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Contents
FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP
AND SERVER SOFTWARE APPLICATION ................................ 6
Chapter 1 Overview ......................................................... 14
PDF Document Concepts ................................................................ 14
Why Foxit PDF Editor ..................................................................... 15
PDF Document Copyrights Issue ..................................................... 15
Updating Foxit PDF Editor .............................................................. 15
What’s New in Version 2.2.............................................................. 16
Chapter 2 Getting Started ................................................ 18
Installing Foxit PDF Editor .............................................................. 18
Installing License Key .................................................................... 22
Registering Foxit PDF Editor ........................................................... 24
Uninstalling Foxit PDF Editor ........................................................... 25
Work Area ................................................................................... 25
Customizing the Work Area ............................................................ 28
Chapter 3 Using Foxit PDF Editor ..................................... 36
Launching PDF Editor .................................................................... 36
Opening PDF Documents................................................................ 36
Viewing PDF Documents ................................................................ 37
Creating PDF Documents ............................................................... 38
Undoing and Redoing .................................................................... 40
Saving PDF Documents .................................................................. 40
Rollback Saving ............................................................................ 40
Closing PDF Documents ................................................................. 41
Setting Options ............................................................................ 41
Selecting Objects .......................................................................... 48
Editing Objects ............................................................................. 49
Modifying Objects ......................................................................... 55
Inserting New Objects ................................................................... 65
Object Properties .......................................................................... 69
Editing Page Layout ...................................................................... 76
Modifying Pages ........................................................................... 77
Using Rulers and Grids .................................................................. 78
Chapter 4 Working with Pages ........................................ 80
About Page Toolbar ....................................................................... 80
Setting Page Options ..................................................................... 80
Inserting Blank Pages .................................................................... 81
Importing and Exporting Pages ....................................................... 81
Deleting Pages ............................................................................. 83
About the Page Layout Editor ......................................................... 84
To resize a page ........................................................................... 87
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To clip a page content ................................................................... 88
To rotate a page ........................................................................... 89
Chapter 5 Working on Text Objects ................................. 91
About Text Toolbar ........................................................................ 91
To Use Graphics Keyboard .................................................................................... 91
To Merge Text ............................................................................................................. 92
To Split Text ................................................................................................................ 93
To Import Windows Fonts ...................................................................................... 93
To Convert Selected Text to Path ....................................................................... 94
Finding Text ................................................................................. 95
Setting Text Options ...................................................................... 95
Selecting Text Mode ...................................................................... 96
Inserting New Text ........................................................................ 96
Editing Text Objects ...................................................................... 98
Chapter 6 Working on Image Objects ............................ 101
Selecting Image Mode .................................................................. 101
Insert New Image ........................................................................ 101
About the Image Editor ................................................................ 103
Replacing an Image ..................................................................... 105
Saving Images ............................................................................ 105
Zooming Images ......................................................................... 106
Using the Toolbox ........................................................................ 106
Using Filters ................................................................................ 114
Using the Options Palette .............................................................. 114
Using the Layer Palette ................................................................. 114
Using the Color Palette ................................................................. 115
Using the Histogram Palette .......................................................... 116
Quit Image Editor ........................................................................ 116
Chapter 7 Working on Graphics Objects ........................ 117
Setting Graphics Options .............................................................. 117
Selecting Graphics Mode ............................................................... 117
Inserting New Graphic Objects ....................................................... 118
Changing Graphics Properties ........................................................ 120
About the Graphics Editor ............................................................. 123
Drawing Graphics ........................................................................ 125
Editing Graphics .......................................................................... 126
Quit Graphics Editor ..................................................................... 127
Chapter 8 Working on Shading Objects ......................... 128
Selecting Shading Mode ................................................................ 128
Inserting New Shading ................................................................. 128
About the Shading Editor .............................................................. 129
Drawing New Shading .................................................................. 132
Linear shading ......................................................................................................... 132
Radial shading ......................................................................................................... 134
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Editing a Shading ........................................................................ 137
Quit Shading Editor window .......................................................... 139
Keyboard Shortcuts .......................................................... 141
Contact Us ........................................................................ 142
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FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE
AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP AND SERVER
SOFTWARE APPLICATION
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the Product license keys are made available to You. Your Educational license
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and product upgrades during the term of Your license. You grant Foxit the right
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renewals, annually from the expiration date of the prior Support and
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4.2. Maintenance Services. In exchange for the Maintenance Fee, Foxit
agrees to provide to You during the term of this Agreement support and
maintenance (collectively "Maintenance") as follows:
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4.2.1. Support: Foxit will provide email and telephone support to
You for current versions of the Product. Foxit will investigate all of
Your questions and problems promptly. You agree to provide
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confirm that any problems have been resolved. Foxit does not
provide guaranteed response time but will make good faith effort
to answer emails and voice mails within twenty-four (24) hours or
less during weekdays, excluding holidays.
4.2.2. Maintenance: Foxit will supply to You, at no additional
charge, any improvements, upgrades, or modifications to the
Product that Foxit makes generally available. Any such
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the Product for all purposes of this Agreement.
4.2.3. You acknowledge and agree that the Maintenance to be
provided by Foxit hereunder is limited to the most current version
of the Product and the immediately preceding version.
4.3. Exclusions. Foxits obligation to provide Support is contingent upon
proper use of the Product and full compliance with this Agreement.
Moreover, Foxit shall be under no obligation to provide Support should
such services be required due to (a) failure to operate the Product within
the systems requirements provided for the Product (b) any modification
or attempted modification of the Product by You or any third party or (C)
Your failure or refusal to implement Product changes recommended by.
4.4. Consideration. In payment of the Maintenance services to be
provided by Foxit hereunder, You shall pay Foxit, or its authorized agent,
the applicable fee for the Initial Support and Maintenance Term as
indicated on the related invoice, receipt, purchase order, or other
ordering document ("Maintenance Fee"). At the end of the Initial
Support and Maintenance Term, or any subsequent Support and
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applicable renewal fee, which Foxit, or its authorized agent, shall invoice
prior to the end of the preceding term, unless terminated by You at least
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the Maintenance Fee for the immediate preceding annual term plus an
increase by a percentage not to exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI),
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shall be discontinued for any and all subsequent Support and
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(10) days after the prior Maintenance expiration date.
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only the Maintenance Services and Exclusions paragraphs of this section
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apply. For use of the Product under Educational Use terms, the
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Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with
missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).
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10. WARRANTY
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perform substantially in conformance with the specifications published in
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Foxit and Your sole remedy under the warranty in this Section, if You
provide written notice of Foxit’s failure to comply with the above warranty,
Foxit will use reasonable commercial efforts to correct such
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Maintenance and Support Policy. In addition, if Foxit determines it is not
commercially reasonable to correct the nonconformity, Foxit may elect to
terminate the license to such Product, upon which termination Licensee
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(and any unused support fees) paid to Foxit by You for such Product. This
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performed other than by Foxit or its agents, or (iii) transfer of the Product
to any computer system other than the ones on which Product is
authorized to be stalled, except as permitted in this Agreement.
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FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER
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than software or software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R.
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and (3) technical data other than software and software documentation
shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14 including, where applicable
Alternatives I or II.
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known as conflicts of law. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
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(except for any payment obligations) due to causes beyond its reasonable
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This Agreement, including Foxit’s support and maintenance services terms
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organization, You agree that upon request from Foxit or its authorized
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use of any and all Foxit Products at the time of the request is in conformity with
Your valid licenses from Foxit.
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has the right to discontinue the manufacture and development of any of the
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Product and the support for that Product, in its sole discretion at any time,
including the distribution of older Product versions, provided that Foxit agrees
not to discontinue the support for that Product during the current annual term of
this Agreement, subject to the termination provisions herein. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, if Foxit discontinues the manufacture and support for a particular
Product, Support for any remaining Products covered by this Agreement shall
not be adversely affected. Foxit reserves the right to alter the Support, in its
sole discretion but in no event shall such alterations result in: (a) diminished
support from the level of support set forth herein; (b) materially diminished
obligations for Foxit; or (c) Your materially diminished rights.
15. Should You have any questions concerning this License, or if You desire to
contact Foxit for any reason, please call (510) 438-9090.
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Chapter 1 Overview
The Foxit PDF Editor extends the usability of PDF documents by enabling the
user to edit PDF files in a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) way. Foxit
PDF Editor is proud to be the first, and up to the time when this manual was
printed, the only PDF Editor that allows you to modify existing PDF documents in
an easy and efficient way, yet retain all rich features for viewing and printing
provided by PDF document format.
The Foxit PDF Editor is a revolutionary program in editing PDF files. Its goal is to
give the user a friendly editing interface and make the user feel that they are
editing a common document, like with a common editor. Foxit PDF Editor offers
the user flexibility to modify or customize anything in the page contents of a PDF
file.
PDF Document Concepts
PDF stands for Portable Document Format, which can be used to exchange and
distribute documents in a manner independent of the application software,
hardware, and operating system used to create it.
A PDF document contains one or more pages. Each page in the document may
comprise a sequence of objects. An object can be a text object which contains
a number of text characters, a graph object which contains straight lines,
rectangles, and cubic curves, an image object which is made of a set of colored
pixels, or a shading object which contains a smooth transition between colors
across an area.
Each object contains a series of attributes that determine what the object looks
like. Text Objects use fonts to specify how the characters look, and font sizes
to specify how large those characters are. Graph objects have attributes like
line width, and fill type and more. Shading objects offers linear and radial
gradients. All objects have common attributes like position, size, and
orientation. There are many more attributes defined for PDF page objects,
please refer to the following chapters for a detailed explanation of all object
attributes.
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Why Foxit PDF Editor
Edit PDF documents directly! As PDF becomes more important in the field of
document publishing, there is an increasing need to use and edit PDF
documents.
This demand had led to the conversion of PDF to other types of files, such as
Microsoft Word file. However, this however usually causes data or format loss
during the conversion process. Furthermore, PDF files are converted into other
types of files and then converted back. Often, things have been changed during
the double conversion. Hence users have to almost rebuild the whole document
structure frequently.
What if there is a way to edit PDF documents directly that is reliable and easy to
use? The answer is Foxit PDF Editor, the first and only REAL editor for PDF files.
PDF Document Copyrights Issue
Many PDF documents come with copyrights reserved by the author, or owner of
the intellectual property. And in many cases the owner of copyrights may
prohibit anyone else to alter the document in any way.
Foxit PDF Editor by no means is designed to breach those copyrights. However,
it’s up to the users of Foxit PDF Editor to observe the copyright, if the document
is not protected in any technical way.
