Foxit Reader SE User Manual
FOXIT READER SE
User Manual
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Contents
Foxit Reader End User License Agreement ..................................... 1
Chapter 1 – Overview ............................................................................. 3
Why PDF Format? ..................................................................................................... 3
Why Foxit Reader?.................................................................................................... 4
Foxit Reader Add-ons .............................................................................................. 4
Foxit Reader Pro Pack .............................................................................................. 9
Updating Foxit Reader ........................................................................................... 12
Using This Help........................................................................................................ 13
What’s new in Foxit Reader SE ............................................................................ 13
Chapter 2 – Getting Started ............................................................... 15
Installing Foxit Reader SE..................................................................................... 15
Registering Foxit Reader ....................................................................................... 16
Work Area ................................................................................................................. 17
Customizing the Work Area .................................................................................. 19
Viewing PDF Properties.......................................................................................... 30
Uninstalling Foxit Reader SE ................................................................................ 33
Chapter 3 – Working with ritePen ................................................... 35
Chapter 4 – Viewing PDFs ................................................................... 36
Opening Documents ............................................................................................... 36
Viewing Documents ................................................................................................ 38
Navigating in Documents ...................................................................................... 40
Adjusting the View of Documents ....................................................................... 43
Playing a Movie or a Sound Clip .......................................................................... 48
Working with Layers............................................................................................... 49
Finding Text ............................................................................................................. 50
Working with Asian Languages in PDFs ............................................................. 52
E-mailing Documents ............................................................................................. 53
Saving Documents .................................................................................................. 53
Closing Documents ................................................................................................. 54
Exiting Foxit Reader ............................................................................................... 55
Chapter 5 – Working on PDFs ............................................................ 56
Copying Text ............................................................................................................ 56
Copying Images ...................................................................................................... 57
Copying a Combination of Text and Images as an Image ............................ 58
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Using Rulers & Guides ........................................................................................... 58
Measuring the Objects ........................................................................................... 59
Switching Between Basic Tools............................................................................ 62
Using Foxit Text Viewer ......................................................................................... 62
Chapter 6 – Comments ......................................................................... 69
About the Annotation Tools .................................................................................. 69
Selecting Tools to Add Comments ...................................................................... 69
Adding Note Comments......................................................................................... 70
Using the Text Markup Tools ................................................................................ 72
Using the Select Text Tool .................................................................................... 74
Using the Drawing Markup Tools......................................................................... 75
Using the Typewriter Tools ................................................................................... 77
Changing the Appearance of Markups ............................................................... 84
Working on Comments .......................................................................................... 87
Sending Annotated PDFs ....................................................................................... 91
Chapter 7 – Forms .................................................................................. 92
General Information ............................................................................................... 92
Filling in PDF Forms................................................................................................ 93
Form Designer ......................................................................................................... 96
Overview ...................................................................................................................... 97
Creating interactive forms .................................................................................... 99
Using push button tool ........................................................................................... 99
Using radio button tool ......................................................................................... 107
Using check box tool ............................................................................................. 110
Using combo box tool ........................................................................................... 111
Using list box tool ................................................................................................... 116
Using text field tool................................................................................................ 118
Arranging form fields ............................................................................................ 120
Setting form-field tab order ............................................................................... 121
Setting calculation order...................................................................................... 122
Setting properties of multiple form fields ..................................................... 122
Chapter 8 – Data Import & Export ................................................. 123
Importing & Exporting Comments Data .......................................................... 123
Importing & Exporting Form Data..................................................................... 124
Chapter 9 – Advanced Editing on PDFs ........................................ 125
Creating Bookmarks ............................................................................................. 125
Adding Links........................................................................................................... 130
Attaching Files ....................................................................................................... 134
Adding Images ...................................................................................................... 138
Adding Multimedia ................................................................................................ 145
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Running JavaScript ............................................................................................... 150
Chapter 10 – Printing.......................................................................... 153
How to print a PDF document? .......................................................................... 153
Printing a portion of a page ................................................................................ 153
Print Setup.............................................................................................................. 154
Print Dialog............................................................................................................. 155
Chapter 11 – Appendices ................................................................... 159
Keyboard Shortcuts .............................................................................................. 159
Command Lines..................................................................................................... 162
Contact Us ............................................................................................... 163
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Agreement
This agreement is made between Foxit Corporation of Fremont, California, USA
("Foxit") and you, the person who makes use of Foxit Reader ("User").
User must agree all terms in this agreement in order to use Foxit Reader legally.
If User doesn't agree to all terms in this agreement, please don't use Foxit
Reader, and delete all related files from User’s computer.
1. OWNERSHIP: Foxit Reader is fully owned by Foxit, this license agreement
doesn't change the ownership.
2. LICENSE: Foxit grants User the license to use Foxit Reader, free of charge, if
User accepts all the conditions listed in this agreement. "Use" means loading the
product to CPU, memory, and/or other storages of User’s computer.
3. CONDITIONS: To be licensed to use Foxit Reader, User must:
a) Not modify any part of Foxit Reader;
b) Agree to release Foxit from all liabilities caused directly or indirectly by
using Foxit Reader;
4. EVALUATION USE: Some functions of Foxit Reader require an additional
license to fully operate. If User uses them without an additional license, Foxit
Reader may put evaluation marks onto User’s document when User uses those
functions and saves the document. Foxit Reader will notify User when User uses
those functions for the first time. In order to use Foxit Reader, User must accept
the consequences of any modification made by Foxit Reader when User saves a
document.
5. LICENSE KEY REGISTRATION for Add-ons (Paid Customers only) - This
agreement does allow a licensed user to register one single user license key on
one computer at work and another computer at home.
6. PDF FORM OPERATION: Foxit Reader allows User to fill out PDF forms and
print them out. These basic features are free for both personal and
non-personal usage. Moreover, Foxit Reader supports advanced form operations,
such as saving filled-out forms and import/export forms. These advanced
features are free for personal and non-personal usage.
7. REDISTRIBUTION: User can redistribute Foxit Reader under this agreement
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under the condition that User agrees not to redistribute Foxit Reader on mobile
devices or embedded devices including cellular phones, PDA’s, and all other
handheld devices.
8. LIABILIY: Foxit's liability is limited to replacement or refund only if the
software downloaded from the Foxit website is virus-infected.
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Chapter 1 – Overview
Welcome to Foxit Reader -- your right choice to view and print PDF documents!
Foxit Reader SE is a free PDF document viewer and printer. It launches very
quickly (in about one second) and requires no installation. You can just unzip
the downloaded zip file to a folder of your choice and run the executable file
directly. Foxit Reader is the absolute choice for PDF users.
Foxit Reader SE provides many significant features to empower PDF document
users with interactive form filling, bookmark editing, multimedia design support,
thumbnail view, Firefox support, toolbar customization support and along with
many enhanced features.
Why PDF Format?
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Original look and feel
PDF documents look exactly like the original pages, regardless of the
software platform, the original application, or the availability of specific
fonts. It is exactly the same as the author designed it.
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Secure, reliable electronic document distribution and exchange
Invented by Adobe Systems more than ten years ago, Portable Document
Format (PDF) is a publicly available specification and de facto standard
around the world for secure and reliable electronic document distribution
and exchange. The PDF has been adopted by many governments and
enterprises to streamline document management, increase productivity,
and reduce reliance on paper.
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Digital Solution of Integrity and Consistency
PDF has become the standard format used for publishing and printing-based
industries, because what shows on the screen is exactly what will be on
paper. With PDF being a publicly available standard format, many end users
outside of the publishing circle also find it the best solution for integrated
and consistent printouts.
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Why Foxit Reader?
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Incredibly small
Foxit Reader is a small and lightweight application with minimal memory
consumption.
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Breezing-fast startup
When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay.
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Annotation tools
Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when
you are reading it? Foxit Reader allows you to draw graphics, highlight text,
type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the
annotated document.
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Text converter
You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
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Multimedia design support
Foxit Reader has been enhanced to support multimedia design. Users can
add movies and audio files to a PDF and it helps to make PDF documents
more multimedia rich.
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High security and privacy
Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never
connect to the Internet without users' permission while other PDF Readers
often silently connect to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader
does not contain any spy-ware or ad-ware.
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Low cost but numerous functions
The advanced add-ons of Foxit Reader are all affordable. You will notice that
Foxit Reader offers much more excellent performance but at an even lower
cost than major competitors.
Foxit Reader Add-ons
Foxit Reader SE 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
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website (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader_2/addons.htm). The
former one is free while the latter one providing additional features is non-free.
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
Name
Function Description
Size
Remark
JPEG2000/JBIG
Decoder
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
Eastern Asian
Language
Support
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
GDI+ Module
This module is a redistributable one
from Microsoft providing better
display quality for graphics. You can
still view the PDF file without this
module, however in lower graphic
quality. Installing this module will
not affect any other applications on
your system.
764KB
Download
Free
JavaScript
Support
This add-on is used to execute
JavaScript in many interactive
forms. If you don't install this
add-on, although you still can fill in
such forms, you wouldn't be able to
perform some automated tasks like
field value verification and
recalculation.
1.05MB
Download
Free
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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 which have many specific capabilities, including Foxit Reader
Pro Pack, Foxit Form Designer, Foxit PDF Editor and Foxit PDF Creator, are not
free.
All users can try advanced add-ons but with limitations. For example, without
Pro Pack, you save annotated pages with evaluation marks, fail to convert PDFs
to text files, cannot copy text from text screen. Without buying Form Designer,
evaluation marks will be added to the top-right corner of the modified pages.
Without purchasing PDF Editor and Creator, you save the edited and created
documents with evaluation marks.
Foxit PDF Editor and Creator serve as stand-alone programs. They have their
own installers and working windows. Foxit PDF Editor enables you to modify the
pages contents while Foxit PDF Creator allows you to convert non-PDF files to
PDF documents.
Advanced Add-ons in Foxit Reader
Name
Function Description
Comments
Tools
This module includes Text
Markup Tools, Drawing Markup
Tools, Typewriter Tools,
Measure Tools, and File
Attachment Tool. Evaluation
marks will be added to your
annotated pages without Pro
Pack. Once you purchase Foxit
Reader Pro Pack, you'll get rid
of these evaluation marks.
Text
Viewer &
Text
Converter
Text viewer: Views the whole
text contents from a PDF file in
Foxit Reader, and right click on
the feature to use the option"
Copy" to copy those text.
Foxit
Reader
Pro Pack
Size
Remark
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Text converter: Converts a
whole PDF document into a
simple text file by using the
button" Save as" in the "File"
menu. You can use the feature
after purchasing Pro Pack
add-on.
Form Filler
Basic non-interactive PDF form
operations i.e. filling out PDF
forms and printing them out.
Advanced PDF form
operations, such as saving
filled-out forms and
import/export forms.
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. This feature is available
only to users who purchase Pro
Pack if the security settings
allow and requires
downloading of an extra
add-on, which is the lexical
dictionary.
Advanced
Editing
Tools
It includes Image Tool, Attach
File Tool, Link Tools, and
Multimedia Tools below the
"Edit" menu of Foxit Reader.
It's a part of Foxit Reader Pro
Pack. You may evaluate those
features before buying it;
however evaluation marks will
be added to the top-right
corner of the modified pages. If
you purchase a license of Pro
Pack add-on, you will be able to
get rid of evaluation marks.
Download
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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.
214 KB
Download
Free
OnDemandCM
Foxit On Demand Content
Management enables users to
organize, share and
collaborate on documents and
forms online. Upload from Foxit
Reader or send documents
with ease. Advanced features
817 KB
include workflow driven
document sharing, revisions of
documents, CollabRoom for
group collaboration. (Free
registration required, check
File->OnDemandCM for details
after installing the add-on.)
Download
Free
Tips:
1. How to install Foxit Reader Pro Pack?
To install Foxit Reader Pro Pack, you don't need to download an independent package for Pro
Pack because it has been built in both Foxit Reader for U3 and Foxit Reader for Windows. All
you need to do is to install either the desktop version or the U3 version of Foxit Reader
immediately and then start trying the features provided by Pro Pack for evaluation purpose.
2. 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.
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3. 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.
This feature is available when you have a license of Pro Pack add-on.
Foxit Reader Pro Pack
Foxit Reader Pro Pack is a non-free collection of modules. It unlocks functions to
save annotations, check spelling in the annotations, save a PDF document as
text file, copy text from text viewer, and other advanced features. Actually,
without Pro Pack you are still able to edit a PDF document and print it out but
with a few limitations. For example, when you save the annotated document, it
will be stamped with an evaluation mark at the top right corner of the annotated
pages. When purchasing Pro Pack add-ons, no evaluation marks will be shown.
Here is a list of limitations without Pro Pack:
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Can annotate a PDF document but save the annotated pages with
evaluation marks.
Cannot convert PDF to text file.
Can view text in text viewer but cannot use the copy function and save text
file.
Can use Advanced Editing Tools, such as image tool, attach file tool, link
tools, and multimedia tools but save the modified pages with evaluation
marks.
Note: You are authorized to use Spell Checker when you either purchase Foxit
Reader Pro Pack or Form Designer if the security settings allow. As for Form
Filler, it’s free for personal and non-personal usage.
Pro Pack Tools Included

Comments Tools
Comments Tools are designed for you to give a document critical
commentary or explanatory notes. Tools include Text Markup Tools,
Typewriter Tools, Drawing Markup Tools, Measure Tools and File Attachment
Tool.
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Text Converter
It enables you to convert a whole PDF document into a simple text file by
using "Save as" feature in Foxit Reader. You can use the feature when you
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have purchased Foxit Reader Pro Pack.

Text Viewer
You can use this feature to preview the whole text contents from a PDF file
in Foxit Reader. Only after purchasing Foxit Reader Pro Pack, you are able to
save the PDF file as a text file and also use "Copy" option of the "Text
Viewer" feature.

Form Filler
To do some basic non-interactive PDF form operations, i.e. fill out PDF forms
and print them out and advanced PDF form operations, such as save
filled-out forms and import/export forms.

Spell Checker
When you fill out an English form or use the 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 word, you will see a list of
suggested words. To get this function, please download an extra
add-on--lexical dictionary.
Note: After downloading the dictionary, please unzip it and save the
unzipped folder named lex to the same installation folder of Foxit Reader:
C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader.

Advanced Editing Tools
It includes image tool, attach file tool, link tools and multimedia tools below
the "Edit" menu of Foxit Reader.
Getting Some Paid Features for Free with Foxit Reader SE
Foxit gives users a chance to get some features included in Foxit Reader for free.
For those users who choose to check for updates automatically, install Foxit
Toolbar, or install free links to eBay, they can get some paid features with no
charge. For more details, please see below:
Free
Users
Choosing Check
for Updates
Installing Foxit
Toolbar or eBay
icon
Pro Pack
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Text Viewer and
text converter
Typewriter tools
Text Markup
tools
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Drawing
markup tools
Advanced
editing tools
Multimedia
tools
Measure tools
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Notes:
1. To select “Check for Updates”, please go to Help > Check for Updates
Now > click “Preferences” in the Foxit Reader Updates dialog box > select
“Automatically check for Foxit updates”. Please note this option is selected
by default.
2. To install Foxit Toolbar or eBay shortcut icon, you can either install one of
them in Installation Wizard when you install Foxit Reader or in Foxit Reader
Updates dialog box.
How to Purchase Pro Pack
1. If you want to purchase Pro Pack, please do one of the following:
Order online: go to Foxit website to order directly.
(https://www.foxitsoftware.com/secure/order.php)
Email: write an e-mail to the Foxit sales department at
[email protected] with your order information.
2. If you want to know the price, please click here:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/purchase/pricing.htm.
How to Install Pro Pack
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To install Foxit Reader Pro Pack, you do not need to download an independent
package for Pro Pack because it has been built in Foxit Reader. All you need to do
is to install Foxit Reader immediately and then start trying the features provided
by Pro Pack for evaluation purpose.
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.
Set Updating Preferences
1. Choose Help > Check for Updates Now…
2. In Foxit Reader Updates dialog box, click Preferences.
3. To check for updates automatically, select Automatically check for Foxit
updates, and then specify whether you want automatic checking on a weekly
or monthly basis.
4. Click OK.
Please note that ―Automatically check for Foxit updates‖ option is selected by
default.
Updating From Foxit Website
1. Click to visit http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader_2/addons.htm
2. Select and download the add-ons you want to update.
3. Extract them to the same directory where you install Foxit Reader.
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4. Re-run the Foxit Reader program to implement the update files.
Using This Help
This help document is divided into major categories reflected in the contents
shown in Table of Contents. The contents bar can be used to navigate help by
clicking on a topic.
This manual consists of 11 chapters. To browse the topic you are interested in,
please do one of the following:
1. Move to Table of Contents, click one of the topics you are interested in, the
page about this issue will be displayed.
2. Click the item in the bookmark pane to your desired topic.
If you have trouble finding help for a particular topic or the help provided is not
sufficient, send email to [email protected] and our support team will
contact you. Your feedback helps us to improve our documentation so we
welcome your input.
What’s new in Foxit Reader SE
The following is a list of exciting new features in Foxit Reader SE.
Internet Search
Foxit Reader SE supports internet keyword search. You can select the text and
click the pop-up search icon or press and drag the mouse directly to search for
the related information in internet.
Favorite Toolbar
Foxit PDF Reader SE supports to customize the useful tools to appear in the
Favorite Toolbar area, so that users can choose the tools that are used most
often easily and quickly.
Comments Panel
Lists all comments in the PDF document, and provides a number of common
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options that helps users check their comments better, such as expanding or
collapsing all comments, as well as sorting comments in different ways.
Summarize Comments
Allows users to generate a new PDF document with comments summary and set
the document properties, such as paper setting, page range choosing, and so on.
It is a convenient way to get a synopsis of all the comments associated with a
PDF.
Document Restrictions
Now users can view document restrictions by clicking the Security tab in the
properties dialog box. The document’s Security Method restricts what can be
done to the document, and the Document Restrictions Summary displays a list
of tasks that users can perform.
Supports MSAA
Part of user interface elements supports Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA),
that is, to deliver the UI information to the MSAA client-side.
Streamlined UI
A completely redesigned UI with a new look and feel that makes Foxit Reader
more intuitive than ever before, such as updated icons and the reclassified
menu bar.
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Chapter 2 – Getting Started
This section gives you an overview of Foxit Reader SE, including installation,
registration, work area, properties and uninstallation.
Installing Foxit Reader SE
Windows System Requirements
Foxit Reader SE runs successfully on the following systems. If your computer
does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to use Foxit Reader SE.
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Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
2000
XP
Server 2003
Vista
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.
1. ZIP Format
If you download the ―FoxitReader31.zip‖ file to your computer, all you need to
do is UNZIP and DOUBLE CLICK the FoxitReader.exe application file. You can
start using it right away. This format requires no installation.
2. EXE Format
If you download the ―FoxitReader31_setup.exe‖ file to your computer, please
do the following:

Double-click the ―FoxitReader31_setup.exe‖ file, and you will see the Install
Wizard pop up. Click Next button to continue.
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The new features are listed on the screen. Click Next button.

