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Contents
Contents ............................................................................................................. III
FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP SOFTWARE
APPLICATIONS ............................................................................................................................. 1
Chapter 1 Overview ................................................................................... 9
Foxit Reader Add-ons .............................................................................................. 9
Updating Foxit Reader ........................................................................................... 11
Chapter 2 Getting Started .................................................................... 13
Installing Foxit Reader ........................................................................................... 13
Welcome Wizard...................................................................................................... 15
Customizing the Work Area .................................................................................. 18
Set the Skin ............................................................................................................. 30
Set the Tabbed Toolbar Mode .............................................................................. 31
Viewing PDF Properties .......................................................................................... 32
Uninstalling Foxit Reader ...................................................................................... 34
Chapter 3 Viewing PDFs ........................................................................ 35
Opening Documents ............................................................................................... 35
Viewing Documents ................................................................................................ 36
Navigating in Documents ...................................................................................... 38
Adjusting the View of Documents ....................................................................... 41
Split View .................................................................................................................. 44
Fit Visible mode ....................................................................................................... 46
Read Mode ................................................................................................................ 46
Read Out Loud ......................................................................................................... 46
Playing a Movie or a Sound Clip .......................................................................... 47
Working with Layers............................................................................................... 48
Finding Text ............................................................................................................. 49
Verify digital signature .......................................................................................... 51
Working with Asian Languages in PDFs ............................................................. 52
Share PDF on Facebook/Twitter .......................................................................... 52
E-mailing Documents ............................................................................................. 53
Preview in the Outlook .......................................................................................... 53
Thumbnails Preview in Windows ......................................................................... 54
Saving Documents .................................................................................................. 55
Closing Documents ................................................................................................. 55
Exiting Foxit Reader ............................................................................................... 56
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Chapter 4 Working on PDFs ................................................................ 57
Copying Text ............................................................................................................ 57
Copying Images ...................................................................................................... 57
Copying a Combination of Text and Images as an Image ............................ 58
Using Rulers & Guides ........................................................................................... 59
Measuring the Objects ........................................................................................... 60
Switching Between Basic Tools ............................................................................ 62
Using Foxit Text Viewer ......................................................................................... 63
Undoing and Redoing ............................................................................................. 68
Trust Manager ......................................................................................................... 68
SharePoint Service ................................................................................................. 68
Sign PDFs on DocuSign® ....................................................................................... 70
Chapter 5 Comments .............................................................................. 74
About the Annotation Tools .................................................................................. 74
Selecting Tools to Add Comments ...................................................................... 74
Adding Note Comments......................................................................................... 74
Using the Text Markup Tools ................................................................................ 77
Using the Select Text Tool .................................................................................... 78
Using the Drawing Markup Tools......................................................................... 79
Using the Typewriter Tools ................................................................................... 82
Changing the Appearance of Markups ............................................................... 87
Working on Comments .......................................................................................... 90
Sending Annotated PDFs ....................................................................................... 93
Chapter 6 Forms ........................................................................................ 94
General Information ............................................................................................... 94
Filling in PDF Forms ................................................................................................ 95
Chapter 7 Data Import & Export ....................................................... 99
Importing & Exporting Comments Data ............................................................ 99
Importing & Exporting Form Data..................................................................... 100
Chapter 8 Advanced Editing on PDFs ........................................... 101
Creating Bookmarks ............................................................................................. 101
Adding Links ........................................................................................................... 106
Attaching Files ....................................................................................................... 109
Adding Images ...................................................................................................... 113
Adding Multimedia ................................................................................................ 120
Chapter 9 Printing .................................................................................. 125
How to print a PDF document? .......................................................................... 125
Printing a portion of a page ................................................................................ 125
Print Dialog ............................................................................................................. 125
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Keyboard Shortcuts .............................................................................................. 129
Command Lines ..................................................................................................... 132
Contact Us ...................................................................................................... 133
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FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP
SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Foxit Corporation ("Foxit") License Agreement ("License" or
"Agreement") is a legal agreement between You (either an individual or an entity, who will be
referred to in this License as "You" or "Your") and Foxit for the use of desktop software
applications, and which may include associated media, printed materials, and other components
and software modules including but not limited to drivers ("Product"). The Product also includes
any software updates and upgrades that Foxit may provide to You or make available to You, or
that You obtain after the date You obtain Your initial copy of the Product, to the extent that such
items are not accompanied by a separate license agreement or terms of use. BY INSTALLING,
COPYING, DOWNLOADING, ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE PRODUCT, YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS FOXIT LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE
TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE PRODUCT AND SHOULD NOT INSTALL,
COPY, DOWNLOAD, ACCESS OR USE THE PRODUCT.
The Product is protected by copyright laws as well as other intellectual property laws. The
Product is licensed and not sold.
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the Product subject to all the terms and conditions set forth here within.
1.1. Single-Use Perpetual License. You may permit a single authorized end user to install the
Product on a single computer for use by that end user only.
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of use is limited to a fixed duration at which the time the Product must be deinstalled from the
computer unless the license is renewed for an additional period of time.
2. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the
Product, except and only to the extent that it is expressly permitted by applicable law
notwithstanding this limitation. You may not rent, lease, lend or transfer the Product, or host the
Product for third parties without the express written consent of Foxit. The Product is licensed as a
single integral product; its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one
computer. The Product may include copy protection technology to prevent the unauthorized
copying of the Product or may require original media for use of the Product on the computer. It is
illegal to make unauthorized copies of the Product or to circumvent any copy protection
technology included in the Product. The software may not be resold either by You or a third party
customer without the prior written permission of Foxit. All rights not expressly granted to You are
retained by Foxit.
2.1. Third Party Software. The Product may contain third party software that Foxit can grant
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sublicense to use or in the case of the Microsoft Corporation AD RMS Client Foxit grants a limited
use license, all which is protected by copyright law and other applicable laws.
3. Microsoft Corporation AD RMS Client Limitations. Use of the Product with the Microsoft AD
RMS Client is strictly limited by Foxit and determined by the number of Foxit PDF viewing
applications installed by Your organization.
3.1. The Product License grants You a limited use license to use the Product with the Microsoft
AD RMS Client provided that Your organization has not installed more than 200 copies of any free
Foxit PDF viewing applications. Calculated collectively, this 200 copy count would include but not
be limited to any versions of the Foxit Reader and/or Foxit Enterprise Reader where each
installation is calculated as one (1) copy.
3.2. Organizations having installed 200 or more copies of any free Foxit PDF viewing applications
will be required to license a Foxit PDF Security Suite User Client to access AD RMS Enabled files
within the Microsoft AD RMS Client. Please visit http://www.FoxitSoftware.com for further
information.
4. DocuSign Limitations. Organizations having 200 or more registered DocuSign users of the
Product will be required to pay the Maintenance Fee for each Product for which Maintenance is
desired and as further described in Section 5.4 below. Please contact sales@foxitsoftware.com
for further information.
5. SUPPORT, MAINTENANCE, AND UPGRADE PROTECTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
5.1. Term of Maintenance. Foxit agrees to provide Maintenance (as defined herein) to You
pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein provided that You pay the Maintenance Fee
for each Product for which Maintenance is desired and as further described in Section 5.4 below.
Maintenance will be provided for a period of one year, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties
in writing, from the date of purchase of the Product (the “Initial Support and Maintenance
Term”), and with renewals, annually from the expiration date of the prior Support and
Maintenance Term. Failure to renew annual maintenance may result in You having to purchase a
new license in order to receive future versions of software and associated ongoing support and
maintenance.
5.1.1. 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:
5.1.1.1. 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
adequate information to Foxit to assist in the investigation and to 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,
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excluding holidays.
5.1.1.2. Maintenance: Foxit will supply to You, at no additional charge, any improvements or
modifications to the Product that Foxit makes generally available as a minor release such as: 2.1,
2.2, 2.3 etc. Any such improvements or modifications shall become part of the Product for all
purposes of this Agreement.
5.1.1.3. 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.
5.2. Term of Upgrade Protection. Foxit agrees to provide Upgrade Protection (as defined herein)
to You pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein provided that You pay the Upgrade
Protection Fee for each Product for which Upgrade Protection is desired and as further described
in Section 4.4 below. Upgrade Protection will be provided for a period of one year, unless
otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing, from the date of purchase of the Product (the
“Initial Upgrade Protection Term”), and with renewals, annually from the expiration date of the
prior Upgrade Protection Term. Failure to renew annual Upgrade Protection may result in You
having to purchase a new license in order to receive future versions of software and associated
ongoing Upgrade Protection.
5.2.1. Upgrade Protection Services. In exchange for the Upgrade Protection Fee, Foxit agrees to
provide to You during the term of this Agreement Upgrade Protection (collectively "Upgrade
Protection") as follows:
5.2.1.1. 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
adequate information to Foxit to assist in the investigation and to 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.
5.2.1.2. Maintenance: Foxit will supply to You, at no additional charge, any improvements,
upgrade, or modifications to the Product that Foxit makes generally available. Any such
improvements, upgrades, or modifications shall become part of the Product for all purposes of
this Agreement.
5.2.1.3. You acknowledge and agree that the Upgrade Protection Services to be provided by Foxit
hereunder is limited to the most current version of the Product and the immediately preceding
version.
5.3. 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
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the Product by You or any third party or (C) Your failure or refusal to implement Product changes
recommended by Foxit.
5.4. Consideration. In payment of the Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection services to
be provided by Foxit hereunder, You shall pay Foxit, or its authorized agent, the applicable fee for
the Initial Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Term as indicated on the related invoice,
receipt, purchase order, or other ordering document ("Support, Maintenance and Upgrade
Protection Fee"). At the end of the Initial Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Term, or
any subsequent Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Term, You may renew
participation in Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection services for additional annual
term(s) provided You (a) are current on all payments due to Foxit and (b) pay Foxit, or its
authorized agent, the 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 30 days prior to the
expiration of the then current Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Term. The Support,
Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Fee for renewal shall be equal to the Support,
Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Fee for the immediate preceding annual term plus an
increase by a percentage not to exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as published by the U.S.
Department of Labor. In addition, Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection shall be
discontinued for any and all subsequent Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Protection Terms for
which You fail to pay Foxit the invoice within ten (10) days after the prior Support, Maintenance
and Upgrade Protection expiration date.
5.5. Exceptions. For use of the Product or a Beta Software Product, only the Maintenance
Services and Exclusions paragraphs of this section apply. For use of the Product under
Educational Use terms, the Maintenance Services and Exclusion paragraphs apply as long as You
pay for the maintenance period defined under Your Single-Use Term License.
6. PAYMENT TERMS. Unless explicitly set forth in this Agreement, all fees and other amounts due
under this Agreement are non-cancelable and non-refundable. Unless otherwise agreed to by the
parties, You shall pay all fees or amounts within 30 days of the date of the invoice. A late fee shall
be charged on any overdue amounts and any other fees and expenses not paid as provided under
this Agreement at the rate of one and one-half percent (1½ %) per month, or the highest rate
allowable under applicable law, whichever is less, commencing with the date payment was due.