With Foxit PDF Editor, you are able to edit any user password protected
documents. But you can only Save As the document if you have no password. If
a document is not protected by password but is encrypted with modification
permission prohibited, it cannot be edited by Foxit PDF Editor.
Updating Foxit PDF Editor
Checking for updates detects new versions of Foxit PDF Editor and keeps you
updated with the latest release. You can detect updates from the Help menu,
and then download the latest version directly from Foxit website.
- Choose Help > Check for Updates Now…
- Foxit PDF Editor will automatically check if there is an update to the latest
version.
- If your Editor is the latest version, it will tell you This is the latest version.
- If an update is available to the latest release version, click Yes to know
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more information about this new version.
- Click to visit http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php .
- Select and download the latest version of Foxit PDF Editor to finish updating.
What’s New in Version 2.2
Foxit PDF Editor2.2 has introduced more exciting features and enhancements:
- Floating Panes
To customize your workspace, users can float and move Bookmark Panel
and Property Panel to any ideal position of the page, ideal for users for not
utilizing the feature or to get it out of the way.
- Finding Text
This feature displays given strings of text from the searched PDF file and
highlights the returned matched text. This useful function is fast and easy
for users looking for text within a document or an article.
- Navigating with Bookmarks
Navigating through bookmarks is an efficient way for users to link to the
target location quickly. To jump to a topic that you are interested, you can
just simply click the bookmark.
- Viewing Annotations
The View Annotations function enables users to view the annotations added
to the PDF document. Users are able to easily check all the comments by
checking the option to ―Show Comments‖ on the status bar of the
workspace.
- Rulers and Grids
This feature provides horizontal and vertical rulers and grids to help users
align and position objects precisely on the page, as well as measure the
dimensions of the shapes. The snap to Grid Function automatically positions
text and other objects to the closest intersection of the grids as you place or
move them on the page.
- Easier Text Setting Actions
Making Editor more intelligent and user-friendly, users now are able to set
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the attributes of the text in the ―Add new text objects‖ dialog box directly,
including font, color, size, horizontal scale, line gap, etc,. Adding your own
text to PDFs is amazingly fast and easy.
- Bug Fixes
Fixed bugs as technical by our inside teams and user feed back.
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Chapter 2 Getting Started
This section gives you an overview of Foxit PDF Editor 2.2, including system
requirement, installation, registration, work area, un-installation, etc.
Installing Foxit PDF Editor
Windows System Requirements
Foxit PDF Editor runs successfully on:
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
How to Install?
Step One Download the Package
Foxit PDF Editor is distributed via web download. If you have downloaded full
retail package, you just need to UNZIP the package into a temporary folder, and
then start the ―setup.exe‖ application.
Step Two Installing the Software
After running the Foxit PDF Editor setup program, you will need to execute the
following steps to finish setup:
1. Welcome Screen Click Next button to continue, click Cancel button to
abort the setup.
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Welcome Screen
2. License Agreement -- What you are seeing is Foxit PDF Editor License
Agreement (see the following figure). This is common for nearly all software.
Only after you click "I agree" button can you continue to install.
License Agreement
3. Choose Installation Type:
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Installation Type Choosing Screen
In this screen you can click Default button to expressly finish Foxit PDF Editor
Setup, or click Custom button to complete the setup step by step.
If you select Default, you agree to use the default setup configuration for
the installation, and the setup progress will proceed in the background.
Here is a list of the default setup configurations:
- The destination folder is set to ―C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\PDF
Editor‖.
- A desktop shortcut Foxit PDF Editor.exe is created.
- A "Program Group" called "Foxit PDF Editor" is created, it includes two
shortcuts, the first is Uninstall, and the second is PDF Editor.
- The program is added to the Control Panel > Add or Delete Program.
- A registry key is created as" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Foxit
Software\PDF Editor ".
- The Foxit PDF Editor installation directory is added to the system path.
- Foxit PDF Editor automatically runs after setup is finished.
If you select Custom, you can change the default settings, but have to
configure the setup one by one. Here are steps you will go through:
First, after you click Custom button, you will see the following screen:
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Settings Screen
- Destination folder: You can directly input a destination path in this box, or
click on Browse button to select a destination folder for Foxit PDF Editor.
- Add a desktop shortcut: Check the box will create a shortcut of Foxit PDF
Editor.exe on desktop. If you don’t want a desktop shortcut, uncheck it.
- Add an Icon in the Start Menu: Check the box will create a shortcut of
Foxit PDF Editor.exe on the Start menu. If you don’t want a Start menu shortcut,
uncheck it.
Now, click Next button to continue the setup, and you should see the following
screen
Confirmation Screen
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This screen lists all setup settings you have selected in the previous step. You
can click Back to change the settings, or click Install to enter into the next
screen show as below:
Finishing Screen
The Run Foxit PDF Editor is checked by default. And when you click Finish
button the Foxit PDF Editor program will automatically launch. If you don’t want
to run Foxit PDF Editor after installation, uncheck the box.
Installing License Key
1. If you purchase online, you will be able to immediately download a small
temporary key.
- Downloading a Temporary License Key
1) Make sure you know the folder where you have put PDF Editor. If you
don't know, please do a search on your computer for "pdfedit.exe".
The default is: ―C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\PDF Editor.
2) Immediately after you purchase Foxit PDF Editor, you will be asked to
download a temporary license key.
3) Press the "Download Temporary License Key" button as shown below:
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4) In the file download prompt box, click Save button to store the key file
into where the PDF Editor is saved. The temp key file name is
―pedkey.txt.
Notes:
- The key file must keep its original name (pedkey.txt).
- The key file must store into the same folder with PDF Editor.
Finally, double click on PDF Editor or pdfedit.exe to run the application without
any limitation.
2. After your online purchase order verified, Foxit will send you a formal license
key within an email. The license key is sent as a attachment with its name as
―pedkey.txt
Here are two examples on how you can save the license key in the Outlook
Express and Open Web Mail.
Using Outlook Express
1) Close Foxit PDF Editor, and open the Foxit mail with formal license key in
your Outlook mail list.
2) Click the attachment file, and click Save Attachment menu.
3) In the pop-up Save As dialog box, click Browse button to search the
folder where PDFEditor.exe is saved, and then save the pedkey.txt into
that folder.
Note: pedkey.txt must be stored into the right place where
PDFEditor.exe exists; otherwise the product will not be licensed.
4) Restart Foxit PDF Editor. It is now licensed.
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Using Open Web Mail
1) Double click the Foxit mail with formal license key in the Inbox of your
Open Web Mail.
2) Scroll down the Message Display window to the message bottom, and
you can find a small attachment prompt box shown as below:
3) Right click the Download link and Choose Save Target As menu.
4) In the pop-up Save As dialog box, click Browse button to search the
folder where PDFEditor.exe is saved, and then save the pedkey.txt into
that folder.
Note: pedkey.txt must be stored into the right place where
PDFEditor.exe exists; otherwise the product will not be licensed.
5) Restart Foxit PDF Editor. It is now licensed.
Registering Foxit PDF Editor
After purchasing Foxit PDF Editor, please do one of the following to register your
key:
- Close Foxit PDF Editor, save the key file into the directory where you
installed the application.
- Run Foxit PDF Editor > Help > Install License Key > A registration box will
pop up. Open the received key file, copy the key contents into the box
indicated > click the Register the Key button.
Note:
- To check if you have registered successfully, please go to ―Help> About
PDF Editor‖ and see if your name is shown at the bottom left corner.
- After registering successfully, you can remove all the evaluation marks
which are added by Foxit PDF Editor at one time before you purchase it. To
remove all the evaluation marks, please select ―Help‖ > ―Remove Evaluation
Marks‖.
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Uninstalling Foxit PDF Editor
To uninstall Foxit PDF Editor, do one of the following:
- Click Start > All Program Files, and find Foxit PDF Editor, and last click
Uninstall.
- Select Control Panel > Delete or Add Program, and then select Foxit
PDF Editor to uninstall.
- Find the PDF Editor installation directory named ―Foxit Software‖, and then
select Uninstall.
Work Area
The Foxit PDF Editor workspace consists of the main application window (see
Figure2-1) where by default contains the Title bar, Menu bar, Tool bar, and
areas called Document Pane, Properties Pane, Bookmark Pane and Status bar.
There is also an Image Editor (see Figure2-2), Graphic Editor (see Figure2-3),
Shading Editor (see Figure2-4) and Layout Editor (see Figure2-5) and where
you can edit images, modify graphics, create or edit a shading object, and
design page layout.
Figure2-1: The Document window
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Figurew-2: The Image Editor window
Figure2-3: The Graphic Editor Window
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Figure2-4: The Shading Editor Window
Figure2-5: The Page Layout Editor Window
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Customizing the Work Area
As you get acquainted with Foxit PDF Editor, you can set up your Editor work
environment. The more you learn about its potential, the more you can take
advantage of its features, tools, and options.
About Title Bar
The Title bar displays the name of program itself and the file name of a
document currently displayed in the Document pane.
About Menu Bar
The Menu bar provides full access to the functions of the Foxit PDF Editor. You
can access the menu by either using the mouse or keyboard. Keyboard
shortcuts, when available, are printed on the right of the menu item.
About Toolbars
In addition to menu commands, you can access several features using toolbar
buttons. When you point to a button, the "Ready" on the left side of Status bar
can synchronously report action for you.
The toolbar can be repositioned, you can move the toolbar to the top area, or
you can drag the toolbar into the document pane to create a floating toolbar. You
can drag the bar back to its original position.
The following briefly describes each toolbar and its default buttons
A B C D E
F G
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A. Main Toolbar B. Edit Toolbar C. Zoom Toolbar D. Page Toolbar E.
Text Toolbar F. Object Toolbar G. Find Text Tool
Main Toolbar: Use the main file tools to create a new page, open, save, or print
a PDF document.
Edit Toolbar: Use the edit tools to cut, copy, and paste object in a PDF
document, and to undo and redo changes that you might have made to a PDF
file.
Zoom Toolbar: It helps you adjust the view of your PDF documents, and it
included simple tools as Zoom In and Zoom Out.
Page Toolbar: These tools allow you to navigate the pages in a PDF document
(forward and backward) by jumping to the first or last page in a document, lay
out a page design, or to insert or delete a page.
Text Toolbar: These tools allow you to input graphics keyboard, merge or split
text, remove font kerning, and import Windows fonts.
Object Toolbar: Use the object tools to edit, rotate, delete selected objects,
add text, graphic, image or shading objects, or create new images for the
document. You can select a type of object mode to edit the object.