This program is protected by copyright law and you have to accept the
License Agreement to proceed. Click I agree button to continue.

There are two setup types for you in this step:
Default setup— uses default settings for all configurations, including the
install directory, desktop shortcut, etc.
Custom setup— customizes install configurations, which allows you to
change the destination folder and desktop settings, etc.

After choosing your installation type, please follow the respective steps
listed below:
For default setup, click the Install button to complete the installation.
For custom setup, do the following:
1) Click the Browse…button to change the installation directory or keep the
default. Click Next to go on.
2) Check the options you want to install and click Next to install.

You will get a chance to select to install some plug-ins we offered. Choose to
install any plug-ins you like, and you can get some features for free.

When the process is complete, a message tells you that Foxit PDF Reader is
installed. Click Finish to complete the installation.
3. MSI Format
Please refer to the installation steps of EXE Format.
Registering Foxit Reader
After purchasing Foxit PDF Reader, please do one of the following to register
your key:

Close Foxit Reader, save the key file into the directory where you installed
Foxit Reader.
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Run Foxit Reader > Help > Install License Key > A registration box will pop
up. Open the received key file, copy the key contents into the box
indicated > click Register the Key button.
Note: To check if you have registered successfully, please go to Help > About
Foxit Reader. In the About box, see if your name is shown at the bottom left
corner.
After registering successfully, you can remove the watermarks which are added
before you purchase Foxit Reader. To remove all the evaluation marks, select
Help > Remove Evaluation Marks. You can also use the Hand Tool to click and
delete them one by one.
Work Area
Foxit Reader SE 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
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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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A
B
C
D
E
Foxit Reader window
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.
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The PDF will be opened by Foxit Reader directly in the web browser.
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A
B
C
D
E
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. Status bar E. Document
pane
Customizing the Work Area
As you get acquainted with Foxit Reader SE, 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.
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About Menu Bar
Generally speaking, it is a good idea to keep the menu bar visible so that they
are 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 SE 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.
A
B
C
D
G
E
F
Toolbars open by default
A. File toolbar B. Navigation toolbar C. Rotate toolbar D. Zoom toolbar
E. Basic toolbar F. Find tool G. Favorite Tools
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 SE 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.
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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]. A checkmark
next to the toolbar name indicates that the toolbar is displayed.
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 by its grabber bar to the document
pane, click the "Close" button at the top right corner of its title bar to hide it.
To change the visibility of several toolbars, please go to Tools > Customize
Toolbars, and then select and deselect the toolbars. A checkmark next to the
toolbar name indicates that the toolbar is currently visible.
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 Tools > 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.
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 Reade, please go to Tools > Preferences >
select the ―Languages‖ tab.
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Use default language – Makes English as 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. Please note that the navigation pane is
unavailable when Foxit is open but empty (no PDF is open).
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The buttons on the left side of the navigation pane provides easy access to
various panels, such as the Bookmarks panel button
button
and the Pages 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
the top right corner of the navigation pane.
button at
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. What’s 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.
To dock a floating panel, double-click its title bar.
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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 topic, 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 Tools > Preferences…
Setting Commenting preference
Pop-up Opacity: sets the opacity of popup notes for annotation tools.
Setting document layout and colors
The Document Layout and Colors of the Preferences dialog provides 3 ways to
browse PDF documents, and different color schemes to replace document colors.
Automatically, Foxit Reader uses the color settings of the PDF document.
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Documents Layout
A. Tabbed documents: Opens multiple PDFs in one instance of Foxit Reader.
B. Allow Multiple Instances: Creates a new Foxit Reader window when
double-clicking to open a PDF file.
C. 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. Uncheck this option preference to
disable this message and have Foxit Reader automatically close the
window.
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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
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Text.
D. Change Only the Color of Black/White Content: Changes only the
Black/White text and leaves the colored text unchanged.
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Measurement Units –Sets unit of page dimensions given in the status bar
and print dialog box.
Setting form display preferences
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 appeared below the toolbar area when
opening an interactive PDF form.
Use initial highlight mode form fields when opening document: Select to
highlight required form fields with default yellow background.
Highlight all fields: You can either check Highlight all fields or choose to
highlight the specific fields to your needs. This option classifies all the fields
into Combo Box, List Box, Radio Button, Check Box, Push Button and Text
Field.
Change highlight colors: Click the color panes next to the field names to
choose any color you like.
Opacity: Adjust the opacity of the fields highlighted.
Set highlight layer:
A. At default position: the highlight layer is set to stack below the text input
by default.
B. Below field: the highlight layer is stacked below the text input.
C. Above field: the highlight layer is stacked on top of the text input.
Setting full screen preferences
Full Screen Navigation
A. Select to show Scroll bar, Bookmark, Status bar or Menu bar in Full
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.
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Full Screen Appearance
Background – click the color pane and choose the color you like to be the
background color in Full Screen mode.
Setting general preferences
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.
Printer
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
A. Always show close button – permanently shows close button on every
tab. If deselecting this option, the close button will only appear on the
current tab.
B. Max tab size – allows you to specify a maximum tab size.
Setting history preferences
History
A. Restore last view settings when reopening: determines whether
documents open automatically to the last viewed page within a work
session.
B. Maximum number of documents in history list: sets the maximum
number of PDF documents you read in history list. The default is 50 PDF
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documents.
C. 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.
Navigation Panel
Restore last used panel state when reopening - determines whether or not
to save the last panel status and open PDFs with the remembered layout.
Setting Internet preference
Show file download dialog
If you do not want PDF documents opened in your web browser directly, please
check this option so that a message box will pop up to give you options to open
or download the PDF file when clicking a PDF link.
Display PDF in Browser
Select if opening PDF files in your web browser or Foxit Reader.
Setting Internet search preferences
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 quick search
Select to disable the quick search function. In which case, drag the selected text
will not perform a search on the Internet.
Setting JavaScript preference
Enable JavaScript Actions: enables any actions in a PDF that uses JavaScript.
Setting UI language
Please refer to ―Switching UI Languages‖.
Setting page display preferences
The Page Display panel of the Preferences dialog box includes the following
options:
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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. Display Texts Optimized for LCD Screen: optimally adjusts text display
that best suits your monitor.
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‖.
Setting reading preferences
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
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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.
Setting typewriter preferences
This option allows you to customize your own Textbox and Callout tool.
Text box – Input the width and height values to customize textbox. The
default value is 100 wide and 20 high.
Callout – Input the width, height and length values to customize callout tool.
The default value is 100 wide, 100 high. The default length 1 is 60, length 2
is 20.
Viewing PDF Properties
The Properties dialog box provides information about the document, including
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the document’s 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
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.
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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.
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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 tab of the Document Properties dialog box
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.
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Fonts tab of the Document Properties dialog box
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.
Uninstalling Foxit Reader SE
How to Uninstall?
If you have installed ―FoxitReader31.zip‖ file in your computer, it will be quite
simple to uninstall. Just find the folder you placed the Foxit Reader.EXE
application file, and delete it.
If you have installed the EXE file or MSI file Format, please do one of the
following:

Click Start > Programs > Foxit Reader > Uninstall.

Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Program and select
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Foxit Reader to uninstall.
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Double click the file uninstall.exe under Foxit Reader installation directory
Drive name:\...\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\.
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Chapter 3 – Working with ritePen
ritePen® is an advanced handwriting recognition software for Microsoft
Windows-based pen-enabled computers. Users of ritePen can write anywhere
on their screen or other input surface and have their handwriting instantly
converted to text for use in any Windows application, including Word, Excel,
Outlook, and numerous others. ritePen is a seamless extension of normal
writing because it accurately recognizes virtually any handwriting style, does
not require learning or training, and allows you to write in whole sentences,
while automatically segmenting your handwriting into words and lines.
Working with ritePen, Foxit Reader SE supports the following key features:

Context aware handwriting recognition for individual fields of interactive
PDF forms.

ritePen’s writing will be automatically disabled when Foxit Reader is
switched by a user into the markup mode and the form design mode, and
enabled when a user leaves the above modes.
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Chapter 4 – 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 Welcome to Foxit Reader window
When you start Foxit Reader, a Welcome to Foxit Reader window opens by
default. Opening a PDF file will automatically close the Welcome to Foxit Reader
window.
To start a task from this window, please simply select a task button to initiate a
task.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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Retrieving recently opened documents from within Foxit Reader
In ―File‖ pull-down menu, you will be able to instantly retrieve recently opened
documents. Foxit Reader provides 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 when you double-click
another pdf file, it'll be opened in the same window.
Tab bar
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To enable tabbed browsing, please go to Tools > Preferences >
Documents > Documents Layout > check the option of ―Tabbed
documents‖.
To disable tabbed browsing, please go to Tools > Preferences >
Documents > Documents Layout > uncheck the option of ―Tabbed
documents‖.
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:
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Click the Close Tab button
at the top right corner of the Tab Bar.
Right-click on a tab and choose Close Tab/Close Others/Close Left/Close
Right.
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Select File > Close.
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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.
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To enable single document interface mode, please go to Tools >
Preferences > Documents > Documents Layout > check the option of ―Allow
Multiple Instances‖.
To disable single document interface mode, please go to Tools >
Preferences > Documents > Documents Layout > 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). In order to view a list of windows open in Foxit
Reader, the user typically has to click on the Restore Down button
at the top
right corner of the Reader window.
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To enable multiple document interface mode, please go to Tools >
Preferences > Documents > Documents Layout > uncheck the options of
―Tabbed documents‖ and ―Allow Multiple Instances‖.
To disable single document interface mode, please go to Tools >
Preferences > Documents > Documents Layout > either check the option of
―Tabbed documents‖ or ―Allow Multiple Instances‖.
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Arranging child windows
When you have more than two PDF files open, you may want to arrange these
documents on the screen. You can click on the Restore Down button
at the
top right corner of the Reader window to view a list of the PDFs.
Closing windows

To close the current PDF file, click the Close button
window.