7. TAXES. The fees and all other amounts due as set forth in this Agreement are net amounts to
be received by Foxit, exclusive of all taxes, duties, and assessments, including without limitation
all sales, withholding, VAT, excise, ad valorem, and use taxes (collectively, the Taxes”), and are
not subject to offset or reduction because of any Taxes incurred by You or otherwise due as a
result of this Agreement. You shall be responsible for and shall pay directly, any and all Taxes
relating to the performance of this Agreement, provided that this paragraph shall not apply to
taxes based solely on Foxits income.
8. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. If Foxit provides any support services to You, You agree that Foxit
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and its affiliates may collect and use all information You provide as a part of any such support
services related to the Product. Foxit agrees not to use this information in a form that personally
identifies You. Foxit maintains user login information under which Foxit may collect your Foxit
product login email only. Collection of this information occurs in accordance with the Foxit
Privacy Policy (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/privacy.php).
9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. Subject to the license grant hereunder, all right, title and
interest in and to the Product, the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the Product
are owned by Foxit and its licensors.
10. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that Product is of U.S. origin. You agree to comply
with all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations governing Your use of the
Product. Without limiting the foregoing, in the event that this Agreement permits export of the
Product outside the U.S., You shall be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable U.S.
export laws, rules, and regulations. The Product is subject to the U.S. Export Administration
Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries
(currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited
from receiving U.S. exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied
Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of Specially Designated
Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or
biological weapons).
11. WARRANTY
11.1. Warranty. Foxit warrants that for a period of 90 days from the date of delivery (“Warranty
Period”), under normal use, the Product will perform substantially in conformance with the
specifications published in the Documentation. During such period, and as the sole obligation of
Foxit and Your sole remedy under the warranty in this Section, if You provide written notice of
Foxits failure to comply with the above warranty, Foxit will use reasonable commercial efforts to
correct such nonconformity in the Product as in accordance with the terms of the 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 will promptly return to Foxit all such copies of such Product. Upon receipt
of the Product from Licensee, Foxit will return to Licensee all license fees (and any unused
support fees) paid to Foxit by You for such Product. This warranty set forth above does not apply
to, and Foxit shall have no obligation with respect to, any non-conformity arising as a result of (i)
use of the Product other than as specified under this Agreement and the related Documentation;
(ii) any modification or alteration of the Product 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 installed, except as permitted in this Agreement.
11.2. Disclaimer. Other than the warranty set forth in Section 11.1 above, and to the maximum
extent permitted by applicable law, Foxit, its authorized resellers and their subsidiaries provides
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the Product and any support services related to the Product ("Support Services") AS IS AND WITH
ALL FAULTS, and hereby disclaim all other warranties and conditions, either express, implied or
statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties, duties or conditions of
merchantability, of fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of
results, of workmanlike effort, of lack of viruses, and of lack of negligence, all with regard to the
Product, and the provision of or failure to provide support services.
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DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL
FOXIT, ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLERS OR THEIR SUBSIDIARIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER
INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY,
FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR
NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF
OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, THE PROVISION OF
OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH
ANY PROVISION OF THIS LICENSE, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF FOXIT,
EVEN IF FOXIT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
12.1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES. Notwithstanding any damages that You might
incur for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, all damages referenced above and
all direct or general damages), the entire liability of Foxit, its resellers and their subsidiaries under
any provision of this License and Your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to
the amount actually paid by You for the Product. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and
disclaimers shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy
fails its essential purpose.
12.2. NOTICE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS
12.3. For contracts with agencies of the Department of Defense, the Governments rights in: (1)
commercial computer software and commercial computer software documentation shall be
governed, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 227.7201 through 227.7202-4, by Foxits standard commercial
license(s) for the respective product(s); (2) software and software documentation other than
commercial computer software and commercial computer software documentation shall be
governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7014; (3) technical data for commercial items other than software
or software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7015(b); and (4) technical
data for non-commercial items other than software or software documentation shall be
governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013.
12.4. For contracts with U.S. Government agencies other than the Department of Defense
agencies, the Governments rights in: (1) commercial computer software and commercial
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computer software documentation shall be governed, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 2.101 and 12.212, by
Foxits standard commercial license(s) for the respective product(s); (2) software and software
documentation other than commercial computer software and commercial computer software
documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14, Alternative III; 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.
13. GENERAL. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of
the State of California excluding that body of laws known as conflicts of law. The United Nations
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply. Any legal action or
proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts
located in San Jose, California and the parties hereby irrevocably consent to the personal
jurisdiction and venue therein. You may not assign this Agreement or any right or interest
hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise, without Foxits express prior written consent. Any
attempt to assign this Agreement, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Subject to
the foregoing, this Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of each party's successors and
permitted assigns. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of
any of its remedies under this Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies under
this Agreement or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any
provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, that provision of the Agreement will be
enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of this Agreement will
remain in full force and effect. All notices or approvals required or permitted under this
Agreement will be in writing and delivered by confirmed facsimile transmission, by overnight
delivery services, or by certified mail, and in each instance will be deemed given upon receipt. All
notices or approvals will be sent to the addresses set forth in the applicable ordering document
or invoice or to such other address as may be specified by either party to the other in accordance
with this section. Neither party will be responsible for any failure or delay in its performance
under this Agreement (except for any payment obligations) due to causes beyond its reasonable
control, including, but not limited to, labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages of or inability to
obtain labor, energy or supplies, war, terrorism, riot, or acts of God. The failure by either party to
enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of
that or any other provision. This Agreement, including Foxits support and maintenance services
terms constitutes the entire and exclusive agreement between the parties concerning its subject
matter and supersedes all prior written and oral understandings and agreements between the
parties regarding its subject matter. The terms and conditions contained in any customer
purchase order or other ordering document that are inconsistent with or in addition to the terms
and conditions of this Agreement are hereby rejected by Foxit and will be deemed null and of no
effect.
14. COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSES. If You are a business, company or organization, You agree that
upon request from Foxit or its authorized representative You will within thirty (30) days fully
document and certify that 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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15. DISCONTINUING OR MODIFYING SERVICES. You acknowledge that Foxit has the right to
discontinue the manufacture and development of any of the 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.
16. 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
Welcome to Foxit Reader-- your right choice to view and print PDF documents!
Foxit Reader, hereafter referred to as Foxit Reader, is a free PDF document viewer and printer. It
launches quickly (about one second) and requires no installation. Unzip the downloaded zip file
to a folder of your choice and run the executable file directly.
In addition to the basic PDF viewing functions, Foxit Reader also includes various advance
features, such as adding annotations, undoing and redoing actions, saving a PDF document as a
text file, copying text from the text viewer and digital signature validation.
Foxit Reader Add-ons
Foxit Reader provides separate add-ons for you to download on demand. These add-ons fall into
critical add-ons and advanced add-ons, which can be updated by the Update Manager, and it can
also be downloaded from our website (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/addons.php).
The former one is free while the latter provides additional features for a fee.
Critical Add-ons
Critical add-ons are free. They are essential components for proper display and execution. For
example, if you open a PDF document containing Chinese characters, Foxit Reader will ask if you
want to download the Eastern Asian Language Support. If you choose “Cancel”, you can read this
file, but some characters will not be displayed correctly.
Free Critical Add-ons in Foxit Reader
Function Description
Size
Remark
This add-on module is for decoding images in
JPEG2000 or JBIG2 formats. If you don't install this
module, images in those formats cannot be
displayed.
169KB
Download
Free
This module is used for displaying Eastern Asian
Language in a PDF file. Eastern Asian Language can't
be displayed properly without it.
1.12MB
Download
Free
This is a redistributable module from Microsoft and
provides better display quality for graphics. You can
764KB
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Free
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still view the PDF file without this module in lower
graphic quality. Installing this module will not affect
any other applications on your system.
This add-on is used to execute JavaScript in many
interactive forms. If you don't install this add-on, you
still can fill in such forms, but you wouldn't be able to
perform some automated tasks like field value
verification and recalculation.
1.05MB
Download
Free
NOTE: To manually install a critical add-on, please extract it to the same directory where you
install Foxit Reader.
See also
“Updating Foxit Reader.
Advanced Add-ons
Advanced add-ons have many specific capabilities.
Advanced Add-ons in Foxit Reader
Name
Function Description
Size
Remark
Foxit Toolbar for Browser
This add-on is a free toolbar for IE or
Firefox that delivers up-to-date Foxit
news and upgrades straight to your
Internet browser, enabling the user to
search the web anytime anywhere, giving
easy access to various useful goodies and
gadgets.
1.01MB
Download
Free
Firefox Plugins
Foxit Firefox Plugin installs a simple Foxit
Reader into the Firefox web browser, this
free add-on allows users to display, view,
edit and print PDF documents in the
browser.
212 KB
Download
Free
Spell Checker
When you fill out an English form or use
typewriter to insert any English text, this
tool will try to find any spelling errors and
highlight them with squiggly lines. If you
right click on the misspelled words, you
will see a list of suggested words. Click
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here to download the dictionary.
Tips:
1. Instructions on installation of .fzip package below
To manually install a critical or an advanced add-on, please run Foxit Reader, and then go to "Help" > "Install
Updates" > browse and choose the related downloaded package, and then click the "Open" button. When you're
done, click "Done" to finish the installation.
2. How to install the dictionary for Foxit Spell Checker?
After you download the dictionary and unzip it, please save the unzipped folder named lex to the same
installation folder of Foxit Reader like C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader.
Check for update:
1. To select “Check for Updates”, please go to Help > Check for Updates Now or go to Tools >
Preferences > select Updater”. You can choose to check for security updates automatically
every 7 days or do not update automatically.
2. You can install the Foxit Toolbar or eBay shortcut icon with Installation Wizard when you install
Foxit PDF printer, or with the Foxit Reader Updates dialog box.
Updating Foxit Reader
Foxit files and add-ons can be updated in several ways. Some updates are available if you open a
PDF document that triggers the updating process. For example, if you open a file that contains
Chinese characters, Foxit Reader will ask if you want to download the Eastern Asian Language
Support. Other updates are available only from the Help menu, where you have to manually
install them. However, all updates can be downloaded directly from Foxit website.
Updating from the Help Menu
1. Choose Help > Check for Updates Now…
2. Select updates from the column on the left, and click Add to move them to the right column.
Only the updates and components appropriate for your product will be listed.
3. Click Install.
Use Foxit Updater
1. Choose Tools > Preferences > Updater
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2. Check the appropriate option according to your requirements.
- Automatically install updates (only for the patch): the system automatically downloads
and replaces the original files in the installation folder when there is a new version.
- Automatically download updates, but let me choose when to install them (Default): the
system automatically downloads and displays a message informing you of the upgrade
and allowing you to choose to upgrade to the new version. This option is checked by
default.
- Do not download or install updates automatically: never download or install updates
automatically.
