Generally, Acrobat works the same for Windows and Mac OS. Some exceptions are noted throughout Help. In addition, be aware of the following differences:

Common keyboard actions and functions

Windows

Mac OS

Right-click

Control-click

Alt

Option

Ctrl+[character]

Command+[character]

Ctrl-click

Option-click

Ctrl-drag

Option-drag

My Computer

[disk name]

Windows Explorer

Finder

Open the Preferences dialog box

To open the Preferences dialog box in Mac OS, choose Acrobat > Preferences.

Expand a nested list

Items such as bookmarks sometimes appear in nested lists that can be expanded or collapsed. To expand a list in Mac OS, click the right-pointing triangle to the left of the icon. Click the down-pointing triangle to collapse the list. To expand or collapse all items in a multilevel list, Option-click the triangle.

PDFMaker

PDFMaker is not available for Mac OS. However, you can still create PDFs from many business applications using the File > Print command. In the Print dialog box, choose Save AsAdobe PDF from the PDF menu.

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