About the built-in help features Using Help for vision- and motor-impaired users Opening the Help documentation Using the How To pages
About the built-in help features
Adobe® Reader® 7.0 offers many built-in features to assist you while you work, including the Help window you're using right now:
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Help documentation. How To pages. (See Using the How To pages.)Tool tips, which identify the various buttons, tools, and controls in the work area by name. These labels appear when you place the pointer over the item you want to identify. Tool tips are also available in some dialog boxes. Help buttons in some dialog boxes. When you click these Help buttons, the Help window opens with the related topic. You can also consult online resources. Choosing Help >Online Support leads to links for software downloads, product information, support documents, and more. The Help menu also contains links to various online resources and references. Note: There is no printed user manual for this product. Overviews, explanations, descriptions, and procedures are included in Help.
Using Help for vision- and motor-impaired users
Vision- and motor-impaired userscan use the Accessibility Setup Assistant to change how PDF documents appear on-screen and are handled by a screen reader, screen magnifier, or other assistive technology. The first time you start Adobe Reader, the Accessibility Setup Assistant starts if Adobe Reader detects that assistive technology is running on your system. (See Setting accessibility preferences.) Single-key accelerators andkeyboard shortcuts make document navigation simpler. Some of the more common keyboard shortcuts are described here. For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see About keyboard shortcuts. For additional information on how Adobe products enhance electronic document accessibility, visit the Adobe website at http://access.adobe.com. To activate single-key accelerators: 1. Choose Edit > Preferences(Windows®) or Adobe Reader > Preferences (Mac OS), and click General on the left. 2. Select Use Single-Key Accelerators To Access Tools. 3. Click OK to apply the change. To open the How To window: Press Shift+F4. To close the How To window: Do one of the following:
(Windows) Press Shift+F4 or Esc. (Mac OS) Click the Close button.
To open or close Adobe Reader Help: Do one of the following:q q
To open Help, press F1. In Mac OS, you can also press Command+?. To close Help, press Ctrl+W or Alt+F4 (Windows), or click the Close button. Click the Search or Index tab to use that feature. In Windows, press Ctrl+Tab to cycle forward through the tabs, or press Shift+Ctrl+Tab to cycle backward through the tabs. Press F6 to move between the document pane and the navigation pane. In theIndex tab, you can type an entry into the Select Index Entry text box. The list scrolls to the first match to the text string you type. Click a link to go to that topic.
Opening the Help documentation
Adobe Reader 7.0 includes complete, built-in documentation in a fully accessible Help system. The Help documentation provides explanations about the tools, commands, concepts, processes, andkeyboard shortcuts. You can print individual Help topics as needed. (See Printing Help topics.) Adobe Reader 7.0 Help opens in a separate window with two panes: a navigation pane on the left and a topic pane on the right. You use the tabs in the navigation pane to find the topics you want to read. For example, you click the Contents tab to show the list of topics available in Help. You click a titlein the list to open that topic in the topic pane. For more information on using the Contents, Search, and Index panels, see Using the Help navigation pane to find topics.
Adobe Reader 7.0 Help A. Contents, Search, and Index tabs in the Help navigation pane B. Help topic pane
You can drag the vertical bar between the navigation pane and the topic pane to change their widths. You can drag the...