3. Click OK.
Updating From Foxit Website
1. Click to visit http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/addons.php.
2. Select and download the add-ons you want to update.
3. Extract them to the same directory where you install Foxit Reader.
4. Re-run the Foxit Reader program to implement the update files.
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Chapter 2 Getting Started
This section gives you an overview of Foxit Reader, including installation, registration, work area,
properties and uninstallation.
Installing Foxit Reader
Windows System Requirements
Foxit Reader runs successfully on the following systems. If your computer does not meet these
requirements, you may not be able to use Foxit Reader.
Operating Systems
Windows 7(32-bit & 64-bit)
Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with or
without Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 or 3
(32-bit & 64-bit)
For users utilizing the Active Directory Rights Management Service and SharePoint
integration capability, Windows 7 or Windows Vista with Service Pack2 (SP2) is required.
Recommended Minimum Hardware for Better Performance
1.3 GHz or faster processor
64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
52 MB of available hard drive space
800x600 screen resolution
How to Install?
Please visit Foxit Corporation’s website (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/) to
download the latest version of Foxit Reader for free. There are three versions for you to
download.
If you download the “FoxitReader53_setup.exe” file to your computer, please do the following:
Double-click the installation file (.exe or .msi) and you will see the Install Wizard pop up.
Click Next to continue.
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In order to install Foxit Reader on your system, you are required to accept the terms and
conditions of Foxit’s License Agreement. Please read the Agreement carefully and then
check I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next to continue. If you cannot
accept it, please click Cancel to exit the installation.
Foxit Reader will be installed under the default path: C:\Program Files \Foxit Software\Foxit
Reader. If you want to change the location, please click Browse and set the installation
path.
Choose to select full or custom installation. And you can choose the optional components.
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If you choose custom installation, you will be given a chance to select the additional tasks
you would like to perform while installing Foxit Reader
If you want to set Safe Reading Mode during installation, please check the Enable Safe
Reading Mode.
Check the choices you made just now and click Install.
Welcome Wizard
The first time to run Foxit Reader, a welcome wizard to choose the toolbar mode.
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Work Area
Foxit Reader opens in two different ways: on its own, as a standalone application, and in a web
browser. The associated work areas slightly differ.
The Foxit Reader work area includes a document pane that displays PDFs and a navigation pane
on the left side that helps you browse through the current PDF. Toolbars near the top and
bottom of the window provide other controls that you can use to work with PDFs, including
toolbar pane, menu bar and status bar.
The Work Area for PDFs Open in the Application
Double-click the Foxit Reader icon on the desktop to start this program
Choose File > Open, navigate to and select any PDF on your computer, and click Open.
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User Interface
A. Menu bar B. Toolbars C. Navigation pane (Bookmark panel displayed)
D. Status bar E. Document pane
The Work Area for PDFs Open in a Web Browser
Open a web browser application.
Select a PDF anywhere on the Internet and click the link.
The PDF will be opened by Foxit Reader directly in the web browser.
A
B
C
D
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PDF open in a web browser
A. Web browser application menu bar and buttons
B. Foxit Reader toolbars
C. Navigation Pane (Bookmark panel displayed) D. Document pane
Customizing the Work Area
As you get acquainted with Foxit Reader, you can set up your Reader work environment. The
more you learn about its potential, the more you can take advantage of its features, tools, and
options.
There is much more to the application than you see at first glance. Foxit Reader has hidden tools
and preferences that can enhance your experience and give you greater control over how your
work area is arranged and displayed.
About Menu Bar
A
B
C
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Generally speaking, it is a good idea to keep the menu bar visible so that it is available as you
work. However, some users prefer to have as much space in Foxit Reader as possible. To get rid of
Reader menus temporarily, you should click View > uncheck Menu Bar.
You can temporarily display the Menu Bar again by right-clicking the toolbar and checking Menu
Bar.
About Toolbars
Foxit Reader enables you to change the appearance of the tools to suit your needs and working
style. You can add and delete buttons on the existing toolbars so that only the commands you use
most often will be displayed. To learn more about it, read the explanation below.
Toolbars open by default
A. Basic toolbar B. Find toolbar C. View toolbar
Any toolbars can float or be docked. Docked toolbars appear in the toolbar area. Floating toolbars
appear as independent palettes that you can move anywhere in the work area.
Each toolbar has a grabber bar , which is a vertical gray stripe at the left end of the toolbar.
Note: Foxit Reader will be opened with the selections of Select Text Tool or Typewriter if you select
these tools the last time Foxit Reader was opened.
Showing or hiding toolbars
To hide all toolbars, choose View > Toolbars > Hide Toolbars, or press the hotkey F8 on your
keyboard.
To show all toolbars, choose View > Toolbars > Show Toolbars, or press the hotkey F8 on
your keyboard.
To open a toolbar, choose View > Toolbars > [toolbar name].
To hide a toolbar, please do one of the following:
A. Right-click the toolbar area or choose View >Toolbars, and uncheck the toolbar you want
to hide.
B. Drag the toolbar you want to delete from its grabber bar to the document pane, click the
"Close" button at the top right corner of its title bar to hide it.
A
B
C
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To change the visibility of several toolbars, please go to Edit > UI options > Customize
Toolbars, and then select and deselect the toolbars. A checkmark next to the toolbar name
indicates that the toolbar is currently visible.
In Tabbed Toolbar Mode,
To collapse/expand a toolbar classified by the toolbar tab, please choose a tab and click
or in the upper right corner or double-click the toolbar tab.
If you want to use a tool after collapsing the toolbar, you can click the tab and then choose
the tool in the expanded toolbar. When using the selected tool on PDFs, the toolbar will be
collapsed again automatically.
Showing or hiding Ask Search Button
To hide or show the Ask Search Button, choose Edit > preferences > internet search, and
check or uncheck the option “hide Ask.com Search Button”.
Moving toolbars
To rearrange the docked toolbars, use the toolbar grabber bars to drag them from one
position to another.
To float a docked toolbar, drag it by its grabber bar from the toolbar area.
To move a floating toolbar, drag it by its title bar to another location in the work area.
To dock a floating toolbar, double-click its title bar or drag it by its title bar to the toolbar
area.
To move all floating toolbars to the toolbar area, choose View > Toolbars > Reset Toolbars.
Note: To move a toolbar, drag the grabber bar at the left edge of the toolbar.
Adding your favorite toolbar
Favorite Toolbar displays all your bookmarked tools. You can add tools that will let you view and
search content easily to your favorite toolbar. This is another way for you to arrange and manage
all the tools.
To add your favorite toolbar, please perform the following:
Choose Edit > UI Options > Customize Toolbars, and select the Favorite Toolbar tab.
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Select your favorite tools or separators and add them to the Favorite Toolbar list. Click Up or
Down to arrange the tool order and then click OK.
To show your favorite toolbar, please go to View > Toolbars > select Favorite Tools, or
right-click on the toolbar and then select Favorite Tools.
Returning toolbars to their default configuration
Choose View > Toolbars > Reset Toolbars, or press Alt + F8.
Customize shortcut keys
People’s habit using the keyboard are different and the familiarity to the buttons on a
keyboard is distinct. The intellectualized Foxit Reader allows you to customize the shortcut keys
according to your habit, which enables you to use the shortcuts more convenient than before.
Please follow the steps listed below:
Right click Toolbar > Customize Toolbars > select the “KeyBoard” tab.
Choose the tool’s category in the “Categories” list and the action in the “Command” list.
Input the appropriate shortcut with your keyboard. Click Assign to apply the shortcut. If you
want to clear the shortcut input tab, please click Move. The Reset All button can recover the
default setting.
Note: The shortcut keys that have already being used cannot be reassigned. A message under the
input tab will show you whether the shortcut key has been used by another command.
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Switching UI Languages
Foxit Reader supports dynamically UI language switch. English is the default UI language, but you
can select a localized language from the Language list in Foxit Reader.
To change the UI language of Foxit Reader, please go to Edit > Preferences > select the
“Languages” tab.
Use default language Makes English the UI language.
Choose custom language Selects your localized UI language from the list.
When switching UI language, you may meet one of the following cases:
If the UI language package exists on your computer, the UI will be switched in a flash into the
language you selected.
If you don’t have the UI language package on your computer but available on Foxit server, a
prompt message will pop up asking you whether or not to download the language kits.
If the UI language package is unavailable on Foxit server, a prompt message will pop up
giving you a notice that you can get the UI language package on our website. In addition,
you can also help us to do some translation so that we can localize Foxit Reader into your
own language. To visit our multi-language translation system, please click here.
About Navigation Pane
The navigation pane, located next to the document pane, can display different navigation panels,
including Layer panel, Attachments panel, Pages panel, Comments panel, and Bookmarks panel.
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Please note that the navigation pane is unavailable when Foxit is open but empty (no PDF is
open).
The buttons on the left side of the navigation pane provides easy access to various panels, such
as the Bookmarks panel button , the Pages panel button , and the Layers panel .
To show the navigation pane, choose View > Navigation Panels > Show Navigation Panels, or
use keyboard shortcut F4.
To open a navigation panel, you can either click its button on the left side of the navigation
pane, or choose View > Navigation Panels > [navigation panel name].
To close the navigation pane, choose View > Navigation Panels > Show Navigation Panels, or
use keyboard shortcut F4, or click the button for the currently open panel in the navigation
pane.
Tip: To show or hide the navigation pane, you can also click on the button at the top right
corner of the navigation pane.
Adjusting the navigation pane
Like the toolbars, the navigation panels can be docked in the navigation pane or they can float
anywhere in the work area of Foxit Reader. You can choose to hide or close the panels that you
don't need and open the ones you do. Whats more, you can also adjust the width of the
navigation pane easily.
1. Viewing a panel in the navigation pane
By default, all the panels dock in the navigation pane with a set of panel buttons appearing on
the left side of the work area.
Do one of the following:
Select the button for the panel on the left side of the navigation pane.
Choose View > Navigation Panels > [panel name].
2. Changing the display area for navigation pane
To change the view area of the navigation pane, drag its right border to adjust the width.
To minimize or maximize the navigation pane, click on the button at the top right corner
of the navigation pane.
3. Docking or floating a navigation panel
To float a navigation panel, drag the panel button into the document pane.
To move a panel, drag it by its panel button to another location.
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To dock a floating panel, double-click its title bar.
To group two floating panels, drag the title bar of one panel into the other floating panel.
To dock multiple floating panels, choose View > Navigation Panels > Dock All Panels.
Setting preferences
Although Foxit Reader is customizable, some of the customizable features may be difficult to find.
After reading this section, you will find out how useful having your own preferences can be, and
how simple it is to set up your own preferences.
To set preferences in Foxit Reader, please choose Edit > Preference
Note: you can use the arrow keys or Tab key to switch between different preference settings.
Accessibility
Document Colors Options
A. Replace Document Colors: Select to activate other options to change the document
colors.
B. Use Windows Color Scheme: Sets document colors according to the color scheme of
your Windows preferences.
C. Custom Color: Changes the color of Page Background and Document Text.
D. Only change the content in Black/White color: Changes only the Black/White text and
leaves the colored text unchanged.
Commenting
Pop-up Opacity: sets the opacity of popup notes for annotation tools.
