Foxit Reader 4.2 User Manual

Foxit Reader 4.2 User Manual
FOXIT READER 5.1
User Manual
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im-plied warranty, and with no claim as to its suitability for any purpose.
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Contents
Contents ...................................................................................................... III
FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP
AND SERVER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS ........................................ 1
Chapter 1 – Overview ............................................................................. 8
Why PDF Format? ..................................................................................................... 8
Why Foxit Reader?.................................................................................................... 9
Foxit Reader Add-ons ............................................................................................ 10
Updating Foxit Reader ........................................................................................... 12
Using This Help........................................................................................................ 13
What’s new in Foxit Reader 5.1........................................................................... 14
Chapter 2 – Getting Started ............................................................... 15
Installing Foxit Reader ........................................................................................... 15
Welcome Wizard...................................................................................................... 19
Customizing the Work Area .................................................................................. 22
Set the Skin ............................................................................................................. 36
Set the Tabbed Toolbar Mode .............................................................................. 37
Viewing PDF Properties.......................................................................................... 38
Uninstalling Foxit Reader ...................................................................................... 41
Chapter 3 – Viewing PDFs ................................................................... 43
Opening Documents ............................................................................................... 43
Viewing Documents ................................................................................................ 45
Navigating in Documents ...................................................................................... 46
Adjusting the View of Documents ....................................................................... 51
Split View .................................................................................................................. 55
Fit Visible mode ....................................................................................................... 56
Read Mode ................................................................................................................ 56
Read Out Loud ......................................................................................................... 57
Playing a Movie or a Sound Clip .......................................................................... 58
Working with Layers............................................................................................... 59
Finding Text ............................................................................................................. 60
Verify digital signature .......................................................................................... 63
Working with Asian Languages in PDFs ............................................................. 64
E-mailing Documents ............................................................................................. 64
Preview in the Outlook .......................................................................................... 65
Thumbnails Preview in Windows ......................................................................... 66
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Saving Documents .................................................................................................. 67
Closing Documents ................................................................................................. 68
Exiting Foxit Reader ............................................................................................... 68
Chapter 4 – Working on PDFs ............................................................ 69
Copying Text ............................................................................................................ 69
Copying Images ...................................................................................................... 70
Copying a Combination of Text and Images as an Image ............................ 71
Using Rulers & Guides ........................................................................................... 71
Measuring the Objects ........................................................................................... 72
Switching Between Basic Tools............................................................................ 75
Using Foxit Text Viewer ......................................................................................... 75
Undoing and Redoing ............................................................................................. 81
Trust Manager ......................................................................................................... 82
RMS Protector .......................................................................................................... 82
Chapter 5 – Comments ......................................................................... 84
About the Annotation Tools .................................................................................. 84
Selecting Tools to Add Comments ...................................................................... 84
Adding Note Comments......................................................................................... 84
Using the Text Markup Tools ................................................................................ 87
Using the Select Text Tool .................................................................................... 89
Using the Drawing Markup Tools......................................................................... 90
Using the Typewriter Tools ................................................................................... 93
Changing the Appearance of Markups ............................................................... 99
Working on Comments ........................................................................................ 103
Sending Annotated PDFs ..................................................................................... 107
Chapter 6 – Forms ................................................................................ 108
General Information ............................................................................................. 108
Filling in PDF Forms.............................................................................................. 109
Chapter 7 – Data Import & Export ................................................. 113
Importing & Exporting Comments Data .......................................................... 113
Importing & Exporting Form Data..................................................................... 114
Chapter 8 – Advanced Editing on PDFs ........................................ 115
Creating Bookmarks ............................................................................................. 115
Adding Links........................................................................................................... 120
Attaching Files ....................................................................................................... 124
Adding Images ...................................................................................................... 129
Adding Multimedia ................................................................................................ 135
Running JavaScript ............................................................................................... 140
Chapter 9 – Printing ............................................................................ 143
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How to print a PDF document? .......................................................................... 143
Printing a portion of a page ................................................................................ 143
Print Dialog............................................................................................................. 144
Keyboard Shortcuts .............................................................................................. 148
Command Lines..................................................................................................... 151
Contact Us ............................................................................................... 152
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FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DESKTOP
AND SERVER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Foxit Corporation (“Foxit”) License
Agreement ("License" or “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between You
(either an individual or an entity, who will be referred to in this License as "You"