Find Text Tool: This allows searching of text in PDF files and highlight the
matching text.
About Status Bar
The Status Bar reports the current cursor actions. It also allows you to navigate
one page at a time, jump to the first or last page, go to a specified page number,
set the page view magnification, and toggle showing/viewing of annotations
through the ―Show Comments‖ checkbox.
Viewing Annotations Navigation Tools View magnification
The Document Window
The Document Pane is the main area for viewing the document and editing the
page contents. You can use the toolbars and Properties pane to work with the
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document. You can use the navigation toolbar to page through a document, use
zoom tool to magnify or reduce a view, and use scroll bar to scroll up or down a
page. Within a page, you can also drag selected object(s) to any location you
want. When you drag an object, the cursor will change to a hand.
In addition, you can also use the Context Menu to work in the document pane.
Simply right-click anywhere in a page and the Context Menu will pop up at once.
The Properties Pane
The Properties pane provides easy access to the tools without cluttering your
workspace. The Properties pane can include one or more tabs, each containing
common attributes. For example, the Text tab can include attributes common to
texts, the Image tab can include attributes common to images, the Path tab can
include attributes common to graphics, and the General tab can include
attributes common to all the above objects.
A B C D E F
As you select a type of object in the Document pane, a corresponding object tab
will appear in the Properties pane. For example, you select a text object, and a
Text tab will appear. If you select more than one type of objects, a General tab
which includes common attributes will appear too. For example, you select a
text and an image object, and then the Text tab, the Image tab and the General
tab will be presented at the same time in the Properties pane.
Object Properties Name List
Object Properties Value List
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A. Page Tab: This tab only applies to layout edit mode. When your screen is
switched to the Layout Editor window, this tab will be activated for work.
B. Text Tab: When a text object is selected in the Document pane, this Text tab
will appear in the Properties pane including all properties that apply to the
selected object.
C. Path Tab: When a graphic object is selected in the Document pane, this Path
tab will appear in the Properties pane including all properties that apply to the
selected object.
D. Image Tab: When an image object is selected in the Document pane, this
Image tab will appear in the Properties pane including all properties that apply
to the selected object.
E. General Tab: When more than one type of objects is selected in the
Document pane, this General tab will appear in the Properties pane containing
all properties that are common to all the selected objects.
F. Shading Tab: When a shading object is selected in the document page, this
Shading tab will appear in the Properties pane containing all properties that
apply to the selected object.
To show or hide Properties pane, do one of the following:
- Choose View > Property List.
- Right-click the mouse on the page, and choose Property List in the context
menu.
- Click the button at the top right corner of the Properties pane to close it.
The Bookmark Pane
The Bookmark Pane is the navigation tool that makes your PDF files easier to
view and edit. In Foxit PDF Editor, the bookmarks provide interactive links to a
specific destination.
Navigating with bookmarks is an efficient way of linking to target locations. To
jump to a topic of interest, click the corresponding bookmark.
1. To show or hide Bookmark pane, do one of the following:
- Choose View > Bookmark.
- Right-click the mouse on the page, and choose Bookmark in the context
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menu.
- Click the button at the top right corner of the Bookmark pane to
close bookmark.
Note: The Bookmark pane is opened by default. If you wish to hide the
bookmark pane, click Edit > Options > Others, and check Do not show
Bookmark as launching Foxit PDF Editor.
2. To jump to a topic, click the bookmark. Click the plus (+) or minus
(-)sign to expand or collapse the bookmark contents.
Bookmark Pane
Adjusting Bookmark and Properties Pane
1. The Bookmark Pane and Properties Pane are docked separately in the left
and right of the page. This is the default setting.
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Docking Panes
- Float the Bookmark pane or Properties pane by clicking and dragging
the title bar into the document area.
- Move a floating pane by dragging its title bar to another location.
- Adjust the view area of the panes by dragging their borders to adjust
the width.
- Dock a floating pane, or float a docking pane by double-clicking its title
bar.
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2. Foxit PDF Editor allows users to combine the Bookmark Pane and the
Properties Pane into one pane. The panes become tabs in one combined
pane, and clicking on the corresponding tab shows the corresponding
information.
- Click one panes title bar, and drag into another pane until the borders
overlap.
Dragging one pane to another
Borders overlap In one panel
- Also, if the panes are in one panel, you can click the tab and drag to
separate them into two panes and move them in the different positions.
3. To dock the Bookmark pane and Properties pane on the same side of
document and expand separately, do the following:
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- Click one panes title bar and drag to another panes side.
- Do not overlap two panes’ borders.
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Chapter 3 Using Foxit PDF
Editor
This section gives a short overview on how to get started using PDF Editor. Use
this section to learn how to launch Foxit PDF Editor, to open documents, and to
perform common editing operations.
Launching PDF Editor
From the Programs Group
- Click on Windows ―start‖ button, select ―All Programs‖, click on ―Foxit PDF
Editor‖ group, then click on ―Foxit PDF Editor icon;
From the Desktop
- Go to your desktop, find the ―Foxit PDF Editor‖ icon, double click on it;
From the Installation Directory
- Go to the directory where you installed Foxit PDF Editor, double click on the
PDFEDIT.EXE icon.
From the Run command line
- Click Start, click Run, in the Open field, input the full path where Foxit PDF
Editor locates, and then click Ok button.
Opening PDF Documents
There are several ways to load PDF documents from the PDF Editor application.
Using File Menu
- Select File menu from the Menu bar, and select Open command. In the Open
dialog box, select and open one or several PDF documents.
- Foxit PDF Editor can record the reading history, and list out four PDF
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documents at most. So you can select one or several PDF document listed
under File menu to continue reading.
Using Open Toolbar
- In the Toolbar, click the Open button, and then in the Open dialog box,
select one or several PDF documents to open.
Using Shortcut Key
- Directly press Ctrl + O to pop up the Open dialog box, and then select one
or several PDF documents to open in this dialog box.
Using Command Line
- Enter the path for the PDF document right after ―pdfedit.exe‖ in the
command line box.
The loaded PDF documents are displayed in the Document pane; you can view
and edit them.
Viewing PDF Documents
Foxit PDF Editor provides tools that can help you navigate a PDF file and find
your way around a large document. Pages can be resized and scrolled to make
them easier to see. You can jump directly to a page number and step through a
document page by page.
Zooming in or zooming out
To magnify or reduce the view, do one of the following:
- Choose View > Zoom In or Zoom Out on Menu Bar.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + + or Alt + -.
- Click the Zoom In icon or Zoom Out icon on the Toolbar.
- Select or input a magnification percentage in the Magnification Percentage
Area on the Status Bar, and press Enter.
Navigating pages
To move around in multiple-page documents, do the following:
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1. Going to the next or previous page
Do one of the following:
- Choose Document > Previous page or Next Page on Menu Bar.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + P or Alt + N.
- Click the Previous Page icon or the Next Page icon on
Toolbar or Status Bar.
2. Going to the first or last page
Do one of the following:
- Choose Document > First Page or Last Page on Menu Bar.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Alt + T or Alt + L.
- Click the First Page icon or the Last Page icon on
Toolbar or Status Bar.
3. Going to a specific page
Do one of the following:
- Choose Document > Go to page… > input the specific page
number > OK.
- Select or input the specific page number on the Current Page
Number Box on the Status Bar, and press Enter.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + G.
- Select Go to page… in the right-click Context Menu.
Scrolling
- Use the scroll bars to scroll around a view in case parts of the page are not
visible.
Creating PDF Documents
Using Foxit PDF Editor, not only can you easily create a new PDF document, but
you can customize the page and content size according to user’s output needs.
In the following, we briefly describe the process of creating a simple PDF
document.
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To create a new blank document:
The New command lets you to create a blank document.
1. First do one of the following:
- Click the New button on the Toolbar
- Select File > New from the Menu bar
- Press Ctrl + N on the keyboard
2. If desired, on the pop-up New Page Attributes dialog box, set up the Page
Size, or click the Allow Specify Content Size button to set up the Content
Size.
Note: If you want to insert multiple pages with same settings, you can use
the Page options in the Options dialog box to set your preferences.
3. Click Ok button to produce the blank document.
To write content in the blank document
At present, Foxit PDF Editor doesn’t support direct writing on the page. There
are several substituted ways to input contents described in the following.
- Copy -- You can copy a page or part of a page into the clipboard, then paste
into the blank document.
- Insert -- You can use the Add feature to insert text, image and graph
objects into the blank document. For information how to insert objects,
please see Inserting New Objects.
To add more pages to the new document
At present, Foxit PDF Editor allows you to create a document starting with one
page. There is not an option for you to specify how many pages you want to
create. Therefore, if you want to make the document with more than one page,
you can use Insert Page feature to add more blank pages to the new document.
See also: Inserting Blank Pages.
To save the new document
Use the save command to save the document. Now, a new PDF document is
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produced.
Undoing and Redoing
Foxit PDF Editor provides chances for you to undo and redo previous actions.
You can undo and redo any type of editing (insert, delete, or change) you have
done. You can also set an option to decide the size of the undo buffer. For details,
please refer to Setting Options.
To undo previous actions, do one of the following:
- Select Edit > Undo from the Menu bar.
- Use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Z.
To redo previous actions, do one of the following
- Select Edit > Redo from the Menu bar.
- Use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Y.
Saving PDF Documents
In Foxit PDF Editor, you can choose to save a modified PDF file with the same
name or use another name. When you directly save the changed file, Foxit PDF
Editor will pop up a warning prompt asking you if you want to continue the save
operation.
To save a PDF file, use one of the following ways:
Select File > Save from the Menu bar.
- Click the Save button on the toolbar.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + S.
To save a PDF file with another file name, do one of the following:
- Select File > Save As from the Menu bar, enter a new name for the file and
click Save.
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S, enter a new name for the file
and click Save.
Rollback Saving
With Foxit PDF Editor, you can not only undo the modification actions, also can
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undo the saving actions by rollback saving.
Rollback Saving is something to make the document on your hard drive restore
to its original modified state when it is open, while keeping modifications in the
current document untouched.
To undo saving actions, do the following:
- Select File from the Menu bar, and select Rollback Saving in drop-down list.
Closing PDF Documents
1. To close a document while keeping the program window open, do one of the
following:
- Select File > Close from the Menu bar.
- Simply click the Close button on the Menu bar
Note: The close button on the Title bar will close the application.
2. To close all open documents while keeping the program window open:
• Select File > Close All from the Menu bar.