Document
The Document of the Preferences dialog provides several ways to browse PDF documents.
- Open Setting
1. Allow Multiple Instances: Creates a new Foxit Reader window when double-clicking to
open a PDF file.
2. Allow document to hide the menu bar, toolbars: Opens a PDF file without menu bar and
toolbars.
3. Alert when document requests Full Screen: A message box will pop up to confirm the
operation when opening a PDF which has been defined to be opened in full screen
mode.
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4. In web browser, display PDF in Read Mode by default: Opens a PDF in Read Mode
automatically in web browser.
5. In Reader, choose the mode for displaying PDF files: Displays the PDFs in Read mode or
Full Screen Mode or normal way automatically when opening PDFs with Foxit Reader.
- Show prompt message before closing all tabs: When you close a window with multiple tabs,
Foxit Reader will ask you to confirm your choice. This prevents you from accidentally closing
the whole window when you intended to only close the current tab.
- Measurement Units Sets unit of page dimensions given in the status bar and print dialog
box.
File Associations
This option allows users to set the default PDF Viewer.
- Make Foxit Reader the default PDF Viewer.
1. Always perform check when starting Foxit Reader: if the default PDF viewer is not Foxit
Reader, a message box will appear for the options to set it as your default viewer every
time you run Foxit Reader.
2. Display PDF in Browser: check it to display PDFs in Browser with Foxit Reader plug-in.
- Restore a previously associated application as default PDF Viewer (if still installed): restore
the last PDF viewer to be the default one.
Forms
The form tab enables you to set the preferences of the interactive form display.
- Always hide document message bar: You can decide whether to show or hide the document
message bar that appears below the toolbar area when opening an interactive PDF form.
- Highlight all fields: You can either check Highlight all fields or choose to highlight the specific
fields to your needs. You also can click the color panes next to change the highlight color.
- Email: edit the email title and contents which will be sent with the PDF form.
Full Screen
- Full Screen Navigation
A. Select to show Scroll bar, Status bar, Tab bar, Navigation Panels or Menu bar in Full
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Screen mode.
B. Show Exit Button check or uncheck this option to show or hide Exit Button in Full
Screen mode.
C. One page at a time displays a single page at a time in Full Screen mode.
D. Left click to go forward one page; right click to go back one page -- lets you page
through a PDF document by clicking the mouse. You can also page through a document
by pressing Space, Shift + Space, or the arrow keys.
- Full Screen Appearance
Background click the color pane and choose the color you like to be the background color
in Full Screen mode.
- Full Screen Transitions
Foxit Reader supports page transition in Full Screen mode. There are 11 transition types:
Split, Blinds, Box, Wipe, Dissolve, Glitter, Fly, Push, Cover, Uncover and Fade. Also, you could
set the direction for the transition.
Default transition - to edit page transition for one document.
Direction - set the direction for the transition.
General
The General Preferences setting provides options on Toolbar Settings, Snapshot Selection, Printer,
Text Link, Tab Bar, etc.
- Basic Tools
A. Use Fixed Resolution for Snapshots -- sets the resolution used to copy the image
captured with the Snapshot tool. Automatically uses 72 pixels as default resolution.
B. Create links from URLs - detect the text links in PDF documents and change the
non-clickable links into clickable ones.
C. Minimize to system tray - You can save space on your task bar by minimizing the Foxit
Reader to system tray. Check it to minimize Foxit Reader to system tray when you click
the Minimize button.
D. Screen word-capturing - Check it to turn on this function that enable you to use your
mouse to capture words inside a PDF file and have it translated if you are using
dictionary software.
E. Make Hand Tool select text - Check it to enable hand tool to become text selection tool
when moving it to the selectable content.
- Printer
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Print Texts as Graphics (Ignore Font Substitution) sets the text font as graphics and
printout fonts are exactly the same as the text fonts. Automatically allows quick print where
Printer Font is substituted.
- Tab Bar
Max tab size allows you to specify a maximum tab size.
- Menu & Status Bar
A. Menu Exclusive Row This option is checked by default. If you uncheck it, the toolbar
can be aligned with the menu bar.
B. Auto-Hide Status Bar Hides the status bar when opening a PDF, and enables it to float
at the bottom of the page only when the cursor is moved to the bottom.
- Application Sartup
Show Start Page: check it to show the start page when running Foxit Reader.
History
History
A. Restore last section when application starts: determines whether documents start
automatically with the last viewed section.
B. Restore last view settings when reopening: determines whether documents open
automatically with the last viewed settings.
C. Maximum number of documents in history list: sets the maximum number of PDF
documents you read in history list. The default is 53 PDF documents.
D. Maximum number of documents in recently used list: sets the maximum number of PDF
documents you read recently in “File” pull-down menu. The default is 4 PDF documents.
Note: Foxit Reader allows users to set maximum number of documents in history list and
maximum number of documents in recently used list to 0.
Internet Search
- Hide Internet search pop-up bar: select to hide the Internet search pop-up bar appears at
the top right corner of the selected text when you are selecting text.
- Disable internet search but drag but use pop-up bar: select to disable internet search but
drag but use pop-up bar. In which case, drag the selected text will not perform a search on
the Internet.
- Hide Ask.com search button: check it to hide Ask.com search button on the toolbar.
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JavaScript
Enable JavaScript Actions: enables any actions in a PDF that uses JavaScript.
Languages
Please refer to Switching UI Languages”.
Page Display
The Page Display panel of the Preferences dialog box includes the following options:
Page Display
A. Default Page Layout: you can use the following page layouts when viewing PDF
documents:
a) Single Page -- Displays one page at a time, with no portion on other pages visible.
b) Continuous -- Displays pages in a continuous vertical column that is one page wide.
c) Facing -- Displays each two-page spread with no portion of other pages visible.
d) Continuous Facing -- Displays facing pages side by side in a continuous vertical
column.
See also
Changing the page layout.
B. Display Transparency Grid: displays a grid behind transparent objects.
C. Custom Facing: the Default Facing for page layout is 2 pages. You can check the Custom
Facing box and set the facing layout to your own preference.
D. Custom Margin: sets the margins between different pages with Facing or Continuous
Facing page layout. The default is a margin of 8 pixels.
E. Smooth Text: optimally adjusts text display that best suits your monitor.
F. Use logical page numbers: open PDFs with the logical page numbers.
Magnification
Default Zoom: sets the magnification level for PDF documents when they are first opened.
This value overrides document settings. The default uses the settings of the PDF document.
See also
Changing the magnification level of a document”.
Reading
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Page Vs Document: This preference determines how much of a document is delivered to a
screen reader at a time. If a PDF isn’t tagged, Foxit Reader may analyze the document and
attempt to infer its structure, which can take a long time for a long document. You may want
to set Foxit Reader to deliver only the currently visible page so that it analyzes only a small
piece of the document at a time. This consideration will vary depending on the size and
complexity of the document and on the features of the screen reader.
A. Only read the currently visible pages - This option is usually best when
using a screen magnifier. It improves performance by eliminating the need for the
software to process parts of the document that aren’t visible. When Foxit Reader sends
only the currently visible pages of a PDF to the memory buffer, the assistive technology
has access to those pages only. It cannot go to another page until the next page is visible
and Foxit Reader has sent the page information to the memory buffer. Therefore, if this
option is selected, you must use the navigation features of Foxit Reader, not those of the
assistive technology, to navigate from page to page in the document. You should also set
the Default Page Display option in preferences to Single Page if you choose to have
Reader send only the currently visible pages to the assistive technology. For instructions
on setting the default page display to Singe Page, see “Setting page display
preferences.
B. Read the entire document - This option can be best if you use a screen reader that has
its own navigation and search tools and that is more familiar to you than the tools in
Foxit Reader.
C. For large documents, only read the currently visible pages - This option is selected by
default and is usually best if you use a screen reader with long or complex PDFs. It
allows Foxit Reader to deliver an entire small document but revert to page-by-page
delivery for large documents.
Minimum number of pages in a large document When the For large documents, only read
the currently visible pages option is selected, it allows you to set this minimum value.
RMS Setting
- Save the encrypted file as a copy which will be named as ‘filename(protected).pdf after
encrypting a file with RMS feature.
Signature
- Verify signatures once the PDF is opened.
Speech
- Volume: set the reading volume of Read out Loud.
- Use default voice: check it to read content with default language, or you can select the
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required one from the combo box.
- Use default speech attribute: chick it to read with default pitch and rate, or you can set them
in the combo box.
- Read comments: check it to enable the application to read out the comments when
executing Read out Loud.
Spelling
- Enable spelling check: enable spelling check feature to avoid spelling error.
Trust Manager
Please refer to Trust Manager”
Updater
- Automatically install updates (only for the patch): the system automatically downloads
and replaces the original files in the installation folder when there is a new version.
- Automatically download updates but let me choose when to install them (Default): the
system automatically downloads and displays a message informing you of the upgrade
and allowing you to choose to upgrade to the new version. This option is checked by
default.
- Do not download or install updates automatically: never download or install updates
automatically.
Set the Skin
This feature offers five skins so that you could change the appearance of the software.
To set the appearance of Foxit Reader, please do one of the followings:
- In Normal Mode, click Edit > UI Options > Change Skin > check the skin and click OK.
- In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, please choose File > Change Skin > check the skin and click OK.
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Set the Tabbed Toolbar Mode
- Foxit Reader Ribbon, located across the top of the screen, groups your tools by task,
ensuring the commands you use most frequently are close at hand.
Tabbed Interface
A. Tab B. Groups C. Command Buttons
- Tabs are home to a set of task-related tools.
- Groups within each tab break a task into subtasks.
Command buttons carry out a command or display a menu of commands. To set the tabbed
toolbar mode, please go to Edit > UI Options > Change Toolbar Mode > choose Tabbed Toolbar
Mode.
A
B
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Note: The feature can be effective after restarting Foxit Reader.
Viewing PDF Properties
The Properties dialog box provides information about the document, including the documents
location, title, subject, author, fonts used, security settings, etc. This dialog box also displays
attributes set by other programs.
To view the PDF properties, please choose File > Properties. You can acquire all relevant
information as follows:
Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box
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Description
This tab shows some basic information about the document. The title, author, subject, and
keywords may have been set by the person who created the document in the source application.
- Title -- A general or descriptive heading of the document.
- Subject -- The principal idea and point of the document.
- Author -- The writer of the document.
- Creator -- The application that produced the original document.
- Producer -- The application or driver that converted the original document into a PDF
document.
- Keywords -- The words that are used to reveal the internal structure of an author's
reasoning.
- Created -- The date and time the document was created.
- Modified -- The date and time the document was last modified.
- Advanced -- This area shows the PDF version, the page size, number of pages.
Security
The Security tab describes what changes and functionality area allowed within the PDF. If a
password, certificate, or security policy has been applied to the document, the method is listed
here. Changing security setting is not allowed in Foxit Reader.
Security tab of the Document Properties dialog box
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Fonts
The Fonts tab lists the fonts and the font types used in the original document, as well as the
encoding used to display the original fonts.
