+Q

 

Extract Pages

Extract pages from the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+E

 

Fields

Show/Hide the Fields pane.

 

 

Ctrl+I

 

Find

Find text in the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+F

 

First Page

Move to the first page of the document.

 

 

Home

 

Fit Page

Fit the active page(s) to the document window.

 

 

Ctrl+0

 

Fit Visible

Fit the active page(s) according to width and exclude white margins.

 

 

Ctrl+3

 

Fit Width

Fit the active page(s) according to width and include white margins.

 

 

Ctrl+2

 

Forward

Navigate forward.

 

 

Alt+Right

 

Full Screen Mode

View document in full screen.

 

 

F11

 

Go to Bookmark

Move to the selected bookmark.

 

 

Space

 

Go to Destination

Move to the selected bookmark.

 

 

Space

 

Go to Next Entry

Move to the next found item. (This is intended for use with the Find feature).

 

 

F3

 

Go to Page

Move to specific page of the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+N

 

Go to Previous Entry

Move to previous found item. (This is intended for use with the Find feature).

 

 

Shift+F3

 

Hide All Comments

Hide all comments in the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+8

 

Highlight Form Fields

Highlight required form fields. A color background will be inserted.

 

 

Ctrl+Alt+H

 

Insert Pages

Insert pages into the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+I

 

Invert Selection

Deselect the current selection and select unselected items. This shortcut is intended for use with the Editing Panes.

 

 

"Num *"

 

Italic

Italicize selected text.

 

 

Ctrl+I

 

Justify Text

Justify selected text.

 

 

Ctrl+J

 

Last Page

Move to the final page of the document.

 

 

End

 

Layers

Show/Hide the Layers pane. The Layers pane shows the structure of the document's layers, allowing for their visibility to be altered.

 

 

Ctrl+L

 

Menu Toolbar

Show/Hide the Menu Toolbar. Note that this toolbar is visible only in the Classic UI layout and not present in the Ribbon UI.

 

 

F9

 

Move Down

Move the selected bookmark(s) down.

 

 

Alt+Down

 

Move Up

Move the selected bookmark(s) up.

 

 

Alt+Up

 

New Attachment

Add a new attachment.

 

 

Insert

 

New Bookmark After Selected

Creates a new bookmark after the selected bookmark. If no bookmark is selected then a new one is created at the end of the bookmark list.

 

 

Insert

 

New Bookmark Before Selected

Creates a new bookmark before the selected bookmark. If no bookmark is selected then a new one is created at the end of the bookmark list.

 

 

Alt+Insert

 

New Child Bookmark

Creates a new bookmark as the first child of the selected bookmark. If no bookmark is selected then a new one is created at the end of the bookmark list.

 

 

Ctrl+Alt+Insert

 

New Last Child Bookmark

Creates a new bookmark as the last child of the selected bookmark. If no bookmark is selected then a new one is created at the end of the bookmark list.

 

 

Ctrl+Insert

 

New Destination

Assign the the current view as a new destination.

 

 

Insert

 

 

Next Document

Move to the next open document.

 

 

Ctrl+Tab

 

Next Page

Move to the next page of the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Right

 

 

Open

Open an existing document.

 

 

Ctrl+O

 

 

Override Document Colors

Display document colors according to the selected color scheme.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+6

 

 

Paste

Paste the clipboard content into the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+V

 

 

Preferences

Launch the Preferences dialog box.

 

 

Ctrl+K

 

 

Previous Document

Move to the previous document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

 

 

Previous Misspelling

Move to the previous misspelling. (This shortcut is intended for use with the Spell Check feature).

 

 

Alt+F7

 

 

Previous Page

Move to the previous page of the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Left

 

 

Print

Print the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+P

 

 

Promote Bookmark

Promote the selected bookmark(s).

 

 

Alt+Left

 

 

Properties Pane

Show/Hide the Properties pane for the selected object(s).