or “Your”) and Foxit Corporation for the use of desktop and server software
applications, and which may include associated media, printed materials, and
other components and software modules including but not limited to drivers
("Product"). The Product also includes any software updates and upgrades
that Foxit Corporation may provide to you or make available to You, or that You
obtain after the date You obtain Your initial copy of the Product, to the extent
that such items are not accompanied by a separate license agreement or terms
of use.
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OTHERWISE USING THE PRODUCT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS
OF THIS FOXIT CORPORATION LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE
TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE PRODUCT
AND SHOULD NOT INSTALL, COPY, DOWNLOAD, ACCESS OR USE THE
PRODUCT.
The Product is protected by copyright laws as well as other intellectual property
laws. The Product is licensed and not sold.
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and conditions set forth here within.
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user to install the Product on a single computer for use by that end user only.
Remote access is not permitted without the express written consent of Foxit
Corporation.
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Perpetual License except that the term of the license is limited to a fixed
duration upon expiration of which the Product must be deinstalled from the
computer unless the license is renewed for an additional period of time.
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or disassemble the Product, except and only to the extent that it is expressly
permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. You may not rent,
lease, lend or transfer the Product, or host the Product for third parties. The
Product is licensed as a single integral product; its component parts may not be
separated for use on more than one computer. The Product may include copy
protection technology to prevent the unauthorized copying of the Product or
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may require original media for use of the Product on the computer. It is illegal
to make unauthorized copies of the Product or to circumvent any copy
protection technology included in the Product. The software may not be resold
either by you or a third party customer without the prior written permission of
Foxit Corporation. All rights not expressly granted to you are retained by Foxit
Corporation.
2.1. Third Party Software. The Product may contain third party software
that Foxit Corporation can grant sublicense to use and which is also protected
by copyright law and other applicable laws.
3. SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
3.1. Term of Maintenance. Foxit Corporation agrees to provide Maintenance
(as defined herein) to You pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth
herein provided that You pay the Maintenance Fee for each Product for which
Maintenance is desired and as further described in Section 3.4 below.
Maintenance will be provided for a period of one year, unless otherwise agreed
to by the parties in writing, from the date of purchase of the Product (the
“Initial Support and Maintenance Term”), and with renewals, annually from
the expiration date of the prior Support and Maintenance Term. Failure to
renew annual maintenance may result in You having to purchase a new license
in order to receive future versions of software and associated ongoing support
and maintenance.
3.2. Maintenance Services. In exchange for the Maintenance Fee, Foxit
Corporation agrees to provide to you during the term of this Agreement
support and maintenance (collectively "Maintenance") as follows:
3.2.1. Support: Foxit Corporation will provide email and telephone support
to You for current versions of the Product. Foxit Corporation will investigate
all of Your questions and problems promptly. You agree to provide
adequate information to Foxit Corporation to assist in the investigation and
to confirm that any problems have been resolved. Foxit Corporation does
not provide guaranteed response time but will make good faith effort to
answer emails and voice mails within twenty-four (24) hours or less during
weekdays, excluding holidays.
3.2.2. Maintenance: Foxit Corporation will supply to You, at no additional
charge, any improvements, upgrades, or modifications to the Product that
Foxit Corporation makes generally available. Any such improvements,
upgrades, or modifications shall become part of the Product for all purposes
of this Agreement.
3.2.3. You acknowledge and agree that the Maintenance to be provided by
Foxit Corporation hereunder is limited to the most current version of the
Product and the immediately preceding version.
3.3. Exclusions. Foxit Corporation’ obligation to provide Support is
contingent upon proper use of the Product and full compliance with this
Agreement. Moreover, Foxit Corporation shall be under no obligation to
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provide Support should such services be required due to (a) failure to operate
the Product within the systems requirements provided for the Product (b) any
modification or attempted modification of the Product by You or any third
party or (C) Your failure or refusal to implement Product changes
recommended by Foxit Corporation.
3.4. Consideration. In payment of the Maintenance services to be provided
by Foxit Corporation hereunder, you shall pay Foxit Corporation, or its
authorized agent, the applicable fee for the Initial Support and Maintenance
Term as indicated on the related invoice, receipt, purchase order, or other
ordering document ("Maintenance Fee"). At the end of the Initial Support
and Maintenance Term, or any subsequent Support and Maintenance Term,
You may renew participation in Maintenance services for additional annual
term(s) provided You (a) are current on all payments due to Foxit Corporation
and (b) pay Foxit Corporation, or its authorized agent, the applicable renewal
fee, which Foxit Corporation, or its authorized agent, shall invoice prior to the
end of the preceding term, unless terminated by You at least 30 days prior to
the expiration of the then current Support and Maintenance Term. The
Maintenance Fee for renewal shall be equal to the Maintenance Fee for the
immediate preceding annual term plus an increase by a percentage not to
exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as published by the U.S. Department
of Labor. In addition, Maintenance shall be discontinued for any and all
subsequent Support and Maintenance Terms for which You fail to pay Foxit
Corporation the invoice within ten (10) days after the prior Maintenance
expiration date.
3.5. Exceptions. For use of the free Foxit Reader Product or a Beta Software
Product, only the Maintenance Services and Exclusions paragraphs of this
section apply
4. PAYMENT TERMS. Unless explicitly set forth in this Agreement, all fees and
other amounts due under this Agreement are non-cancelable and
non-refundable. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, You shall pay all
fees or amounts within 30 days of the date of the invoice. A late fee shall be
charged on any overdue amounts and any other fees and expenses not paid as
provided under this Agreement at the rate of one and one-half percent (1½%)
per month, or the highest rate allowable under applicable law, whichever is less,
commencing with the date payment was due.
5. TAXES. The fees and all other amounts due as set forth in this Agreement are
net amounts to be received by Foxit Corporation, exclusive of all taxes, duties,
and assessments, including without limitation all sales, withholding, VAT, excise,
ad valorem, and use taxes (collectively, the “Taxes”), and are not subject to
offset or reduction because of any Taxes incurred by You or otherwise due as a
result of this Agreement. You shall be responsible for and shall pay directly,
any and all Taxes relating to the performance of this Agreement, provided that
this paragraph shall not apply to taxes based solely on Foxit Corporation’
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income.
6. CONSENT TO USE OF DATA. If Foxit Corporation provides any support
services to You, You agree that Foxit Corporation and its affiliates may collect
and use all information You provide as a part of any such support services
related to the Product. Foxit Corporation agrees not to use this information in
a form that personally identifies you.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
Subject to the license grant
hereunder, all right, title and interest in and to the Product, the accompanying
printed materials, and any copies of the Product are owned by Foxit Corporation
and its licensors.
8. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that Product is of U.S. origin.
You agree to comply with all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws and
regulations governing Your use of the Product. Without limiting the foregoing,
in the event that this Agreement permits export of the Product outside the U.S.,
You shall be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable U.S. export
laws, rules, and regulations. The Product is subject to the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or
re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea,
Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S.
exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied
Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of
Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with
missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).
9. WARRANTY
9.1. Warranty. Foxit Corporation warrants that for a period of 90 days from