Fonts tab of the Document Properties dialog box
Uninstalling Foxit Reader
How to Uninstall?
Please do one of the following:
Click Start > Programs > Foxit Reader > Uninstall.
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Program and select Foxit Reader to
uninstall.
Double click the file uninstall.exe under Foxit Reader installation directory Drive
name:\...\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\.
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Chapter 3 Viewing PDFs
Once the Foxit Reader is properly installed, you can open and view PDF files easily. When you
have a PDF open, you can also adjust the view of the document, find text in it, email to others,
etc.
Opening Documents
You can open and view PDFs in Foxit Reader from the desktop, or in a web browser.
Opening a PDF document in Foxit Reader
Start in the Start Page to Foxit Reader window
When you open Foxit Reader, a Start Page will be opened by default, which introduces some
product information of Foxit.
If you do not want to show the start page, please go to View > click Start.
Opening a PDF document in Foxit Reader
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Open, or click the Open button on File Toolbar. In the Open dialog box,
select the file name, and click Open. PDF documents are usually identified with .pdf
extension.
Drag and drop the PDF file into the Foxit Reader window.
Note: You can open more than one PDF document within the same Foxit Reader application.
When you open more than one file at a time, you can navigate the PDF files easily by
clicking the corresponding tabs. If you only open one PDF, the tab will not be shown.
Opening a PDF document from desktop or within other applications
If you set Foxit Reader as your default viewer for PDF files, you are able to launch and open PDF
files in the following applications:
Email Application: in most email applications, you can double-click the attachment icon to
open the document.
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Web Application: you can open a PDF document by clicking on the PDF file link in your web
browser.
File System: double-click the PDF file icon in your file system.
Note: You can see the size of the opened document at the bottom right corner of the window. For
example . To sets unit of page dimensions, please refer to
Measurement Units”.
Opening a secured PDF document
If you receive a PDF that is protected by security features, you may need a password to open the
document. Some protected documents have other restrictions that prevent you from printing,
editing, copying, etc.
When opening a protected PDF, you will be prompted to enter the password.
When trying to copy or edit a secured PDF, you will find that the related functions or tools
are disabled and grayed out.
Retrieving recently opened documents from within Foxit Reader
In File pull-down menu, you will be able to instantly retrieve recently opened documents. Foxit
Readerprovides a list of recently opened PDF documents. Choose File > a previously opened PDF.
Note: To customize the number of document in recently used list, please refer to Setting history
preferences.
Viewing Documents
Foxit Reader provides three different ways for you to read PDF files: multi-tab browsing, single
document interface mode, and multiple document interface mode.
Multi-Tab Browsing
The multi-tab browsing feature enables you to open multiple files in a single instance. If you
already have a PDF open and then double-click another pdf file, it willl be opened in the same
window.
Tab bar
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Opening a new tab
To open a new tab, you can double-click a PDF file, select File > Open, or click the Open button
on the toolbar.
Closing a tab
To close the current tab, you can do one of the following:
- Click the Close Tab button at the top right corner of the Tab Bar.
- Double-click on the Tab Bar.
- Click the middle button of the mouse on the Tab Bar.
- Right-click on a tab and choose Close Tab/Close Others/Close Left/Close Right.
- Select File > Close.
To close all tabs at the same time, click the Close button at the top right corner of Foxit
Reader window, right-click on a tab and choose Close All, or select File > Exit.
Single document interface mode
The single document interface mode enables you to open multiple instances of Foxit Reader.
Foxit Reader will create a new window when you double-click to open a new PDF file, which is
very useful for viewing different files side by side.
- To enable single document interface mode, please go to Tools > Preferences > Documents >
Open Setting > check the option of Allow Multiple Instances”.
- To disable single document interface mode, please go to Tools > Preferences > Documents >
Open Setting > uncheck the option of Allow Multiple Instances”.
Multiple document interface mode
The multiple document interface mode sets multiple documents under a single parent window,
as opposed to all windows being separated from each other (single document interface).
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- To enable multiple document interface mode, please go to Tools > Preferences >
Documents > Open Setting > uncheck the options Allow Multiple Instances”.
- To disable multiple document interface mode, please go to Tools > Preferences >
Documents > Open Setting > Allow Multiple Instances”.
Navigating in Documents
Foxit Reader provides user-friendly controls to navigate through PDF documents. You can
navigate in PDF documents by paging through or by using navigational tools.
Scrolling through documents
1. Navigating around documents
Do one of the following:
- Using mouse actions or keystrokes
Scroll the mouse wheel or press the Down or Up Arrows on the keyboard to navigate
around the documents.
- Scroll automatically
Automatic scrolling allows users to view documents without using mouse actions or
keystrokes. Foxit Reader also enables you to change the scrolling speed with ease.
A. Choose “View” > check the AutoScroll”.
B. Do one of the following:
- To increase or decrease the scrolling speed, press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow key,
depending on the direction of scrolling.
- To reverse the direction of scrolling, press the minus sign (-) key.
- To jump to the next or previous page, press the Space Bar or Shift + Space Bar.
To stop automatic scrolling, choose View > uncheck the AutoScroll again.
Tip 1: To perform auto-scrolling, you can also click the Hand Tool , hold the middle
mouse button/wheel mouse button down, and then move the mouse to scroll the pages.
Tip 2: To go back to Hand Tool mode, just press and hold the space key.
2. Going to the next or previous page
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Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > Previous Page or Next Page on Menu Bar.
Click the Previous Page icon or the Next Page icon on Toolbar or Status Bar.
Put the cursor in the Document Pane, press the Page Up or Page Down keys to turn the
pages.
Put the cursor in the Document Pane, press the Left or Right Arrows on the keyboard to
move the pages up or down.
Press Space to scroll the page down or press Shift + Space to scroll the page up.
3. Going to the first or last page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > First Page or Last Page on Menu Bar.
Click the First Page icon or the Last Page icon on Toolbar or Status Bar.
Press the Home or End keys.
4. Going to a specific page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > Pages > input the specific page number > OK.
Input or select the specific page number on the Current Page Number Box
on the Status Bar, and press Enter.
Note: If the opened PDF document contains logical page numbers, Foxit Reader supports
displaying the logical page numbers on the Current Page Number Box.
5. Retracing your steps
To go back or forward one page, click the Previous View button or Next View
button on the Toolbar or Status Bar.
Choose View > Go To > Previous view or Next view.
Navigating with bookmarks
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Bookmark displays the list of bookmarks that the document contains. Generally speaking, it is a
visual table of contents that represents the chapters, main headings, and other organizational
elements in a document.
1. To show or hide bookmarks, do one of the following:
Choose View > Navigation Panels > Bookmarks.
Click the Bookmark button on the Navigation pane.
Click the button at the top right corner of the Navigation pane to minimize or
maximize bookmarks.
2. To jump to a topic, click the bookmark or right-click the bookmark and then choose “Go to
Bookmark”. Click the plus (+) or minus (-) sign to expand or collapse the bookmark contents.
Tip: When you navigate through the PDF document, the highlighted bookmark item will
automatically be kept in sync with the current page being displayed.
3. To expand the current bookmark
To select the bookmark for the displayed page of the PDF document, click the Expand the
Current Bookmark button at the top of the Bookmarks panel.
If the bookmark was hidden in a collapsed parent bookmark, the parent bookmark will be
opened, and the corresponding bookmark which is nearest to the current page’s location will be
highlighted, so that users can see the selected bookmark and locate the related item on the
current page.
Navigating with page thumbnails
Page thumbnails are reduced-size versions of PDF pages. It provides miniature previews of
document pages and makes it easier to view and recognize them. The red box in the page
thumbnail indicates which area of the page appears.
A. To show or hide page thumbnails, do one of the following:
Choose View > Navigation Panels > Pages.
Click the Bookmark button on the Navigation pane.
Click the button at the top right corner of the Navigation pane to minimize or
maximize Pages panel.
Highlight the selected bookmark The current page viewing
and expand the parent bookmark
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B. To navigate with page thumbnails, do one of the following:
To jump to another page, click its thumbnail.
To move to another location of the current page, drag and move the red box in its
thumbnail.
To resize the visible area of the current page, drag the resize handle on the bottom right
corner of the red box.
To resize page thumbnails, right-click on a thumbnail, and then choose “Enlarge Page
Thumbnails” or Reduce Page Thumbnails”.
C. In the Single Page Displaying Mode, the page thumbnails will show up when dragging the
scrollbar to view the page.
1. To add an action to a page thumbnails, please refer to Adding an action to a bookmark”.
2. Ctrl + click or Shift + click to select multiple page thumbnails at one time.
Navigating with links
Links take you to another location in the current document, or to locations in other documents
or websites. Clicking a link on PDF documents is just the same as in other applications. You can
follow a link by doing the following:
Select the Hand tool on Basic Toolbar.
Position the pointer over the link until the pointer changes to the hand with a pointing
finger .
Adjusting the View of Documents
Foxit Reader provides multiple tools that help you adjust the view of your PDF documents. It
includes simple tools such as Zoom In and Zoom Out, as well as more advanced tools like setting
the page layout and orientation. As for some settings, please refer to “Setting Preferences”.
Changing the orientation of a document
You can change the orientation of the document from portrait to landscape view by using the
Rotate tools.
Choose View > Rotate View > Clockwise or Counterclockwise.
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Note: You can change the page view in 90-degree increments, but the change only affects screen
display instead of its actual orientation. You cannot save the changes in page view.
Changing the magnification level of a document
Do one of the following procedures:
1. Go to View > Zoom > Zoom Out or Zoom In.
2. Adjust a magnification percentage in the Magnification Percentage Area
on the Status Bar.
3. Go to View > Zoom > Zoom To on Menu Bar, choose or input a magnification percentage, and
then click OK.
4. Right-click the Document Pane > Zoom In or Zoom Out.
5. Using the Loupe Tool
- Go to View > Zoom > Loupe Tool.
- Move the loupe tool to the places you want to view, you will see the amplificatory or
decreased objects in the Loupe Tool dialog box.
- (Optional) Select the Lock option in the Loupe Tool dialog box. Click the area of the
document you want to view in closer detail. A red rectangle appears in the document,
corresponding to the area shown in the Loupe Tool window. You can drag or resize the
rectangle to change the Loupe tool view.
- To change the scale ratio of the Loupe Tool, you can either enter a value in the zoom text
box, or drag the slider in the Loupe Tool dialog box.
6. Using the Magnifier
You can easily magnify areas of the PDF files as you work on Foxit Reader with this free tool. It
is especially useful for visually impaired people with some functional vision.
Magnifier Fisheye Magnifier
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- Go to View > Zoom > Magnifier.
- Move the Magnifier to the places you want to view.
- To switch between Magnifier and Fisheye Magnifier, press the left mouse button.
- To change the size of magnifier window, press the right mouse button.
- To turn off the Magnifier, choose any other tools.
Resizing a page to fit the window
There are three types for you to choose:
To resize the page to fit entirely in the document pane, choose View > Zoom > Fit Page, or
right-click the Document Pane and choose Fit Page.
