Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to save valuable time and boost your workflow. Basically, shortcuts allow you to execute a specific operation with just a few strokes on the keyboard instead of using your mouse. Mastering just the right shortcuts can make a massive impact on your daily productivity and investing time into learning them is a smart move.
Able2Extract shortcuts are no exception. Yes, it’s already easy to perform most of the operations with just a few mouse drag and clicks, but there’s also a vast scope of what you can accomplish by just using keyboard shortcuts.
Whether you’re new to Able2Extract Professional or you use it on a day-to-day basis, knowing some of the essential keyboard shortcuts will definitely come in handy. Let’s dive into it and find out what some of them are and how to use them to perform some specific operations in Able2Extract.
Also, if you’re interested in knowing every single Able2Extract shortcut, we’ve put together a downloadable PDF file linked at the bottom.
Before we explain how to perform certain advanced PDF operations with the use of keyboard shortcuts, let’s take a second to go over some of the elementary ones you should memorize.
|F2||Quick start tips|
|Ctrl + O||Open|
|Ctrl + S||Save|
|Ctrl + F||Search|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo|
|Ctrl + +||Zoom in|
|Ctrl + –||Zoom out|
|Ctrl + P|
|Ctrl + Q||Exit/Quit (Able2Extract)|
Let’s say that you want to convert a PDF file to MS Word or Excel. Here’s how you can do it by using just the keyboard shortcuts:
Step 1 – Open a PDF file
Shortcut: Ctrl + O
Use this shortcut to open a PDF that is located on your hard drive. Just navigate to it and hit the Enter button.
Step 2 – Select content
Shortcut: Ctrl + A
Use this shortcut if you want to convert the entire PDF file.
Shortcut: Ctrl + *
Use this shortcut if you want to convert only a part of the PDF file.
Step 3 – Choosing the conversion output
Shortcut: Ctrl + E
Use this shortcut if you want to convert your PDF to Excel.
Shortcut: Ctrl + D
Use this keyboard shortcut to convert your PDF file to Microsoft Word.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to edit a PDF file by using just the keyboard shortcuts. Not even Able2Extract is capable of it. However, you can use some of the keyboard shortcuts to enter the PDF editing mode and make the task a bit easier.
For instance, imagine you’re working on a huge PDF file (100+ pages) and you need to edit a few lines on page 98. Here’s what you should do after you’ve opened the PDF:
Use the Ctrl + N shortcut to navigate to the desired page. From there, use your mouse to edit the content.
Likewise, shortcuts can help ease up the task of finding and editing specific words in such large PDFs. Use the Ctrl + F shortcut to find all of the words in the document and of course, make the modifications with the help of your mouse.
These are just some examples, there are a lot more shortcuts that can help speed up other PDF manipulation tasks. If you want to know all of the Able2Extract keyboard shortcuts, download our ultimate keyboard shortcuts list below.
Now that you know the essential Able2Extract keyboard shortcuts there are, it’s up to you to take advantage of them. Take your PDF productivity one step further, use them on a daily basis and become an Able2Extract expert. Trust us, you’ll wonder why didn’t you start sooner.
Your turn. Have you got a favorite Able2Extract shortcut? If yes, share it with us in the comments section below.