 

 

Ctrl+`

 

 

Properties Toolbar

Show/Hide the Properties Toolbar. Please note that the contents of this toolbar depends on selected content and/or active tool. Additionally, this toolbar is visible only in the Classic UI layout and not present in the Ribbon UI.

 

 

Ctrl+E

 

 

Redo

Reverse the most recent undo action.

 

 

Ctrl+Y

 

 

Rename

Rename the selected item. Please note that this shortcut only works with items that have editable names, such as forms.

 

 

F2

 

Reopen Recently Closed Document

Reopen closed documents.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+W

 

Rotate Counterclockwise

Rotate the current view counterclockwise. Please note that this feature is intended for viewing purposes - the original document is not modified.

 

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+"Num-"

 

 

Rotate Clockwise

Rotate the current view clockwise. Please note that this feature is intended for viewing purposes - the original document is not modified.

 

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+"Num+"

 

Rotate Pages

Rotate pages of the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+R

 

 

Run

Run the script written in the console window.

 

 

Ctrl+Enter

 

 

Run Selection

Run selected script.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

 

 

Save

Save the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+S

 

 

Save As

Save the active document with a new name/location.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+S

 

 

Search Pane

Show/Hide the Search pane.

 

 

Ctrl+Alt+F

 

 

Select All

Select all text.

 

 

Ctrl+A

 

 

Show All Comments

show all comments in the active document.

 

 

Ctrl+8

 

 

Show Gaps Between Pages

Show/Hide gaps between pages.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+G

 

 

 

Show Grid

Inserts a grid into the document background to assist in content placement.

 

Ctrl+'

 

 

 

 

Show Guides

Show/Hide guides to assist in content placement. Click and drag from rulers (see Show Rulers, below) to create guides.  

 

 

Ctrl+;

 

 

Show JavaScript Console

Show the JavaScript Console.

 

 

Ctrl+J

 

 

Show Rulers

Show/Hide rulers. These can be used to determine the size of document content. The units of measurement for the rulers can be determined in the Measurement preferences.

 

 

Ctrl+R

 

 

Spell Check

Activate the Spell Check feature and move to the first misspelling.

 

 

F7

 

 

Strikethrough

Insert a line through selected text.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+S

 

 

Thin Lines

Enable/Disable the Thin Lines feature, which displays all lines used for editing purposes at a thickness of one pixel.

 

 

 

Ctrl+5

 

 

Thumbnails

Show/Hide the Thumbnails pane. This pane displays miniature previews of each page within active documents and enables simple document browsing.

 

 

Ctrl+T

 

 

Toggle All Command Panes

Show/Hide all toolbars and menus.

 

 

Ctrl+F8

 

 

Toggle All Toolbars

Show/Hide all toolbars.

 

 

F8

 

 

Underline

Underline selected text.

 

 

Ctrl+U

 

 

Undo

Undo the most recent action.

 

 

Ctrl+Z

 

 

Zoom In

Zoom in on the page.

 

 

Ctrl+"Num+"

 

 

Zoom Out

Zoom out from the page.

 

 

Ctrl+"Num-"

 

 

Zoom To

Zoom to a custom level.

 

 

Ctrl+Shift+M

 

Follow the steps below to customize keyboard shortcuts:

 

1. Click Customize Toolbars in the Help tab:

 

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Figure 1. Help Tab, Customize Toolbars

 

The Customize Toolbars dialog box will open:

 

2. Click the Commands tab:

 

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3. Use the Categories list to select a section of the application. (The default selection is <All Commands>, which means all available keyboard shortcuts are displayed). When sections are selected their actions and associated keyboard shortcuts are displayed in the list on the right.

 

4. Select an action and click Properties. The Command Properties dialog box for the selected action will open. The Command Properties dialog box for the Add Bookmark function is detailed below:

 

command.properties.dialog

 

5. Assigned shortcuts are detailed in the Assigned pane. Use the Keys text box to determine new shortcuts and then press OK. (If entered key combinations are already in use then the associated feature will be displayed in the Shortcut currently used by text box).