To resize the page to fit the width of the window, choose View > Zoom > Fit Width, or
right-click the Document Pane and choose Fit Width. Part of the page may be out of view.
To resize the page to its actual size, choose View > Zoom > Actual Size, or right-click the
Document Pane and choose Actual Size.
Changing the page layout
Changing page layout is especially useful when you want to zoom out to get an overview of the
document layout. Foxit Reader provides the following page layouts:
Single Page Displays one page in the document pane at a time.
Continuous Arranges the pages in the document pane in a continuous vertical column.
Facing Arranges the pages side by side, displaying only two pages at a time.
Continuous Facing Arranges the pages side by side in a continuous vertical column.
Show Cover Page During Facing
If a document has more than two pages, the first page can be displayed alone on the right
side of the document pane in Facing and Continuous Facing views.
To display the cover page as the first page on the right followed by two facing pages, please
choose the Facing or Continuous Facing mode, and then select View > Page Display > Show
Cover Page During Facing.
To set page layout, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Page Display, and choose one of the mode to your needs.
Click the Single Page button , the Continuous button , the Continuous Facing button
, or the Facing button on the Status Bar.
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Reading a document in Full Screen mode
In Full Screen mode, Foxit Reader Document Pane fills the entire screen, with Menu Bar, Toolbar,
Status bar, and Bookmarks pane hidden behind. The mouse pointer remains active in Full Screen
mode so that you can click links.
1. To set Full Screen preferences, please refer to Setting full screen preferences” .
2. To enter Full Screen mode, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Full Screen.
Click the Full Screen button on Toolbar.
Press the shortcut key F11.
Right-click the Document Pane and select Full Screen.
3. To adjust the view in Full Screen mode, right-click the document and work with the Context
Menu.
Note: This feature will not be available unless you clear Left click to go forward one page; right click to
go back one page check box in the Preference dialog.
4. To exit Full Screen mode:
Press Esc key or the shortcut key F11.
Split View
Using Split View, you can view a PDF with the document pane divided into two panes (Split
command) or four panes (Spreadsheet Split command).
- With the Split View, you can scroll, change the magnification level, or turn to a different
page in the active pane without affecting the other pane(s).
To change to Split View, click View > Page display > Split
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- The Spreadsheet Split view is useful if you want to keep the vertical or horizontal headings
visible while scrolling through a large spreadsheet or table of the current page. In this mode,
changing the magnification in one pane can make the magnification in all panes be changed
in the same time. Also, scrolling is coordinated among the panes.
Note: If you stay in the same page when scrolling horizontally, the above two spans which
show the headings will not be scrolled. But if you scroll to the next page, the above spans
will also skip to show the headings of the next one’s. When scrolling vertically, the two
panes in the same queue will be scrolled, while the panes next to them will not.
To change to Spreadsheet Split View, you should click View > Spreadsheet Split.
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Fit Visible mode
In Fit Visible mode, Foxit Reader displays only the contents of the PDF page that will fit the width
of the window by removing the margins.
To change to Fit Visible mode, please do the following:
View > Zoom > Fit Visible
Read Mode
In Read Mode, the PDF will be displayed in a way that hides much of the interface, including
navigation pane, toolbar, and status bar, to maximize the document display area. It enlarges the
document pane, keeping users from wasting reading space, leaving the menu bar with user for
necessary operations.
To read a document in Read Mode, please choose one of the following:
- Click the Read Mode button on the upper right corner.
- Press the shortcut key “Ctrl + H” on the keyboard.
- Right-click the document pane > Choose Read Mode.
In Read Mode, a basic toolbar floats at the bottom of the page. It offers some basic tools, such as
save, print, zoom in/out, etc. Please move the cursor to the bottom to activate the floating box.
If you open more than one PDFs, please press “Ctrl + Tab” on the keyboard to switch through
them in Read Mode.
Read Out Loud
Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool. It reads the text in a PDF aloud, including the text in
comments and alternate text descriptions for images and fillable fields. With this feature, you can
obtain information without viewing the pages, helping to effectively relief eyestrain. It also
enables you to view other materials while listening to the content.
To use the Read Out Loud, please choose one of the following:
- In Normal Mode, please right-click the toolbar > choose Read, or go to View > Read out
Loud.
- In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, please go to View > Read out Loud > Read this page or Read from
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the current page.
Set Reading Preferences
Please go to Edit (Files in Tabbed Toolbar Mode)> Preferences > Reading.
Page vs. Documents
1. Only read the currently visible pages Reads the visible page which is displayed in the
current window.
2. Read the entire document Reads every page of the document in order.
3. For large documents, only read the currently visible pages If you open a large PDF, the
system reads only current pages which are visible in the window.
4. Minimum number of pages in a large document Sets the minimum number of pages. If the
number of pages exceeds the setting number, the document will be defined as a large
document.
Reading Actions
In Read out Mode, some simple actions are offered for users to control the reading status,
including read this page, read this document, pause, resume, rate up, rate down and stop.
1. In Normal Mode, a simple reading toolbar will be shown on the interface for using.
2. In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, open the drop-down menu to choose an action.
Read Out Loud uses the available voices installed on your system. If you have SAPI 5 voices
installed from text-to-speech or language applications, you can choose them to read your PDFs.
Note: Read Out Loud isn’t a screen reader, and some operating systems may not support it.
Playing a Movie or a Sound Clip
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PDF has extended itself to the richness of multimedia support and playing capabilities. Some PDF
files may be multifaceted with multimedia, including sound, music and video clips. Each movie
and sound file usually includes a play area from which the media can be activated. The play area
typically appears on the PDF page as an image or a blank rectangle, but can also be invisible. To
play the media files, please make sure you have the necessary media player installed on your
computer.
To play a movie or a sound, please do the following:
- Select the Hand tool , and click the play area of the movie or sound file. When the
pointer is positioned over the play area, it changes to the play mode icon.
Note: To protect your computer from viruses, Foxit Reader pops up a dialog box soliciting your
approval before playing multimedia files.
Working with Layers
About PDF layers
A layer or as it is more formally known Optional Content Groups (OCG) is a dictionary
representing a collection of graphics that can be made visible or invisible dynamically by users of
viewer applications. In a PDF file, each layer may hold any portion of the document's objects, and
layers may be made visible or invisible, showing or hiding their contained objects, in any
combination.
With Foxit Reader, you can control the display of PDF layers with the Layer panel. For example,
you may divide background imagery, main content areas, and advertisements amongst their own
top-level layers, and easily hide the layers that you don't want others to view.
Show or hide PDF layers
In a PDF, information can be stored on different layers. To show or hide related content stored in
a variable number of separate layers, you can simply refer to the Layer panel on the left side of
the work area. Please note that you cannot create or edit layers in Foxit Reader; however, you
can view layers and choose to show or hide the content associated with each layer.
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Layer Panel
A. A checkmark indicates a displayed layer B. Hidden layer
1. Open the Layer panel, and then do one of the following:
- To hide a layer, uncheck the layer.
- To show a hidden layer, click the empty box and a checkmark will appear.
2. From the Option menu at the top right corner of the Layer panel, choose one of the following:
- List Layers for All Pages - Shows every layer across every page of the document.
- List Layers for Visible Pages - Shows layers only on the currently visible pages.
- Reset to Initial Visibility - Resets layers to their default state.
- Expand All Expands all layers.
- Collapse All - Collapses all of the currently layers in the view.
Finding Text
Foxit Reader provides handy tools to find text. You can not only search text in a PDFs, folders, or
disks, but also on the internet. Also, you can limit your search by choosing the options offered on
the Find Text dialog box to find specific items.
Finding text in the current PDF
To find text you are looking for, follow the steps below:
Choose Tools > Find
Type the text in the Find What field.
Click the drop-down button next to Find box , and select the
search options to limit your search:
A. Whole words only -- limits the search to match only whole words. For example, if you
search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be found.
B. Case-Sensitive -- makes the search case-sensitive. For example, if you search for the word
text, the words Text and TEXT will not be found.
C. Include Bookmarks -- Enables you searching the word in the whole text, including
bookmarks.
D. Include Comments -- Enables you searching the word in the whole text, including
comments.
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Note: C&D options will be active for finding text in the current PDF document and doing the
advanced search.
Press the Find Next button , Find Previous button , or Enter.
Foxit Reader jumps to the first instance of the search term, which appears highlighted.
Press Enter repeatedly or shortcut key F3 to continue searching the next instances of the
search term.
Doing advanced search
The search function enables you to search a string either in a single PDF file or in multiple PDF
files under a specified folder. When the search finishes, all occurrences will be listed in a tree view,
allowing you to quickly preview the contexts and jump to specific locations.
1. Searching text
To search text you are looking for, follow the steps below:
Go to Tools > Search, or select Open Full Foxit Search from the Find drop-down menu.
In the Search Window, type the text you want to search for, and do any of the following:
A. To search the text in the current PDF document, select In the current PDF document.
B. To search the text in all PDF documents in specific files or disk, select All PDF
Documents in > choose one of the disks or User-selected search paths.
C. To limit the search to match only whole words, check whole words only. For example, if
you search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be found.
D. To make the search case-sensitive, check Case-Sensitive. For example, if you search for
the word text, the words Text and TEXT will not be found.
Click Search button.
The results appear in the page order. Each item listed includes a few words of context and an
icon that indicates the type of occurrence. If necessary, click the plus sign (+) to expand the
search results. Then select an instance in the results to view that instance in the PDF.
(Optional) Click the New Search button to start a new search task.
2. Moving and resizing search box
The advanced search box can float or be docked. You can also resize the box with ease.
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- To float the docked search box, please drag it by its title bar to another location in the work
area.
- To move the floating search box, drag it by its title bar to another location in the work area.
- To resize the floating search box, drag any corner point to adjust.
- To dock the floating search box, double-click the title bar or drag it by the title bar to its
original location.
Performing a search on the Internet
Foxit Reader supports internet keyword search. You can select the text and then click the pop-up
search icon or press and drag the mouse directly to search for the related information on the
internet.
To perform a search on the Internet, please do one of the following:
- Using the Advanced Search Tool. Type the text in the Find What field, and then select “In
the Internet” option and click Search.
- Using the pop-up search icon. Select the text that you want to search with the Select Text
Tool . A search icon appears right next to the selected text. Click on the search
icon to perform a search on the Internet.
- Using the Quick Search function. Select the text that you want to search with the Select Text
Tool , and drag the mouse directly to search for the related information on the
internet.
Note: To change the Internet search settings, please click on the Setting icon appearing
next to the search icon when you select the text with the Select Text Tool . For the details on
how to change the settings, please go to Setting Internet search preferences”.
Verify digital signature
Foxit Reader adds the new signature verification feature to keep PDFs information from any
exploits and falsification by checking the validity of the signature, greatly improving the
document authenticity and integrity. The support to MDP Verification will be coming soon.
To verify the digital signature’s efficiency of PDFs, please do one of the following:
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- 1. Go to Tools > Validate Signatures.
2. Check the pop-up message box. It will show the efficiency of the
Signature.
- 1. Right click the signature and select the Validate Signature or the Signature Properties.