Setting Options
You can use the Options dialog box in Foxit PDF Editor to define a default page
layout, customize preferences for text objects, customize styles for graphic
objects, and specify other settings for the document.
To set options
1. Select Edit > Options from the menu bar, or press Alt + O keyboard.
2. In the Options dialog box, select one of the options from the left list.
3. Set options for that feature and then click Ok. Click the Restore Default
button to leave the settings unchanged.
Page Options
Choose the Page Options brings up the page options dialog box (see figure
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below). This controls where the inserting page will display, and allows you to
specify the page size to suit your preference.
Note: After you exit the program, all the page settings will be restored to be
default.
The following options for Page can be set:
Insert Page
Before Current Page -- The new page will always be created prior to
the current displayed page. By default, this option is checked.
After Current Page -- The new page will always be created after the
current displayed page.
Page/Content Size
Left margin -- Sets the distance between the left edge of the page and
the left edge of left-aligned lines.
Bottom margin -- Sets the distance between the bottom of the page and
the bottom of the last line on the page.
Width -- Enter dimensions for the width of the paper/content size
Height -- Enter dimensions for the height of the paper/content size
Note: Only when you click Allow Specify Content Size, the options under
Content Size can be activated for edit.
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Text Options
Choosing the Text option brings up the Text option dialog box (see figure below),
which allows you set your preferences for inserting text.
Note: After you exit the program, all the settings will be restored to default.
The following options for Text can be set:
Font name -- Displays the font information included in a document. You
can click the Import Windows Font button to import a Windows font.
Note: If you want the imported windows font to be the default font when
you insert text every time, you must check the option ―set as default font
after being imported‖ and ―set as default‖ in the Other option tab.
Font size Sets the font size.
Horizontal Scale Sets how the text will be scaled in the horizontal level.
Text mode Specifies how the text will be filled and stroked.
Char space -- Specifies the displacement between two characters.
Word space --Specifies the displacement between two words.
Line gap -- Specifies the desired spacing between lines of text.
Color Options
Choosing Color option brings up the Color option dialog box (see figure below),
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which allows you set your color preferences for inserting text and graphics.
The default color options are RGB. If you want it to be changed to the CMYK color,
you should go to Other options tab, and check CMYK under the Color Space
Settings. And if you want to set CMYK color as default, check the Save as Default
box.
Note: After you exit the program, all the color settings will be restored to
default.
The following options for Color can be set:
Fill Color -- The fill color is used to paint the interior of objects and text
characters that are filled. To configure the fill color, simply drag the color
adjusting bar until the color in the Preview is what you want.
Stroke Color -- The stroke color is used to paint the border of paths and
text that are stroked. To configure the stroke color, simply drag the color
adjusting bar until the color in the Preview is what you want.
Graphics Options
Choosing the Graphics option brings up the graphics style dialog box (see figure
below), which allows you set your preferences for inserting graphics.
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The following styles for Graphics can be set:
Line join style -- Specifies the shape to be used at the corners of paths that
are stroked. The choices are Miter joins, Round joins and Bevel joins.
Line cap style -- Specifies the shape to be used at the ends of open sub
paths when they are stroked. The choices are Butt end caps, Round end caps
and Projecting Square End.
Miter limit -- Specifies the line join style; the default value is 10.
Line Width -- specifies the thickness of the line used to stroke a path and is
measured in user space units.
See Also: Path Properties
Other Options
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The following options are available in the Other dialog box:
Save As Default
Save all changes as default. Every time when Foxit PDF Editor starts, it sets
these settings as default.
Buffer
- Undo Buffer Size Here, you can set the amount of the undo buffer. 300
is the default size, which means you can undo 300 times.
Object Selection Mode
Here you can select the edit type in accordance with the objects you are
modifying.
- All -- Allows you to modify any visible objects in a PDF page. (Default)
- Text only-- Allows you to modify objects only.
- Path only-- Allows you to modify graphics objects only.
- Image only-- Allows you to modify image objects only.
- Shading only Allows you to modify image objects only.
Clipping Action when Moving Objects
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Many times there are objects containing clip layer. And some clip layer may help
to construct a complete object, but some remain unnecessary. When
serviceable clip layer is removed from the object, in most cases, it will affect the
displaying of the object. By default, a clip object always moves along with the
object. Yet, the default setting can be changed by the Clip Action.
The following options exist to allow you to select a way to determine if the
clipping could be moved along with the object.
- Move clipping: Allows you to move the object along with clip.
- Keep clipping: Allows you to move the object but keep its clip in its
original place.
Color Space Settings
- Use Original Color Space (if supported)
―If supported means that if the PDF file uses any of the following color
spaces: RGB, CMYK, Color Mapping, high-fidelity or multi-tone color, and
the user has checked this option, Foxit PDF Editor will show the original color
as specified in the file. Once this box is checked, you will not able to stroke
other colors, except gray.
- Default Color Space
RGB and CMYK are the most common color systems. If you do not like using
other abstract colors, you can simply choose RGB or CMYK as your default
color space. Foxit PDF Editor uses the RGB color system as default. If you
want to set CMYK color for the objects in your editing work, you must select
it.
Other
- Set as default font after being imported
The font you imported in the Text tab will be regarded as the default font for text
input.
- Show page setting dialog when inserting a new page
When you insert a page, a dialog box will always pop up for you to set the page
attributes. If you don’t want this dialog box to appear, simply uncheck this
option.
- Do not show Property Sheet as launching Foxit PDF Editor
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Every time Foxit PDF Editor launches it will pop up the Property List. If you don’t
wish to display this dialog box, uncheck this option.
- Do not show Bookmark as launching Foxit PDF Editor
Every time Foxit PDF Editor launches it will pop up the Bookmark Pane. If you do
not wish to display this dialog box, uncheck this option.
- Show all comments in the PDF document
Check this option to show all comments if the opened PDF document has
annotations. Also, you can select the checkbox on the status
bar.
Selecting Objects
You can select one single object or a group of objects in a page. When (an)
object(s) is/are selected, a constantly moving dotted line and a rectangle
enabling you to resize and rotate the object (appears only when an object is
selected) will appear around it, so you can clearly identify which object(s) is/are
selected. And the object selected in the General Tab of the Properties pane will
show the number of currently selected objects, as well as other information
about selected object(s).
To select a single object
Just simply click on an object in the Document Pane to select it.
To select multiple objects
Select an object, and then hold down Ctrl key when select additional objects.
To select all objects within a page
- Choose Edit > Select All on Menu Bar to select all objects in page
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A to select all objects in a page.
To select overlapped objects
Sometimes, there is more than one object overlapping with another object (for
example, background or foreground graph objects), and you might need to
repeat clicking to make sure the object is selected (you can check the type of
selected object in the Properties List).
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To unselect objects
- To unselect a selected object from multiple selections, hold Ctrl key and click
on the object.
- To unselect all selected objects, click on a point outside of any object.
Note: you can check the type of selected object in the Properties List. If you are
selecting different types of objects, the value for object type will be read as
“mixed”.
Object Selection Mode
A page may contain several different editable objects. In Foxit PDF Editor, users
can select one project mode to edit, and not need to worry about changing other
types of objects in unconscious operations. If you are aiming at editing text
objects, for example, you can choose text selection mode, thus everything but
text objects will be kept intact no matter what editing way you take.
Here is a list of selection modes in Foxit PDF Editor:
- All modes: The default mode, all types of page objects (text, path, image
and shading) can be selected for editing.
- Text mode: Only text objects can be selected for editing.
- Path mode: Only path objects can be selected for editing.
- Image mode: Only image objects can be selected for editing.
- Shading mode: Only shading objects can be selected for editing.
The selection mode can be accessed by one of the following ways:
Using Tool Bar
- Drop down the selection mode icon from the Toolbar, and select a
selection mode.
Using File Menu
- Select Edit > Options.
- Click Other button on the left of the pop up Option dialog box.
- In the part of Object Selection Mode, you can select a selection mode, such
as All, Text only, Path only, image Only and Shading only.
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You can also freely edit any selected object(s) by the related toolbar.
Text Objects
1. Open the PDF document to be edited, and you can use the Text toolbar to
edit the text.
2. Use the Split Text to split the whole text into parts.
3. Use the Merge Text to merge objects in a line.
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4. Use the Graphics Keyboard to insert fonts, especially the imbedded
fonts.
5. Converting Text to Path
Foxit PDF Editor is able to convert the selected text object(s) into path(s), which
will meet the pre-press requirement. For those computers which do not support
or display certain embedded fonts, this new feature helps to overcome that
issue. Foxit PDF Editor also offers a menu option for users to convert the entire
text in a PDF to path.
- Select the text objects which you want to convert to paths.
- Select the Convert selected text to path button , and finish converting.
- Select Object menu > Convert Selected Text to Path, and finish converting.
Graphic Objects
1. Open the PDF file to be edited, double click the graphic you want to modify,
and then you will be switched to the Graphic Editor window.
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2. In the Graphic Editor window, you can only modify the selected object, but
you can use the Path tools to work with it. After you are done, click the Save
and Exit button to get back to the main window.
3. Adding Shapes in Non-Graphics Editing Mode
Foxit PDF Editor provides several simple auto shapes that users can insert into
a PDF in the non-graphics editing mode. With this new version, users can easily
add a simple shape in the main interface of Foxit PDF Editor without having to
enter into the graphics editor.
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- Select the pull-down menu on the Toolbar.
- Select the graphics you want to draw, included Line, Rectangle, Filled
Rectangle, Ellipse and Filled Ellipse.
Image Objects
1. Open the PDF file to be edited, double click the image you want to modify,
and then you will be switched to the Image Editor window.
2. In the Image Editor window, you can use the toolbar to work with the image.
After you are done, click the Save to go back to the main window.
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Shading Objects
1. Open the PDF file to be edited, double click the shading you want to modify,
and then you will be switched to the Shading Editor window.
2. In the Shading Editor window, you can only modify the selected object. You
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can use the Path tools to work with it. When you are done, click the Save
and Exit button to get back to the main window.
Modifying Objects
Moving Objects
There are several ways to move objects. When an object that contains clip
elements is moved, you can set an option to determine whether the clip should
be moved along with the object.
Using Dragging Action
- Select the object(s) you wish to move, and hold down the left mouse button
to drag it over to the place you desire.
Note: When an object is being dragged, an equivalent blank rectangle is
used to represent the object.
Example: The following is an example of dragging an object. The dotted
object is the object that will be moved, and the blank rectangle represents
where the object is moved. Once you stop holding down the mouse button,
the object is moved to that place.