To close all PDF files, click the Close button
of the current
at the top right corner of
Foxit Reader window.
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
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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‖ > ―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 > AutoScroll again.
Tip: 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.
2. 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 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
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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.
5. Retracing your steps
To go back or forward one page, click the Previous View button
View button
or Next
on the Toolbar or Status Bar.
Navigating with bookmarks
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.
Navigating with page thumbnails
Page thumbnails are reduced-size versions of PDF pages. It provides miniature
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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.
1. 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.
2. 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‖.
3. To add an action to a page thumbnails, please refer to ―Adding an action to
a bookmark‖.
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 as Zoom In and Zoom Out, as well as more
advanced tools like setting the page layout and orientation. As for some settings,
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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.
Click the Rotate Clockwise button
or Rotate Counterclockwise button
on Rotate View Toolbar.
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. Click the Zoom In or Zoom Out tools
on the Toolbar or Tools > Zoom
Out/In Tool on Menu Bar.
Note: If you click on a page, then the tool will zoom in/out on the page, trying
to keep the clicked point as the center of the window. If you drag a rectangle on
the page and then release the mouse, then the tool will zoom in/out on the page,
trying to keep the rectangle as the center of the window. If you press the Ctrl
key while scrolling the mouse wheel, then the tool will zoom in/out on the page
based on the scrolling direction.
2. Click the Zoom Out button
or the Zoom In button
on the Zoom
Toolbar or View > Zoom > Zoom Out or Zoom In on Menu Bar. Also, you may
select a magnification percentage from these two icons.
3. Select or input a magnification percentage in the Magnification Percentage
Area
on the Status Bar.
4. Go to View > Zoom > Zoom To on Menu Bar, choose or input a magnification
percentage, and then click OK.
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5. Right-click the Document Pane > Zoom In or Zoom Out.
6. Using the Loupe Tool
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Choose the Loupe Tool
on the Toolbar or by clicking Tools > Zoom
Tools > 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.
7. 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
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Choose the Magnifier
Fisheye Magnifier
on the Toolbar or by clicking Tools > Zoom
Tools > 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.
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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 click Fit Page button
on Toolbar, 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 click the Fit Width button
on Toolbar, 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
click the Actual Size button
on Toolbar, 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.
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Click the Single Page button
Facing button
, the Continuous button
, or the Facing button
, the Continuous
on the Status Bar.
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
Click the Exit Full Screen button
on the screen.
Reading a document in Reverse View
To read documents in a backward order, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Reverse View.
Right-click the Document Pane > select Reverse View.
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Playing a Movie or a Sound Clip
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:
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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. To change the default
behavior, you can set other options in the pop-up dialog box.
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In the Multimedia Content dialog box, select one of the options listed
below:
Play the multimedia this one time – plays the multimedia content. The
dialog box will keep popping up when you try to open this multimedia file.
Play the multimedia content and add this document to my list of
trusted documents -- plays the multimedia content. It will be opened
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automatically next time without asking you for permission.
Use current settings as default – apply this setting to all media contents
in this PDF file and save the current option setting as default.
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.
A
B
Layer Panel
A. A checkmark indicates a displayed layer
B. Hidden layer
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1. Open the Layer panel, and then do one of the following:
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To hide a layer, uncheck the layer.
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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:
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List Layers for All Pages - Shows every layer across every page of the
document.
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List Layers for Visible Pages - Shows layers only on the currently visible
pages.
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Reset to Initial Visibility - Resets layers to their default state.
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Expand All – Expands all layers.
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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 Text… or
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.
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 Tools > Find Next, or Find Next shortcut key F3 to
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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:
Click the Search button
on toolbar, 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 SE 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:
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Using the Find Tool. Type the text in the Find What field, and then click the
Internet Search button
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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
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next to the Find What field.
. 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‖.
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
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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.
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 following:
Choose File > Email… or click the Email button
on the Toolbar.
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.
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.
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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.
Saving a PDF as other file types
Choose File > Save As…
Choose All Files (*.*) from the Files of Type Option in the Save As dialog box.
Select to save Document and Annotations or Document without changes in
Save What field.
Enter the filename and location, and click Save.
Note: This function allows PDF documents to appear, for confidential purposes,
in different file types as if they were created on a different platform other than
PDF.
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.
(Optional) Right-click Foxit Reader icon in the system tray and select Exit.
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Chapter 5 – 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
Tool > Select Text on Menu Bar 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 To Clipboard.
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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Copying Images
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 or click the snapshot tool
:
on Basic Toolbar,
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.
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Select the Snapshot tool by choosing Tools > Snapshot or click the snapshot
tool
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on Basic Toolbar.
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‖.
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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.
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Copying a Combination of Text and Images as an
Image
You can use the snapshot tool to copy the 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 or click the snapshot
tool on Basic Toolbar.
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.
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.
B
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Rulers & Guides
A. Rulers
B. Guides
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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
Do one of the following:
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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
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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
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(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 > Measure Tools > [measure tool name], or click the
measure tools on toolbar, and do any of the following:
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.
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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
drag the mouse to move it to the intended place.
, hold and
Changing the length and orientation of the line segment
With the Hand Tool
one of the resize corners
or Annotation Selection Tool
selected, select
, 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,
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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 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 > 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
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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.
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 the text color
Select the text and right click on it. Choose Font Setting from the Context
Menu, and then select the Color option.
Text Viewer Colors dialog box pops up.
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Drag respective sliders or type the value to change the Foreground (Font)
Color and Background (page) Color. You can preview the changes in the box
with a word ―Sample‖.
Click OK to complete the procedure, or click Cancel to abandon the changes.
5. 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
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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:
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.
Changing the magnification level of a document
Do one of the following procedures:
1. Click the Zoom Out button
or the Zoom In button
on the Zoom
Toolbar. Also, you may select a magnification percentage from these two
icons.
2. 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:
C. 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.
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D. 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.
E. 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 or Edit > Find Next, or Find Next shortcut key F3 to
continue searching the next instances of the search term.
Note: The Find field
is unavailable in Text Viewer
mode.
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
Click the Exit Full Screen button
on the screen.
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.
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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.
Note: This function is only available for the users who have bought Foxit Reader
Pro Pack or Form Designer.
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Chapter 6 – 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. You can create comments without purchasing Pro Pack, however,
evaluation marks will be added to your annotated pages. To get rid of these
watermarks, please purchase Foxit Reader.
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.
Drawing Markup Tools
Text Markup Tools
Typewriter Tools
Annotation Toolbars
Selecting Tools to Add Comments
Do one of the following:
Select a type of tool from the Toolbar.
Select Comments > [Tool name] or Drawing Markup Tools from the menu
bar > select a type of tool you want to use.
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Adding Note Comments
The most common type of comments is the note comments. A note comment
has a note icon 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.
Note icon
Close button
Options menu
Text message
Resize corner
To add a note comment
Click the Note Tool
on the toolbar or choose Comments > Note Tool on
Menu Bar.
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.
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(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.
Using the Spell Checker
After purchasing Foxit Reader Pro Pack or Form Designer, 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 Checker, when you type any English text in the
pop-up note, this tool will try to find any spelling errors and highlight them with
squiggly lines.
Right click on the misspelled words, and you will see a list of suggested
words.
Choose one of the suggested words to correct your input or ignore the
squiggly line.
Aligning and centering note comments
Choose the Note Tool
, Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
.
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Follow the steps specified in ―Working with multiple images‖.
Deleting a note comment
Choose the Note Tool
, Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
.
Do one of the following:
A. Click the note icon, and press the Delete key.
B. Right-click the note icon, and choose Delete from the pop-up context
menu.
C. Choose Delete from the Options menu of the pop-up note.
Using the Text Markup Tools
You can use Text Markup tools to indicate where text should be edited or noticed.
Text Markups do not change the actual text in the PDF. Instead, they indicate
which text should be deleted, inserted, highlighted or underlined. Text Markup
tools include Highlight Tool, Underline Tool, Strikeout Tool, Squiggly Tool, and
Caret Tool.
Text Markup Tools
Button
Tool
Name
Description
Highlight
Tool
To mark important passages of text with a fluorescent
(usually) marker as a means of memory retention or for
later reference.
Underline
Tool
To draw a line under to indicate emphasis.
Strikeout
Tool
To draw a line to cross out text, making others know the
text is deleted.
Squiggly
Tool
To draw a squiggly line under. Similar to Underline Tool.
Replace
Tool
To draw a line to cross out text and provide a substitute
for it.
Insert Tool
A proofreading symbol (^) used to indicate where
something is to be inserted in a line.
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Commenting Tools except the Note Tool. You can set colors and opacity for each
tool, and then add any Text Markups to the PDF file. Foxit Reader will remember
the color and opacity settings automatically.
Using highlight, underline, strikeout, squiggly and replace tool
1. Highlighting, underlining, strikeouting, squiggling or replacing text
Choose Tools > Commenting Tools > select the Highlight Tool
Underline Tool
, Strikeout Tool
, Squiggly Tool
,
or Replace Tool
. Or click the respective button on toolbar.
The Property Tools
show up on the toolbar. Select the color
and set opacity for the Commenting Tools.
Click and drag from the beginning of the text you want to mark up.
2. Adding text message to highlight, underline, strikeout, or squiggly markups
Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
corresponding Text Markup Tool > right-click the markup > choose Open
Popup 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.
(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.
B.
C.
D.
Click the close button in the pop-up note.
Double-click the markup.
Right-click the markup, and choose Close Popup Note.
Choose Close Popup Note from the Options menu of the pop-up note.
3. Deleting a highlight, underline, strikeout, squiggly or replaced markup
Do one of the following:
Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
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corresponding Text Markup Tool > click the markup > press Delete key.
Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
corresponding Text Markup Tool > right-click the markup > choose Delete
from the pop-up Context Menu.
Choose Delete from the Options menu of the pop-up note.
Using the Insert Text Tool
1. Indicating where to insert
Click the Insert Text Tool
on the toolbar, or choose Comments >
Commenting Tools > Insert Text Tool.
Click the text where you want to insert this markup.
Type text in the pop-up note to indicate the text you want to insert.
(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.
2. Deleting the inserted markup
Do one of the following:
Select the Insert Text Tool
Tool
or the Annotation Selection
> click the caret markup > press the Delete key.
Select the Insert Text Tool
Tool
, Hand Tool
, Hand Tool
or the Annotation Selection
> right-click the caret markup > choose Delete from the pop-up
Context Menu.
Choose Delete from the Options menu of the pop-up note.
Using the Select Text Tool
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strikeout, underline, squiggly and replacement. It has integrated the select text
function with Text Markup Tools. When you select text with the Select Text Tool,
a menu of text editing options will appear on the right click context menu. Also,
you can also use the Select Text Tool to add bookmarks for PDF files.
Marking up text with edits

Choose Tools > Select Text, or click the Select Text Tool
on the toolbar.

Select the text you want to mark up > right-click the selected text, and then
refer to ―Using the Text Markup Tools‖.
Using the Drawing Markup Tools
Drawing Markup tools help you to make annotations with drawings, shapes, and
text messages. You can use the Drawing Markup tools to mark up a document
with arrows, lines, squares, rectangles, circles, ellipses, polygons, polygon lines,
clouds, etc. Drawing Markup tools provide another kind of comment. It is quite
useful when you have to make some shapes to mark the text or image. The
table below describes exactly what Drawing Markup tools do.
Drawing Markup Tools
Button
Tool Name
Description
Arrow Tool
To draw something, such as a directional symbol, that
is similar to an arrow in form or function.
Line Tool
To mark with a line.
Rectangle
Tool
To draw a four-sided plane figure with four right
angles.
Ellipse Tool
To draw an oval shape.
Polygon Tool
To draw a closed plane figure bounded by three or
more line segments.
Polygon Line
Tool
To draw an open plan figure with three or more line
segments.
Pencil Tool
Pencil Rubber
Tool
Cloudy Tool
To draw free-form shapes.
An implement, acts as a piece of rubber, used for
erasing the pencil markups.
To draw cloudy shapes.
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Adding drawing markup
Consider the effect you want before selecting a drawing tool.
Choose Comments > Drawing Markup Tools, and select a drawing tool, or
click a drawing tool button on the toolbar.
To draw a line, or arrow, drag across the area where you want the markup
to appear.
To draw a square, rectangle, circle, or ellipse, drag across the area where
you want the markup to appear.
To create a polygon, polygon line, or cloud shape, click to create the start
point, move the pointer, and click to create each segment. To finish drawing
the shape, click the start point or double-click to end it. For polygon line, you
can end the drawing only by double-clicking.
To draw free-form lines using the Pencil Tool
, drag across the area to
make any shapes you want. You can release the mouse button, move the
pointer to a new location, and continue the drawing.
To erase parts of the pencil drawings, select the Pencil Rubber Tool
,
click the pencil drawings, and click them again when an eraser appears on
the drawings.
Tips:
To draw a line that is horizontal, vertical, or at a 45 degree angle, press Shift
while you draw.
To draw a square or circle with Ellipse Tool or Rectangle Tool, press Shift
while you draw.
Editing, resizing or moving the markup
Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
corresponding Drawing Markup Tool.
To edit or resize the drawing markup, select it, put the cursor on one of the
green points, and drag one of the handles to make your adjustments.
To move the drawing markup, select it and put the cursor on one of the
segments to drag.
To add a pop-up note to the markup, select it and double-click the markup
or right-click it and choose Open Popup Note.
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Aligning and centering drawing markups
Choose the Hand Tool
or the Annotation Selection Tool
.
Follow the steps specified in ―Working with multiple images‖.
Deleting the markup
Do one of the following:
Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
corresponding Drawing Markup Tool > press the Delete key.
Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
corresponding Drawing Markup Tool > right-click the drawing markup >
choose Delete from the Context Menu.
Choose Delete from the Options menu of the pop-up note.
Grouping the markups
Grouping drawing markups enables you to combine them so that you can work
with them as though they were a single object. You can move or delete the
group, set its status, change its appearance, etc.
Select the Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
, and do one of the
following:



To group the markups, select the markups you want to group by pressing
Ctrl > right-click on one of the selected markups, and choose Group.
To work with a group, select one of the markups and then work with the
group as other comments.
To ungroup the markups, select the group > right-click on it, and choose
Ungroup.
Using the Typewriter Tools
The Typewriter Tools include Typewriter Tool, Callout Tool, and Text Box Tool.
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Using the Typewriter Tool
Typewriter Tool acts as a machine to product text on PDFs as a result of a user
manually pressing keys consecutively on a keyboard. You can use the
Typewriter Tool to add comments anywhere on a PDF, which doesn’t appear as
annotations.
Note: The Typewriter Tool can be used to fill forms.
See also
―Filling non-interactive forms‖.
Typewriter comment
Adding comments with typewriter
Choose Comments > Typewriter Tools > Typewriter, or click the Typewriter
Tool
on toolbar. The Typewriter Toolbar appears.
Put the pointer on the area to type any text you want.
Press Enter if you want to start a newline.
To finish typing, click anywhere outside the text you have inputted.
Editing the typewriter comment
Choose Comments > Typewriter Tools > Typewriter, or click the Typewriter
Tool
on the toolbar.
Put the pointer between the letters to activate the typewriter text field.
Do any changes to the text you have inputted. Use Backspace or Delete
keys to delete the characters before or after the pointer.
To finish editing, click anywhere outside the text field.
Tips: You can use the Arrow Keys to move the pointer right and left or up and
down.
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Using the Spell Checker
After purchasing Foxit Reader Pro Pack or Form Designer, you are able to use the
Spell Checker if the security settings allow. When you are trying to insert any
text with Typewriter, 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 Checker, when you use typewriter to insert any
English text, this tool will try to find any spelling errors and highlight them with
squiggly lines.
Right click on the misspelled words, and you will see a list of suggested
words.
Choose one of the suggested words to correct your input or ignore the
squiggly line.
Moving the typewriter comment
Do one of the following:
Choose Comments > Typewriter Tools > Typewriter, or click the Typewriter
Tool
on the toolbar, and follow the steps below:
A. Put the pointer between the letters to activate the typewriter text field.
B. Move the pointer to the leftmost or rightmost side of the text field.
C. When the cursor turns to be a squad arrow
, hold down the mouse
and drag the typewriter comment to the intended place.
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Tips:
 You can use Home, End or Arrow Key to move the cursor among
characters.
 When moving the typewriter comment, a rectangle appears.
Select Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
, click the typewriter
comment, and move it to the intended place.
Deleting the typewriter comment
Do one of the following:
Choose Comments > Typewriter Tools > Typewriter, or click the Typewriter
Tool
on toolbar. Position the cursor to the ending or beginning of the
text, drag the cursor to select them all, and press the Delete key.
(Recommended method) Click the Annotation Selection Tool
Tool
or Hand
, right-click the text field, and choose Delete.
Note: You can also add a pop-up note to the Typewriter Comment with the
following steps:

Select the Annotation Selection Tool
or Hand Tool
.



Right-click the typewriter comment.
Select Open Popup Note, and add any text message.
To close the Popup Note, click the Close button at the top right corner of
the message box, or right-click the typewriter comment and choose
Close Popup Note, or Choose Delete from the Options menu of the
pop-up note.
Setting typewriter preferences
To set the typewriter preferences, please refer to the Format Tools. To show the
Format Tools, you can go to View > Toolbars > Format Tools.
1. Modifying current font style, size and color of the typewriter
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To modify font style, drop down the Font list box, and select the font you
want.
To modify font size, drop down the Font Size list box on the Typewriter
toolbar, and select an ideal size for your text.
To change the color of the current typewriter font, click the Color button
on the Typewriter toolbar, and select a kind of color you want to apply
to.
To apply the bold formatting to the current typewriter font, click the Bold
button
on the Typewriter toolbar.
To apply the Italic formatting to the current typewriter font, click the Italic
button
on the Typewriter toolbar.
2. Aligning text
You can set the alignment of any inputted text using the text-align buttons.
These buttons can be used to set the alignment for text in multiple lines.

To align text to the left, click the Align Left button
on the Typewriter
toolbar.

To center text, click the Center button
on the Typewriter toolbar.

To align text to the right, click the Align Right button
on the
Typewriter toolbar.
3. Changing current character space and scaling
To change the character space of the current typewriter text, click the
Character Spacing button
on the Typewriter toolbar. The Character
Spacing dialog box appears.
To change character space, enter the intended value in the Point box, and
click Ok to change.
Note: The Expanded radio button is chosen by default, which can’t be
unchecked. And the value inputted should be >= 0.
To change horizontally the font scale of the current typewriter text, click
the Character Scaling button
on the Typewriter toolbar, select a
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percentage from the drop-down menu, or click More options to manually
enter a customized percentage.
To change line spacing of the current typewriter text, click the Line
Leading button
on the Typewriter toolbar, enter the value to adjust
the leading and click OK.
Adding comments in a text box or callout
Callout Tool and Text Box Tool are designed for users to create comments in a
callout text box or a box.
Callout text boxes are especially useful when you want to single out (but not
obscure) a particular area of a document. Callout text boxes include three parts:
a text box, a keen line, and an end-point line.
A text box is a rectangle of any size, possibly with a border that separates the
text box from the rest of the interface, allowing the user to input text
information. A text box usually remains visible on the document page. It doesn’t
close like a pop-up note.
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Note: You can add comments to Japanese, Chinese, and Korean text with the
Callout Tool or Text Box tool, but you must have the Eastern Asian Language
module installed. Callout text boxes and Text boxes allow for horizontal text
only.
Adding a callout or text box

Choose Comments > Typewriter Tools > Callout/Textbox, or click the
Callout Tool


or Text box Tool
on the toolbar.
Click the place where you want to insert the callout or text box.
Type the text. Text wraps automatically when it reaches the right edge of
the box.
Resizing, moving, editing or deleting a callout or text box
Select the Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
, and do one of the
following:

To resize the callout or text box, select it and drag any of the handles to
resize it.

To move the callout or text box, select it and drag to the intended place.

