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How to do highlight command in Preview?


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Hello,
I was wondering if someone could give me some insight on this. I want to do the shortcut in Preview to highlight text quickly, but I can't figure out how to do the "^" that it requires. The command to highlight text is:

^ command H

I've tried the following:

shift 6 command H (since 6 is the key that has the "^" symbol)

up arrow key command H (this doesn't work either)

command H (doesn't work)

So what key is the one that supposedly is the "^" component of the "^ command H" shortcut? I'm a student and I have a lot of stuff to highlight in my pdfs. Arghh!! Somebody please help!

BTW, the command is under Tools-->Mark Up-->Highlight Text

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The up arrow is the Shift key. So to use that shortcut, it would be:

Shift + Command + H


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Thanks, but it still doesn't work...has anyone gotten this command to work via the shortcut? Any more ideas?
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I came looking for the same thing, and i found it! you've prob already found it by now but anyways...

it's control+command+H...here's the link to where i found it

Preview Tutorial - Mark Up Tools

i don't understand how ^ conveys command, but it works! hope this helps!!
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^ is the traditional notation for Control, which has been used for years. Caret notation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Microsoft prefers to use "Ctrl", but Apple has always used symbols for its menus, both to stay language-neutral, and to save space.

For what it's worth:

⌥ is Option

⌘ is Command

↩ is Return, which should never be confused with the Enter key, ⌤, (the one on the Numeric pad at the far right of a desktop keyboard; it's fn+return on a portable keyboard.)

⌫ is the Delete key, which should never be confused with the Forward Delete key, ⌦, (which must be entered as fn+⌫ on a portable)

⇧ is the Shift key; it's hollow, unlike the up-arrow key (Which would be ↑, along with the other arrow keys (↓, →, and ←)

Finally, ⎋ is the Escape (esc) key.

Even I don't know which ones are the Home/End and Page Up/Page Down keys. They're something like ⇤ and ⇥, though.
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Here's an image file I keep handy just for this.



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Thanks where did you get that table? I've always thought I had to memorize and figure out these controls.... Apple should really put these images on the keys, like they do on the /command key and the forward-delete key.


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I have a question about preview... I can open my document in preview but for some reason when I click on annotate, all the options come up but I can't highlight, add note or anything to the document. Am are doing something wrong or are there some pdf files that just aren't compatible with preview?
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Apple should really put these images on the keys, like they do on the /command key and the forward-delete key.
And/or they should have a readily accessible legend. There's a minimal one in the Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences pane, but it's hidden. You have to click the Modifier Keys button. It's not intended as a legend, but as settings you can customize.

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