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Using Cursor key
- Select the object(s) you wish to move, and press (Ctrl +) the cursor key to
move it in the up, down, right or left direction. In this method, you can also
hold down the cursor key until the object reaches the place you desire.
Using the Properties Pane
- Select the object(s) you wish to move, and in the Properties pane, double
click the item of Position X(point) and/or Position Y(point) (see the
following figure.), and then enter values in the text filed, and finally press
Enter to finish.
Note: If you only want to move one type of object, for example, text object,
you can change Position values in the Text tab of the Properties pane. If you
want to move different types of objects at the same time, you can change
Position values in the General tab of the Properties.
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Deleting Objects
There are several ways to delete objects in Foxit PDF Editor:
Using Object Menu
- Select the object(s) you want to delete in the Document window, and then
click Object > Delete Objects from the menu.
Using Context Menu
- Select the object(s) you want to delete in the Document window, and then
right click the object(s), in the pop up Context Menu, select Delete
Object.
Using Delete key
- Select the object(s) you want to delete in the Document window, and then
simply press the Delete key.
Using Object Toolbar
- Select the object(s) you want to delete in the Document window, and then
click the Delete button on the Object toolbar.
Copying/Cutting/Pasting
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to copy and paste in a PDF document. You can copy
and paste some types of objects. For text and image objects, you can copy from
or paste to other Windows applications, like text editor, word processor, or
image editor.
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To copy or cut, select the objects you want to copy or cut, then press CTRL + C
to copy, or CTRL + X to cut. You can then go to other place of the PDF document,
or another Windows application, to perform paste operation.
To paste into Foxit PDF Editor, simply press CTRL + V. The pasted objects will
appear at the upper left corner of the page view. You can also use right click on
a place in your PDF page, then select Paste to paste objects at the clicked
position.
Aligning Selected Objects
Automatically places or aligns the selected objects evenly with the Objects Align
button on the toolbar. This feature helps to make your structured PDF
pages more professional. There are six kinds of aligning: Align Left, Right, Top,
Bottom, Center and Middle.
Objects Align
- Select the objects which you want to align.
- Click one of the six align types from the pull-down menu of Objects Align,
and finish aligning.
Note: For more information about selecting objects, please refer to Selecting
Objects.
Dragging to Resize Object
Objects can be dragged to resize so that their aspect ratio is retained.
Using Cursor Action
1. Select the object (text, graphics or image) you want to resize;
2. Point to the one of the corner sizing handles;
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3. When the pointer becomes a double-headed arrow, drag the handle to
resize the object by the same width and height.
Corner Sizing Handle
Sizing Handle
Rotating Objects
You can rotate objects by a counterclockwise or clockwise angle, and change in
any degree. Rotating turns the object around the reference axis and its rotating
direction is determined by the value you enter, negative or positive.
Using Toolbar button
- Select the object you want to rotate, and then click the or on the
Object toolbar to rotate the object counter-clockwise or clockwise.
Using the Properties Pane
1. Select the object you wish to rotate, and in the Properties pane, double
click the Rotate text field (see the following figure.);
2. In the text field, enter a positive value like 5, 13, 30, 90 to rotate the object
counter-clockwise; enter a negative value like -5, -13, -30, -90 to rotate
object clockwise.
Note: In the Properties pane, click General tab if you want to rotate group
types of objects, otherwise click an object tab, like Text tab, Image tab or Path
tab if you only want to rotate the type of object you selected.
Shearing Objects
You can shear objects horizontally.
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Using the Properties Pane
- Select the object you wish to shear, and in the Properties pane, double
click the Shear text field (see the following figure.), and then enter values
in the text field. After you are done, press the Enter key to finish.
Note: In the Properties pane, click General tab if you want to shear group
types of objects, otherwise click an object tab, like Text tab, Image tab or Path
tab if you only want to shear the type of object you selected.
Scaling Objects
Scaling enlarges or reduces objects relative to its reference axis. You can scale
horizontally, vertically, or both horizontally and vertically.
Using the Properties Pane
- Select the object you wish to scale, and in the Properties pane, double
click the Scale X and/or Scale Y text field (see the following figure.), and
then enter values in the text filed. After you are done, press the Enter key to
finish.
Note: In the Properties pane, click General tab if you want to scale group
types of objects, otherwise click an object tab, like Text tab, Image tab or Path
tab if you only want to scale the type of object you selected.
Setting Objects to Front/Back
An object may be overlapped with one or several objects at the same position.
For example you might have a text object as foreground, and then at the same
location, there is a background graph object with filled color. You can control
whether the current selected object(s) to appear as foreground, or background.
Using Object Menu
- Select the object in the Document Pane, drop down the Object Menu, and
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then select Set to Foreground, or Set to Background.
Using Context Menu
- Select the object in the Document Pane, right click it, and then choose Set
to Foreground or Set to Background in the pop- up Context Menu.
Using Shortcut Key
- Select the object in the Document, then use the keyboard shortcut Alt+2 to
Set to Foreground, and Alt + 1 to Set to Background.
Creating Clip Layers for Objects
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to create clip layers for objects. This feature ensures
only parts of the object are visible, and is often useful for images where you may
want to hide the background.
To create clipping masks, do the following:
1. Click the object you want to add clipping masks in your Document window
(see example1);
2. In the Properties pane, click the Clipping value field, and click the edit
button (see example 2);
3. You will be switched to the Graphics Editor window;
4. In the Graphics Editor window, use the Path tools to create clip layers to the
image (see example 3);
Note: The Clipping value lists all layers that the selected object contains.
Null means no layer for the current selection.
5. After you are done, click the Save and Exit button to close the Graphics
Editor window and get back to your Document window and the clip layer has
been added (see example 4).
Example:
Here, we select an image object with Null clip
layer in the Document window
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Removing Clip Layers for Objects
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to remove clip layers from objects. This feature is
often useful for revealing the entire object or making parts of object visible.
To remove clipping masks, do the following:
1. Click the object you want to remove clip layers in your Document window
(see example1);
2. In the Properties pane, click the Clipping value field, and click the
remove button ;
Note: The Clipping value lists all layers that the selected object contains.
Null means no layer for the current selection. You can select to delete one
of the layers or all layers.
3. The clip layer is removed (see examples 3 and 5). You can use the Undo
action to retrieve it.
Example:
- Here, we select an image object with two clip layers in the Document
window
Here, we use the Ellipse tool to draw a clip
layer in Graphics Editor window
The clip layer has now been added to the
image.
Click the Edit button to enter into
Graphics Editor window
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- Select Clip Layer1 to remove. You can select 2 Layers in Total to remove
layers immediately.
- The Clip Layer1 is removed
- Select Clip Layer2 to remove.
- The Clip Layer2 is removed and the entire image becomes visible.
Setting Default Color for Objects
Foxit PDF Editor takes RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) color as default. If you want
to set object color in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (Black)), you must
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use the Options dialog box to change the setting first.
To change the color setting, do the following:
1. Select Edit>Options in the menu bar, and click Other tab;
2. Under Color Space Settings, check the CMYK box.
3. Check Save as Default box if you want to keep the setting for next time.
Note: If you check Use Original Color Space in the Other Options tab, you will
not be able to stroke other colors except Gray.
Setting Properties for New objects
Before inserting new objects such as text objects or graphics, you can assign
properties for them so that you an easily insert several objects with same
attributes.
Using the Options dialog box
- Select Edit in the Menu bar;
- Select Options in the drop down menu;
- On the pop-up Options dialog box (see the figure below), you can set
attributes for new inserting objects.
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Inserting New Objects
With Foxit PDF Editor, you can insert text objects, image objects, shading object
and graphic shapes like curve, straight line, etc. into your PDF. However, you
may like to set its attributes prior to inserting a new object. For details, see
Setting New Object Attributes.
Using Object Menu
- Point to the region you want to insert a new object, drop down the Object
menu, and select the command to add the object.
Using Context Menu
- Point to the region you want to insert a new object, right click your mouse,
and select the add object command in the pop-up context menu to add the
object.
Using Toolbar
- Point to the region you want to insert a new object, and then click an
inserting button in the toolbar (see below).
Object Insert Options in the menu
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Note: If you select the button , a text object input dialog box will pop up for
you to write text. If you select the button , you will be switched to Graphics
Editor screen. If you select the button , an Open dialog box will pop up for
you to load an existing image. If you select the button
Text Object
From the Object toolbar, click Add Text Objects button . In the Add new
text objects dialog box, input any text you want, and click OK to insert.
Note: To insert more than one line, you can simply press Ctrl + Enter to start a
new line.
Blank Page
Open an existing PDF file to be edited, and insert a blank page using button .
On the left is the example of a new blank page.
Add Text Objects
Please input text here
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Graphics Object
From the Object toolbar, click Add a Graphic Object button , and you will
be switched to the Graphic Editor window. Select a tool from the Path Toolbar to
draw a path you want.
Insert a Blank Page
Path Toolbar
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Image Object
To insert an existing image from file, click Loading an Existing Image button
to insert the image. To insert a self-created image, click Create a New
Image button , or go to Object > Add Image > New Image, or press Ctrl +
I.
Note: Foxit PDF Editor supports transparent .PNG but not .GIF images at
present.
Shading Object
From the Object toolbar, click Add a Shading Object button , and you will
be switched to the Shading Editor window.
Select a tool from the Path Toolbar to draw a path you want.
Path Toolbar
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Object Properties
Viewing Object Properties
Before changing an object, you may like to know what attributes are included in
the object, for example, object position, font information, fill or stroke color, etc.
You may also want to know what sort of object you are selecting. In Foxit PDF
Editor, you can use the Properties pane to view the selected object properties
and their values.
When you select an object in the Document pane, the object tab that appears in
the Properties pane changes to reflect the selected object. For example, if you
select a text object, the Text tab will appear in the Properties pane and displays
most of the information about the text.
Changing Object Attributes
The Properties pane provides an easy way to change any selected objects. If the
Properties pane is hidden, select the View menu and check Properties list to
show the Properties pane.
Select an object or objects in the document, and then do the following:
- Use the Text tab to change the text object properties.
- Use the Image tab to change image properties.
- Use the Path tab to change the graphics properties.
- Use the General tab to change the properties common to the above
attributes.
- Use the Shading tab to change shading properties.
1. Open an existing PDF file that you want to be edited. Select an object, or
hold down CTRL to select multiple objects. Here we select the text, graphic,
image and shading objects as example.
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2. The Properties pane changes to reflect the object you select. You can use
the General tab to change the common attributes to the objects you
selected. Or, you can use the Text tab to change text attributes, Path tab to
change the graphic attribute, Image tab to change the image attributes, or
shading tab to change the shading attribute. After you are done, press the
Enter key.
