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Toggle 'Show Cover Page During 2-up' in Acrobat Apps
When viewing book PDFs with the facing-pages (two-up) view option, one usually wants left-facing pages to be on the left so that spreads are viewed as they would be in a printed copy. Unfortunately, Acrobat 8 often defaults to the opposite. This simple AppleScript toggles the View menu option Show Cover Page During 2-up: With a keyboard shortcut assigned to it via an application like the wonderful and free Spark, you are one keystroke away from proper two-up viewing. Note that this script employs GUI scripting, which is turned off by default. Here's how to enable it.

[robg adds: When I read this hint, I thought 'Well, that's sort of overkill; why not just assign a keyboard shortcut using the Keyboard Shortcuts panel in System Preferences?' While I don't have Acrobat Professional, I tested using Adobe Reader, and found that the app won't let you assign shortcuts -- if you try, you'll see a message that says 'You cannot add keyboard shortcuts for the application Adobe Reader.' Digging in the app's info.plist file, there's a key named UIDisallowUserKeyboardShortcuts that's set to TRUE. I tried changing it to false, then moving the app and relaunching, but I still got the same message. So it looks like GUI scripting is the only way to do this...]
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Toggle 'Show Cover Page During 2-up' in Acrobat
Authored by: ghay on Dec 09, '08 09:30:10AM

Disclaimer : Not criticising, but an alternative to lots of nested tells would

click menu item "Show Cover Page During Two-Up" of menu 1 of menu item "Page Display" of menu 1 of menu bar item "View" of menu bar 1

I prefer it as it's more readable to me - ymmv



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Toggle 'Show Cover Page During 2-up' in Acrobat
Authored by: zoopiedoop on Dec 09, '08 02:56:44PM

Yeah, there were a lot of 'tells', for sure. Yours probably runs a tad quicker as a result. :)



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