Option to turn off whole word selection
When selecting text in Acrobat (for applying a comment or other markup), Acrobat selects whole words (unless you are being particularly careful). It would be good to have the option to turn this off so that we can easily select partial words, starting in the middle of one word and ending in the middle of another.
Joshua Putnam commented
Acrobat's default behavior is a terrible time-suck for people who spend much time on editing. When using the select tool, it should start where I click and end where I stop dragging. If that can't be the default, it should at the very least be an option.
In what world do edits only affect entire words?
It's especially bad with punctuation - if I want to replace a word, I generally *don't* want to replace the comma or period next to it. Yet that's Acrobat's default assumption - I have to very carefully pull back from Acrobat's mistaken selection of the punctuation.
Please, please, please implement this. The method suggested by Mr. Gupta is unintuitive, inconsistent with how the vast majority of other applications handle text selection, and, most importantly, unreliable. This is a PITA for me on a daily basis.
Sorry but Ravi Gupta's comment doesn't solve it. Selection of individual characters in Acrobat DC is just too haphazard and imprecise for it to be suitable as an editing tool for professional editors. As a consequence editing on screen in Acrobat is much slower than traditional editing on paper.
Rhiannon Miller commented
This seems to work well. Thanks for the tip Ravi!
Ravi Gupta commented
Sorry to hear that you had trouble.
We re-verified the text selection functionality and found that to select the middle of two words, you need to drag the cursor twice.This is the standard followed in all the applications.
Do let me know if you have any further trouble with this.