Did you know you could quickly access the Preview tab in the Form Properties dialog from the PDF Preview tab’s context menu?
My friend Angie Okamoto (Easel Solutions) was the one who originally pointed this out to me. It’s incredibly useful, especially when you’re switching between various preview data files (or options like interactive vs non-interactive), because it loads the dialog and activates the Preview tab in a single step. This saves both mouse travel time and one click which adds-up to a lot, if you do this frequently.
Right-click on the PDF Preview tab to get the context menu:
Choose “Form Properties” and you’re right on the Preview tab:
Another option is to set a Shortcut Key for the Form Properties dialog, though this won’t auto-select the Preview tab (but still saves some mouse travel and a couple of clicks). You can do this via the “Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts” dialog:
Unfortunately, I don’t recall what version of Designer introduced the PDF Preview tab’s context menu nor which one added Keyboard Shortcuts but I think both should be available since version 8.0.
Posted by Stefan Cameron on February 11th, 2010
Filed under Designer,Tips
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