Adobe Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and macOS

Essential Adobe Acrobat keyboard shortcuts for Windows and macOS to navigate Adobe Acrobat like a pro. Do you want more control over your online documents? For many, Adobe Acrobat Reader remains the default PDF viewer. However, the software does much more than just display documents. It also includes the option to sign, comment on, or print PDFs.

Adobe Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and macOS
Adobe Acrobat Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and macOS

To quickly explore the full offerings of Adobe Acrobat for PDFs, we’ve compiled the most useful shortcuts into an article. However, before using these, if you want to use single-key shortcuts, you’ll need to enable them. Open Acrobat Reader’s Preferences > General > select Use Single-Key Accelerators To Access Tools option.

ActionShortcut for macOSShortcut for Windows
Hand ToolHH
Select ToolVV
Marquee Zoom ToolZZ
Temporarily select Dynamic Zoom (when Marquee Zoom tool is selected)ShiftShift
Temporarily select zoom out (when Marquee Zoom tool is selected)OptionCtrl
Temporarily select zoom in (when Marquee Zoom tool is selected)Cmd + SpacebarCtrl + Spacebar
Cycle Zoom Tools (Marquee, Dynamic, Loupe)Shift + ZShift + Z
Sticky Note ToolSS
Stamp ToolKK
Current Highlighting ToolUU
Cycle Highlighting Tools (Highlighter, Underline Text, Cross-Out Text)Shift + UShift + U
Current Drawing Markup ToolDD
Cycle Drawing Markup Tool (Cloud, Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon Line, Polygon, Pencil, Eraser)Shift + DShift + D
Cloud ToolQQ
Text Box ToolXX
Present Stamp/Attach ToolJJ
Cycle Stamp, Attach File, Record Audio CommentShift + JShift + J
Selection Tools Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Acrobat
Move to next comment or form fieldTabTab
Move to the previous comment or form fieldShift + TabShift + Tab
Add a checkmark in the comments line (for selected comment)Shift + KShift + K
Open pop-up note for comment with focusReturnEnter
Reply to comment with focusRR
Close or exit pop-up/text field for comment with focusEscEsc
Comments Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Acrobat
Next ScreenPage Down or ReturnPage Down or Enter
Previous ScreenPage Up or Shift + ReturnPage Up or Shift + Enter
Last PageEnd or Shift + Cmd + Down ArrowEnd or Shift + Ctrl + Down Arrow
First PageHome or Shift + Cmd + Up ArrowHome or Shift + Ctrl + Up Arrow
Next PageRight arrow or Cmd + Page DownRight arrow or Ctrl + Page Down
Previous PageLeft arrow or Cmd + Page UpLeft arrow or Ctrl + Page Up
Go to PageShift + Cmd + NShift + Ctrl + N
Scroll UpUp arrowUp arrow
Scroll DownDown arrowDown arrow
Zoom InCmd + equal signCtrl + equal sign
Zoom OutCmd + hypenCtrl + hypen
Find (in document)Cmd + FCtrl + F
Move to next search resultCmd + GF3 or Ctrl + G
Go to previous search resultShift + Cmd + GShift + F3 or Ctrl + Shift + G
Navigating and Readability Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Acrobat
Change reading settings for documentShift + Cmd + 5Shift + Ctrl + 5
Activate/deactivate read out loudShift + Cmd + YShift + Ctrl + Y
Read current page onlyShift + Cmd + VShift + Ctrl + V
Read from the current page to the end of the documentShift + Cmd +Shift + Ctrl + B
Pause reading out loudShift + Cmd + CShift + Ctrl + C
Stop reading out loudShift + Cmd + EShift + Ctrl + E
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Acrobat