Even the quickest precision mouse users can save time using keyboard shortcuts. The ability to navigate PDF documents using only a keyboard also has the added bonus of being crucial in mouse-free environments. In this tip, we’ll outline several navigational keystrokes.
- Up arrow: Scrolls forwards.
- Down arrow: Scrolls backwards.
- Page Up: Jumps forwards the length of a screen.
- Page Down: Jumps backwards the length of a screen.
- Left arrow: Jumps to the next page.
- Right arrow: Jumps to the previous page.
- Home: Jumps to the start of the document.
- End: Jumps to the end of the document.
- Tab: Jumps to the next interactive element (e.g. hyperlink, form field, annotation).
- Shift + Tab: Jumps to the previous interactive element.
- Control + Shift + H: Toggles automatic scrolling.
- ‘-‘ key (while automatically scrolling): Changes the direction of automatic scrolling.
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