Help on using Adobe® SVG Viewer for Windows


Panning: Hold the alt key and click-and-drag with the mouse to pan an SVG image. When the scroll lock is enabled and Adobe SVG Viewer has the focus, the arrow keys may be used to pan the image.

Zooming: Hold the control key and click to zoom in at the mouse pointer location. Hold the control key and click-and-drag to select a region to zoom into. Hold the control and shift keys and click to zoom out. You can also use the zoom commands in the context menu.

Using the contextual pop-up menu

Right-click in the SVG image area to open the contextual pop-up menu. This will reveal the commands and options for interacting with the SVG image.

Links: If you bring up the context menu over a link, you can choose Open or Open in New Window to activate the link.

Quality: You can disable the Higher Quality option to cause the SVG image to display more quickly, but with lower quality.

Animations: Use the Pause command to pause an animated SVG image. The pause command changes to the Play command when the animation is paused. You can use the Mute command to disable any sounds embedded in the SVG image. The Pause and Mute commands are not available in Adobe SVG Viewer's context menu when viewing SVG in RealPlayer; in that environment please use the equivalent RealPlayer commands instead.

Searching: Click Find to open the find dialog box. Here you may enter the text you want to search for, make choices about matching whole words only, case, and the direction of the search. The find command works with transparent, obscured, or moving text. The entire document is searched, regardless of how much of the SVG is currently visible. The result of the search is highlighted, and panned (but not zoomed) into view.

Copying: The Copy SVG and Save SVG as commands let you copy the SVG image to the clipboard and save the image to a local file. The copy command places the SVG as it currently appears onto the clipboard in both Unicode and raster formats. Note that this differs from the Save SVG as command, which makes a copy of the original SVG file. When text is selected, the copy command changes to Copy Selected Text.

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