Old Dogs and New Tricks? A Key, Keyboard Command

This might very well be my shortest blog post ever. It’s also a chance to admit that I don’t know as much about Acrobat as I thought I did.

On my blog, I answer a lot of questions about how to put various navigation tools in the toolbar. I always advise putting the Previous View and Next View buttons on the toolbar. Right click on the toolbar, choose the Page Navigation section and add the buttons you want.

The Previous View and Next View buttons allow you to easily switch between pages you have visited in the PDF. They operate a lot like the Back and Forward buttons in a browser.

For example, let’s say you look at the something on page 9 of an eBrief and then click a link that goes to an exhibit on page 36.

Using the Previous View button, you can quickly jump back to page 9. Just press the Next View button to hop back out to page 36,

What? They cited that?

Doh! I can’t believe I didn’t know . . .

There is a keyboard command for both Previous View and Next View. Objectively, I suppose I knew they existed, but I’d never tried them:

Previous View
ALT-Left Arrow
OPT-Left Arrow
Next View
ALT-Right Arrow
OPT-Right Arrow

I find I’m using these keyboard commands all the time now. So, maybe you can teach an old dog a new trick.


One Response to Old Dogs and New Tricks? A Key, Keyboard Command

  1. Steve says:

    I apologize if this is not the right location to ask this question. Issues: It sometimes takes minutes to print 1 page! Sometimes the image prints out as if all the white space was black and the black letters were white!

    I’ve been scanning documents using an older ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM. I know my settings may need adjusting either in the scanner’s settings or in Acrobat Pro (10.1.4). I haven’t been able to understand from on-line help what to do. Can you offer help? TIA