To set the border color or the fill color for the text in callout and text box,
please click on the Border Color button


or the Fill Color button
on
the Format Toolbar and change the colors.
To add a pop-up note to the callout or text box, double-click it or right-click
it and choose Open Popup Note.
To delete the callout or text box, select it and press Delete, or right-click it
and then choose Delete, or Choose Delete from the Options menu of the
pop-up note.
Aligning and centering typewriter comments
Choose the Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
.
Follow the steps specified in ―Working with multiple images‖.
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Setting callout or text box preferences
Please refer to ―Setting typewriter preferences‖.
Changing the Appearance of Markups
You can change the color and appearance of comments or markups before or
after you create them. Also, you can set the new look as the default appearance
for that tool.
Changing the appearance of Note Comments
1. After you create a note comment, right-click the note icon and choose Open
Properties…, or choose Open Properties from the Options Menu of the popup
note to display the Note Properties dialog box.
2. In the Note Properties dialog box, do any of the following, and then click
Close:
Click the Appearance tab to change the color and opacity of the comment.
Click the General tab to change the author’s name and subject of the
comment.
Click the Review History tab to see the history of changes people have made
to the status of a comment during a review.
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―Setting a status‖.
Click the Note Type tab to change the type of icon used.
Select Locked at the bottom of the Note Properties dialog box to prevent the
comment from being altered or deleted.
Use the button
at the top right corner of the Properties dialog box to
choose any tabs.
Changing the appearance of Text Markups
Follow the steps of ―Changing the appearance of Note Comments‖.
There is no Note Type tab in Text Markups settings.
Changing the appearance of Drawing Markups
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In the Properties dialog box, do any of the following, and then click Close:
Click the Appearance tab to change such options as the color, opacity and
type of icon used. The type of the comment selected determines which
options are available.
Click the General tab to change the author’s name and subject of the
comment.
Click the Review History tab to see the history of changes people have made
to the status of a comment during a review.
See also
―Setting a status‖.
Select Locked at the bottom of the Properties dialog box to prevent the
comment from being altered or deleted.
Note: The appearance of typewriter comments cannot be changed.
Changing the appearance of Typewriter Markups
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Click the General tab to change the author’s name and subject of the
comment.
Click the Review History tab to see the history of changes people have made
to the status of a comment during a review.
See also
―Setting a status‖.
Select Locked at the bottom of the Note Properties dialog box to prevent the
comment from being altered or deleted.
Changing the appearance of a text box or callout
Please refer to ―Changing the appearance of Drawing Markups‖.
Working on Comments
Viewing comments
To view comments in the Comments panel, please go to View > Navigation
Panels > select Comments.
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The Comments panel
In the Comments panel, there are a number of options as follows:
Expand All – expands all of the items listed on the Comments panel.
Collapse All – collapses all of the items in the view.
Next – goes to the next comment if you choose to expand all the items.
Previous – goes to the previous comment if you choose to expand all the items.
Sort By – selects to sort the comments by type, page, author or date.
The comment is displayed in the popup note or on the markup icon and acts
as a tooltip when the popup note is closed.
If you input the comment with too many lines, it will only show some of the
comment while the rest will be displayed as suspension points when the
cursor is moved outside the popup note. Click inside the message box to
view it with scroll bar.
Setting a status
Setting a status is useful for keeping track of comments that you have read or
that require further action. You can use the status to indicate which comments
you want to accept, reject, cancel, complete or export to other documents.
By setting the review status, you can show or hide a certain set of comments,
and let review participants know how you are going to handle the comment.
Once the review status is set, you cannot remove the review status display from
history in the Review History list, even if you change the review status to None.
By setting the migration status, you can confirm whether the comment is
exported to other documents and let review participants know the results. Once
the migration status is set, you cannot remove the migration status display from
history in the Review History list, even if you change the migration status to
None.
Changing the status of a comment:
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With the Hand tool, Annotation Selection tool or the corresponding tool
selected, right-click a comment you want to change the status of, choose
Set Status > Review or Migration from the pop-up Context menu, and then
select an option.
To view a markup’s history of changes:
A. Right-click the markup, and then choose Open Properties.
B. In the Properties dialog box, click the Review History tab to view the
history of status changes people have made to a markup.
Replying to comments
Replying to comments is useful in shared reviews, when participants can read
each other’s comments. They can also be used by review initiators to let
reviewers know how their suggestions are being implemented. All replies
appear in the popup note and are listed below the original comment. You can
view the respective reply with the reply title and mark.
1. Replying to original comments in the pop-up note
Using the Hand tool, Annotation Selection tool, or the corresponding
comment tool > open the pop-up note for the comment.
Right-click the original comment and select Reply this topic, or right-click
the comment icon and select Reply.
Type your reply in the text box that appears in the pop-up window.
2. Responding to other reviewers’ comments
Using the Hand tool, Annotation Selection tool, or the corresponding
comment tool > open the pop-up note for the comment.
Right-click other reviewer’s comment and select Reply this topic.
You will see a mark 曰 at the top left corner of other reviewer’s comment,
and type your comments in the text box that appears next to the
reviewer’s comment.
3. Deleting the reply message
In the note pop-up window, right-click the Text message window and click
Delete this topic.
Note: Right-click the comment icon and select Delete will remove this markup
but not the reply message.
Summarizing comments
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Summarizing comments is an easy way to obtain a synopsis of comments
associated with the PDF. You can create a new PDF with comments when
summarizing comments,. Comments summary could be sorted by page, author,
date or type to satisfy different requirements. Moreover, you can set properties
for new document such as paper size, margin, page range, font size, etc. in the
Comments Summary Setting.
1.
Choose Comments > Summarize Comments.
2.
In Comments Summary Settings dialog box, please do the following:
3.

Choose paper size, such as A4, A3, etc.

Specify the width and height of paper.

Set margin.

Specify page range.

Choose font size and how to sort comments.

Choose measure unit.
Click Create and then type name and specify location in pop-up Save As
dialog box. Create a new PDF document with comments summary.
Importing & exporting comments
Please refer to ―Importing & Exporting Comments Data‖.
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Sending Annotated PDFs
Foxit Reader makes it easy for users to share reviews. You can send your
annotated PDFs to any reviewers to see and respond to your comments.
To send an annotated PDF file, do the following:

Click on the Save button

Click on the Email button
to save all the comments you have made.
to send it out.
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Chapter 7 – Forms
Foxit PDF Reader is extremely useful for form filling and form designing. Please
read below for more information.
General Information
There are two kinds of ―form‖ files. First, is a PDF file with fillable fields, which
enables you to fill the form directly by clicking the form fields without using
other features. This is called an Interactive PDF Form. The other kind of form is
a plain PDF file with lines and texts, which should be filled with the typewriter
feature in Foxit Reader. This is called a Non-interactive PDF Form.
You will need to navigate and adjust views of a form in exactly the same way
that you do in ordinary PDFs.
Interactive Form
For interactive forms, you will see a document message bar appear between the
Reader toolbars and the form itself. To hide this message bar, please click the
drop-down button
and select Hide Document Message Bar. If you do not
want to see it again when reopening this file, please choose Advanced > Form
Utilities > Always Hide Document Message Bar. To show it, redo the steps.
The left side of the message bar typically informs you that this document is a
fillable form. The right side of the message bar has some buttons. The first is a
Highlight Fields button, which colors the backgrounds of all blanks to be filled in
and outlines any required blanks, making it easy to see them at a glance. Check
or uncheck it to meet your need.
The other button
enables you to select what fields you want to highlight.
Check All Fields to highlight all the interactive fields, or uncheck All Fields to
select some certain fields to be highlighted.
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See also
―Setting form display preferences‖.
Non-interactive Form
The document message bar will not appear. This kind of form acts like an
ordinary PDF document that has plain text and you will need to use the
Typewriter feature to fill in this form.
Filling in PDF Forms
PDF form operation: Foxit Reader allows you to fill in PDF forms and print them
out. These basic features are free for both personal and non-personal usage.
Moreover, Foxit Reader supports advanced form operations, such as saving
filled-out forms and import/export forms. These advanced features are free for
personal usage only. For business or commercial use, additional licenses need to
be acquired in order to use such advanced features.
Filling interactive forms
If a PDF form contains interactive form fields, you can fill in the form with the
Hand Tool
. When you place the pointer over an interactive form field, the
pointer icon changes to one of the following:
Pointing Finger
-- Appears when the pointer is over a button, radio
button, check box, or item on a list.
Arrow
-- Appears when you can select an item in a list of options.
I-beam icon
-- Appears when you can type text into the form field.
To fill in an interactive form, please do the following:
If necessary, select the Hand tool
.
(Optional) To make form fields easier to identify, check the Highlight fields
on the document message bar. Form fields appear with a colored
background (yellow by default).
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Click in the first form field you want to fill in, either to select that option or
to place an I-beam pointer
in the field so that you can start typing.
Right-click the text fields, and choose Paste or Select All to do other
operations.
After making a selection or entering text, do any of the following:
A. Press Tab or Shift + Tab to accept the form field change and go to the
next or previous field.
B. Press the Up arrow key to select the previous option in an item of list, or
press the Down arrow key to select the next option.
C. Press ESC to reset clear a form entry.
Note: If the current form field is a single-line text box, you can press Enter
to accept your typing and deselect the field. You cannot start a newline in
text box. If the current field is a check box, pressing Enter or Space bar
turns the check box on or off. In a multiline text form field, pressing Enter
creates a paragraph return in the same form field.
After you fill in the form fields, do one of the following:
A. Click the submit button if one exists. Clicking this button sends the
form data to a database across the web or over your company intranet.
B. Click Save icon
on toolbar, or choose File > Save.
C. Choose File > Save As…, and specify a location for the copy.
Note: If the form author gave Reader users extended rights, the saved copy will
include the entries you made in the forms. Otherwise, the saved copy will be
blank.
Print the form.
Clearing a form entry
Click one of the form fields, and use the Backspace key or Delete key.
Clearing unsaved form entries
Choose Forms > Reset form…
Clearing a form in a browser
Do either of the following:
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Select the reset form button if one exists. You can’t undo this action.
Quit the browser, and start again.
Note: Clicking the web browser’s Reload for Refresh button, the Back or Go
Back button, or following a link to another page may not complete clear the
form.
Filling lengthy entries in forms
Some PDF forms can contain dynamic text fields, which changes the text you
input in size to accommodate the text fields. The text appears smaller and
smaller when the words you type exceed the current size of the field. When
you’re finished typing and the field is deactivated, the text field displays all of
the typed text in smaller size.
Spell-checking form entries
You can spell- check the text you typed in form fields after purchasing either
Foxit Reader Pro Pack or Form Designer if the security settings allow.
If you have installed the Spell Checker, when you insert any English text in the
form fields, the spelling errors will be highlighted and underlined with squiggly
lines.
To spell-check entries, do the following:
Right-click on the misspelled words, and you will see a list of suggested
words.
Choose one of the suggested words to correct your input or ignore the
squiggly line.
If all the suggested words are not the exact words you want to input, try to
correct them with other words.
Filling non-interactive forms
If a PDF form contains non-interactive form fields, you can fill in the form with
the Typewriter
. When you place the pointer over a non-interactive form
field, the basic pointer icon doesn’t change.
Non-interactive PDF forms can be printed and filled in by hand. Or, you can click
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the Typewriter icon
or choose Comments > Typewriter Tools > Typewriter
Tool to type information over the blank form fields and then save or print a copy
of the completed form.
To use the Typewriter Tool to fill the non-interactive forms and spell-check the
entries, please refer to ―Using the Typewriter Tool‖ .
Commenting on forms
You can comment on PDF forms, just as on any other PDF. You can add
comments only when the form creator has extended rights to the users.
Whether or not these comments are included when the form is submitted
depends on how it is submitted. For example, if you use Foxit Reader to print the
form for mailing or faxing, the comments do not appear. But if you attach the
filled-in form to email as a complete PDF, the comments are included. Also, you
can send the comments separately as an email attachment.
See also
―Comments‖.
Importing & exporting form data
Please refer to ―Importing & Exporting Form Data‖.
Form Designer
Foxit Form Designer is a group of tools in Foxit Reader that can be used to create
interactive forms. With Foxit Form Designer, you are able to add push buttons,
text fields, check boxes, combo boxes, list boxes or radio buttons to create an
interactive PDF form and specify their properties. The easy-to-use Foxit Form
Designer enables you to quickly design forms and make changes to the PDF
forms if you are authorized to modify them.
Foxit Form Designer is not free. You may evaluate form designer functions
before buying it. If you do so, evaluation marks will be added to the top-right
corner of the modified pages. But after you purchase a license of Foxit Form
Designer, you will be able to get rid of the evaluation marks.
Note: The license automatically covers all the features that are available in Pro
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Pack. Also, you will be authorized to use Spell Checker if you purchase Foxit
Form Designer.
Overview
Foxit Form Designer offers six basic tools for you to create a form. The following
is a table of the six form tools and their respective descriptions.
Six Basic Tools
Button
Tool
Name
Description
Push
Button
Tool
Creates an interactive form element to initiate certain
predefined actions, such as opening a file, submitting
data to a web server, or resetting a form. This button can
also be customized with images and text.
Radio
Button
Tool
Presents a group of choices from which the user can select
only one item.
Check
Box Tool
Presents yes-or-no choices for individual items. If the
form contains multiple check boxes, users can select what
they want.
Combo
Box Tool
Lets the user either choose an item from a pop-up menu
or type in a value.
List Box
Tool
Displays a list of options the user can select.
Text Field
Tool
Lets the user type in text, such as name, address, phone
number, etc.
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Text
Field
Push Button
Combo Box
List
Box
Check Box
Radio
Button
A PDF Form
In Foxit Reader, you can create form fields by dragging the selected form field on
the document page to your preferred location. You can name the form field and
define the size either using the mouse or through the attribute setting. For each
field type, you can set a variety of options through the form field Properties
dialog box.
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Creating interactive forms
With Foxit Form Designer, you can either create an entirely new interactive form
from a blank page or add form fields to an existing electronic form.
To start from a blank page, please do the following:


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Download a blank PDF at
https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/blank.pdf.
(Optional) Open Foxit PDF Editor > click on the New button to create a
blank PDF page > save this page as a pdf file.
Open the blank page with Foxit Reader, and then use Foxit Form Designer
to add form fields.
To edit an existing form, please open it with Foxit Reader, and then use Foxit
Form Designer to add form fields or do any necessary changes.
Note: To add text before or after the form fields, you can either choose to use
Foxit PDF Editor or refer to the Typewriter Tool.
Using push button tool
You can create a new push button with push button tool.
Creating a new push button
In Foxit Reader, select push button tool by clicking its button
on Form
Toolbar or choosing Tools > Advanced Editing Tools > Push Button on Menu Bar,
and do one of the following:
Drag to create a push button of the required size.
Double-click the page to create a push button using the default size.
In the Button Properties dialog box which opens automatically, select
property options to specify the push button behavior.
See also
―Setting push button properties‖ .
Moving and resizing a push button
After you create a push button, you may need to move or resize it to give the
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page a cleaner, more professional look.
To move a push button, select Annotation Selection Tool
tool
, click and drag the button to move it to a new location.
To resize a push button, select Annotation Selection Tool
tool
or push button
or push button
, click to select the button, and then drag a border handle.
Deleting a push button
Select Annotation Selection Tool
or push button tool
, click the push
button you want to delete.
Press Delete, or right-click the push button > Delete.
Creating multiple copies of a push button
You can create multiple copies of a push button. The new push button names are
based on the original push buttons and appended with a number. However, you
are able to create them with the same names. In addition, all the new push
buttons are created sequentially, using standard array format.
Select one or more push buttons that you want to copy (press Shift or Ctrl
when clicking to select more buttons).
Right-click one of the buttons > Create Multiple Copies…
In the Create Multiple Copies of Fields dialog box, do the following:
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The Create Multiple Copies of Fields dialog box
A. To specify the rows to be created, enter or select a number in Copy
Selected fields across (times). The default number is set to 2.
B. To specify the columns to be created, enter or select a number in Copy
Selected fields across (times). The default number is set to 2.
C. To specify the width of the area in which the columns of fields appear,
enter or select a number in Change Width (in). The default number is set
to 0.06.
D. To specify the height of the area in which the columns of fields appear,
enter or select a number in Change Height (in). The default number is
set to 0.06.
Note: The width and height values don’t change the dimensions of
individual fields but designate the size of the entire area for all the selected
and newly created fields.
E. To change the position of buttons, use the Up, Down, Left, and Right
buttons in the dialog box.
F. Click Preview to apply the results.
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G. Click Same Name to apply the names of original buttons to the newly
created buttons, and click OK.
Note: Copies of push buttons function independently of each other. You can
use a different procedure to duplicate push buttons, creating an
information- sharing relationship among these buttons.
Duplicating a push button across multiple pages
Select the push button that you want to duplicate.
Right-click the button > Duplicate…
Note: The Duplicate command isn’t available for forms with only one page.
Do one of the following:
A. To duplicate the push button on every page in the form, select All, and
click OK.
B. To duplicate the push button on a limited range of pages, click the From
button, and type the starting and ending pages on which you want the
button to appear. Click OK.
Note: Enter the page number including or not including the page on which the
button originally appears doesn’t affect the duplication process. Including that
page won’t create a second copy on top of the original one, and not including it
won’t remove the original button.
Setting push button properties
How a push button behaves is determined by settings in the Button Properties
dialog box. You can set properties that apply formatting, determine the
appearance and actions, and so forth.
The push button has a General tab, Appearance tab, Actions tab, and an Options
tab. Besides, there are two items on every tab:


Locked – When selected, prevents any further changes to any push button
properties.
Close – Applies and saves the current button properties, and closes the
button properties dialog box.
Note: If you select Locked on any tab, it will lock all options for the button, but
not just the options on that tab.
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1. General tab for the button properties
The General tab in push button properties contains the following options:
Name – Specifies the unique name of the selected push button.
Tooltip – Displays text that the hesitant user may find helpful in clicking the
button. Tooltips appear when the pointer hovers over the push button.
Form Field – Specifies whether the push button can be seen, either on
screen or in print. There are four choices for you: Visible, Hidden, Visible but
doesn’t print, and Hidden but printable.
Orientation – Rotates the push button by 0, 90, 180, or 270 Degrees.
Read Only – Prevents the user from clicking the push button.
Required – This option is not available for the push button.
2. Appearance tab for the button properties
The Appearance properties determine how the push button looks on the page.
The Appearance tab in push button properties contains the following options:
Line Style – Alters the appearance of the frame. Select Solid, Dashed,
Beveled, Inset or Underline.
Solid
Underline
Dashed
Beveled
Inset
The appearances of Push Button with different line styles
Note: You may not see the differences if no color is chosen as the border color.
Thickness – Specifies the width of the frame surrounding the push button:
Thin, Medium, or Thick.
Border Color – Opens a color picker in which you can select a color for the
frame surrounding the button. To leave the button without a frame, select
No color.
Fill Color – Opens a color picker in which you can select a color for the button.
To leave the button uncolored, select No color.
Note: A Fill Color choice other than No color will block any images on the PDF
page that are behind the button.
Font Size – Sets the size of the label for the button. You can either choose
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Auto, various preset values, or type in a different value.
Text Color – Opens a color picker in which you can select a color for the
label.
Font – Lists the fonts available on your computer.
Font Size: 30
Text Color: Green
Font: Times New Roman
Push Button
3. Actions tab for the button properties
The Actions properties specify any actions that you want to associate with the
push button, such as jumping to a specific page or going to a web site. The
Actions tab in push button properties contains the following options:
Select Trigger – Specifies the user action that initiates an action: Mouse Up,
Mouse Down, Mouse Enter, Mouse Exit, On Focus, or On Blur.
Select Action – Specifies the event that occurs when the user triggers the
action: Go to a page view, Open/execute a file, Open a web link, Show/hide
a field, Execute a named command, Submit a form, Reset a form, Import
from data, and Run a JavaScript.
A. Go to a page view – designate to a specific page view. You can not only
designate to a page in the current PDF, but also to the page in another
PDF. Also, you may change the current zoom setting and then set the
position.
To go to a page view, choose this option, click Add button and do one of
the following:

Set the position in current document – scroll the current document, go
to a new position where you want to set and click Set this position.