3. General Properties.
You can specify a number of properties that are common to all objects in the
General properties.
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- Position X and Y: Allow you to set the precise horizontal and vertical
position of the objects.
- Rotate: Move the object clockwise or counter-clockwise around the
reference axis.
- Shear: Allows you to slant an item horizontally.
- Scale X and Y: Make an object bigger or smaller. You can scale
horizontally or vertically.
- Fill Color: The fill color is used to paint the interior of paths and text
characters that are filled.
- Stroke Color: The stroke color is used to paint the border of paths and
text that are stroked.
- Clipping: When the selected object contains any clip inside, the clip
value displaying as ―mixed‖. Otherwise it displays as ―Null‖. You can click
the rubber button next to the clipping text field to remove the clipping.
- Objects Selected: Shows the number of objects you currently have
selected.
- Objects Type: Shows what type of object you currently have selected.
When different types of objects are selected, its type is ―mixed‖.
4. Text Properties
- Text: Shows the contents of the text.
- Text Mode: The Text Mode determines whether text is stroked or filled.
There are four types of text modes as shown in the following figure, in which
a stroke color of black and a fill color of light gray are used.
1.Fill text (default)
2.Stroke text
3.Fill then stroke text
4. Text with no fill and
no stroke (invisible)
- Character (Char) Space: The Char Space value is a number specified in
text space units. It is added to the displacement between the origin of one
character and the origin of the next.
In the default coordinate system, the positive direction of the x-axis points
to the right, and the positive direction of the y-axis points upward. So, for
horizontal writing, a positive value of Char Space has the effect of
expanding the space between characters; see the following figure. For
vertical writing, however, a negative value of Char Space has the effect of
expanding the space between characters.
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Character
0 (default)
C h a r a c t e r
0.25
Char Space for Horizontal Writing
- Word Space: The Word Space value is a number specified in text space
units. It works in the same way as character spacing.
For horizontal writing, a positive value for Word Space has the effect of
increasing the spacing between words. For vertical writing, a positive value
Word Space decreases the space between words, since the positive
direction of the y-axis points upward; therefore a negative value will
increase the space between words. The following figure illustrates the effect
of word space in horizontal writing.
Word Space
0(default)
Word Space
2.5
Effect of word space in horizontal writing
- Font: Font is a font in the current resources dictionary. The following lists
the standard 14 fonts which are guaranteed to be available to Foxit PDF
Editor.
- Font Size: Font Size is a number expressed in the text space units.
- Horizontal Scale: The Horizontal Scaling adjusts the width of characters
by stretching or shrinking them in the horizontal direction. The scaling is
specified as a percent of the normal width of the characters, with 100 being
the normal width. The following figure shows the effect of horizontal scaling.
The scaling always applies to the x coordinate, independent of the writing
mode.
100 (default)
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Horizontal Scaling
- Line Gap: The Line Gap specifies the vertical distance between the lines of
text, as shown in the following figure. The initial value for Line Gap is 0.
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Line Gap
5. Path Properties
- Fill Type: The Fill Type specifies how the interior of a path is determined.
There are three types of fill: No Fill, Alternate, and Winding.
No Fill means the enclosed regions of the path are transparent.
Winding means that if a ray is drawn in any direction from a given point
to infinity and the places where the path intersects the ray are tested,
the point is inside of the path if and only if the result that the path
crosses the ray from left to right does not equal the result that the path
crosses the ray from right to left. If the result is equal (zero), the point
is outside of the path. See the following illustrations for the winding
effect.
Alternate or called EVEN_ODD, uses a slightly different rule. Instead of
testing for a result of zero, alternate uses a test to determine whether
the result is even or odd. If the result is odd, the point is inside the path;
if the result is even, the point is outside. See the following illustration
for the winding effect.
- Line Width: The line width specifies the thickness of the line used to stroke
a path and is measured in user space units. A line width of 0 specifies the
thinnest line that can be rendered on the output device. The default value is
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1.
Note: A line width of 0 is an inherently device-dependent value. Its use is
discouraged because the line may be nearly invisible when printing on
high-resolution devices.
- Miter limit: When two line segments meet at a sharp angle it is called a
Miter join and have been specified as the line join style. It is possible for the
miter to extend far beyond the thickness of the line stroking the path. The
miter limit imposes a maximum on the ratio of the miter length to the line
width, as shown in the following figure. When the limit is exceeded, the join
is converted from a miter to a bevel.
The value for miter limit is a number that must be greater than or equal to
1, and has a default value of 10.
Miter length
Line Cap Style: The line cap style specifies the shape to be used at the ends of
open sub paths when they are stroked. Allowed values are Butt end caps, Round
end caps, and Projecting Square End.
Butt end caps (default) --- the stroke is squared off at the endpoint
of the path.
Round end caps: --- a semicircular arc with a diameter equal to the
line width is drawn around the endpoint and filled in.
Projecting square end: --- the stroke extends beyond the end of the
line by a distance which is half the line width and is squared off.
Butt end caps Round end caps Projecting square end
- Line Join Style: The line join style specifies the shape to be used at the
corners of paths that are stroked. The allowed values are Miter joins, Round
joins and Bevel joins.
Miter joins the outer edges of the strokes for the two segments are
continued until they meet. If the extension projects too far, as
determined by the miter limit, a bevel join is used instead.
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Round joins a circular arc with a diameter equal to the line width is
drawn around the point where the segments meet and filled in,
producing a rounded corner.
Bevel joins the two path segments are drawn with butt end caps
(see the discussion of line cap style), and the resulting notch beyond
the ends of the segments is filled in with a triangle.
Miter joins Round joins Bevel join
Butt end caps Round end caps Projecting square end
6. Image Properties
- Width and Height: Displays the selected image’s width and Height values;
displays the largest values if you select a number of different images.
- Resolution X and Y: Displays the precise horizontal and vertical resolution
of the image objects.
- Alpha: Allows users to set image transparency by inputting values between
0% and 100% in the Alpha text field; the image goes from fully transparent
to fully opaque.
7. Shading Properties
- Shading Type: Displays as Linear if you selected one Linear shading or two
types’ shading. Otherwise, displays as Radial.
- Extend: Extend is an optional array of two Boolean values that specify
whether or not to extend the start and end colors past the start and
endpoints, respectively. The default value for each element of the array is
true.
There are four kinds of Extend values to choose, including ―true true‖, ―true
false, ―false true‖ and ―false false‖.
- Start X and Y: Allows you to set the precise horizontal and vertical position
of the shading’s start point.
- End X and Y: Allows you to set the precise horizontal and vertical position
of the shading’s end point.
- Alpha: Allows users to set shading transparency, by inputting values of
between 0% and 100% in the Alpha text field, the shading goes from fully
transparent to fully opaque.
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Editing Page Layout
1. Go to the page you want to edit its layout, click the Page Layout button
from the Page toolbar, and then you will be switched to the Layout Editor
window.
2. Use the Layout toolbar to resize the page size or content size, the Page
Properties to change the page attributes, and Reset to cancel all actions.
After you are done, click the Save and Exit button to get back to main
window.
Page Toolbar
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Modifying Pages
There are several ways you can do modifications on pages.
- Insert new page
When you insert a new page, you can customize the page attributes like the
page dimension and/or content measurement. To insert page, you can
select Page > Insert Page on the menu bar.
- Copy Pages
You can copy a whole page into another page, just like cloning. To copy page,
simply perform copy and paste command.
- Import and Export pages
You can insert pages from other PDF document into your document; and
extract pages from your document into an existing PDF document.
- Delete Page:
You can delete an unwanted page. To delete the page, you can select Page >
Delete Page on the menu bar.
See Also: Work with Pages
Layout Toolbar
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Using Rulers and Grids
A. Rulers B. Guides C. Grids
Foxit PDF Editor provides horizontal and vertical rulers and grids to help users
align and position objects precisely on the page, and measure the dimensions of
the shapes.
Display rulers
Choose View > Rulers, or right-click the mouse on the page and check Rulers
option.
Hide rulers
Choose View > Rulers, or right-click the mouse on the page and uncheck Rulers
option, or right-click the horizontal ruler or the vertical ruler and then choose
Hide Rulers.
Create ruler guides
Do one of the following:
- Drag down from the horizontal rulers to create a horizontal guide, or drag to
the right of the vertical ruler to create a vertical guide.
- Double-click a location on the horizontal ruler to create a vertical guide, or
double-click a location on the vertical ruler to create a horizontal guide.
A
B
C
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Move ruler guides
Click and hold the guide, and then drag it to a new location.
Change unit of measurement
Right-click the horizontal ruler or the vertical ruler, and select a measurement
system for the rulers. There are five kinds of unit: Points, Picas, Millimeters,
Centimeters, and Inches.
Delete ruler guides
- Delete a guide by selecting the target guide and press the Delete key.
- Delete all guides on a certain page by scrolling to the page and right-click in
the ruler area and choose Clear Guides on Page.
- Delete all guides by right-click in the ruler area and choose Clear All Guides.
Snapping objects to grids
The Snap To Grid Function automatically positions text and other objects to the
closest intersection of the grids as you place or move them on the page. The
grids do not print.
- To use or hide the grid, choose View > Grid, or right-click the mouse on the
page and choose Grid.
- To snap an object to gridlines, choose View > Snap To Grid, select the object
you want to move, and drag it toward a grid until its edges are within the
grid’s snap-to zone.
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Chapter 4 Working with Pages
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to insert and delete the pages in a PDF document,
import pages from other PDF documents into your document, and export the
pages from your document. You can also reorganize the pages by Page Layout
Editor.
About Page Toolbar
Page tools can be found on the toolbar (see the following figure), which by
default is located on the Toolbar.
Page Toolbar
- Click the Previous Page icon or the Next Page icon to go to the
previous or next page.
- Click the First Page icon or the Last Page icon to go to the first or
last page.
- Click layout button to switch to the Page Layout Editor window, so you
can reorganize the page layout.
- Click the Insert a Blank Page button , and you can set the blank page
attributes in the pop-up dialog box.
- Click the Delete Current Page button to delete a current page in your
PDF document.
Note: If you find the Page Toolbar is invisible, Select View > Page Toolbar in
the menu to show it.
Setting Page Options
Before inserting a page, you might like to preset some options so that you can
easily insert pages with your personalized preferences.
