This might be old news to some – but having only recently started to play around with Keyboard Maestro, I came across a workflow that has really made a useful change to my (inside)DTPO annotation regime…
On the off-chance that (a) there are academics and others(?) who regularly annotate PDFs - and use multiple highlight colours like me; and (b) are not familiar Keyboard Maestro [or maybe haven’t thought of using it like this] – figured I would pop something up!
1.) Setup KM to invoke a Palette only to be used inside DTPO, whenever a particular keyboard shortcut is invoked;
2.) Setup a series of Palette items, all invoking the specific menu inside DTPO, that selects the Highlight colour;
Note that I have allocated a “hotkey” to each item, in the above case Cmd+1. I can therefore select the text of the PDF I want highlighted, and then either
(i.) hit Cmd+1;
(ii.) click on the actual option inside the Palette (which kind of defeats the purpose in wanting to make this quicker - but given that the menu can ‘float’ closer to the text being highlighted, I guess that on a screen with plenty of real estate, this will still be quicker than having to ‘jump up’ into the top menu, to select the dropdown in the highlight button (assuming you want to change colours);
(iii.) Set-up a corresponding keyboard shortcut palette in ActionsApp for iPad [see below].
I’ve reached the limit for attachments.
Will pop this up now - and continue below…