Set the position in another PDF document – click the Open button
on the toolbar > select the PDF you want to set position > scroll this
document and go to a position where you want to set > click Set this
position.
Note: The new PDF document should be opened in the existing window but
not a new window.

Change the view magnification -- scroll in the current document or
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another document > go to a new position where you want to set >
change the magnification of the position > click Set this position.

Click Cancel to revoke your operation.
B. Open/execute a file – designate to open another file. To do this, please
follow the steps below:

Choose Open/execute a file > click Add button > select the destination
file and click Select.
C. Open a web link – designate to open a web link. Do the following:

Choose Open a web link > click Add button > enter the URL of the
destination web page.
D. To show/hide a field, select the option > click Add… > choose to show or
hide the selected button when the user triggers the action, and click OK.
E. To execute a named command, select the option > click Add… > select
one of the named commands in Execute a named command dialog box,
and click OK.
F. To submit a form, select the option > click Add… > choose the
submission method, decide which fields should be submitted, and click
OK.
G. To reset a form, select the option > click Add… > select the fields that will
be reset, and click OK.
H. To import form data, select the option > click Add… > choose the FDF file
that contains the form data you want to import, and click Open.
I. To run a JavaScript, select the option > click Add… > Enter JavaScript,
and click Save and Close.
Actions – Displays the list of triggers and actions that you have defined.
Up and down buttons – Change the order in which the selected action
appears listed under the trigger. (Available only when you have defined
multiple actions for the same trigger.)
Edit – Opens a dialog box with specific options for the selected action. You
can also double-click the actions to open a dialog box.
Delete – Removes the selected action.
4. Options tab for the button properties
The Options properties determine how labels and icons appear on the button.
A button can have a label, an icon, or both. The Options tab in push button
properties enables you to add any labels you like. The Options tab in push
button properties contains the following options:
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Layout – Specifies the layout of label and icon of the button. There are seven
choices:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A. Label only B. Icon only C. Icon top, label bottom D. Label top, icon bottom E. Icon left,
label right F. Label left, icon right G. Label over icon
Button Layouts
Advanced – Does the details settings to the icon.
A. When to scale – choose when to scale the icon you insert. There are four
options:
Always: scale the icon to fit the button you draw.
Icon is too Big: zoom out the icon to fit the button if the former one is
bigger than the latter one, or show the icon with its original
size.
Icon is too Small: zoom in the icon to fit the button if the former one is
smaller than the latter one, or show the icon with its
original size.
Never: never scale the icon. Show the icon with its original size all the
time.
B. Scale – choose to scale the icon non-proportionally or proportionally. This
option will be disabled when you select Never in the field of When to scale.
Non-proportionally: scale the icon to fit the button when the
magnification is changed.
Proportionally: scale the icon in its proportion.
C. Fit to bounds – check this option to scale the icon to fit fully within the
bounds of the button without taking into consideration the line width of
the border.
D. Border – drag and move the scroll bar to change icon’s position in the
button. The coordinates change when you move the scroll bar.
Behavior – Specifies the display of the button when clicked. The button
behavior options include:
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None: Keeps the appearance of the button the same.
Push: Specifies appearances for the Up, Down, and Rollover states of the
mouse. Select an option under State, and then specify a label or icon option:
Up: Determines what the button looks like when the mouse button is not
clicked.
Down: Determines what the button looks like when the mouse is clicked on
the button, but before it is released.
Rollover: Determines what the button looks like when the pointer is held
over the button.
Outline: Highlights the button border.
Invert: Reverses the dark and light shades of the button.
Push
The Button Behaviors
To define the label or icon that appears on the button, do the following:
A. If a label option is selected form the Layout menu, type the text in the
Label box.
B. If an icon option is selected from the Layout menu, click Choose icon… >
click Browse… > Select the file type from the Objects of Type menu,
double-click the file name, and click OK. (To remove the selected icon,
click Clear button.)
Click Close to accept these display properties.
Setting push button properties as default
After setting button properties for a new push button, you can set your settings
as
the new default for all the push buttons you create in future.
To set the current properties as default, right-click the push button > select Use
Current Properties as New Defaults.
Using radio button tool
A radio button is a type of graphical user interface widget that allows you to
choose one of a predefined set of options.
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Creating a new radio button
Please refer to ―Creating a new push button‖ .
Note: Related radio buttons must have exactly the same form field name but
different export values. This ensures that the radio buttons toggle and that the
correct values will be collected in the database.
Moving and resizing a radio button
Please refer to ―Moving and resizing a push button‖ .
Deleting a radio button
Please refer to ―Deleting a push button‖.
Creating multiple copies of a radio button
Please refer to ―Creating multiple copies of a push button‖ .
Duplicating a radio button across multiple pages
Please refer to ―Duplicating a push button across multiple pages‖ .
Setting radio button properties
How a radio button behaves is determined by settings in the Radio Button
Properties dialog box. You can set properties that apply formatting, determine
the appearance and actions, and so forth.
The radio button has a General tab, Appearance tab, Actions tab, and an Options
tab as push button. Also, there are two items on every tab:


Locked – When selected, prevents any further changes to any radio button
properties.
Close – Applies and saves the current button properties, and closes the
button properties dialog box.
Note: If you select Locked on any tab, it will lock all options for the button, but
not just the options on that tab.
1. General tab for the radio button properties
The General tab in radio button properties contains the following options:
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Name – Specifies the unique name of the selected radio button.
Tooltip – Displays text that the hesitant user may find helpful in clicking the
button. Tooltips appear when the pointer hovers over the radio button.
Form Field – Specifies whether the radio button can be seen, either on
screen or in print. There are four choices for you: Visible, Hidden, Visible but
does not print, and Hidden but printable.
Orientation – Rotates the radio button by 0, 90, 180, or 270 Degrees.
Read Only – Prevents the user from clicking the radio button.
Required – Forces the user to click the radio button. If the user attempts to
submit the form while a required radio button is not chosen, an error
message appears.
2. Appearance tab for the radio button properties
The Appearance properties determine how the radio button looks on the page.
The Appearance tab in push button properties contains the following options:
Line Style – Alters the appearance of the frame. Select Solid, Dashed,
Beveled, Inset or Underline.
Solid
Dashed
Beveled
Inset
Underline
The appearances of Radio Button with different line styles
Note: You may not see the difference if no color is chosen as the border color.
Thickness – Specifies the width of the frame surrounding the radio button:
Thin, Medium, or Thick.
Border Color – Opens a color picker in which you can select a color for the
frame surrounding the button. To leave the button without a frame, select
No color.
Fill Color – Opens a color picker in which you can select a color for the
background behind the button. To leave the background uncolored, select
No color.
Note: A Fill Color choice other than No color will block any images on the PDF
page that are behind the button.
Text Color – Opens a color picker in which you can select a color for the
button.
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Border color
Text color
Fill color
Radio Button
3. Actions tab for the radio button properties
Please refer to ―Actions tab for the button properties‖ .
4. Options tab for the radio button properties
The Options tab in radio button properties enables you to change the button
style and do other additional settings. The Options tab in radio button
properties contains the following options:
Button style – Specifies the shape of the maker that appears inside the
button when the user selects it. There’re six choices in total: Check, Circle
(the default), Cross, Diamond, Square, or Star. This property does not alter
the shape of the radio button itself.
Export Value – Identifies the radio button and differentiates it from other
radio buttons that share the same Name value. The statuses of a radio
button are ―on‖ and ―off‖. You can give them other names with this box.
Checked by default – Sets the selection state of the button when the user
first opens the form.
Radio buttons with the same name and value are selected in unison – Allows
single-click selection of multiple related radio buttons. If the user selects a
radio button that has the same field name and export value as another, both
radio buttons are selected.
Click Close to accept these display properties.
Setting radio button properties as default
After setting radio button properties for a new radio button, you can set your
settings as the new default for all the radio buttons you create in future.
To set the current properties as default, right-click the radio button > select Use
Current Properties as New Defaults.
Using check box tool
Please refer to ―Using radio button tool‖ .
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Using combo box tool
A combo box is a commonly-used GUI widget. It is a combination of a
drop-down list or list box and a single-line textbox, allowing the user either to
type a value directly into the control or choose from the list of existing options.
Creating a new combo box
Please refer to ―Creating a new push button‖ .
Moving and resizing a combo box
Please refer to ―Moving and resizing a push button‖ .
Deleting a combo box
Please refer to ―Deleting a push button‖ .
Creating multiple copies of a combo box
Please refer to ―Creating multiple copies of a push button‖ .
Duplicating a combo box across multiple pages
Please refer to ―Duplicating a push button across multiple pages‖ .
Setting combo box properties
How a combo box behaves is determined by settings in the Combo Box
Properties dialog box. You can set properties that apply formatting, determine
the appearance and actions, perform mathematical operations, and so forth.
The combo box has a General tab, Appearance tab, Actions tab, Options tab,
Format tab, Validate tab, and a Calculate tab. There are two items on every tab:


Locked – When selected, prevents any further changes to any combo box
properties.
Close – Applies and saves the current properties, and closes the combo box
properties dialog box.
Note: If you select Locked on any tab, it will lock all options for this combo box,
but not just the options on that tab.
1. General tab for the combo box properties
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Please refer to ―General tab for the radio button properties‖ .
2. Appearance tab for the combo box properties
Please refer to ―Appearance tab for the button properties‖ .
3. Actions tab for the combo box properties
Please refer to ―Actions tab for the button properties‖ .
4. Options tab for the combo box properties
You can create a list of items from which the user selects with the Options tab.
Item – Accepts the text that you type for options that you want to appear in
the menu for the field.
Add – Moves the current entry in Item to Item List.
Export value – Where you type in a value to represent the item if the data
will be exported. If left blank, the entry for Name in the General tab is used
as the export value.
Item list – Displays the choices that will be available in the list.
Note: The highlighted item in the Item List box appears as the default selected
item in the combo box field. To change the default item, highlight another item
from the list.
Up and Down arrows – Change the order in which the items are listed in the
combo box list. These buttons are not available if Sort Items is selected.
Delete – Removes the selected item from the list.
Sort items – Arranges the listed items numerically and alphabetically. A
numerical sort (if applicable) is performed before an alphabetical sort.
Allow user to enter custom text – Enable users to enter a value other than
the ones in the list.
Commit selected value immediately – Saves the value as soon as the user
selects it. If this option is not selected, the value is saved only when the user
tabs out of the current field or clicks another form field.
5. Format tab for the combo box properties
The Format tab in the combo box properties dialog box enables you to format
the field values. Select one of the categories listed below:
None – No additional options are available. The input in a combo box with
this property does not require any specific formatting.
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Number – Automatically imposes the selected formatting options on
numeric data entries.
A. Decimal places – Sets the number of digits that appear to the right of the
decimal point.
B. Separator style – Sets the placement of commas and periods.
C. Currency symbol – Sets the type of currency, such as Dollars, Euros, or
Pounds.
D. Negative Number Style – Sets how negative numbers are displayed. You
can choose Show parentheses, Use red text, neither, or both.
Percentage – Automatically imposes the selected formatting options on
numeric data expressed as a percentage.
A. Decimal places – Sets the number of digits that appear to the right of the
decimal point.
B. Separator style – Sets the placement of commas and periods.
Date – The list includes one-, two-, and four-digit variations where d stands
for the day, m stands for the month, and y stands for the year. Also, you can
choose Custom option and type your format.
Time – The list includes display variations where h stands for the hour on a
12-hour clock, H stands for the hour on a 24-hour clock, MM stands for
minutes, ss stands for the seconds, and tt stands for AM or PM. Also, you
can choose the Custom option and type your format.
Special – There are five options for you:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Zip Code – For a five-digit postal code.
Zip Code + 4 – For a nine-digit postal code.
Phone Number – For a ten-digit telephone number.
Social Security Number – For a nine-digit US Social Security Number.
Arbitrary Mask -- Changes the format category to Custom and makes
another text box available, in which you can type a custom format. Use
this option to specify which types of characters the user can enter in any
given position, and how the data displays in the field.
a. A -- Accepts only letters (A–Z, a–z).
b. X -- Accepts spaces and most printable characters, including all
characters available on a standard keyboard and ANSI characters in
the ranges of 32–126 and 128–255.
c. O -- The letter ―O‖ accepts alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, and
0–9).
d. 9 -- Accepts only numeric characters (0–9).
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For example, a mask setting of AAA--p#999 accepts the input
BDF--p#367. A mask setting of [email protected] accepts the input
[email protected]
Example of an Arbitrary Mask entry
Custom -- Makes additional options available to form designers who want to
write their own JavaScripts for formatting and keystrokes. For example, a
custom script could define a new currency format or limit the user entry to
specific keystroke characters.
A. Custom Format Script – Displays any custom scripts you have added for
formats. The Edit button opens a JavaScript Edition dialog box in which
you can write and add new scripts.
B. Custom Keystroke Script –Displays any custom scripts you have added
to validate keystrokes. The Edit button opens a JavaScript Edition dialog
box in which you can write and add new scripts.
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6. Validate tab for the combo box properties
The Validate properties restrict entries to specified ranges, values, or characters,
ensuring that users enter the appropriate data for a combo box.
Field value is not validated – Turns off validation.
Field value is in range – Sets a numeric range for a combo box using values
you enter in either as a number or a percentage. It is available only when
Number or Percentage is selected in Format tab.
Run custom validation script – Validates by a JavaScript that you create or
provide. The Edit button opens a JavaScript Edition dialog box in which you
can write and add new scripts.
7. Calculate tab for the combo box properties
With this option, you can perform mathematical operations on existing form
field entries and display the result.
Value is not calculated – Select this option if you want the users to type.
Value is the – Select this to make further options available:
A. The List includes the mathematical functions to apply to the selected
fields. Choose Sum to add the values entered in the selected fields,
Product to multiply them, Average, Minimum, or Maximum.
B. Pick – Opens a Field Selection dialog box with a list of the available fields
in the form that you select to add or deselect to remove from the
calculation.
Simplified field notation -- Uses JavaScript with field names and simple
arithmetic signs. The Edit button opens a JavaScript Edition dialog box in
which you can write, edit, and add scripts.
Custom calculation script -- Displays any custom scripts you have added for
calculations. The Edit button opens a JavaScript Edition dialog box in which
you can write and add new JavaScripts.
Setting combo box properties as default
After setting combo box properties for a new combo box, you can set your
settings as the new default for all the combo boxes you create in future.
To set the current properties as default, right-click the combo box > select Use
Current Properties as New Defaults.
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Using list box tool
A list box is a GUI widget that allows the user to select one or more items from
a list contained within a static, multiple line text box. Also, you can set a list box
property that enables the user to Shift-click or Ctrl-click/Control-click to select
multiple items on the list.
Creating a new list box
Please refer to ―Creating a new push button‖ .
Moving and resizing a list box
Please refer to ―Moving and resizing a push button‖ .
Deleting a list box
Please refer to ―Deleting a push button‖ .
Creating multiple copies of a list box
Please refer to ―Creating multiple copies of a push button‖ .
Duplicating a list box across multiple pages
Please refer to ―Duplicating a push button across multiple pages‖ .
Setting list box properties
How a list box behaves is determined by the settings in the List Box Properties
dialog box. You can set properties that apply formatting, determine the
appearance and actions, and so forth.
The combo box has a General tab, Appearance tab, Actions tab, Options tab,
and a Selection Change tab. Also, there are two items on every tab:


