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Make PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keyboard keys maintain consistent position of page in the viewport

If I click the little Previous/Next Page buttons at bottom left of screen, I can cycle through pages, and the position of the page within the window stays the same throughout the process. This is great and very helpful when flipping through a book quickly.

But if hit PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN on the keyboard, it seems to SCROLL the document position up/down by some numerical value, with no regard to the position of the page being displayed.

It would be logical and helpful if PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN had exactly the same effect as the PREVIOUS/NEXT page buttons. Then we could use those keyboard keys to quickly cycle through a document without the page position jumping all around.

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  • Martin Todt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If i want to flip these Pages like Andy W. described it, i´ve got the Problem that it focus on the single Page not on the whole Double Page.

  • Maik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use to do that with F11 and F12 keys (coming from old Pagemaker) which are mapped to PREVIOUS SHEET and NEXT SHEET.

  • Evan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, so much better now after remapping the keyboard shortcuts, thanks! I still think it should work this way by default to match the behavior of Acrobat, Preview, and pretty much every other program, but no big deal now that I know it's customizable.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I added the Page Up and Page Down buttons to my Keyboard Shortcuts. Haven't had a problem since.

  • Andy W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hold 'option' as you hit 'page up/page down' and this will keep the page view constant while flipping through the document.

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