2. Check the pop-up message box or the Validity Summary in the Signature Properties
dialogue box.
- 1. Double-click the signature
2. Check the pop-up message box showing the Signature Status.
Working with Asian Languages in PDFs
If you try to open PDF files for which the correct language font kits have not been installed on
your computer, you will automatically be prompted by Foxit Reader to download and install the
required language font kits. As soon as you have the correct font kits installed on your computer,
Foxit Reader lets you view, search, and print PDF documents with Asian (Traditional and
Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) language text.
Note: To open language specific PDF files with Foxit Reader, Non-English Language Font Kits must
be installed under the same directory that Foxit Reader application file FoxitReader.exe resides.
Share PDF on Facebook/Twitter
For Facebook® and Twitter® users, Foxit Reader provides integration to your social networks. Foxit
Reader users can login to their account, select text (paragraph) from a PDF document, and share
it as Facebook or Twitter status. Users can also take a snapshot of a region of a document and
share it as a picture on Facebook or Twitter. Also, users can share their current document, or
select a document from Windows Explorer®, and share the document using Foxits OnDemand
CM file sharing capability as a link from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Social network
integration is delivered as a Foxit Reader plug-in.
To share PDFs content/image on Facebook/Twitter, please do the followings:
Click the Facebook/Twitter button to open the Share File pane.
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Use the Select Text tool to select the text content that you want to share on
Facebook/Twitter or use the SnapShot tool to select the target sharing area as an image.
Move the cursor to the selected area and click the right button. Choose Share the Selected
Text/Share the Selected Image.
You can preview the content/image on the Share File pane. If it is an image, click the
previewing image to open it with Picture Viewer.
Click Share to open the login page of Facebook/Twitter and login to your account.
The content/image will show on your Facebook/Twitter.
To share a PDF file on Facebook/Twitter, please do the followings:
Click the Facebook/Twitter button to open the Share File pane.
On the Share File pane, click Add File to open the PDFs you want to share.
Click Share to open the login page of Facebook/Twitter and login to your account.
The PDFs link created by Foxits OnDemand CM will show on your Facebook/Twitter.
Note: You can set the reading permission by clicking the Privacy on the Share
File pane.
E-mailing Documents
E-mailing documents is a useful feature. You may need to send a PDF file you are reading to the
customers to speed up your daily work, or an interesting story that you want to recommend to
your friends.
To e-mail a PDF file, please do the followings:
Choose File > Share > Email…
System default e-mail application runs.
The PDF will be attached in the e-mail automatically.
Type the subject and e-mail address > click Send.
Preview in the Outlook
Foxit Reader enables you to preview a PDF attachment in Outlook when an e-mail in Outlook has
a PDF document, it will be displayed in the e-mail pane.
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Thumbnails Preview in Windows
Once Foxit Reader has been set as the default PDF viewer, it will display the PDF files as
thumbnails in Windows instead of Foxit's icon when you open certain folder.
Note: Currently this feature can only be supported by 32bit Windows OS.
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Saving Documents
Foxit Reader provides you with the power to do more when saving PDF documents. You can save
a PDF document without additional usage rights in many different ways. If the file permissions
allow, you can also save comments, form fields that you have added to a document, as well as
save PDF contents in text format.
Saving a copy of a PDF
Choose File > Save As…
In the Save As dialog box, enter the filename and location, and click Save.
Note: You can save the file only in PDF format in the free Foxit Reader.
Saving comments and form field entries
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Save
Choose File > Save As… > enter the filename and location > Choose Document and
Annotations in Save What field > click Save.
Saving a PDF as a text file
Choose File > Save As…
Choose TXT Files (*.txt) from the Files of Type Option in the Save As dialog box.
Choose the content range:
A. Save whole document save the whole document as a text file.
B. Save current page only save the current page you are reading as a text file.
C. Save page in range enables you to select pages as a text file.
Enter the filename and location, and click Save.
Closing Documents
To close a PDF document, please do one of the following:
Choose File > Close.
Press shortcut key Ctrl + W.
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Exiting Foxit Reader
To exit Foxit Reader, please do one of the following:
Choose File > Exit.
Click the big Close button on Foxit Reader application window.
Press shortcut key Ctrl + Q.
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Chapter 4 Working on PDFs
With Foxit Reader, you can copy text and images to other applications, and view PDF contents in
a text mode. To learn more about this, please read the following explanations.
Copying Text
The Select Text tool lets you select horizontal and vertical text or columns of text in a PDF. To
copy text, click Select Text Tool on Toolbar or choose Tools > Text Selection Tool and do
the following:
Selecting text
Select a line of text: Move the cursor toward a line of text you want to select.
Select a column of text: Put the cursor between the lines, move toward a column of text and
draw a rectangle over it.
Select a word: Double-click the word you want to select.
Select multiple paragraphs through pages: Click at the start of the selection, scroll to the end
of the selection without releasing your mouse.
Select all the text: Press Ctrl + A, or select some text, right-click it and then choose Select All.
Deselect all the text: Right-click the selected text, and choose Deselect All.
Copying text
Once you have selected the text, do one of the following:
Right-click the selected text > choose Copy.
Press shortcut key Ctrl + C.
Pasting text
To paste the selected text on Clipboard to another application, please follow the paste command
of the specific application.
Copying Images
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You can copy and paste individual images from a PDF to the clipboard, to other applications, or
to other files.
Taking a snapshot of an image
To copy an image, please switch to the Snapshot tool :
Choose Tools > Snapshot, and the pointer changes into a Cross automatically.
Hold the pointer over the image and drag a rectangle around it.
You will be prompted that the selected area has been copied to the clipboard.
(Optional) Right-click the selected area, and then choose Copy Select Graphic.
Paste the selected image to other applications.
Taking a snapshot of a page
You can use the snapshot tool to copy the entire page. Both text and images will be copied
as an image.
- Select the Snapshot tool by choosing Tools > Snapshot.
- Drag on the page to select content, right-click anywhere in the page and choose “Select All”
to copy the entire page.
To deselect it, please right-click anywhere in the page and choose “Deselect All”.
- You will be prompted that the selected area has been copied to the clipboard.
- (Optional) Right-click the selected area, and then choose Copy Select Graphic.
- Paste the selected image to other applications.
Note: The selected area will be highlighted in blue.
Copying a Combination of Text and Images as an Image
You can use the snapshot tool to copy all selected content (text, images, or both) to the
clipboard or other applications. Text and images will be copied as an image.
To copy a combination of text and images as an image, do the following:
Select the Snapshot tool by choosing Tools > Snapshot.
Drag a rectangle around the text and images.
You will be prompted that the selected area has been copied to the clipboard.
(Optional) Right-click the selected area, and then choose Copy Select Graphic.
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Paste the selected image to other applications.
Using Rulers & Guides
Foxit Reader provides horizontal and vertical ruler guides to help you align and position text,
graphics or other objects on the page. They can also be used to check their size and the margins
in your documents.
Rulers & Guides
A. Rulers B. Guides
Displaying rulers
Please choose View > Rulers.
Hiding rulers
Please choose View > Rulers, or right-click the horizontal ruler or the vertical ruler and then
choose Hide Rulers.
Creating ruler guides
A
B
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Do one of the following:
- Drag down from the horizontal ruler 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.
Moving ruler guides
Click and hold the guide, and then drag it to a new location.
Changing unit of measurement
Right-click the horizontal ruler or the vertical ruler, and select a measurement system for the
rulers.
Deleting ruler guides
- To delete a guide, click the guide to select it, and then press the Delete key.
- To delete all guides on a certain page, scroll to the page, right-click in the ruler area and
choose Clear Guides on Page.
- To delete all guides, right-click in the ruler area and choose Clear All Guides.
Measuring the Objects
The Measure Tools enable you to measure distances and areas of objects in PDF documents. The
measure tools are especially useful when you need to know the distances or areas associated
with objects in a form or computer-aided design (CAD) drawing or when you want to measure
certain areas of a document before sending to a professional printer. The measure tools are
available to Reader users only if the PDF creator enables measuring functionality.
When you use a measure tool, the tool dialog box displays the measurements of the line
segments you draw.
Measuring the objects
Choose Comments > Measurements > [measure tool name], or click the measure tools on
drawing toolbar, and do any of the following:
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Select the Distance Tool to measure the distance between two points. Click the first
point, move the pointer to the second point, and click again. The measurements will appear
on the page.
Select the Perimeter Tool to measure a set of distance between multiple points. Click
the first point to start, and then click each point you want to measure. Double-click the last
point to end measuring.
Select the Area Tool to measure the area within the line segments that you draw.
Click the first point to start, and then click each point you want to measure. After you have
clicked at least two points, click the first point or double-click the last point to complete the
area measurement.
Note: You can also choose to complete or cancel measurement by right-clicking and choosing
options from the context menu.
After selecting the measuring tool, do any of the following in the pop up dialog box:
To change the scaling ratio (such as 1:2) on the drawing areas, specify the appropriate
numbers in the tool dialog box. If necessary, change the unit of measurement next to this
ratio.
Check Measurement Markup in the tool dialog box if you want the lines you draw to appear
as a comment. You can put the pointer over the measurement with the Hand tool selected
so that you can view the measurement and annotation you have drawn.
Note: The object you draw will disappear when the Measurement Markup is deselected in the
tool dialog box.
Working on the measurement object
After you complete the measurement, you are able to do further operations on it, such as move,
resize, flip, and even work on it the way you work on comments.
Moving the measurement object
With the Hand Tool or Annotation Selection Tool selected, click the
measurement object you want to move.
Place the cursor over the object when the pointer changes into , hold and drag the
mouse to move it to the intended place.
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Changing the length and orientation of the line segment
With the Hand Tool or Annotation Selection Tool selected, select one of the
resize corners , you will see the pointer change into .
Hold and drag the mouse to change the length and orientation of the line segment.
Flipping the measurement and annotation
You can reverse measurement and annotation of the object you draw.
Before flipping After flipping
To flip the measurement and annotation of the object, do the following:
Select the Hand Tool or Annotation Selection Tool .
Right-click the object you draw > select Flip.
Working on measurement objects as comments
The measurement objects can also be used as comments, as a result of which, you cannot only
set status, open popup note, delete, reply to the objects, but you can also set properties, and set
current properties as default for them.
Note: To show measurement markup and the measurement, right-click on the object you draw,
and choose Open Properties > Appearance > select “Show text in line”.
For the information of how to work on the objects as comments, please refer to the
corresponding section of “Chapter 5 Comments”.
Switching Between Basic Tools
The Foxit Reader Basic Toolbar consists of the Search Tool, Hand Tool, Select Text Tool, Snapshot
Tool, Typewriter Tool, etc. You can switch between these basic modes by choosing commands on
the Menu Bar or clicking the individual icons on Toolbar. Only one mode can be chosen each
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time, and they cannot be obtained simultaneously.
Using Foxit Text Viewer
With Foxit Text Viewer, you can work on all PDF documents in pure text view mode. It allows you
to easily reuse the texts scattered among images and tables, and acts like Notepad. Also, you can
adjust some settings to meet your needs.
