Acrobat Reader/Pro do not properly support word-by-word selection in macOS
- Open a PDF containing text in Acrobat Reader or Acrobat (18) in macOS (10.12.6) on the Mac (also applies to other versions).
- In order to select a string of words, double-click on the first word and, without releasing the mouse button, drag in the required direction to extend the selection.
Expected Result: Acrobat should select the word you double-clicked on, and THEN extend the selection word by word based on the direction of the dragging.
Observed Result: Acrobat selects the word you double-clicked on, and then fails to extend the selection.
The only way to select a string of words is to use single-click-and-drag, which of course requires higher mouse-pointing accuracy.
It's been a bug for YEARS. No sign of it getting fixed. I've already reported it through other channels, to no avail. I guess I have to try this channel now.
Thanks for reaching out for your concerns.
We have noted your feature request. The team would evaluate it along with other features with us and taken up based on relative importance/impact.
Pierre Igot commented
It is not a feature request. It is a bug report. And it took you 20 months (and my cancelling my CC subscription) to "note" it. Colour me unimpressed.