Re: Acrobat comments set review status - any keyboard shortcuts ?

Subject: Re: Acrobat comments set review status - any keyboard shortcuts ?
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:32:00 +0800 (WST)

Hi Monique. This forum thread suggests that you can't directly assign a shortcut like Ctrl-Shift-R to an action, but you can add a custom menu item, then use the accelerator key to that menu item:
Customize Keyboard Shortcuts
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/966852

For example, you could add a Review menu under the Tools menu with options such as Rejected, Accepted and Completed. pressing Alt-T-R-R would set the status to Rejected, and so on.

You need to code a couple of lines of JavaScript for each menu item and save it in (I think) the Javascripts folder under your Acrobat installation folder. You need the Acrobat Javascript reference, which lists all the supported commands. This might be it:
http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/js_api_reference.pdf
Page 72 covers setting the state of a text annotation. ("For a Review state model, the values are Accepted, Rejected, Cancelled, Completed and None. ")

The menu layouts have changed a lot in recent versions so it's best to look up the customization instructions for your version. This blog is good on customizing the UI in Acrobat X and XI:
http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2011/03/customizing-toolbars-in-acrobat-x/
http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2013/03/customizing-the-acrobat-xi-interface/

Good luck,
Stuart



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