Entering Text View mode
Do one of the following:
Choose View > View Mode > Text Viewer.
Click the Text Viewer icon on the Basic Toolbar
Press the shortcut key Alt + 9.
Customizing text viewer
As soon as Text Viewer is activated, you can use the Text Viewer Toolbar to customize your own
work area. This Toolbar is set to be invisible by default.
1. Changing text font when reading with Text Viewer
Select the text and right click on it. Choose Font Setting from the Context Menu, and then
select the Font option.
Choose Font name, Font Style, Font Size, Effects, Color and Script from respective fields in
Font dialog box. The suggested font for best screen display is Courier New.
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Note: You can change all aspects pertaining to text view font in the Font dialog box, or you can
also use individual options on Context Menu to change font color and toggle between regular
style and Bold or Italic styles.
2. Toggling between regular style and Bold style
Select the text and right click on it. Choose Font Setting from the Context Menu, and then select
the Bold option.
3. Toggling between regular style and Italic style
Select the text and right click on it. Choose Font Setting from the Context Menu, and then select
the Italic option.
4. Changing Text Viewer settings
Select the text and right click on it. Choose Setting from the Context Menu.
The text Viewer Settings dialog box pops up.
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Below are the text viewer settings:
A. Set page width at three different levels: Current page width, Current document width
and System default width.
B. Minimal width the valid value for this field is 0-1024. It is set to 78 by default.
C. Keep Column for PDF tables or text columns, you can check Keep Column to retain
appropriate column in text viewer mode. It is checked by default.
D. Auto Width for PDF tables or text columns, you can check Auto Width to keep
proper width between text automatically. It is checked by default.
E. Auto Rotate you can check Auto Rotate to ensure consistent orientation with that
of the printer. It is checked by default.
Navigating in text viewer mode
1. Going to the next or previous page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > Previous Page or Next Page on Menu Bar.
Click the Previous Page icon or Next Page icon on the Toolbar or Status Bar.
Put the cursor in the Document Pane, press the Left or Right Arrow on keyboard to move
the pages up or down.
Press the Space Bar or Shift + Space to move the pages up or down.
2. Going to the first or last page
Do one of the following:
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Choose View > Go To > First Page or Last Page on Menu Bar.
Click the First Page icon or the Next Page icon on the Toolbar or Status Bar.
Press the Home or End keys.
3. Going to a specific page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > Pages > input the specific page number > OK.
Input or select the specific page number on the Current Page Number Box
on Status Bar, and press Enter.
Note: If the opened PDF document contains logical page numbers, Foxit Reader supports
displaying the logical page numbers on the Current Page Number Box.
Changing the magnification level of a document
Do one of the following procedures:
Choose View > Zoom > Zoom In or Zoom Out. Or you can select Zoom To… > choose or input a
magnification percentage > OK.
Finding text in Text Viewer mode
To find text you are looking for, follow the steps below:
Press Ctrl + F.
Type the text in the Find What field.
Select the search options to limit your search:
A. Match whole word only -- limits the search to match only whole words. For example, if
you search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be found.
B. Match case -- makes the search case-sensitive. For example, if you search for the word
text, the words Text and TEXT will not be found.
Logical page numbers
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C. Direction Up or Down -- sets the search order from the beginning to the end or from the
end to beginning.
Press the Find Next button or Enter.
Foxit Reader jumps to the first instance of the search term, which appears highlighted.
Press Enter repeatedly shortcut key F3 to continue searching the next instances of the search
term.
To read text in Full Screen mode
1. To set Full Screen preferences, please refer to Setting full screen preferences” .
2. To enter Full Screen mode, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Full Screen.
Click the Full Screen button on Toolbar.
3. To exit Full Screen mode:
Press Esc key or the F11.
Copying text in Text Viewer mode
1. Select text
Select a word: Double-click the word you want to select.
Select a line of text: Move the cursor toward a line of text you want to select.
Select all the text: Press Ctrl + A or right-click the Document Pane > choose Select All.
Copying text
Do one of the following:
Right-click the selected text > choose Copy.
Press shortcut key Ctrl + C.
Pasting text
To paste the selected text on Clipboard to another application, please follow the paste command
of the specific application.
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Undoing and Redoing
Foxit Reader provides chances for you to undo and redo previous actions. The features allow you
to easily correct mistakes by cancelling the last actions and quickly add back in changes made
with Undo. You can undo and redo any editing you have done in the PDF documents, such as
commenting, advanced editing on PDFs and so on.
Note: You cannot undo or redo actions of bookmarks editing.
To undo previous actions, do one of the following:
- Select Edit > Undo… on the Menu bar.
- Select the Undo button on the Tool bar.
- Press shortcut key Ctrl + Z.
To redo previous actions, do one of the following:
- Select Edit > Redo…on the Menu bar.
- Select the Redo button on the Tool bar.
- Press shortcut key Ctrl + Y.
Trust Manager
Security Trust Manager added in the Foxit Reader enables users to allow or deny unauthorized
actions and data transmission, including URL connection, attachments PDF actions, and
JavaScript functions; efficiently avoiding the attack from malicious content and viruses.
To activate Safe Reading Mode, do the followings:
- Select Edit > preferences > Trust Manager, and check the option “Enable Safe Reading
Mode”.
- Click OK.
Note: if you want to run the program, please uncheck the option Enable Safe Reading Mode”.
And click “Yes” in the pop-up message box when running the operation.
SharePoint Service
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files.
Before using the SharePoint service in Reader 5.4, please double click the attached
SharePoint Configuration to configure your server.
- Login to the SharePoint Server, and select document library.
- Click a PDF to open it with Foxit Reader. If you choose Check out and Open, other users
cannot edit the PDF at the same time. If you only choose Open, others are able to modify
the PDF as well when you are editing.
- (Optional) If you want to cancel the Check out status, please go to SharePoint > Discard
Check Out.
- Edit the PDF according to your requirements.
- Set the PDF properties.
1. Please go to SharePoint > Prepare Document Properties.
2. In the Document Properties dialogue, select the column name to edit the value in the
Edit textbox. For example, select Title, the Edit textbox will pop up, type the content you
want and click OK to finish the editing.
Note: now the columns which can be edited are Single Line of Text, Multiple Lines of Text,
Yes/No and Date and Time.
- Go to SharePoint > Check In.
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In the Check In dialogue box, select a version number for the modified document along with
the appropriate the version comments. To not allow other people to modify the document,
you can check Keep the document checked out after check in this version.
- Click OK, the modified PDF will be loaded to the server automatically.
Sign PDFs on DocuSign®
Allows users to easily send, sign and save PDF documents and forms using the industry's most
widely used eSignature solution.
Sign a PDF File
Sign a PDF on DocuSign, please refer to the following steps:
- Click the DocuSign button on toolbar.
- Choose Login to DocuSign. Type your Email account and password of DocuSign and click login.
If you do not have an account, please sign up first.
- Click the button and choose Sign with DocuSign. The application will upload your PDF
to DocuSign and you will enter into the DocuSign user interface.
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- Sign the Document
1. If you want to sign on PDF directly, please click Review Document.
2. If you want to sign on paper, please click Sign on Paper. Then you can print the PDF out
and sign on paper. Finally, upload or fax the signed document.
3. If you do not want this PDF to be signed, please click Decline to Sign. In the Decline to
Sign dialogue, you can type the reason. Click the button ,
the reason will be sent via email, and the application will be closed automatically.
- On DocuSign user interface, click More Options, you can view history, certificate, consumer
disclosure and choose decline to sign or sign on paper.
- Drag the button can zoom in/out the file.
- Type the page number in Page Number textbox or click the page
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number listed on the right to jump to the target page you want to place the signature.
- Click the signature button to open the signature pane. Choose the signature
template and drag it to the desired location. You can place several templates at the same
time.
- Edit your signature in the textbox of the template. Click the button at the top right
corner of the textbox to delete the signature.
- Click Finish to complete signing. You can preview the signed PDF.
- Select the download button or printing button to get the PDF with signature.
- Select the DocuSign button and choose Logout from DocuSign.
Send a PDF via DocuSign
- Open a PDF you want to send with Reader.
- Click DocuSign button and choose Send via DocuSign.
- Login to the website.
- Choose the signature template from the left signature list and drag it to the location where
you want the recipients to sign.
- Select the signature and click to set the signature properties.
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- Edit the signature with the tools on the toolbar.
- Click the button to add the recipients address.
- Click the button to edit the email subject line and content.
- Click Send to send the PDF.
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Chapter 5 Comments
A comment is a written note intended as an explanation, an illustration, or a statement of fact or
opinion, especially a remark that expresses a personal reaction or attitude. You can type a text
message or add a line, circle, or other shape to make comments on PDFs you are reading with
Foxit Reader commenting tools. Most types of comments contain a pop-up window displaying
your name, date and time you created the comments, and a text message. You can also edit,
reply, delete, and move the comments with ease. This function is quite helpful to your studies
and work if you have to make some notes on PDF documents.
About the Annotation Tools
Annotation tools make adding annotations on PDFs possible. There are various annotation tools
with different functions for you to choose: Typewriter Tools, Drawing Markup Tools, and Text
Markup Tools. These tools that are used to add or create comments to PDF documents are placed
on the Commenting, Drawing and Markup toolbars. You can also find these tools on the Menu
Bar.
Annotation Toolbars
Selecting Tools to Add Comments
Do one of the following:
Select a type of tool from the Toolbar.
Select Comments > Note, Text Tool, Typewriter or Drawing in the menu bar > select a type of
tool you want to use.
Adding Note Comments
The most common type of comments is the note comments. A note comment has a note icon
Drawing Markup Tools
Text Markup Tools
Typewriter Tools
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that appears on the page and a pop-up note for text message. The message box could be resized
and will wrap when you enter much more text. Read below to learn how to add a note comment
anywhere on the page or in the document.
To add a note comment
Click the Note Tool on the toolbar or choose Comments > Note Tool.
Click where you want to place the note.
Type text in the pop-up note. You can also use the Select Text tool to copy and paste
text from a PDF into the note, or copy the note with Ctrl + C to other applications.
Editing a note comment
Click the text message.
Make changes as needed.
Drag its lower right corner to resize the pop-up note.
Click and drag the title of the pop-up note to move its position.
When you are finished, click the title of the pop-up note, or click outside the pop-up note.
(Optional) Do one of the following to close the pop-up note. A note icon appears to the right
of the markup of the markup to indicate the presence of text in the pop-up note.
A. Click the close button in the pop-up note.
B. Double-click the markup.
C. Right-click the markup, and choose Close Popup Note.
D. Choose Close Popup Note from the Options menu of the pop-up note.
Note icon
Text message
Close button
Resize corner
Options menu
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Using the Spell Checker
You are able to use the Spell Checker if the security settings allow. When you are trying to text
any message in the pop-up note, you will be prompted to download Foxit Spell Check Language
component if this package hasn’t been installed on your computer. Click Yes to download this
update.
To download this add-on from the Foxit Website, see also “Spell Checker .
If you have installed Spell