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highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by sidabcd » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:11 am

while in select text tool, to highlight a sentence, keyboard shortcut is shift + right arrow, which highlights a single character at once. Is there any shortcut to highlight one word at a time like the CTRL+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW in acrobat/office?

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by Radi - Tracker Supp » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:27 pm

Hello sidabcd,

Welcome to our forums.

I am afraid that for the moment - we do not have a shortcut that would allow you to select whole words using the arrow keys.

I've created a feature request for this and our developers will consider implementing it. Please use the following ticket number as a reference if you request updates on this topic by e-mail: #4037

Please note that I cannot guarantee that this feature will be implemented.

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:43 pm

Probably the question is really about using shortcut keys via the keyboard (... but one never knows ...).

If not, double-click in a word, does also select the whole word.

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:01 am

Hi Willy,

Yes the request is more for a keyboard selection of whole words when already in text selection mode, but thanks for the advise - indeed a double click on a word highlights it directly.

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by sidabcd » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:41 pm

Yes, i know one can select the whole word with double click, but having a keyboard shortcut would be very convenient and time saving especially when you want to highlight some lines in a paragraph with arrow keys.

I eagerly hope this feature gets incorporated in the next update

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:03 am

Hello,

Thank you for the post. I believe a solution is already available for you. If you are using the select text tool, you can set up a keyboard shortcut to highlight that selected text. Simply go to View> Toolbars> Customize Toolbars. Then go to the commands tab and search "Highlight"

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Click on "Highlight Text" and then "Properties". There you can add a keyboard shortcut for the command.

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by sidabcd » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Thanks Patrick for the reply

Yes i did use this shortcut and it is very helpful

But the use ctrl + shift + right arrow to select individual word at a time instead of single letter (using shift + right arrow) would be very useful and time saving

This feature is already present in most other programs like google chrome, acrobat and office and i feel it would be welcome feature in pdf xchange editor which is already powerpacked with so many features and personalization options

Thanks again for the reply

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:47 pm

Hello sidabcd,

You are absolutely correct. I would consider this standard practice among Windows' programs. I have submitted an official development ticket. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon. Please reference this topic, or #4044: Issue with Select text tool (Ctrl+Shift+arrow) when requesting an update to this issue.

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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool

Post by sidabcd » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:39 am

Thanks for the latest updates. I just wanted to follow up with my request for the feature #4044: Issue with Select text tool (Ctrl+Shift+arrow)
Will it be incorporated in the future updates
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Re: highlight whole word at once in select text tool  SOLVED

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:35 am

Hello sidabcd,

The ticket is still open, and a developer has been assigned to it.
So we do plan to implement it - I just do not have any more specific information at the moment!

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Stefan

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