Locked – When selected, prevents any further changes to any list box
properties.
Close – Applies and saves the current properties, and closes the list box
properties dialog box.
Note: If you select Locked on any tab, it will lock all options for this list box, but
not just the options on that tab.
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1. General tab for the list box properties
Please refer to ―General tab for the button properties‖ .
2. Appearance tab for the list box properties
Please refer to ―Appearance tab for the button properties‖ .
3. Actions tab for the list box properties
Please refer to ―Actions tab for the button properties‖ .
4. Options tab for the list box properties
You can create a list of items from which the user selects with the Options tab.
Item – Accepts the text that you type for options that you want to appear in
the menu for the field.
Add – Moves the current entry in Item to Item List.
Export value – Where you type in a value to represent the item if the data
will be exported. If left blank, the entry for Name in the General tab is used
as the export value.
Item list – Displays the choices that will be available in the list.
Up and Down arrows – Change the order in which the items are listed in the
list box. These buttons are not available if Sort Items is selected.
Delete – Removes the selected item from the list.
Sort items – Arranges the listed items numerically and alphabetically. A
numerical sort (if applicable) is performed before an alphabetical sort.
Multiple selection – Enable users to choose more than one item in the list.
Commit selected value immediately – Saves the value as soon as the user
selects it. If this option is not selected, the value is saved only when the user
tabs out of the current field or clicks another form field.
5. Selection Change tab for the list box properties
Decide the action of the list box when the selection changes:
Do nothing – Nothing happens when the list box selection changes.
Execute this script – Execute any custom scripts you have added for the list
box. The Edit button opens a JavaScript Edition dialog box in which you can
write and add new JavaScripts.
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Setting list box properties as default
After setting list box properties for a new list box, you can set your settings as
the
new default for all the list boxes you create in future.
To set the current properties as default, right-click the list box > select Use
Current
Properties as New Defaults.
Using text field tool
A text field is a common element of graphical user interface of computer
programs, as well as the corresponding type of widget used when programming
GUIs, which let the user type in text, such as name, address, phone number,
etc.
Creating a new text field
Please refer to ―Creating a new push button‖ .
Moving and resizing a text field
Please refer to ―Moving and resizing a push button‖ .
Deleting a text field
Please refer to ―Deleting a push button‖ .
Creating multiple copies of a text field
Please refer to ―Creating multiple copies of a push button‖ .
Duplicating a text field across multiple pages
Please refer to ―Duplicating a push button across multiple pages‖ .
Setting text field properties
Although most of the properties are common to those of combo boxes, the
Options tab is exclusive.
1. For all the other properties of a text field, please refer to ―Setting combo box
properties‖.
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2. Options tab for the text field properties
Alignment – Aligns the text left, right, or center within the field.
Default Value – Specifies the text that appears until the user overwrites it by
typing in the field. Enter the default value by typing in this option.
Multi-line – Allows more than a single-line entry in the text field.
Scroll long text – Compensates for text that extends beyond the boundaries
of the text field.
Allow Rich Text Formatting – Allows users to apply styling information to the
text, such as bold or italic. This might be useful in certain text fields where
such styling information is important to the meaning of the text, such as an
essay.
Limit of Characters – Allows entries of up to the number of characters you
specify.
Note: If you entered a default value, that value is clipped to this limit.
Password – Displays the user-entered text as a series of asterisks (*). This
option is available only if Check Spelling is deselected.
Field is used for file selection – Allows the user to enter a file path as the
field’s value when a file is submitted along with the form. This option is
available only when Scroll long text is the only selected option in the Options
tab.
Check spelling – Checks the spelling of user-entered text.
Comb of Characters -- Spreads the user-entered text evenly across the
width of the text field. If a border color is specified, Solid or Dashed Line is
selected in the Appearance tab, each character entered in the field is
separated by lines of that color. This option is available only when no other
check box is selected.
A
B
A. Text field with a border color, using the Comb property
B. Text field without the Comb property
Text fields with and without the Comb property
Setting text field properties as default
After setting text field properties for a new text field, you can set your settings
as
the new default for all the text fields you create in future.
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To set the current properties as default, right-click the text field > select Use
Current Properties as New Defaults.
Arranging form fields
After you create form fields, you may need to rearrange them to give the page
a cleaner, more professional look.
Selecting multiple form fields
To arrange the form fields, you have to select multiple form fields that you want
to arrange first.
To select multiple form fields, do one of the following:
Choose the Annotation Selection tool
> Shift-click or Ctrl-click each form
field.
Choose the Annotation Selection tool
> drag a selection marquee
around the area to select them.
To deselect an individual form field, Ctrl-click the specific field.
Note: The form field highlighted in red is the anchor. When you select multiple
form fields by clicking, the last field selected is the anchor.
Aligning multiple form fields
You can align the selected form fields left, right, top, bottom, vertically or
horizontally. Select one of the form fields as the anchor, the rest of the form
fields will be placed respectively to the left edge, right edge, top edge, bottom
edge, vertical axis or horizontal axis of the anchor form field.
Select two or more form fields that you want to align.
Right-click the anchor, and then choose a command as follows:
A. To align a column of form fields, choose Left, Right, or Vertically to align
them respectively to the left edge, right edge, or vertical axis of the
anchor form field.
B. To align a row of form fields, choose Top, Bottom, or Horizontally to align
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them respectively to the top edge, bottom edge, or horizontal axis of the
anchor form field.
Note: When you right-click or Ctrl-click one of the selected form fields, it will be
highlighted in red, indicating that it’s the anchor form field. The align menu
commands move the other selected form fields to line up with the edges of the
anchor form fields.
Centering multiple form fields
This function enables you to center the rectangle enclosed by the form fields you
select vertically, horizontally or both.
Select form fields. You can imagine that these form fields consist of an area
with the shape of rectangle.
Right-click one of the form fields > Center > Vertically/Horizontally/Both.
You will find that the rectangle is centered respectively vertically,
horizontally or both in the page.
Distributing multiple form fields
This function will be available when selecting three or more form fields.
To distribute the form fields evenly between the topmost and bottommost
form fields, choose Distribute > Vertically.
To distribute the form fields evenly between the leftmost and rightmost form
fields, choose Distribute > Horizontally.
Resizing multiple form fields
You can adjust multiple form fields with the same height, width, or both. Select
one of the form fields as the anchor, and the rest of the form fields will be resized
with the same height or width as that of the anchor form field. For example,
Select form field A and B. Suppose that you want to set A as the anchor form
field.
Right-click A > Size > Height/Width/Both. And you’ll see that the
height/width/
height and width of B is resized to be the same as that of A.
Setting form-field tab order
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deselect to set the tab order, it will be automatically determined in a normal
order.
Do the following:
With the Annotation Selection Tool
selected, right-click a form field, and
choose Set Tab Order.
Click anywhere in the field that you want to be first in the tabbing order. The
number in the upper left corner is set as 1.
Click each of the other fields in the order that you want tabbing to occur.
Note: If you decide not to change the tabbing order, click a blank area of the
page or a part of the page that is not part of a field. This hides the tabbing order
numbers so that clicking a field no longer changes the tabbing order.
Setting calculation order
When you define two or more calculations in a form, the order in which they are
carried out is the order in which you defined the calculations. In some cases, you
may need to modify the calculation order to obtain correct results.
For example, if you wanted to use the result obtained from calculating two form
fields to calculate the value of a third form field, the first two form fields must be
calculated together first to obtain the correct final results.
Choose Advanced > Form Utilities > Set calculation order…
The Calculate Order dialog box displays all calculable fields in your form and the
order in which the calculations are performed.
To change the field calculation order, select the field from the list, and then
click the Up or Down button as needed.
Click OK.
Setting properties of multiple form fields
Select multiple form fields > right-click one of them > Properties…
There pops up a dialog with a General tab and an Appearance tab, and then
follow the steps specified above.
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Chapter 8 – Data Import & Export
Data in PDFs can be imported and exported to FDF files. FDF, namely Forms
Data Format, a file format used for interactive form data, is used when
submitting form data to a server, receiving the response, and incorporating it
into the interactive form. It can also be used to export form data to stand-alone
files that can be stored, transmitted electronically, and imported back into the
corresponding PDF interactive form. In addition, FDF can be used to define a
container for annotations that are separate from the PDF document to which
they apply. Or sometimes, when you have to send a PDF file to others but do not
want them to see your comments and form data, you may export all the data
with this function, clear the file and send it to others. In this way, all the data you
added can be removed.
There are two kinds of data that can be imported and exported: comment data
and form data. You can also send the comment data or form data as FDF file to
your clients or friends. The FDF does not only save all the data contents of the
PDF documents, but also remembers their specific positions and status in the
files.
Importing & Exporting Comments Data
This feature is especially useful for PDF reviewing. When you receive an email
invitation to a PDF review, the invitation typically includes the PDF as an
attachment or provides a URL to the PDF. Alternatively, you may receive a Form
Data Format (FDF) attachment. When opened, an FDF file configures your
review settings and opens the PDF in a web browser. At this moment, you need
to know how to import the comment data from the FDF file. Similarly, you may
export comment data and send them as a FDF file to the other participants.
Importing comments data
Do one of the following:


Double-click a FDF file to open it directly with Foxit Reader.
Choose Comments > Import comments data… on the Menu Bar > navigate
to where the desired FDF file is, select it, and press ―Open‖. You will be
prompted that the comments data has been imported successfully.
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Exporting comments data
To export comments data, please do one of the following;
To export as a FDF
A. Choose Comments > Exports comments data > To form data file (FDF)…
B. You will be presented with a standard Windows ―Save‖ dialog. Navigate
to where you want to save the FDF file (e.g., your Documents folder),
write its name and click Save button.
C. You will be prompted that the data has been exported successfully.
To export and send in an e-mail
A. Choose Comments > Exports comments data > To Email address…
B. Your default e-mail program will pop up, and the comments data will be
exported as a FDF file and attached in the email automatically.
C. Type the e-mail address and title > click Send.
D. The comments in FDF will be sent separately.
Note: The option of Export comments data will be available only when the
comments have been added to the PDFs.
Importing & Exporting Form Data
To import and export form data is similar to the way of importing and exporting
comment data. However, this function is only for PDF interactive forms. All the
options for importing and exporting form data will be unavailable when you
open other ordinary PDFs or non-interactive forms.
To learn how to import and export form data, please view ―Importing &
Exporting Comments Data‖.
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Chapter 9 – Advanced Editing on
PDFs
Foxit Reader has brought in some new advanced features for editing on PDFs.
chYou can even create bookmarks, add links, attach files, add images, play and
insert multiple files, as well as run JavaScript on PDF files.
Creating Bookmarks
Bookmarks are navigational tools that make your PDF files easier to read. They
are usually generated automatically during the PDF creation. Bookmarks in PDF
files provide interactive links to a specific destination. The reader just needs to
click on a bookmark to view the page in which the bookmark is linked.
Bookmarks are useful for users to mark a place in a PDF file so that users can
return to it with ease. Or you may like to have your own bookmark structure and
new bookmark names. Now with Foxit Reader, you can easily nest, edit, or
delete bookmarks in a PDF file if the security settings allow.
Adding a bookmark
1. Go to the page where you want the bookmark to link to. You can also adjust
the view settings.
2. Use the Hand Tool
to create the bookmark:

To bookmark a portion of a page, adjust the view of the document if
necessary, and move the portion into the center of the window.

To bookmark selected text, use the Select Text Tool
, right-click the
selected text and choose Add Bookmark.
3. Select the bookmark under which you want to place the new bookmark. If you
don’t select a bookmark, the new bookmark is automatically added at the end
of the bookmark list.
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4. Click the New Bookmark icon
at the top of the Bookmarks panel, or
right-click the selected bookmark and choose Add Bookmark.
5. Type or edit the name of the new bookmark, and press Enter.
Moving a bookmark
Select the bookmark you want to move, and then do one of the following:

Hold the mouse button down and then drag the bookmark icon
next to the parent bookmark icon. The Line icon
the icon will be located.

Right-click the bookmark icon
directly
shows the place where
and choose the Cut option > right-click
the parent bookmark, and choose Paste after Selected Bookmark.
Note: The bookmark links to its original destination in the document although it
is moved.
Organizing a bookmark hierarchy
A bookmark hierarchy is an outline or stratified structure that places some
bookmarks within others. It is an efficient way to display a comprehensive list of
bookmarks in a PDF file. In Foxit Reader, multilevel bookmark hierarchy can be
defined by properly dragging the bookmark icon in the Bookmark panel.
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Nesting a bookmark
Select the bookmark you want to nest, and then do one of the following:

Hold the mouse button down and then drag the bookmark icon
underneath the parent bookmark icon. The Line icon
where the icon will be located.

Right-click the bookmark icon
directly
shows the place
and choose the Cut option > right-click
the parent bookmark, and choose Paste under Selected Bookmark.
Note: The bookmark links to its original destination in the document although it
is nested.
Moving a bookmark out of nested position
Select the bookmark you want to move, and then do one of the following:

Hold the mouse button down and then drag the bookmark icon
next to the parent bookmark icon. The Line icon
the icon will be located.

Right-click the bookmark icon
directly
shows the place where
and choose the Cut option > right-click
the parent bookmark, and choose Paste after Selected Bookmark.
Note: The bookmark links to its original destination in the document although it
is nested.
Expand or collapse a bookmark
Click the plus sign (+) next to the bookmark icon to show any children. Click the
minus sign (-) to collapse the list.
Editing a bookmark
In Foxit Reader, you are able to edit, change, or move the bookmarks with ease
if the security settings allow.
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Renaming a bookmark
Right-click the bookmark you want to rename in the Bookmarks panel > choose
the Rename option > type the new bookmark name.
Resetting a bookmark’s destination
Do the following:



In the document pane, move to the location you want to specify as the new
destination.
(Optional) Adjust the view magnification.
Right-click the bookmark, and choose Set Destination.
Customizing the text appearance of a bookmark
You can change the font style or color of a bookmark to make it easier to read.


In the Bookmarks panel, right-click the bookmark > choose Properties.
In the Bookmark Properties dialog box, click the Appearance tab, and select
the font style and color for the text.
Note: After defining a bookmark’s appearance, you can set it as bookmarks’
default property by right-clicking the bookmark and then selecting the option of
Use Current Appearance as New Default.
Adding an action to a bookmark
Bookmarks can also perform actions, such as opening a file, executing a menu
item, submitting a form, etc.
1.
Right-click a bookmark, and choose Properties.
2.
In the Bookmark Properties dialog box, click Actions.
3.
Choose an action from the Select Action menu and click Add, and then do
the following:
Select Trigger – Specifies the user action that initiates an action: Mouse Up, Mouse Down,
Mouse Enter, Mouse Exit, On Focus, or On Blur.
Select Action – Specifies the event that occurs when the user triggers the action: Go to
a page view, Open/execute a file, Open a web link, Show/hide a field, Execute a named
command, Submit a form, Reset a form, Import from data, and Run a JavaScript.
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J.
Go to a page view – designate to a specific page view. You can not only designate to
a page in the current PDF, but also to the page in another PDF. Also, you may change
the current zoom setting and then set the position.
To go to a page view, choose this option, click Add button and do one of the following:

Set the position in current document – scroll the current document, go to a new
position where you want to set and click Set this position.

Set the position in another PDF document – click the Open button
on the
toolbar > select the PDF you want to set position > scroll this document and go to
a position where you want to set > click Set this position.
Note: The new PDF document should be opened in the existing window but not a new
window.

Change the view magnification -- scroll in the current document or another
document > go to a new position where you want to set > change the magnification
of the position > click Set this position.

Click Cancel to revoke your operation.
K. Open/execute a file – designate to open another file. To do this, please follow the
steps below:

Choose Open/execute a file > click Add button > select the destination file and click
Select.
L.

