Text Annotations - PDF Annotator Manual

Text Annotations

The text tool lets you add text anywhere in the document. Using a colored background and a visible border, you can add comments to the document that look like bulletin board postings.

Using the Text Tool

Choose Tool Text to activate this tool. The cursor is transformed into a text entry symbol. Click anywhere in the document to enter text at that position.

The height of the text field automatically adjusts as you enter; the width can be changed by dragging the side of the border. You can end your text entry by pressing the ESC key or by clicking outside the text field.

Please note that multiline text may appear differently from the way you entered it if you change the font size or the zoom factor. This may happen because font sizes can be changed only in increments of 1 pt.

Editing Text

To edit a text annotation, click the text (if the text tool is active) or select the annotation and double-click the text. End your editing by pressing the ESC key or by clicking outside the text field.

Font, Font Size and Color

Under Tool Tool Styles you can select the font and font size as well as the font color . You can also select the Bold, Italic, Underline and Strike Out text styles. If a text box is currently selected, this changes the properties of the selected box. Otherwise, the properties are applied to the next text box that you create. Properties always apply to the entire text box, and not to individual words in it.

Fill Color and Frame

Under Tool Tool Styles you can also designate the Fill Color for the text box and choose from a variety of borders, including the border color. If a text box is currently selected, this changes the properties of the selected box. Otherwise, the properties are applied to the next text box that you create.

Fit Text Box to Content

Text annotations should not take more space than required. To reduce the size of a text box to its absolute minimum, you can apply this command while editing text. Just press CTRL-M or select Fit Text Box from the toolbar or context menu while editing a text annotation.

When you set the Auto Fit option under Tool Tool Styles, annotations will always be fit after you finish editing the text.

On Screen Keyboard

When working on a Tablet PC, pen or touch device, the Windows virtual keyboard can be displayed next to text annotations while editing. This option can be disabled under Extras Settings Tools Text.

Text Editor Size

When creating new text boxes, these will always start with a default size. If you prefer, this initial width can be stretched to the maximum space allowed on the current page. This Always use maximal width option can be enabled under Extras Settings Tools Text.

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