the date of delivery (“Warranty Period”), under normal use, the Product will
perform substantially in conformance with the specifications published in the
Documentation. During such period, and as the sole obligation of Foxit
Corporation and Your sole remedy under the warranty in this Section, if You
provide written notice of Foxit Corporation’s failure to comply with the above
warranty, Foxit Corporation will use reasonable commercial efforts to correct
such nonconformity in the Product as in accordance with the terms of the
Maintenance and Support Policy. In addition, if Foxit Corporation determines
it is not commercially reasonable to correct the nonconformity, Foxit
Corporation may elect to terminate the license to such Product, upon which
termination Licensee will promptly return to Foxit Corporation all such copies
of such Product. Upon receipt of the Product from Licensee, Foxit Corporation
will return to Licensee all license fees (and any unused support fees) paid to
Foxit Corporation by You for such Product. This warranty set forth above does
not apply to, and Foxit Corporation shall have no obligation with respect to,
any non-conformity arising as a result of (i) use of the Product other than as
specified under this Agreement and the related Documentation; (ii) any
modification or alteration of the Product performed other than by Foxit
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Corporation or its agents, or (iii) transfer of the Product to any computer
system other than the ones on which Product is authorized to be stalled,
except as permitted in this Agreement.
9.2. Disclaimer. Other than the warranty set forth in Section 9.1 above,
and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Foxit Corporation, its
authorized resellers and their subsidiaries provides the Product and any
support services related to the Product ("Support Services") AS IS AND WITH
ALL FAULTS, and hereby disclaim all other warranties and conditions, either
express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied
warranties, duties or conditions of merchantability, of fitness for a particular
purpose, of accuracy or completeness of responses, of results, of workmanlike
effort, of lack of viruses, and of lack of negligence, all with regard to the
Product, and the provision of or failure to provide support services.
10. LIMIT OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL AND CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM
EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FOXIT
CORPORATION, ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLERS OR THEIR SUBSIDIARIES BE
LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION,
FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY,
FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF
REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR
OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE
USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE
TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION
WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS LICENSE, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF THE FAULT,
TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT
OR BREACH OF WARRANTY OF FOXIT CORPORATION, EVEN IF FOXIT
CORPORATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
10.1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES. Notwithstanding any
damages that You might incur for any reason whatsoever (including, without
limitation, all damages referenced above and all direct or general damages),
the entire liability of Foxit Corporation, its resellers and their subsidiaries
under any provision of this License and Your exclusive remedy for all of the
foregoing shall be limited to the amount actually paid by You for the Product.
The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers shall apply to the
maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its
essential purpose.
10.2. NOTICE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT END USERS
10.3. For contracts with agencies of the Department of Defense, the
Government’s rights in: (1) commercial computer software and
commercial computer software documentation shall be governed, pursuant to
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48 C.F.R. 227.7201 through 227.7202-4, by Foxit Corporation’ standard
commercial license(s) for the respective product(s); (2) software and
software documentation other than commercial computer software and
commercial computer software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R.
252.227-7014; (3) technical data for commercial items other than software or
software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7015(b);
and (4) technical data for non-commercial items other than software or
software documentation shall be governed by 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013.
10.4. For contracts with U.S. Government agencies other than the
Department of Defense agencies, the Government’s rights in: (1)
commercial computer software and commercial computer software
documentation shall be governed, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 2.101 and 12.212, by
Foxit Corporation’ standard commercial license(s) for the respective
product(s); (2) software and software documentation other than commercial
computer software and commercial computer software documentation shall
be governed by 48 C.F.R. 52.227-14, Alternative III; and (3) technical data
other than software and software documentation shall be governed by 48
C.F.R. 52.227-14 including, where applicable Alternatives I or II.
11. GENERAL.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of California excluding that body of laws
known as conflicts of law. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
International Sale of Goods will not apply. Any legal action or proceeding
arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state
courts located in San Jose, California and the parties hereby irrevocably consent
to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein. You may not assign this
Agreement or any right or interest hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise,
without Foxit Corporation’ express prior written consent. Any attempt to
assign this Agreement, without such consent, will be null and of no effect.
Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will bind and inure to the benefit of
each party's successors and permitted assigns. Except as expressly set forth in
this Agreement, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under this
Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies under this Agreement
or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any
provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, that provision of the
Agreement will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other
provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. All notices or
approvals required or permitted under this Agreement will be in writing and
delivered by confirmed facsimile transmission, by overnight delivery services,
or by certified mail, and in each instance will be deemed given upon receipt. All
notices or approvals will be sent to the addresses set forth in the applicable
ordering document or invoice or to such other address as may be specified by
either party to the other in accordance with this Section. Neither party will be
responsible for any failure or delay in its performance under this Agreement
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(except for any payment obligations) due to causes beyond its reasonable
control, including, but not limited to, labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, shortages
of or inability to obtain labor, energy or supplies, war, terrorism, riot, or acts of
God. The failure by either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will
not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision.
This Agreement, including Foxit Corporation’ support and maintenance services
terms constitutes the entire and exclusive agreement between the parties
concerning its subject matter and supersedes all prior written and oral
understandings and agreements between the parties regarding its subject
matter. The terms and conditions contained in any customer purchase order or
other ordering document that are inconsistent with or in addition to the terms
and conditions of this Agreement are hereby rejected by Foxit Corporation and
will be deemed null and of no effect.
12. COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSES. If you are a business, company or
organization, You agree that upon request from Foxit Corporation or its
authorized representative You will within thirty (30) days fully document and
certify that use of any and all Foxit Corporation Products at the time of the
request is in conformity with Your valid licenses from Foxit Corporation.
13. Should you have any questions concerning this License, or if You desire to
contact Foxit Corporation for any reason, please call (510) 518-9090.
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Chapter 1 – Overview
Welcome to Foxit Reader 5.1-- your right choice to view and print PDF
documents!
Foxit Reader 5.1, hereafter referred to as Foxit Reader, is a free PDF document
viewer and printer. It launches quickly (about one second) and requires no
installation. Unzip the downloaded zip file to a folder of your choice and run the
executable file directly.
In addition to the basic PDF viewing functions, Foxit Reader also includes
various advance features, such as adding annotations, undoing and redoing
actions, saving a PDF document as a text file, copying text from the text viewer
and digital signature validation.
Why PDF Format?

