What does those keyboard shortcuts charaters mean ?

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  1. boxu macrumors newbie

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    see the attached pic, where are those special characters?
     

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    The Clover Leaf is Command/Apple.
    The Circle with the Arrow going to the upper left is ESC (Escape).
    ^ means Ctrl/Control
    The - with the \_ is Option/Alt
    The Outlined up arrow is Shift.

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    TEG
     
  3. Galley macrumors 65816

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  4. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I'm trying to add notes/links to a PDF document in preview, but the keyboard shortcuts (e.g. ctrl-command-N) don't work as shown under the "Tools" bar. Why?
     
  5. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Follow-up question to my previous post: Is there a setting somewhere that turns on the keyboard shortcuts? I just can't understand why they don't work as advertised in my case. Could anybody check by opening a text .PDF document with Preview?

    Thanks!
     
  6. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    All of the keyboard shortcuts work for me in Preview with PDF files.
     
  7. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. To add a note, do you simply press the Control, Command, and n keys?
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Yes, and it should work provided the PDF is not locked.
     
  9. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    Yep that’s all I did. It may be that your file is protected so you can’t make changes to it. The files I tested on were just PDF copies of my taxes that I made so maybe that’s why I was able to do it.
     
  10. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    The point of a pdf is that you can't edit it.:rolleyes:
     
  11. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, that's not it. I'm able to add a note by going to Tools->Annotate, however given the number of notes I have to add this is not a practical solution.

    Any other suggestions?
     

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