Adobe Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts [Mac]

Dave LeClair 23-05-2013

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Abobe Acrobat has always been one of the best PDF file readers and editors. It’s an easy to use program, and used by a greater number of users every year. However, did you know that it’s even easier to use with the help of keyboard shortcuts?

The list of shortcuts in Acrobat is quite large, and we’ve meticulously tried each one to find the most useful of the lot. The cheat sheat below will help you make the most of Acrobat on Mac.


Please find the contents of the cheat sheet below.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac


Navigating a PDF

  • Previous screen -> Shift+Enter
  • Next screen ->Enter
  • First page ->Shift+Command+Up Arrow
  • Last page ->Shift+Command+Down Arrow
  • Previous page ->Left Arrow
  • Next page ->Right Arrow
  • Previous open document ->Command+F6
  • Next open document ->Shift+Command+F6
  • Scroll up ->Up Arrow
  • Scroll down ->Down Arrow
  • Scroll (when Hand tool is selected) ->Space
  • Zoom in ->Command+=
  • Zoom out ->Command+-

Selecting tools

To enable: Preferences-> General, Use Single-Key Accelerators To Access Tools.

  • Hand tool ->H
  • Hand tool (temporarily) ->Space
  • Select tool ->V
  • Marquee Zoom tool ->Z
  • Cycle through zoom tools ->Shift+Z
  • Select Object tool ->R
  • Edit Object tool ->O
  • Enter/Exit Forms editing ->A
  • Crop tool ->C
  • Link tool ->L
  • Text Field tool ->F
  • 3D tool ->M
  • Edit Document Text tool ->T
  • Redaction ->Y
  • JavaScript Debugger ->Command+J
  • Insert Blank Pages tool ->Shift+Command+T
  • Temporarily select Zoom In tool ->Space+Command
  • Open Output Preview ->~
  • Touch Up Reading Order tool ->Shift+Command+U

General navigation

  • Move focus to menus ->Ctrl+F2
  • Move focus to toolbar in browser and application ->Shift+F8
  • Close current document ->Command+F4
  • Move focus to next comment, link, or form field ->Tab
  • Move focus to document pane ->F5
  • Move focus to previous comment, link, or form field ->Shift+Tab
  • Open context menu ->Ctrl+click
  • Close context menu -> Esc
  • Return to Hand tool or Select tool ->Esc
  • Close all open documents ->Command+Option+W
  • Move to next search result and highlight it ->F3
  • Search previous document ->Shift+Command+Left Arrow
  • Search next document ->Shift+Command+Right Arrow
  • Select text (with Select tool selected) ->Shift+Arrow Key

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  1. Chris Carroll
    October 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Previous page ->Left Arrow
    Next page ->Right Arrow
    These are wrong.

    On the MacBook keyboard:
    Previous page -> command + Up arrow
    Next page -> command + Down Arrow