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.

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.

Digital Solution of Integrity and Consistency
PDF has become the standard format used for publishing and printing-based
industries because what is shown on the screen is exactly what will be
printed. 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?

Incredibly small
Foxit Reader is a small and lightweight application with minimal memory
consumption.

Breezing-fast startup
When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay.

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.

Text converter
You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.

Multimedia design support
Foxit Reader has been enhanced to support multimedia design. Users can
add movies and audio files to PDF documents, making them more
multimedia rich.

High security and privacy
Foxit Reader 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 Reader does
not contain any spy-ware or ad-ware.
The new digital signature verification function and ASLR & DEP support
provide a secure and reliable platform for enterprise, business, and
consumer. Foxit Reader exchanges electronics documents without putting
its user at risk from falsified documents.

Low cost but numerous functions
The advanced add-ons of Foxit Reader are all affordable. You will notice that
Foxit Reader offers better performance at a lower cost compared to major
competitors.
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Foxit Reader Add-ons
Foxit Reader provides separate add-ons for you to download on demand. These
add-ons fall into critical add-ons and advanced add-ons, which can be updated
by the Update Manager, and it can also be downloaded from our website
(http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/addons.php). The former one is
free while the latter provides additional features for a fee.
Critical Add-ons
Critical add-ons are free. They are essential components for proper display and
execution. For example, if you open a PDF document containing Chinese
characters, Foxit Reader will ask if you want to download the Eastern Asian
Language Support. If you choose “Cancel”, you can read this file, but some
characters will not be displayed correctly.
Free Critical Add-ons in Foxit Reader
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 is a redistributable module
from Microsoft and provides better
display quality for graphics. You can
still view the PDF file without this
module 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, you still can fill in such
forms, but you wouldn't be able to
1.05MB
Download
Free
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perform some automated tasks like
field value verification and
recalculation.
NOTE: To manually install a critical add-on, please extract it to the same
directory where you install Foxit Reader.
See also
“Updating Foxit Reader”.
Advanced Add-ons
Advanced add-ons have many specific capabilities.
Advanced Add-ons in Foxit Reader
Name
Function Description
Size
Remark
Foxit Toolbar for
Browser
This add-on is a free toolbar for
IE or Firefox that delivers
up-to-date Foxit news and
upgrades straight to your
Download
Internet browser, enabling the 1.01MB
Free
user to search the web anytime
anywhere, giving easy access
to various useful goodies and
gadgets.
Firefox Plugins
Foxit Firefox Plugin installs a
simple Foxit Reader into the
Firefox web browser, this free
212 KB
add-on allows users to display,
view, edit and print PDF
documents in the browser.
Download
Free
Spell Checker
When you fill out an English
form or use typewriter to insert
any English text, this tool will
try to find any spelling errors
239 KB
and highlight them with
squiggly lines. If you right click
on the misspelled words, you
will see a list of suggested
Download
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words. Click here to download
the dictionary.
Tips:
1. Instructions on installation of .fzip package below
To manually install a critical or an advanced add-on, please run Foxit Reader, and then go to
"Help" > "Install Updates" > browse and choose the related downloaded package, and then
click the "Open" button. When you're done, click "Done" to finish the installation.
2. How to install the dictionary for Foxit Spell Checker?
After you download the dictionary and unzip it, please save the unzipped folder named lex to
the same installation folder of Foxit Reader like C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit
Reader.
Check for update:
1. To select “Check for Updates”, please go to Help > Check for Updates Now
or go to Tools > “Preferences” > select “Updater”. You can choose to check for
security updates automatically every 7 days or do not update automatically.
2. You can install the Foxit Toolbar or eBay shortcut icon with Installation Wizard
when you install Foxit PDF printer, or with the Foxit Reader Updates dialog box.
Updating Foxit Reader
Foxit files and add-ons can be updated in several ways. Some updates are
available if you open a PDF document that triggers the updating process. For
example, if you open a file that contains Chinese characters, Foxit Reader will
ask if you want to download the Eastern Asian Language Support. Other
updates are available only from the Help menu, where you have to manually
install them. However, all updates can be downloaded directly from Foxit
website.
Updating from the Help Menu
1. Choose Help > Check for Updates Now…
2. Select updates from the column on the left, and click Add to move them to
the right column. Only the updates and components appropriate for your
product will be listed.
3. Click Install.
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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.
2.
3.
4.
Click to visit http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/addons.php.
Select and download the add-ons you want to update.
Extract them to the same directory where you install Foxit Reader.
Re-run the Foxit Reader program to implement the update files.
Using This Help
This help document is divided into major categories as shown in Table of
Contents. The contents bar can be used to navigate help by clicking on a topic.
This manual consists of 9 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.
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What’s new in Foxit Reader 5.1
Foxit Reader 5.1 has new features to advance the reading quality of
PDFs. Several major bugs from the previous versions were also fixed.
1. For better reading experience with maximized PDF document display area,
Foxit Reader supports showing PDFs in Reading Mode that hides the toolbar,
navigation pane and status bar, with only the menu bar available.
2. In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, Foxit Reader supports collapsing/expanding the
toolbar area to maximize the reading area.
3. To extend the document pane, the Auto-hide Status Bar feature hides the
Status Bar during reading and shows the status bar floating at the bottom of
the page only when the cursor is moved to the bottom.
4. Provides integration to the social networking sites to satisfy Facebook and
Twitter users.
5. Supports Read out loud function.
6. Supports displaying PDF documents in Reading mode or Full Screen Mode
automatically when opening PDFs with Foxit Reader.
7. Foxit Reader enhances the text rendering quality to display the text more
clearly and neat.
8. Increased performance for reader startup, opening a PDF file, and closing a
PDF file.
9. Automatically chooses paper type according to the page size of PDFs when
printing.
10. Show the page thumbnails when dragging the scrollbar in a single page
display mode.
11. Added the Foxit Reader classic skin.
12. Disabled spell check function in the Typewriter/Form Mode as the default
option of the preference.
13. Improved the accuracy of spell check.
14. Moved the comment and attachment pane to be aligned with bookmark,
thumbnail, layers and signatures panes.
15. Fixed many bugs and enhanced the performance.
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Chapter 2 – Getting Started
This section gives you an overview of Foxit Reader, including installation,
registration, work area, properties and uninstallation.
Installing Foxit Reader
Windows System Requirements
Foxit Reader runs successfully on the following systems. If your computer does
not meet these requirements, you may not be able to use Foxit Reader.
Operating Systems
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Windows 7(32-bit & 64-bit)
Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or
Enterprise with or without Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with
Service Pack 2 or 3 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Recommended Minimum Hardware for Better Performance
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1.3 GHz or faster processor
64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
52 MB of available hard drive space
800x600 screen resolution
How to Install?
Please visit Foxit Corporation’s website
(http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/) to download the latest version of
Foxit Reader for free. There are three versions for you to download.
1. EXE Format
If you download the “FoxitReader51_setup.exe” file to your computer, please
do the following:
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Double-click the downloaded file and you will see the Install Wizard pop up.
Click Next to continue.
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In order to install Foxit Reader on your system, you are required to accept
the terms and conditions of Foxit’s License Agreement. Please read the
Agreement carefully and then check I accept the agreement and click
Next to continue. If you cannot accept it, please click Cancel to exit the