Open a web link – designate to open a web link. Do the following:
Choose Open a web link > click Add button > enter the URL of the destination web
page.
M. To show/hide a field, select the option > click Add… > choose to show or hide the
selected button when the user triggers the action, and click OK.
N. To execute a named command, select the option > click Add… > select one of the
named commands in Execute a named command dialog box, and click OK.
O. To submit a form, select the option > click Add… > choose the submission method,
decide which fields should be submitted, and click OK.
P.
To reset a form, select the option > click Add… > select the fields that will be reset,
and click OK.
Q. To import form data, select the option > click Add… > choose the FDF file that
contains the form data you want to import, and click Open.
R. To run a JavaScript, select the option > click Add… > Enter JavaScript, and click Save
and Close.
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Actions – Displays the list of triggers and actions that you have defined.
Up and down buttons – Change the order in which the selected action appears listed
under the trigger. (Available only when you have defined multiple actions for the same
trigger.)
Edit – Opens a dialog box with specific options for the selected action. You can also
double-click the actions to open a dialog box.
Delete – Removes the selected action.
Deleting a bookmark
To delete a bookmark, please do one of the following:

Select the bookmark you want to delete and click the Delete button

the top of the Bookmarks panel.
Right-click the bookmark you want to delete and choose Delete.
at
Note: Deleting a bookmark deletes all the bookmarks that are subordinate to it.
Adding Links
You may add rectangle or quadrilateral links to a PDF file and specify their
destination, which can be a page view, a named destination, an external file, or
a web page. Also, you are able to change the appearance of the link, including
the thickness, border style and color of the lines when you create them. This
function helps you to lead the readers to related articles, references, or the
intended web page.
General speaking, there are two options of links for you: rectangle link tool
and quadrilateral link tool
in Foxit Reader.
Adding a rectangle link
Rectangle Link Tool enables you to add a link with the shape of rectangle on the
PDFs.
To add a rectangle link, please do the following:
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Click the Rectangle Link Tool
on toolbar, or choose Edit > Links > select
Rectangle Link Tool on Menu Bar.
Position the cursor on the place you want to add the link, hold and drag your
mouse button to draw a rectangle.
Tips: To draw a square link, press Shift key when you hold and drag your mouse
button.
Pops up a dialog named as Create Link. Choose the appearance and
destination of the link.
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Appearance
A. Thickness – the thickness of the four sides of the rectangle. The higher of
the value, the thicker of the sides. You can choose the thickness from
0-12, while the default is 1.
B. Border Style – the style of the rectangle’s border. There are three types
of the border styles:
Solid: the border is solid, but not hollowed out.
Dashed: the border is drawn as a dashed line.
Underline: the sides are visible except the underline.
Solid Style
Style
Dashed Style
Underline
Three types of border styles
C. Highlight – the effect when you click the rectangle link. There are four
types of the highlighting effects:
None: doesn’t change the appearance of the link.
Invert: changes the link’s color to its opposite.
Outline: changes the link’s outline color to its opposite.
Inset: creates the appearance of an embossed rectangle.
None
Invert
Outline
Inset
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Four types of highlight
D. Color – the border color of the rectangle. Click the color button to choose
any colors you like, or you may choose Other Color to add a customized
color. The default color is red.
Choose the color
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Destination
The destination refers to any point or location, for example, a web page, a
named file or position the link goes to. There are four options for you to
choose:
A. Go to a page view – designate the link to a specific page view. Not only
can you designate the link to a page in the current PDF, but you can also set
the link to the page in another PDF. Also, you may change the current zoom
setting and then set the position.
To go to a page view, choose this option, click the Next button and do one of
the following:

Set the position in current document – scroll the current document, go
to a new position where you want to set and click Set this position.

Set the position in another PDF document – click the Open button
on the toolbar > select the PDF you want to set position > scroll this
document and go to a position where you want to set > click Set this
position.
Note: The new PDF document should be opened in the existing window
but not a new window.
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Change the view magnification -- scroll in the current document or
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another document > go to a new position where you want to set >
change the magnification of the position > click Set this position.

Click Cancel to cancel out of your operation.
B. Go to a named position – designate the link to a named position that has
been set by creator of the current document.
To go to a named position, choose this option and click the Next button >
select a named position for the pop-up list > click OK.
Note: An empty pop-up list indicates that no position has been named by
the document’s creator.
C. Open/execute a file – designate the link to open another file. To do this,
please follow the steps below:

Choose Open/execute a file > click the Next button > select the
destination file and click Select.
D. Open a web page – designate the link to open a web page. Do the
following:

Choose Open a web page > click the Next button > enter the URL of the
destination web page or click the drop-down button to select a web site
you have opened before.
E. Others (use action property page) – add an action to the link. Please refer
to ―Adding an action to a bookmark‖ for more details.
Adding a quadrilateral link
Rectangle Link Tool enables you to add a link with the shape of quadrilateral or
triangle on the PDFs.
To add a quadrilateral link, please do the following:
Click the Rectangle Link Tool
on toolbar, or choose Edit > Links > select
Quadrilateral Link Tool on Menu Bar.
Position the cursor on the place you want to add the link > click to start the
beginning of the quadrilateral > move and click to draw each side > click or
double-click to finish.
Follow the steps specified in the section of ―Adding a rectangle link‖.
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Moving or resizing a link
You can move and resize the link after you create it.
Select one of the link tools or the Annotation Selection Tool
, and then
move the pointer over the link so that the handles appear.
Do one of the following:
A. To move the link, drag it to the desired area.
B. To resize the link, drag any corner point to adjust.
Deleting a link
Select one of the link tools or the Annotation Selection Tool
, and then
move the pointer over the link so that the handles appear.
Select the link you want to delete.
Press the Delete key.
Attaching Files
You can attach PDF files and other types of files to a PDF. If you move the PDF to
a new location, the attachments move with it. Attachments may include links to
or from the parent document or to other attachments.
There are two options for you to add an attachment: attaching a file as a
comment and attaching a file. An attached file as a comment will appear in the
page with the File Attachment icon
by default, while the attached file acts
invisible and only can be seen when you click the File Attachment icon.
Adding a file as a comment
Do the following:
Click the Attach a file as a Comment button
on the toolbar or choose
Comments > Attach a file as a comment.
Position the pointer to the place where you want to attach a file as a
comment > click the selected position.
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In the Add Attachment dialog box, select the file you want to attach, and
click Open.
Note: If you try to attach certain file formats (such as EXE), Foxit Reader
warns you that your attachment is denied because of your security settings.
The File Attachment Icon
appears at the place you designated.
Working on the attachment comment
You can open the attachment, add a description, move and delete it, and set the
preferences.
Opening an attachment
Select the Hand Tool
comment button
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the Attach a file as
, and do the following:
Double-click the File Attachment icon
.
In Open file attachment dialog box, select one of the three options and click
OK.
Open file attachment dialog box
A. Open the file attachment – open this file attachment, and the dialog box
will always pop up when you double-click the File Attachment icon.
B. Always open file attachments of this type – open this file attachment,
and the files of this type will be opened automatically when you
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double-click the File Attachment Icon next time.
C. Never open file attachments of this type – forbid to open the file
attachments of this type. Whenever you double-click the File
Attachment Icon, the files of this type will be forbidden to open and
you’ll be prompted that ―File attachment of this type cannot be opened
because of your security settings‖.
See also
―Doing security settings‖.
Save the PDF.
Moving a file attachment icon
Select the Hand Tool
comment button
, Annotation Selection Tool
, or the Attach a file as
, click and drag the File Attachment Icon to move it to
other place.
Deleting an attachment comment
Select the Hand Tool
comment button
, Annotation Selection Tool
, or the Attach a file as
, and do one of the following:
Right-click the File Attachment icon
and choose Delete.
Click the File Attachment icon and press Delete key.
More options with an attachment comment
You are able to work on the attachment comment just like an ordinary comment,
including set status, mark with checkmark, open popup note and add some
descriptions, reply to the comment, and change the icon’s appearance. For all
the operations, please refer to ―Chapter 5 – Comments‖.
Adding a file
Do the following:
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Click the Attach a file button
on toolbar, or choose Edit > Attach a file.
In the Attachments dialog box, click Add button > select a file you want to
attach and click Open > click the Close button
at the top right corner of
the dialog box.
Save the PDF.
Working on the attachments
You can open, save, delete and edit settings to the attachments.
The Attachments panel
In the Attachments panel, there are a number of options as follows:
Open – opens the attachment you select.
Save – saves the attachment you select to a new file.
Add – adds a file to the current PDF.
Delete – deletes the attachment you select.
Edit Description – edits the description to the attachment you select.
Settings – changes the security settings when you open an attachment. For the
details, please refer to ―Doing security settings‖.
Opening an attached file
Choose View > Navigation Panels > Attachments to open the Attachments
panel.
Select one of the attachments > click the Open button
in the
Attachments panel.
Note: Only one attachment can be chosen at a time.
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Saving an attached file
This option provides you a chance to save as the attachment to a new file.
Choose View > Navigation Panels > Attachments to open the Attachments
panel.
Select one of the attachments > click the Save button.
Navigate the filename and location > click Save.
Deleting an attached file
Choose View > Navigation Panels > Attachments to open the Attachments
panel.
Select one of the attachments > click the Delete button.
Doing security settings
To change the security settings you have set when you open the attachment file
as a comment, Choose View > Navigation Panels > Attachments to open the
Attachments panel. Click the Settings button in the Attachment panel and do
one of the following:
To add a new extension, click the Add button to input the file extension in
the Security Settings dialog box.
To delete an extension, click one of the existing extensions and click the
Delete button.
To change the settings of how to open the attachments of the type, choose
one of the three options listed.
Adding Images
You can specify a rectangle on any part of a PDF page and then insert an image
into that rectangle. This feature is helpful when you want to explain or show
something more dynamically. For example, a section of an article you are
reading needs an explanation, and you realize that maybe an image will be the
best answer. You can add an image with the image tool in Foxit Reader.
Adding an image
You can add an image to a PDF with the Image Tool
. After you insert a new
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image, you can adjust its size and position, change the appearance and other
settings, etc.
To add an image, do the following:
Click the Image Tool
on toolbar, or choose Edit > Add Image.
Drag a rectangle on the page to define the canvas area for the image.
In the Add Image dialog box, click the Browse button to select the image
that you want to insert and click the Open button. You will see the URL of
this image has been added to the Location field.
(Optional) If you find that you chose the wrong image, click the Browse
button again to select the correct one.
Click the Advanced button to edit the setting of the image.
Image placement dialog box
A. When to scale – choose when to scale the image you insert. There are
four options:
Always: scale the image to fit the rectangle you draw.
Icon is too Big: zoom out the image to fit the rectangle if the former one
is
bigger than the latter one, or show the image with its original size.
Icon is too Small: zoom in the image to fit the rectangle if the former
one is
smaller than the latter one, or show the image with its original size.
Never: never scale the image. Show the image with its original size all the
time.
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B. Scale – choose to scale the image non-proportionally or proportionally.
This
option will be disabled when you select Never in the field of When to scale.
Non-proportionally: scale the image to fit the rectangle when the
magnification is changed.
Proportionally: scale the image in its proportion.
C. Fit to bounds – check this option to scale the image to fit fully within the
bounds of the rectangle without taking into consideration the line width
of the border.
D. Border – drag and move the scroll bar to change image’s position in the
rectangle. The coordinates change when you move the scroll bar.
Click OK for your changes to take effect, or click Reset to reset the data to
the original settings.
To rotate the image, click and select one of the options.
Click OK.
Moving and resizing an image
You can move and resize an image after inserting.
Moving an image
Select the Annotation Selection Tool
or the Image Tool
, put the
pointer over the image so that the handle appears.
Click and drag the image to another place you like.
Resizing an image
Select the Annotation Selection Tool
or the Image Tool
, put the
pointer over the image so that the handle appears, and click the image.
Place the cursor on any corner point. Pointer changes into the cursor
showing the direction at which the rectangle will be resized.
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To resize the image
Drag the cursor outside, it will increase the size of the rectangle
proportionally. Drag the cursor inside, it will decrease the size of the
rectangle proportionally.
Setting properties of an image
Double-click the image, or right-click it and select Properties…
In the Settings tab, follow the steps in ―Adding an image‖.
In the Appearance tab, do any of the following:
A. Annotation is hidden from view – check the option to set the image you
inserted invisible or uncheck the option to lay the image over the content
of PDF.
B. Border – change the type, width, style and color of the rectangle’s border.
Type: choose to show the rectangle’s border or not. Selecting No border
disables the options of Width, Style and Color.
Width: choose the width of the border.
Style: choose the style of the border line, solid or dashed.
Color: change the color of the border. Click the color button to select any
color you like, or click Other Color to choose a customized color.
(Optional) Check Locked to avoid modifying your settings.
Deleting an image
Select the Annotation Selection Tool
or the Image Tool
, put the
pointer over the image so that the handle appears, and click the image.
Press Delete or right-click the image > Edit > Delete.
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Working with multiple images
Selecting multiple images
Select the Annotation Selection Tool
or the Image Tool
.
Press and hold Shift or Ctrl and click the images you want to edit.
To select all images, right-click an image > Edit > Select All.
Aligning images
You can align the selected images left, right, top, bottom, vertically or
horizontally. Select one of the image as the anchor, the rest of the images will be
placed respectively to the left edge, right edge, top edge, bottom edge, vertical
axis or horizontal axis of the anchor image.
Select two or more images that you want to align.
Right-click the anchor, and then choose a command as follows:
C. To align a column of images, choose Left, Right, or Vertically to align
them respectively to the left edge, right edge, or vertical axis of the
anchor image.
D. To align a row of images, choose Top, Bottom, or Horizontally to align
them respectively to the top edge, bottom edge, or horizontal axis of the
anchor image.
Note: The align menu commands move the other selected images to line up
with the edges of the anchor image.
Below is an example:
A
A.
Suppose that you want to
set A as the anchor image.
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B.
Select these two images >
right-click A and choose
Align > Left. You will see the
other image is placed to
the left edge of A.
Centering images
This function enables you to center the rectangle enclosed by the images you
select vertically, horizontally or both.
Below is an example:
A. Select
two images. You
can see these two images
consist of an area with the
shape of rectangle
(marked with red).
B.
Right-click one
of
the
images > Center >
Vertically. You will find that
the red rectangle is
aligned vertically in the
page.
Distributing images
This function will be available when selecting three or more images.
To distribute the images evenly between the topmost and bottommost
images, choose Distribute > Vertically.
To distribute the images evenly between the leftmost and rightmost images,
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choose Distribute > Horizontally.
Below is an example:
A
B
A.
and C. A is the topmost
image and C is the
bottommost image.
C
A
Select three images A, B
B.
Right-click any one of the
images > Distribute > Vertically.
And you will see that B is
distributed evenly between A
and C.
B
C
Resizing images
You can adjust multiple images with the same height, width, or both. Select one
of the images as the anchor, and the rest of the images will be resized with the
same height or width as that of the anchor image.
Below is an example:
A
B
A.
Select images A and B.
Suppose that you want to
set A as the anchor image.
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A
B.
B
Right-click A > Size > Height. And
you will see that the height of B
is resized to be the same as that
of A.
Setting properties of multiple images
Select multiple images > right-click one of them > Properties…
A dialog pops up with an Appearance tab. Follow the steps specified in
―Setting properties of an image‖.
Adding Multimedia
Foxit Reader does not only support playing multimedia in PDFs, but only allows
users to add and edit multimedia files to a PDF. In Foxit Reader, you can add
movies and sounds to PDFs.
Movie Tool in Foxit Reader add movies and sounds to your PDF documents and
create a multimedia PDF experience. Adding movies or sounds to PDFs is as
easy as inserting an image. "Movies" are desktop video files with formats such
as
AVI,
QuickTime,
and
MPEG,
and
file
extensions
such
as .avi, .wmv, .mov, .qt, .mpg, and .mpeg. An animated GIF file always has
a .gif file extension, while ―Sounds‖ are like midis, wavs, and mp3 files.
You can also provide different renditions of the movie that play if the users’
settings vary. For example, you may want to include a low-resolution rendition
for users with slow Internet connections.
Note: If an alert message tells you that no media handler is available, you must
install the appropriate player before you can add clips to the PDF. For example,
you must install QuickTime if you want to embed an MOV file in a PDF.
Adding movies or sounds
1. Click the Movie tool
on the toolbar, or choose Edit > Add Movie.
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2. Press and hold mouse button down, drag to select an area on the page where
you want the movie or sound to appear. For movies, the play area is the exact
size of the movie frame.
3. In the pop-up Add Movie dialog box, you will see some options listed below:
Location: click the Browse button to select the movie file you want to insert.
Content type: the type of the media you insert. It is selected automatically.
But you can also specify the clip type if you want. Please note that changing
the Content Type setting may cause problems playing the media.
Embed content in document: includes the media file into the PDF file. This
option will increase the file size of the PDF. It is selected by default. If the
check box is cleared, you will not be able to play it if you open this PDF file
on other computers.
Poster Settings: choose whether to display an image in the play area when
the movie isn’t playing. You can choose to use no poster, retrieve poster
from movie, or create poster from file.
Editing the play area
After adding a movie or a sound clip, you can move, resize or delete the play
area easily.
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Choose the Annotation Selection Tool
, the Movie tool
. Click the play
area to select it.
To move the clip, hold down the left mouse button and drag the clip to a new
location on the page.
To resize the clip, place the cursor on any corner point. When the pointer
changes into the cursor showing the direction at which the rectangle will be
resized, drag one of the corners of the frame to your intended size. Holding
down the Shift key retains the movie clip’s proportion.
To delete the clip, simply select it and press Delete, or right-click the clip >
Edit > Delete.
To align, center, distribute, or size multiple clips, please refer to Working
with multiple images.
Setting multimedia properties
In Foxit Reader, you can specify properties for the multimedia files you added,
such as the appearance of a movie’s play area, whether the movie plays once or
continuously, create alternate renditions, etc.
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To set multimedia properties, please do the following:

Select the Movie tool
or the Annotation Selection Tool
.
Double-click the play area or right-click the play area > Properties.
The pop-up Multimedia Properties dialog box has a Settings tab and an
Appearance tab. Also, there are two items on every tab:



Locked – When selected, prevents any further changes to any multimedia
properties.
Close – Applies and saves the current properties, and closes the multimedia
properties dialog box.
Note: If you select Locked on any tab, it will lock all options for this multimedia
file, but not just the options on that tab.
1. Settings tab for the multimedia properties
The Settings tab in multimedia properties contains the following options:

Annotation Title -- Type the title of the movie or sound in the Annotation
Title box. This title does not determine which media file is played.