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To set page options, do the following:
1. Select Edit > Options from the menu bar, or press Alt + O keyboard.
2. In the pop-up Options dialog box, click Page.
3. In the Page tab, change the values to suit your preferences.
4. After you are done, click the Ok button. Click the Restore Default button
to leave the settings unchanged.
Note: After you exit the program, all the changes are restored to default.
Inserting Blank Pages
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to insert a blank page into your PDF document. To
insert blank pages, please do the following:
1. Locate the page where you want to insert a blank page before or after.
2. Do one of the following:
- Point to the Page toolbar, and click Insert a Blank Page button
- Select document > Insert Page on the Menu bar
3. On the pop-up New Page Attributes dialog box, assign the new attributes
you want.
Note:
- You can use the Options dialog box to preset the page attributes for the
inserting page.
- If you do not want the New Page Attributes dialog box to show up when
you insert a page, you can uncheck the option ―show page setting
dialog when inserting a page‖ in the Other Options tab.
See also:
Page Options in Setting Options
Other Options in Setting Options
Importing and Exporting Pages
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to import pages from other PDF documents, and
insert into your PDF document; and also allows you to export pages from your
PDF document into an existing PDF document.
To import pages, do the following:
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1. Select Document > Import Page(s) item from the Menu bar in your
Document window.
2. In the following pop-up dialog box, do the following:
- Under Position, check one of items to decide where to insert the pages.
- Under File, click the Open button to look for the document you
would like to export pages from. Then the Total Page(s) field will
display the total page numbers of the document.
- Under Page Range, check one of the items to select how many pages
or which page you want to import.
- In Document Preview, you can navigate in the document to look over
the pages before importing.
3. After you are done, click the Ok button to insert the page and close the
dialog box.
To export pages, do the following:
1. Select Document > Export Page(s) item from the Menu bar in your
document window.
2. In the following pop-up dialog box, do the following:
- Under Destination, click the Open button to look for the existing
document that you will export the pages into.
- Under Page Range, check one of the items to select the page(s) you
want to export and the Total Page(s) displays your current document
total page number.
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- In Document Preview, you can navigate in the document to look over
the pages before exporting.
Note: Exporting pages to an existing document will cover all the document
pages.
3. After you are done, click the Ok button to insert the page and close the
dialog box.
Deleting Pages
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to delete a current page in your PDF document.
To delete a current page, do the following:
1. Locate the page which you want to delete.
2. Do one of the following:
Point to the Page toolbar, and click Delete Current Page button
Select Document > Delete Page on the Menu bar
Press keyboard shortcut Alt + Del
3. A warning message pops up to confirm your deleting action.
4. Click the Ok button to delete the page.
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Deleting Warning Message
About the Page Layout Editor
Foxit PDF Editor allows you to reorganize the page layout, such as, to change
the page size, adjust the content size, and rotate pages.
To adjust page layout settings, do the following:
1. Point to the Object toolbar.
2. Click the Page Layout button .
3. You will be switched to the Page Layout Editor window.
4. In the Layout Editor window, use the available tools to change the page
layout.
5. After you are done, click the Save and Exit button to close the Page
Layout window and go back to your Document window.
As you click layout button in the Main window of Foxit PDF Editor, you will
be guided to the Page Layout Editor window as shown in the following figure.
The Layout pane is especially useful when you want to specify the page layout
for user preview or print. When you resize the page or clip the content size, the
page will be surrounded by a red media box or a green crop box with Sizing
Handle. You can drag the Sizing Handle to adjust the size.
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The Page Layout Editor window consists of a Layout Toolbar to reorganize the
page, a Zoom Toolbar to magnify or reduce the page, and a Page Properties
Pane to set up the page by specifying the actual value.
1. The Layout Toolbar contains the main tools for you to work with the page
layout.
2. All the tools on the layout toolbar can be accessed from the Context Menu as
shown in the following figure.
Size Handle
Red Media Box for Resizing Page
Clip Content Reset Save and Exit
Resize Page Rotate Page Exit without Save
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Context Menu
3. When you adjust the page size, you may use the Zoom Toolbar to zoom
in/out your page for easy operation.
Zoom Toolbar
4. If you would like to reorganize the page layout by specifying the actual value,
you can use the Page Properties Pane (see the following figure). Just
double-click the value field, and input your desired value.
Page Properties Pane
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To resize a page
Resizing a page is actually to enlarge or reduce the red Media Box of a page
currently displayed in the layout window. It is very useful if there are documents
with different page size (for example the dimensions of A4 and A3 ) which you
want to make unified in as the same size (for example A4). When you resize a
page, you may like to zoom out to the best fit size for easy operation.
To resize a page, you can use the Resize button, the Context menu, or the Page
Properties Pane.
Using the Resize Page button
1. Click on Resize Page button on Layout Toolbar, and you will see the
following change:
2. The page rectangle in layout window is highlighted in red with sizing handles.
This rectangle is called the media box, and it is the natural size of a page.
3. Drag one of the sizing handles to any size you want.
4. After you are done, click the Save and Exit button to go back to the
Main Window, or click the Reset button to take back the change and
redo.
Note: Please be aware that the intersection between the page's size and the
content size is the region that is viewed or printed. The content sizes default is
the value of media box. So, on one hand, when you shrink the page's size
without reducing the content size accordingly, the portion outside of the page
size will not be displayed in the Viewer (see the following example). On the
other hand, if you enlarge the page size without resizing the content size, the
displaying content is kept intact, while the page size is expanded (for example
expanded from A4 to A3). This will affect your printing result.
Example:
The following example shows a page size with a red media box that is reduced
in Layout Editor and its result got displayed in a reader.
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Example : Shows the original PDF page.
Example : Shows the page is resized in Layout Editor. The *red box* indicates
the page size you pick.
Example : Shows the result page layout in PDF Reader
Using the Page Properties Pane
1. Double-click the value field next to the Width (Page Size) or Height
(Page Size) in Page Properties pane;
2. Type the size value you want;
3. Click any other place, or press Enter to take the change effect.
To clip a page content
Clipping content is actually to adjust the page's green crop box (see the
following figure), so to adjust the file display, the output file page size and the
file print. When you clip content, you may like to zoom out your page to the best
fit size for easy operation.
Green Crop Box for
Content Clipping
Sizing Handle
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To clip the content, you can use the Clip Content button on the Layout toolbar,
the Context menu, or the Page Properties Pane.
Using the Clip Content button
1. Click on Clip Content button on the Layout Toolbar, and you will see the
following change:
2. The page rectangle in layout window is highlighted in green with sizing
handles. This rectangle is called a crop box, its default is the value of page
size.
3. Drag the sizing handles to any size you want.
4. After you are done, click the Save and Exit button to go back to the
Main Window, or click Reset button to take back the change and redo.
Using the Page Properties Pane
1. Double-click the value field next to the following properties name in Page
Properties pane:
2. Type the size value you want.
3. Click any other place or press Enter for the change to take effect.
To rotate a page
Rotating content will change the orientation of the currently displayed page's
content. This will change its actual orientation of the page, and can be saved
and generated into a PDF file.
To rotate the content, you can use the Clip Content button on the Layout toolbar,
the Context menu, or the Page Properties Pane.
Using the Rotate Page button
1. Click on Rotate Page button on Layout Toolbar.
2. Click the page to rotate the page 90 degrees.
3. After you are done, click the Save and Exit button to go back to the
Main Window, or click the Reset button to take back the changes and
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redo.
Using the Page Properties Pane
1. Double-click the value field next to Page Rotate in Page Properties
pane:
2. Drop down the combo box and select an orientation degree to rotate.
3. Click any other place or press Enter for the change to take effect.
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Chapter 5 Working on Text
Objects
A text object consists of one or more characters that can be placed anywhere on
the page and in any orientation. Text Objects can be stroked or filled, and uses
fonts to specify what the characters look like, and font sizes to specify how
large those characters are.
About Text Toolbar
Text tools can be found on the toolbar (see the following figure), which by
default is located on the Toolbar.
Text Toolbar
Note: If you find the text toolbar is invisible, Select View > Text Object
Toolbar in the menu to show it.
To Use Graphics Keyboard
The Graphics Keyboard is helpful for you to intuitively view all characters
contained in a text font and to selectively input the characters.
When a type of font text, including embedded font text, is selected or dotted,
the graphics keyboard button is activated, otherwise it is disabled. By clicking
the Graphics Keyboard button , you can bring about a dialog box for
modifying the font (see the following figure).
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The Text Object field displays the current selected text, and the Characters
Pane displays all characters contained in the selected text font.
To use graphics keyboard, do the following:
1. Select a block of text in the page.
2. Click the Graphics Keyboard button on the Text toolbar.
3. Click the Text Object field, and use the Backspace Key to delete the
characters you do not want.
4. Click the character you desire in the Characters Pane, which will be
displayed into the space where the cursor rests in the Text Object field.
5. After you are done, click Ok to finish.
To Merge Text
Blocks of text may be merged together when you need to join text as one
object.
To merge text, do the following:
1. Select blocks of text you want to merge in a same line.
2. Click the Merge Text button on the Text toolbar to merge the text.
3. After merging, the dash rectangle is switched to selection status ready for
dragging.
Text before merging
Graphics Keyboard
Text Object field
Characters Pane
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Text after Merging
Note: You can only merge blocks of text in a same line
To Split Text
A block of text can be divided up into several parts.
To split text, do the following:
1. Select a block of text you want to split.
2. Click Split Text button on the Text toolbar.
3. In the Split Text dialog box, click the desired place where a split mark will
appear.
4. Click Ok button to finish.
Before Splitting
In the process of splitting
After splitting
To Import Windows Fonts
You may find that you would like to use a font that is not in the current font
resources. In this case, you can import fonts installed on your Windows system.
Split Mark
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1. To import a Windows font, do the following:
- Click Import Font button on the Text toolbar.
- In the Import Windows Font dialog box (see the following figure), select
your desired font.
- Click the Ok button to finish.
Import Windows Font
2. To set the imported font as default
After importing a font in a current document, you may want it to be your default
font so that you can easily insert text with that same font many times. To set the
imported font as default, do the following:
- Select Edit > Options in the menu bar.
- Click Other options dialog box in the Options dialog box.
- Check Set as default font after being imported. By default, this option is
checked.
To Convert Selected Text to Path
Foxit PDF Editor is able to convert the selected text object(s) into path(s), which
will meet the pre-press requirement. For those computers which do not support
or display certain embedded fonts, this new feature helps to overcome that
issue. Foxit PDF Editor also offers a menu option for users to convert the entire
text in a PDF to path.
- Select the text objects which you want to convert to paths.
- Select the Convert selected text to path button , and finish converting.
