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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by John Fields, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    Maybe this an old trick, but I just stumbled across it by accident:

    Instead of using the left mouse key to drag PDF pages up and down,
    just left-click on any page and then you can use the mouse wheel to
    scroll through the document.

    Interestingly, doing it this way disables the page counter unless
    you left-click the page, which then updates the counter.
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    What version, John? My Adobe Acrobat v7.0.9 can scroll with the mouse
    wheel but the page counter still works.

    ...Jim Thompson
  3. I like using the sidways scroll keys, which increment the pages
    without changing the position on the screen. Nice if you have facing
    pages displayed on a 2560 x 1600 monitor. ;-)

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  4. Winfield

    Winfield Guest

    Ohh, nice, a Christmas present to yourself?
  5. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    D from BC
  6. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  7. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Not only that, but did you know that if you hold the "Ctrl" key down
    while turning the wheel, it zooms the font size? :)

  8. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Hey Rich,
    That even works on that small font I keep seeing on your posts.:)
    I tried to send you the url of a humorous video I thought you might enjoy,
    but it bounced, oh what the heck, I'll let everyone look. Spiders on drugs.
  9. It doesn't disable it but depends on if you have the hand tool or the cursor
    tool selected. The current page is either from the cursor if the
    cursor(select) tool is enabled else its the current viewed page if its the
    hand tool.

    One quirk of acrobat(at least on mine) is that if you have selected the
    magnifying glass then select the hand and click the page you will zoom in ;/
    This can be quite annoying cause I tend to use the hand to scroll the pages
    and sometimes click instead of drag(not sure why I do this instead of using
    the mouse wheel but I do).
  10. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Some pages appear to have a context option where the text zooms to fill the
    screen with that paragraph, then pages down, when clicked. The mouse
    cursor is the hand with a wedge arrow on it, IIRC.

    It's really annoying, partly because the page window doesn't appear to be
    focused automatically (i.e. key inputs are directed to the focused area),
    so you have to select it, either by hitting TAB a few times
    (uncertainty --> inconvienient) or by clicking the page. It also doesn't
    seem to save focus, at least with Acrobat 6 and Firefox under 98SE. I
    recall my laptop, equipped with XP, IE and Acrobat 5, retains focus on the
    page after ALT+TABing to other things.

  11. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    The email in the thing isn't real -,, and are guaranteed not to ever be sold, so you can use
    them in, well, examples. :)

    To get a real email, take my bogus yahoo spamdump,,
    and elide ard. :) (of course, fix the # sign. ;-) )

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