installation.
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Foxit Reader will be installed under the default path: C:\Program Files \Foxit
Software\Foxit Reader. If you want to change the location, please click
Browse and set the installation path.
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You will be given a chance to install optional components and plug-ins.
Please check the corresponding option according to your requirements.
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Select the additional tasks you would like to perform while installing Foxit
Reader 5.1, then click Next.
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If you want to set Safe Reading Mode during installation, please check the
Enable Safe Reading Mode as the following picture showed.
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Check the installing information in the following box. Then click Install. If
you want to change the settings, please click back to return.
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Finally, a message will appear to inform you the successful installation. Click
Finish to complete the installation.
2. MSI Format
Please refer to the installation steps of EXE Format.
Welcome Wizard
The first time to run Foxit Reader 5.1, a welcome wizard for the basic settings
will appear. The Foxit Reader will pop up a message box to remind you to
register.
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Choose your default skin from the five skins Foxit Reader 5.1 provided. Click
Next button to continue. The different skins are the new element Foxit
Reader offers for enabling the appearance to be much nicer and more
professional.
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You will get a chance to do settings for the File Associations, History and
Trust Manager. Check the options you want. Then click Next to finish the
setting.
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Work Area
Foxit Reader opens in two different ways: on its own, as a standalone
application, and in a web browser. The associated work areas slightly differ.
The Foxit Reader work area includes a document pane that displays PDFs and a
navigation pane on the left side that helps you browse through the current PDF.
Toolbars near the top and bottom of the window provide other controls that you
can use to work with PDFs, including toolbar pane, menu bar and status bar.
The Work Area for PDFs Open in the Application
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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.
A
B
D
C
Foxit Reader window
E
A. Menu bar B. Toolbars C. Navigation pane (Bookmark panel displayed)
D. Status bar E. Document pane
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The Work Area for PDFs Open in a Web Browser
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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.
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, 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
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you greater control over how your work area is arranged and displayed.
About Menu Bar
Generally speaking, it is a good idea to keep the menu bar visible so that it is
available as you work. However, some users prefer to have as much space in
Foxit Reader as possible. To get rid of Reader menus temporarily, you should
click View > uncheck Menu Bar.
You can temporarily display the Menu Bar again by right-clicking the toolbar and
checking Menu Bar.
About Toolbars
Foxit Reader enables you to change the appearance of the tools to suit your
needs and working style. You can add and delete buttons on the existing
toolbars so that only the commands you use most often will be displayed. To
learn more about it, read the explanation below.
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B
E
F
G
C
I
D
H
Toolbars open by default
A. File toolbar B. Basic toolbar C. Navigation toolbar D. Find tool E. Favorite
Tools F. Zoom toolbar G. Edit toolbar H. Rotate toolbar I Undo and Redo
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.
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Note: Foxit Reader will be opened with the selections of Select Text Tool or
Typewriter if you select these tools the last time Foxit Reader was opened.
Showing or hiding toolbars
To hide all toolbars, choose View > Toolbars > Hide Toolbars, or press the
hotkey F8 on your keyboard.
To show all toolbars, choose View > Toolbars > Show Toolbars, or press the
hotkey F8 on your keyboard.
To open a toolbar, choose View > Toolbars > [toolbar name]. 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.
In Tabbed Toolbar Mode,
To collapse/expand a toolbar classified by the toolbar tab, please choose a
tab and click
or
in the upper right corner or double-click the toolbar
tab.
If you want to use a tool after collapsing the toolbar, you can click the tab
and then choose the tool in the expanded toolbar. When using the selected
tool on PDFs, the toolbar will be collapsed again automatically.
Showing or hiding Ask Search Button
To hide the Ask Search Button, choose tools > preferences > internet search,
and check the option “hide Ask.com Search Button”.
To show the Ask Search Button, choose tools > preferences > internet
search, and uncheck the option “Hide Ask.com Search Button”.
Moving toolbars
To rearrange the docked toolbars, use the toolbar grabber bars to drag them
from one position to another.
To float a docked toolbar, drag it by its grabber bar from the toolbar area.
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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.
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.
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To show your favorite toolbar, please go to View > Toolbars > select Favorite
Tools, or right-click on the toolbar and then select Favorite Tools.
Returning toolbars to their default configuration
Choose View > Toolbars > Reset Toolbars, or press Alt + F8.
Customize shortcut keys
People’s habit using the keyboard are different and the familiarity to the buttons
on a keyboard is distinct. The intellectualized Foxit Reader 5.1 allows you to
customize the shortcut keys according to your habit, which enables you to use
the shortcuts more convenient than before. Please follow the steps listed below:
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Right click Toolbar > choose Customize …> select the “KeyBoard” tab.
Choose the tool’s category in the “Categories” list and the action in the
“Command” list.
Input the appropriate shortcut with your keyboard. Click Assign to apply
the shortcut. If you want to clear the shortcut input tab, please click Move.
The Reset All button can recover the default setting.
Note: The shortcut keys that have already being used cannot be reassigned. A
message under the input tab will show you whether the shortcut key has been
used by another command.
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Switching UI Languages
Foxit Reader supports dynamically UI language switch. English is the default UI
language, but you can select a localized language from the Language list in Foxit
Reader.
To change the UI language of Foxit Reader, please go to Tools > Preferences >
select the “Languages” tab.
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Use default language – Makes English the UI language.
Choose custom language – Selects your localized UI language from the list.
When switching UI language, you may meet one of the following cases:
If the UI language package exists on your computer, the UI will be switched
in a flash into the language you selected.
If you don’t have the UI language package on your computer but available
on Foxit server, a prompt message will pop up asking you whether or not to
download the language kits.
If the UI language package is unavailable on Foxit server, a prompt message
will pop up giving you a notice that you can get the UI language package on
our website. In addition, you can also help us to do some translation so that
we can localize Foxit Reader into your own language. To visit our
multi-language translation system, please click here.
About Navigation Pane
The navigation pane, located next to the document pane, can display different
navigation panels, including Layer panel, Attachments panel, Pages panel,
Comments panel, and Bookmarks panel. 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 Layers panel
, 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.
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To dock a floating panel, double-click its title bar.
To group two floating panels, drag the title bar of one panel into the other
floating panel.
To dock multiple floating panels, choose View > Navigation Panels > Dock
All Panels.
Setting preferences
Although Foxit Reader is customizable, some of the customizable features may
be difficult to find. After reading this section, you will find out how useful having
your own preferences can be, and how simple it is to set up your own
preferences.
To set preferences in Foxit Reader, please choose Tools > Preferences…
Setting Accessibility
Accessibility > Document Colors Options
A. Replace Document Colors: Select to activate other options to change the
document colors.
B. Use Windows Color Scheme: Sets document colors according to the
color scheme of your Windows preferences.
C. Custom Color: Changes the color of Page Background and Document
Text.
D. Only change the content in Black/White color: Changes only the
Black/White text and leaves the colored text unchanged.
Setting Commenting preference
Pop-up Opacity: sets the opacity of popup notes for annotation tools.
Setting document
The Document 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.