- Or select Object menu > Convert Selected Text to Path, and finish
converting.
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Finding Text
You can search text in PDF files with the Find box. Searching text with the tool
will highlight the matching text snippets.
Find text by:
- Input text in the Find box.
- Click the drop-down button next to ―Find:‖ , and choose from the
search options:
A. Whole words only limits the search to match only whole words, i.e.
searching Edit won’t return Editor.
B. Case-Sensitive makes the search case-sensitive., i.e. searching text
won’t return TEXT.
- Press the Find Next button , Find Previous button , or Enter.
Foxit PDF Editor jumps to the first instance of the search term, which
appears highlighted.
- Press Enter repeatedly to continue searching the next instances of the
search term.
Setting Text Options
Before inserting text, you might like to preset some options so that you can
easily insert text with your personalized preferences.
To set text options, do the following:
1. Select Edit > Options from the menu bar, or press Alt + O.
2. In the pop-up Options dialog box, click Text.
3. In the Text tab, change the values to suit your preferences.
4. After you are done, click the Ok button. Click the Restore Default button
to leave settings unchanging.
Note: After you exit the program, all the changes are restored to default except
the Font option. You can set it as default for the next time in the Other Options
tab.
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Selecting Text Mode
To modify text objects, you can select to work in a text state, so that you can
easily and solely interact with those text objects without affecting any other
type of objects.
To select text state, do one of the following:
1. Select Text from the drop down list of Choose Selected Objects’ Type
in the Menu Bar.
2. Select Edit > Options. In the pop-up dialog box, select the Other tab, and
check ―Text only‖ under Objects Selection Mode.
Inserting New Text
With Foxit PDF Editor, you can insert new text objects, using the standard 14
fonts, embedded, non-embedded fonts, or Windows fonts.
To insert a new text object, do the following:
1. Point to a region where you want to insert new text, and then do one of the
following:
1) Click the button on the Object toolbar
2) Select Object > Add Text on the Menu bar
3) Use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+T
4) Right-click the mouse in the Document window, and select Add Text in
the context menu.
2. In the pop-up Add New Text Objects dialog box (see the following figure),
enter text in the text editing field, press CTRL+ENTER to start a new line.
With Foxit PDF Editor 2.2, text attributes such as as font, color, size,
horizontal scale, line gap, etc., can now be set directly in the Add new text
objects‖ dialog box.
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Add New Text Objects Dialog Box
Note: After setting the text attributes, you cannot preview the text settings
in the blank text field while typing words.
3. You can also click the Other object attributes option, and set other
preferences for text objects in the pop-up Options dialog box, such as Char
space, Word space and so on. And click Restore Default to restore the
default settings.
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4. After you are done, click the Ok button to insert.
Note:
- If you want to insert blocks of texts with the same properties, you can
also use the Text Options dialog box to preset preferences for
inserting text.
- After inserting text, you can use the Text Properties Tab to change
the text attributes. Or use the text toolbar to edit it.
Editing Text Objects
To change text contents
1. Select the text and click the Edit Object button , or double-click a string
of text you want to change in your page to enter in-place editing mode.
2. In the in-place editing mode, the text you selected appears highlighted.
Please move your mouse cursor directly to the proper place you wish to edit.
3. You can click the Undo button to undo previous actions. After modifying
the text, click Save and Exit button or Exit without Save button to
exit the in-place editing mode.
Notes:
- Double-click to enter the in-place editing mode may be unavailable
when multiple objects overlap.
- You can only change a block of text at a time.
- Note that a text object consists of a group of characters, if the
characters you typed are not in the group, they will not be displayed in
the page. You can use the Graphics Keyboard to intuitively view all the
characters in the font.
See Also: To Use Graphics Keyboard
To adjust character space
1. Select the characters you want to change in your page.
2. In the Text Properties tab, click the text field next to Char Space.
3. In the text field, input the spacing value, and click any other place to
change.
To adjust word space
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1. Select the words you want to change in your page.
2. In the Text Properties tab, click the text field next to Word Space.
3. In the text field, input the spacing value, and click any other place to
change.
To change text font
1. Select a string of text you want to change.
2. In the Text Properties tab, drop down the font list box next to Font.
3. If you want a font that is not listed, you can use the Import Font button on
the Object toolbar to import fonts installed on your Windows system.
To change font size
1. Select a string of text you want to change in your page.
2. In the Text Properties tab, click the text field next to Font Size.
3. In the text field, input the spacing value, and click any other place to
change.
To fill/stroke text color in RGB/CMYK
1. Select a string of text you want to fill/stroke in your page.
2. In the Text Properties tab, click the text field next to Fill Color/Stroke
Color.
3. Click the arrow button on the right to view the current value.
4. Click the Edit button on the right and drag the color bar match the color.
5. After you are done, click the button to make the change effect.
RGB Fill/Stroke Color Box CMYK Fill/Stroke Color Box
Note: Foxit PDF Editor takes RGB color as default; if you want to set text color
in CMYK, you must use the Options dialog box to change the setting first.
See Also: Setting Default Color for Objects
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To change text mode for fill/stroke color
There are four types of text modes, and Foxit PDF Editor takes Fill Text as a
default setting. If you find the text you selected cannot be stroked, you must
change the text mode to Stroke Text mode or Fill then stroke text mode.
To change text mode, do the following:
1. Click the Text Properties tab in the Properties pane.
2. Drop down the Text Mode box and select a type of text mode.
3. After you are done, click any other place the take change effect.
To modify text objects
Foxit PDF Editor allows users to move, delete, rotate, shear, scale and align
objects, and create clip layers for Text Objects, etc.
More information about modifying, please refer to Modifying Objects.
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Chapter 6 Working on Image
Objects
An image object consists of a set of samples using a specified color model.
Images can be placed anywhere on a page and in any orientation.
Selecting Image Mode
Before modifying image objects, you can select to work in an image state, so
that you can easily and solely interact with those image objects without
affecting any other type of objects.
To select image state, do one of the following:
1. Select Image from the drop down list of Choose Selected Objects’ Type
in the Menu Bar.
2. Select Edit > Options. In the pop-up dialog box, select the Other tab, and
check ―Image only‖ under Objects Selection Mode.
Insert New Image
With Foxit PDF Editor, you can insert an existing image from file, insert a new
image created by yourself, or embed an image from the clipboard.
Note: Foxit PDF Editor supports transparent .PNG but not .GIF images at
present.
To insert an image from file
Locate the page where you want to insert the image in your document, and then
do one of the following:
1. Locate the page where you want to insert the image in your document, and
then do one of the following:
- Point to the Object toolbar, and click the Load an Existing Image
button .
- Right click the page, and select Add Image > From File on the
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Context menu.
- Point to Object menu, and select Add Image > From File.
2. In the pop-up Open dialog box, find your desired image, and click on Open
button.
3. You current Main window is switched to the Image Editor window (see the
following figure). Click the Close button to exit if you don’t want to do any
changes to the image.
4. Once you are back to the Main window, the image is inserted. You can resize
the image and drag it to any place you want.
Inserted image in the main window
To insert a self-created image
Current main window
Open dialog box
Your desired image
Image Editor Window
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1. Locate the page where you want to insert the image in the document, and
then do one of the following:
- Point to the Object toolbar, and click the Add an New Image button
- Right click the page, and select Add Image > New Image on the
Context menu
- Point to the Object menu, and select Add Image > New Image
2. A New Image dialog box pops up (see the following figure). You may
change the parameters, and then click the Ok button
3. You are now in the Image Editor window, and you can use the toolbar and
filter tools to draw your image from scratch.
4. After you are done, click Save to exit and get back to the Document
window.
5. Once you are back to the Document window, the image is inserted. You can
resize the image and drag it to any place you want.
To embed an image from clipboard
1. Locate the page where you want to embed the image in the document from
the clipboard.
2. On the Edit menu, click Paste, or press Ctrl + V.
3. You current Main window is switched to the Image Editor window, just click
the Close button to exit if you don’t want to do any changes to image.
4. You are back to the Main window, and the image is inserted. You can resize
the image and drag it to any place you want.
About the Image Editor
Image Editor is an image editing program that is part of Foxit PDF Editor. You will
be directed to the Image Editor Window (see the following figure) when taking
one of the following procedures in the Main window of Foxit PDF Editor:
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- Select Create a New Image in the Main window
- Double click a current object in the page
- Select to Open an Existing Image in the Main Window
- Paste an image from the clipboard
Image Editor Window
To edit image with Image Editor, do the following:
1. Double-click the image you want to edit in the Document window.
2. You will be switched to the Image Editor window.
3. In the Image Editor window, you can use the toolbar together with the filter
tools to edit the image.
4. After you done, click Save to exit and get back to your Document window.
Currently, the Image Editor Window consists of the following components:
Filter Menu
The filter menu holds tools for applying filters for special effects. (See also:
Using Filters)
Toolbox
The toolbox holds tools for creating and editing images. (See also: Using the
Toolbox)
Color Palette
Options Palette
Histogram Palette
Layer Palette
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Options Palette
The options palette provides options for using a tool. (See also: Using the
Options Palette)
Layer Palette
Layer Palette helps you monitor and modify images. (See also: Using the Layer
Palette)
Color Palette
Color Palette displays the color values for the current foreground and
background colors. (See also: Using the Color Palette)
Histogram Palette
The histogram of an image normally refers to a histogram of the pixel intensity
values. This histogram is a graph showing the number of pixels in an image at
each different intensity value found in that image. (See also: Using the
Histogram Palette)
Replacing an Image
1. On the Toolbox, click Replace button .
2. In the pop-up Open dialog box, search the image file you want and click
Open button.
Note: Only BMP, PCX, TIF, and JPEG format file can be opened.
3. You get a confirmation message asking you if you want to continue to
replace the current active image. If yes, click the Ok button to finish.
Note: The replaced image will never be recovered.
Saving Images
1. On the Toolbox, click Save to File button .
2. In the File name box of the Save dialog box, type a new name for the image.
Note: Currently the file format type is limited to save as BMP.
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Zooming Images
You can use the zoom tool to magnify or reduce your view.
To zoom in
Select the zoom tool on the Toolbox. The pointer becomes a magnifying
glass with a plus sign in its center . Click the area you want to magnify.
To zoom out
Select the zoom tool. The pointer becomes a magnifying glass with a minus sign
in its center . Click the center of the area of the image you want to reduce.
Using the Toolbox
The first time you start the application, the toolbox appears on the left side of
the screen. Some tools in the toolbox have options that appear in the tool
options palette (See using the tool options