Keyboard and Mouse Manipulation

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Keyboard and Mouse Manipulation

While viewing a PDF, you can use the following keyboard and mouse actions:

Keyboard or Mouse Action Result
Page Up / Page Down Scrolls the current page up/down. If the top/bottom of the page is reached, the view changes to the previous/next page in the document.
Arrow keys Scrolls the display in the direction of the arrow key pressed. If the top/bottom of the page is reached, the view changes to the previous/next page in the document.
Mouse wheel Scrolls the display up/down. If the top/bottom of the page is reached, the view changes to the previous/next page in the document.
Mouse click If the Zoom In tool is selected, zooms in. If the Zoom Out tool is selected, zooms out.
Mouse click and drag If the Pan Tool is selected (the default), pans the display in the direction the mouse is dragged.
Text Selection

ICEpdf support text selection via the text selection tool. To select text first selected the text selection tool and click and drag the mouse to draw a selection box around the desired text. Once selected the keyboard short cut ctrl-c can be used to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Text can also be selected by accessing the copy menu command Edit > Copy.

The following keyboard actions can be used to select text.

Keyboard Action Result
ctrl-c Copy selected text to the clipboard.
ctrl-a Select All text.
ctrl-shfit-a Copy selected text to the clipboard
The select all text command will select up to 250 pages of the document. If selection of all of text from a 250 page or more documents is desired then it more efficient to use the extract text feature found by executing File > Export Text...
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