Documents
1. Allow Multiple Instances: Creates a new Foxit Reader window when
double-clicking to open a PDF file.
2. Allow document to hide the menu bar, toolbars: Opens a PDF file with
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hidden menu bar and toolbars.
3. Alert when document requests Full Screen: A message box will pop up
to confirm the operation when opening a PDF which has been defined to
be opened in full screen mode.
4. In web browser, display PDF in Read Mode by default: Opens a PDF in
Read Mode automatically in web browser.
5. In Reader, choose the mode for displaying PDF files: Displays the PDFs in
Read mode or Full Screen Mode automatically when opening PDFs with
Foxit Reader.
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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.

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 that appears 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.
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.
Setting full screen preferences
Full Screen Navigation
A. Select to show Scroll bar, Status bar, Tab bar, Navigation Panels 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.
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C. One page at a time – displays a single page at a time in Full Screen
mode.
D. Left click to go forward one page; right click to go back one page -- lets
you page through a PDF document by clicking the mouse. You can also
page through a document by pressing Space, Shift + Space, or the
arrow keys.
Full Screen Appearance
Background – click the color pane and choose the color you like to be the
background color in Full Screen mode.
Full Screen Transitions
Foxit Reader 5.1 supports page transition in Full Screen mode. There are 11
transition types: Split, Blinds, Box, Wipe, Dissolve, Glitter, Fly, Push, Cover,
Uncover and Fade. Also, you could set the direction for the transition .
Default transition - to edit page transition for one document.
Direction - set the direction for the transition.
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
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graphics and printout fonts are exactly the same as the text fonts.
Automatically allows quick print where Printer Font is substituted.
Tab Bar
A. Max tab size – allows you to specify a maximum tab size.
Menu & Status Bar
A. Menu Exclusive Row – This option is checked by default. If you uncheck
it, the toolbar can be aligned with the menu bar.
B. Auto-Hide Status Bar – Hides the status bar when opening a PDF, and
enables it to float at the bottom of the page only when the cursor is
moved to the bottom.
Setting history preferences
History
A. Restore last section when application starts: determines whether
documents start automatically with the last viewed section.
B. Restore last view settings when reopening: determines whether
documents open automatically with the last viewed settings.
C. Maximum number of documents in history list: sets the maximum
number of PDF documents you read in history list. The default is 51 PDF
documents.
D. Maximum number of documents in recently used list: sets the maximum
number of PDF documents you read recently in “File” pull-down menu.
The default is 4 PDF documents.
Note: Foxit Reader 5.1 allows users to set “maximum number of documents
in history list” and “maximum number of documents in recently used list” to
0.
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 internet search but drag but use pop-up bar.
Select to disable internet search but drag but use pop-up bar. In which case,
drag the selected text will not perform a search on the Internet.
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Setting JavaScript preference
Enable JavaScript Actions: enables any actions in a PDF that uses JavaScript.
Setting language
Please refer to “Switching UI Languages”.
Setting page display preferences
The Page Display panel of the Preferences dialog box includes the following
options:
Page Display
A. Default Page Layout: you can use the following page layouts when
viewing PDF documents:
a) Single Page -- Displays one page at a time, with no portion on other
pages visible.
b) Continuous -- Displays pages in a continuous vertical column that is
one page wide.
c) Facing -- Displays each two-page spread with no portion of other
pages visible.
d) Continuous Facing -- Displays facing pages side by side in a
continuous vertical column.
See also
“Changing the page layout”.
B. Display Transparency Grid: displays a grid behind transparent objects.
C. Custom Facing: the Default Facing for page layout is 2 pages. You can
check the Custom Facing box and set the facing layout to your own
preference.
D. Custom Margin: sets the margins between different pages with Facing or
Continuous Facing page layout. The default is a margin of 8 pixels.
E. Display Texts Optimized for LCD Screen: optimally adjusts text display
that best suits your monitor.
F. Use logical page numbers: open PDFs with the logical page numbers.
Magnification
Default Zoom: sets the magnification level for PDF documents when they are
first opened. This value overrides document settings. The default uses the
settings of the PDF document.
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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
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.
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Set the Skin
This feature offers five skins so that you could change the appearance of the
software.
To set the appearance of Foxit Reader, please do one of the followings:

In the welcome wizard, the skins setting box pops up the first time you run
Foxit Reader 5.1. You can select the default skin from the four skins Foxit
Reader 5.1 offers.
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In Normal Mode, click Tools > Change Style > check the skin and click OK.
In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, please choose File > Change Style > check the
skin and click OK.
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Set the Tabbed Toolbar Mode

Foxit Reader Ribbon, located across the top of the screen, groups your tools
by task, ensuring the commands you use most frequently are close at hand.
A
B
C
A. Tab
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Tabbed Interface
B. Groups C. Command Buttons
Tabs are home to a set of task-related tools.
Groups within each tab break a task into subtasks.
Command buttons carry out a command or display a menu of commands. To set
the tabbed toolbar mode, please do the following:

In Normal Mode, click Tools > Change Style > Use tabbed toolbar mode
after restarting or right-click on the toolbar area to choose Customize
Toolbars
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
In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, please choose File > Change Style > Use tabbed
toolbar mode after restarting or
right-click on the toolbar area to choose Customize Toolbars.
Note: The feature can be use after restarting Foxit Reader.
Viewing PDF Properties
The Properties dialog box provides information about the document, including
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
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Description
This tab shows some basic information about the document. The title, author,
subject, and keywords may have been set by the person who created the
document in the source application.
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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.
Created -- The date and time the document was created.
Modified -- The date and time the document was last modified.
Advanced -- This area shows the PDF version, the page size, number of
pages.
Security
The Security tab describes what changes and functionality area allowed within
the PDF. If a password, certificate, or security policy has been applied to the
document, the method is listed here. Changing security setting is not allowed in
Foxit Reader.
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Security 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.
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Fonts tab of the Document Properties dialog box
Uninstalling Foxit Reader
How to Uninstall?
If you have installed “FoxitReader51.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:
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Click Start > Programs > Foxit Reader > Uninstall.
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Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Program and select
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 – Viewing PDFs
Once the Foxit Reader is properly installed, you can open and view PDF files
easily. When you have a PDF open, you can also adjust the view of the
document, find text in it, email to others, etc.
Opening Documents
You can open and view PDFs in Foxit Reader from the desktop, or in a web
browser.
Opening a PDF document in Foxit Reader
Start in the Start Page to Foxit Reader window
When you open Foxit Reader, a Start Page will be opened by default, which
introduces some product information of Foxit.
If you do not want to show the start page, please go to View > click Start.
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Opening a PDF document in Foxit Reader
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Open, or click the Open button
on File Toolbar. In the
Open dialog box, select the file name, and click Open. PDF documents are
usually identified with .pdf extension.
Drag and drop the PDF file into the Foxit Reader window.
Note: You can open more than one PDF document within the same Foxit Reader
application. When you open more than one file at a time, you can navigate
the PDF files easily by clicking the corresponding tabs. If you only open
one PDF, the tab will not be shown.
Opening a PDF document from desktop or within other applications
If you set Foxit Reader as your default viewer for PDF files, you are able to
launch and open PDF files in the following applications:
Email Application: in most email applications, you can double-click the
attachment icon to open the document.
Web Application: you can open a PDF document by clicking on the PDF file
link in your web browser.
File System: double-click the PDF file icon in your file system.
Note: You can see the size of the opened document at the bottom right corner
of the window. For example
. To sets unit of page
dimensions, please refer to “Measurement Units”.
Opening a secured PDF document
If you receive a PDF that is protected by security features, you may need a
password to open the document. Some protected documents have other
restrictions that prevent you from printing, editing, copying, etc.
When opening a protected PDF, you will be prompted to enter the password.
When trying to copy or edit a secured PDF, you will find that the related
functions or tools are disabled and grayed out.
Retrieving recently opened documents from within Foxit Reader
In “File” pull-down menu, you will be able to instantly retrieve recently opened
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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 double-click another pdf file,
it willl be opened in the same window.
Tab bar
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.
Double-click on the Tab Bar.
Click the middle button of the mouse on the Tab Bar.
Right-click on a tab and choose Close Tab/Close Others/Close Left/Close
Right.
Select File > Close.
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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 > Open Setting > check the option of “Allow Multiple Instances”.
To disable single document interface mode, please go to Tools >
Preferences > Documents > Open Setting > uncheck the option of “Allow
Multiple Instances”.
Multiple document interface mode
The multiple document interface mode sets multiple documents under a single
parent window, as opposed to all windows being separated from each other
(single document interface). 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 > Open Setting > uncheck the options “Allow
Multiple Instances”.
To disable single document interface mode, please go to Tools >
Preferences > Documents > Open Setting > “Allow Multiple Instances”.
Navigating in Documents
Foxit Reader provides user-friendly controls to navigate through PDF documents.
You can navigate in PDF documents by paging through or by using navigational
tools.
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Scrolling through documents
1. Navigating around documents
Do one of the following:
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Using mouse actions or keystrokes
Scroll the mouse wheel or press the Down or Up Arrows on the keyboard
to navigate around the documents.
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Scroll automatically
Automatic scrolling allows users to view documents without using mouse
actions or keystrokes. Foxit Reader also enables you to change the
scrolling speed with ease.
A. Choose “View” > check the “AutoScroll”.
B. Do one of the following:
To increase or decrease the scrolling speed, press the Up Arrow or
Down Arrow key, depending on the direction of scrolling.
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To reverse the direction of scrolling, press the minus sign (-) key.
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To jump to the next or previous page, press the Space Bar or Shift +
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Space Bar.
To stop automatic scrolling, choose View > uncheck the AutoScroll again.
Tip 1: To perform auto-scrolling, you can also click the Hand Tool
,
hold the middle mouse button/wheel mouse button down, and then move
the mouse to scroll the pages.
Tip 2: To go back to Hand Tool
mode, just press and hold the space
key.
2. Going to the next or previous page
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
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keyboard to move the pages up or down.
Press Space to scroll the page down or press Shift + Space to scroll the
page up.
3. Going to the first or last page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > First Page or Last Page on Menu Bar.
Click the First Page icon
or the Last Page icon
on Toolbar or
Status Bar.
Press the Home or End keys.
4. Going to a specific page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > Pages… > input the specific page number > OK.
Input or select the specific page number on the Current Page Number Box
on the Status Bar, and press Enter.
Note: If the opened PDF document contains logical page numbers, Foxit
Reader supports displaying the logical page numbers on the Current Page
Number Box.
5. Retracing your steps
To go back or forward one page, click the Previous View button
Next View button
or
on the Toolbar or Status Bar.
Choose View > Go To > Previous view or Next view.
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:
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Choose View > Navigation Panels > Bookmarks.
Click the Bookmark button
on the Navigation pane.
Click the button
at the top right corner of the Navigation pane to
minimize or maximize bookmarks.
2. To jump to a topic, click the bookmark or right-click the bookmark and then
choose “Go to Bookmark”. Click the plus (+) or minus (-) sign to expand or
collapse the bookmark contents.
Tip: When you navigate through the PDF document, the highlighted bookmark
item will automatically be kept in sync with the current page being displayed.
3. To expand the current bookmark
To select the bookmark for the displayed page of the PDF document, click the
Expand the Current Bookmark button
at the top of the Bookmarks panel.
If the bookmark was hidden in a collapsed parent bookmark, the parent