Alternate Text -- Type a description of the media file in the Alternate Text
box.

Renditions – Allows you to create alternate or other renditions to ensure
that users can play the movie or sound clip on their systems.
A. List Renditions for Event -- You can assign different renditions to different
actions but Mouse Up is chosen by default. Mouse Up means that when the
mouse button is clicked and released, the rendition is played.
B. Add Rendition – There’re three ways for you to choose:
Use a File: Double-click the file you want to add to the rendition list. The
content type is selected automatically.
Use a URL: Type the URL and select the content type.
By Copying an Existing Rendition: Select the rendition you want to
copy.
C. Edit Rendition – When clicking the Edit Rendition button, the Rendition
Settings dialog box appears, which allows you to specify the playback
location, and other settings to differentiate it from other renditions.
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Media Settings -- Specifies the general properties for the movie or
sound clip:
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Rendition Name: Enter the name for the rendition, which will
appear in the list of renditions. (This name does not determine which
media file is played.)
Media Clip Location: Specify the clip by typing or navigating to it.
Content Type: Will be selected automatically when you specify the
clip location. Changing the Content Type setting may cause problems
playing the media.
Embed content in document: Includes the media file into the PDF
file. This option will increase the file size of the PDF. It is selected by
default. If the check box is cleared, you will not be able to play it if
you open this PDF file on other computers.
Rendition Alternate Text: Type a description of the rendition.
Allow temp File: Specify whether writing a temp file is allowed and
when. Some media players write a temp file when they play a movie
or sound clip. If you want to prevent users from easily copying the
media content in a secure document, you may want to disallow the
creation of temp files. However, selecting this setting may prevent
the movie from being played by media players that require the use of
temp files.
Playback Settings – Use this tab to determine how the movie or
sound clip is played.






Keep Player Open: Select whether you want the player to close
after it plays the movie or sound clip.
Volume: Lets you specify how loud the movie will be played.
Show Player Controls: Select to display a controller bar at the
bottom of the play area allowing users to stop, pause, or play the
media, provided the media player supports player controls.
Repeat: Lets you replay a clip two or more times, or continuously.
Player List: Click Add to specify a player and the settings that are
required, preferred, or disallowed to play the movie or sound clip.
Select the name of the player and the status. If you set the status of
more than one player to Required, only one of the required players
may be used to play the rendition. If you set the status of players to
Preferred, these players are selected over nonpreferred players (but
not over required players). If you set the status of players to
Disallowed, they are not used to play the rendition.
Add/Edit/Delete button: Allows you to add a new player, as well as
edit or delete the selected player in the Player List.
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Playback Settings – Determines whether a movie or sound clip is
played in the PDF, remains hidden while played (recommended for
sound clips), is played in a floating window, or is played full screen.
The options for Floating Window Settings are unavailable except
you choose Floating Window.









Playback Location: Selects the location for playing a movie or
sound clip.
Background Color: Selects the background color for the media
player.
Show title bar: Selects to show or hide title bar when playing the
media in a floating window.
Show control closing window: Selects to show or hide the close
button at the top right corner in a floating window.
Title Text: Adds a title for the media that will be showed on the title
bar when playing the media in a floating window.
Resize: Determines to allow or forbid users to resize the floating
window. There’re three options for you to choose: Don’t allow user to
resize window, Allow user to resize window but maintain original
aspect ratio, or Allow user to resize window.
Window Position: The window position is determined relative to the
document window, application window, the virtual desktop or
document monitor.
Width/Height: Specifies the width and height of the floating
window.
If Window is Offscreen: Selects to play, do not play, or move
window onto screen to play the media file if the floating window is
offscreen.
D. Remove Renditions – Deletes the selected renditions.
E. Up/Down – Arranges the order of the renditions. If the first rendition
cannot be played, the next available rendition is played.
2. Appearance tab for the multimedia properties
In the Appearance tab, do any of the following:

Annotation is hidden from view – Check the option to set the media file
you inserted invisible or uncheck the option to lay the media file over the
content of PDF.

Border – Change the width, style and color of the media file’s border.
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A. Width -- Choose the width of the border.
B. Style -- Choose the style of the border line, solid or dashed.
C. Color -- Change the color of the border. Click the color button to select
any color you like, or select Other Color to choose a customized color.
D. Change Poster – Choose to use no poster or a specified poster for the
media file.
3. Actions tab for the multimedia properties
Please refer to ―Adding an action to a bookmark‖.
Running JavaScript
JavaScript is a dynamic, prototype-based language with first-class functions,
which serves as a means to easily create interactive web pages. In Foxit Reader,
you can easily integrate this level of interactivity into your PDF documents.
With Foxit Reader, you can invoke JavaScript code using actions associated with
documents, bookmarks, links, and pages. Foxit Reader provides two options for
you to do it – JavaScript Console and Document JavaScript. The JavaScript
Console provides an interactive and convenient interface for testing portions of
JavaScript code and experimenting with object properties and methods. The
Document JavaScript command lets you create document-level JavaScript
actions that apply to the entire document.
Using JavaScript Console
JavaScript Console is a control panel for the execution and debugging of
JavaScript code. Serving as a debugging aid, it is quite useful for displaying
debug messages and executing JavaScript.
To active the JavaScript console, select Forms > JavaScript Console, and do the
following:
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A.
In the pop-up Javascript
Console dialog box, type
your JavaScript code, or
click Open and select one of
the file with js format.
B.
Click Run button to run your
JavaScript code. You will be
prompted that the code has
run successfully. When the
code goes wrong, it gives
you an error message.
You can click Save to save a copy of your JavaScript code, or click Cancel to
revoke your operation.
Using Document JavaScript Command
Document JavaScripts are variable and function definitions that are generally
useful to a given document, but are not applicable outside the document.


Variable definitions: Define variables at the document level to make them
visible to any executing script.
Function definitions: Define functions at the document level that support
the user interaction with the document. These functions may be utility
functions for handling common tasks for string or number manipulation, or
functions that execute lengthy scripts called by actions initiated by a user
interacting with form fields, bookmarks, page changes, etc.
To create or access document level scripts in Foxit Reader, select Forms >
Document JavaScript… The pop-up Java Script Functions dialog box enables you
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to add, modify, or delete document level scripts. All the document level scripts
are stored within the PDF document.
In Java Script Functions dialog box, you will see the following buttons:
Close – Closes the dialog box.
Add – After typing a new Script Name, a JavaScript Editor dialog box pops
up. You can create and edit document level scripts here. To change the font
of JavaScripts, click the Font button.
Edit – The JavaScript Editor dialog box pops up, enabling you to modify the
JavaScripts you create.
Delete – Deletes the document level scripts.
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Chapter 10 – Printing
Printing is a process for reproducing text and images. When you have finished
reading a helpful article or designing a PDF form, you may need to send it to an
inkjet or laser printer and print it out with custom page sizes. With this section,
you can get the help to set options in the Print dialog box to ensure that the
finished document appears as intended.
How to print a PDF document?
1. Make sure you have installed the printer successfully.
2. Click the Print button
on toolbar, or choose Print from the File menu.
3. Specify the printer or plotter, page range, number of copies, and other
options.
4. Click to Print.
From the File menu, there are two actions related to printing:
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The Page dialog provides the desired printing options and does the actual
printing.
The Print Setup dialog determines the printer and paper size to be used.
Printing a portion of a page
To print a portion of a page, you need to refer to the Snapshot tool
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Select the Snapshot tool by choosing Tools > Snapshot or click the
Snapshot tool
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on the Basic Toolbar.
Drag around the area you want to print.
Right-click in the selected area > choose ―Print‖, and then refer to the Print
Dialog.
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Print a portion of a page
Print Setup
The Print Setup dialog allows you to select a printer and paper to be used. Also,
you can change printer options like paper size and orientation in this dialog box.
To invoke the standard printer setup dialog, choose File > Print Setup… The
following are the options in Print Setup dialog box:
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The Print Setup Dialog Box
Name -- You can select your printer from the list of installed printers. To
configure advanced options of the printer, click on the Properties button.
This will display printer specific options.
Paper Size -- The size of the paper used by the printer. Some printers have
many paper sizes (letter, legal, A3, A4, etc.), you can select the paper size
you want.
Paper Source -- The source is the paper tray that will be used to feed the
printer. Auto Select selects the default source.
Orientation – Determines to print the document in Portrait (vertical) or in
Landscape (horizontal) position.
Network -- If you are connected to multiple printers, you can click this
button to select the printer. Once you have selected the printer, you can
then specify the paper size and page orientation.
Print Dialog
The print dialog is the final step before printing. You can modify the printer in
this dialog as well. Be aware that changing the printer may affect the page setup
if the new selected printer has a different paper size, for instance.
The Print dialog allows you to make a number of changes about how your
document prints. Follow the step-by-step descriptions in Print dialog box.
To open the Print dialog box, choose File > Print…or right-click the tab and select
―Print Current Tab‖ if using Multi-Tab browsing.
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The Print Dialog Box
Name -- You can select your printer from the list of installed printers. To
configure advanced options of the printer, click on the Properties button.
This will display printer specific options.
Print Range – This option lets you print different parts of a PDF document.
You can specify to print all pages or some certain ones.
All – Prints all pages of a PDF document.
Current view – Prints the page area (including text, comments, images,
tables or a combination of all of them) that is visible in the current view. This
option is only available in Single Page Layout.
Current page – Prints the page that is visible in the current view.
Page from/to – Specifies the range of pages or ranges of pages to print in
the PDF document. Select or enter page numbers in the fields.
Pages – Specifies the range of pages to print separate pages in the PDF.
Enter page numbers and/or page ranges separated by commas. For example,
1,3,7-10.
Subset – Provides options for setting noncontiguous page range.
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All Pages in Range – Prints all the pages within the specified range.
Odd pages only – Prints only pages with odd numbers within the specified
range.
Even pages only – Prints only pages with even numbers within the specified
range.
Note: This option is especially helpful for two-side printing.
Reverse pages – Prints pages in reverse order. If page ranges are entered,
the pages print opposite of the order in which they were entered. For
example, if you select to print the document from page 5 to page 30,
selecting Reverse pages option will print page 30 to page 5.
Copies – Sets the number of copies you want to print.
Collate – Assembles the printouts in a proper numerical or logical order when
printing several copies. This option will be disabled when printing just one
copy.
Page Scaling – Reduces, enlarges, or divides pages when printing. You can
select Fit to Page, Actual Size and the proper scaling size.
Page Arrange – You can select None or Multiple pages per sheet in this
option.
None – Prints one page on one sheet.
Multiple pages per sheet – Prints multiple pages on the same sheet of
paper. When selecting this option, further options pop up for you to specify
settings for Page Per Sheet, Page Order, Print Page Border, Page Rotate, etc.
A.Page Rotate – Sets the page to be printed in Normal, Clockwise, or
Counterclockwise.
B.Page Order – Defines how the pages are ordered on the page during
Multiple pages per sheet printing.
Horizontal – Places pages from left to right, top to bottom.
Horizontal Reversed – Places pages from right to left, top to bottom.
Vertical – Places pages top to bottom, left to right.
Vertical Reversed – Places pages top to bottom, right to left.
C. Pages per sheet – Prints a predefined number of pages or a custom
number horizontally and vertically during multiple pages per sheet
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printing.
a. If you select a predefined number from the menu, Foxit Reader
automatically selects the best paper orientation.
b. If you select a custom number, you need to choose or type a number
and decide the orientation horizontally and vertically.
D. Print Page Border – Print the page boundary of PDF pages during Multiple
pages per sheet printing.
Page Rotate -- Sets the page to be printed in Normal, Clockwise, or
Counterclockwise.
Auto-Rotate – Adjusts the PDF document’s orientation to match the
orientation specified in the printer properties.
Auto-Center – Places the PDF pages in the center.
Print What – Specifies to print documents only, annotations only or both.
Document – Prints the document contents without annotations.
Document and Annotations – Prints document contents and annotations.
Annotations – Prints annotations only.
Preview -- Foxit Reader provides an instant preview in the Print dialog box.
You can use the magnification tool as well as the navigation tool on the print
dialog box to preview the individual pages in desired magnification level.
Both the document size and the paper size are shown under the Preview.
Tip: To change the unit of page dimensions, please go to Edit > Preferences >
General tab > Measurement Units.
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Chapter 11 – Appendices
This section is a collection of supplementary materials for this user manual,
including Keyboard Shortcuts, and Command Lines.
Keyboard Shortcuts
There are number of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up your
navigation within the Foxit Reader. Some particularly important ones are listed
here:
File Keys
Action
Shortcut
Open File
Ctrl + O
Close File
Ctrl + W, or Ctrl + F4
Save As
Ctrl + Shift + S
Close All
Ctrl + Shift + W
Print Document
Ctrl + P
Exit Foxit Reader
Ctrl + Q
Save
Ctrl + S
View Keys
Action
Shortcut
Bookmark
Alt + 1
Full Screen
F11
Zoom In
Ctrl + Num +
Zoom Out
Ctrl + Num -
Zoom To
Ctrl + M
Actual Size
Ctrl + 1
Fit to Page
Ctrl + 2
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Fit Width
Ctrl + 3
Rotate Clockwise
Ctrl + Shift + Plus
Rotate Counterclockwise
Ctrl + Shift + Minus
Reset Toolbars
Alt + F8
Dock All Toolbars
Ctrl + F8
Hide Toolbars
F8
AutoScroll
Ctrl + Shift + H
Stop AutoScroll
ESC
Show or hide Navigation pane
F4
Show or hide Menu Bar
F9
Switch between tabs
Ctrl + Tab
Edit Keys
Action
Shortcut
Copy
Ctrl + C, or Ctrl + Insert
Find Text
Ctrl + F
Find Next
F3
Find Previous
Shift + F3
Preferences
Ctrl + K
Select Text Tool Keys
Action
Shortcut
Copy
Ctrl + C
Select All
Ctrl + A
Deselect All
Ctrl + Shift + A
Add Bookmark
Ctrl + B
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Tool Keys
Action
Shortcut
Hand Tool
Alt + 3
Zoom Out Tool
Alt + 4
Zoom In Tool
Alt + 5
Select Text
Alt + 6
Snapshot
Alt + 7
Typewriter
Alt + 8
Exit Full Screen Mode
ESC, F11
Switch to Text Viewer
Alt + 9
Document Keys
Action
Shortcut
First Page
Home
Previous Page
Left Arrow, Page Up, or Ctrl +
Page Up
Next Page
Right Arrow, Page Down, or Ctrl +
Page Down
Last Page
End
Go to Page
Shift + Ctrl + N, or Ctrl + G
Select All
Ctrl + A
Page Down
Space
Page Up
Shift + Space
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Command Lines
Foxit Reader defines parameters that allow you to perform operations on a PDF
with a command. To check the command lines that can be used to Foxit Reader,
please go to Help > Command Line Help…
Command
Result
-Register
Set Foxit Reader as default reader.
-NoRegister
Open Foxit Reader but won’t set it as default reader.
-ps <password>
Input the password of the protected PDF documents.
-n <Page Number>
Specify most recently read page number.
-ImportFDF <FDF filename>
Import the form data from the specified FDF file.
/p
Print the document with default printer.
/t <Printer>
Print the document with designated printer.
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Contact Us
Feel free to contact us should you need any information or have any problems
with our products. We are always here, ready to serve you better.
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