bookmark will be opened, and the corresponding bookmark which is nearest to
the current page’s location will be highlighted, so that users can see the selected
bookmark and locate the related item on the current page.
Highlight the selected bookmark
and expand the parent bookmark
The current page viewing
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Navigating with page thumbnails
Page thumbnails are reduced-size versions of PDF pages. It provides miniature
previews of document pages and makes it easier to view and recognize them.
The red box in the page thumbnail indicates which area of the page appears.
A. To show or hide page thumbnails, do one of the following:
Choose View > Navigation Panels > Pages.
Click the Bookmark button
on the Navigation pane.
Click the button
at the top right corner of the Navigation pane to
minimize or maximize Pages panel.
B. To navigate with page thumbnails, do one of the following:
To jump to another page, click its thumbnail.
To move to another location of the current page, drag and move the red
box in its thumbnail.
To resize the visible area of the current page, drag the resize handle on
the bottom right corner of the red box.
To resize page thumbnails, right-click on a thumbnail, and then choose
“Enlarge Page Thumbnails” or “Reduce Page Thumbnails”.
C. In the Single Page Displaying Mode, the page thumbnails will show up when
dragging the scrollbar to view the page.
1. To add an action to a page thumbnails, please refer to “Adding an action to
a bookmark”.
2. Ctrl + click or Shift + click to select multiple page thumbnails at one time.
Navigating with links
Links take you to another location in the current document, or to locations in
other documents or websites. Clicking a link on PDF documents is just the same
as in other applications. You can follow a link by doing the following:
Select the Hand tool
on Basic Toolbar.
Position the pointer over the link until the pointer changes to the hand with
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a pointing finger
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Adjusting the View of Documents
Foxit Reader provides multiple tools that help you adjust the view of your PDF
documents. It includes simple tools such as Zoom In and Zoom Out, as well as
more advanced tools like setting the page layout and orientation. As for some
settings, please refer to “Setting Preferences”.
Changing the orientation of a document
You can change the orientation of the document from portrait to landscape view
by using the Rotate tools.
Choose View > Rotate View > Clockwise or Counterclockwise.
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
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select a magnification percentage from these two icons.
3. Adjust 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.
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.
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Move the Magnifier to the places you want to view.
To switch between Magnifier and Fisheye Magnifier, press the left mouse
button.
To change the size of magnifier window, press the right mouse button.
To turn off the Magnifier, choose any other tools.
Resizing a page to fit the window
There are three types for you to choose:
To resize the page to fit entirely in the document pane, choose View >
Zoom > Fit Page, or 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.
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To display the cover page as the first page on the right followed by two
facing pages, please choose the Facing or Continuous Facing mode, and
then select View > Page Display > Show Cover Page During Facing.
To set page layout, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Page Display, and choose one of the mode to your needs.
Click the Single Page button
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 the shortcut key F11.
Reading a document in Reverse View
To read documents in a backward order, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Reverse View.
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Right-click the Document Pane > select Reverse View.
Split View
Using Split View, you can view a PDF with the document pane divided into two
panes (Split command) or four panes (Spreadsheet Split command).
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With the Split View, you can scroll, change the magnification level, or turn to
a different page in the active pane without affecting the other pane(s).
To change to Split View, click View > Split
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The Spreadsheet Split view is useful if you want to keep the vertical or
horizontal headings visible while scrolling through a large spreadsheet or
table of the current page. In this mode, changing the magnification in one
pane can make the magnification in all panes be changed in the same time.
Also, scrolling is coordinated among the panes.
Note: If you stay in the same page when scrolling horizontally, the above
two spans which show the headings will not be scrolled. But if you scroll to
the next page, the above spans will also skip to show the headings of the
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next one’s. When scrolling vertically, the two panes in the same queue will
be scrolled, while the panes next to them will not.
To change to Spreadsheet Split View, you should click View > Spreadsheet
Split.
Fit Visible mode
In Fit Visible mode, Foxit Reader 5.1 displays only the contents of the PDF page
that will fit the width of the window by removing the margins.
To change to Fit Visible mode, please do the following:
View > Zoom > Fit Visible
Read Mode
In Read Mode, the PDF will be displayed in a way that hides much of the
interface, including navigation pane, toolbar, and status bar, to maximize the
document display area. It enlarges the document pane, keeping users from
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wasting reading space, leaving the menu bar with user for necessary
operations.
To read a document in Read Mode, please choose one of the following:
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Click the Read Mode button
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Press the shortcut key “Ctrl + H” on the keyboard.
Right-click the toolbar > Choose Read Mode.
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on the upper right corner.
In Read Mode, a basic toolbar floats at the bottom of the page. It offers some
basic tools, such as save, print, zoom in/out, etc. Please move the cursor to the
bottom to activate the floating box.
If you open more than one PDFs, please press “Ctrl + Tab” on the keyboard to
switch through them in Read Mode.
Read Out Loud
Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool. It reads the text in a PDF aloud,
including the text in comments and alternate text descriptions for images and
fillable fields. With this feature, you can obtain information without viewing the
pages, helping to effectively relief eyestrain. It also enables you to view other
materials while listening to the content.
To use the Read Out Loud, please choose one of the following:
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In Normal Mode, please right-click the toolbar > choose Read, or go to
View > Read out Loud.
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In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, please go to View > Read this page.
Set Reading Preferences
Please go to Tools (Files in Tabbed Toolbar Mode)> Preferences > Reading.
Page vs. Documents:
1. Only read the currently visible pages – Reads the visible page which is
displayed in the current window.
2. Read the entire document – Reads every page of the document in order.
3. For large documents, only read the currently visible pages – If you open a
large PDF, the system reads only current pages which are visible in the
window.
4. Minimum number of pages in a large document – Sets the minimum number
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of pages. If the number of pages exceeds the setting number, the document
will be defined as a large document.
Reading Actions
In Read Out Mode, some simple actions are offered for users to control the
reading status, including read this page, read this document, pause, resume,
rate up, rate down and stop.
1. In Normal Mode, a simple reading toolbar will be shown on the interface for
using.
2. In Tabbed Toolbar Mode, open the drop-down menu to choose an action.
Read Out Loud uses the available voices installed on your system. If you have
SAPI 5 voices installed from text-to-speech or language applications, you can
choose them to read your PDFs.
Note: Read Out Loud isn’t a screen reader, and some operating systems may
not support it.
Playing a Movie or a Sound Clip
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.
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.
Search in the comment and bookmark
Foxit Reader 5.1 offers two options of searching bookmarks and comments for
you to choose. It is easy and convenient for you to find the target text included
in the bookmark and comment quickly and accurately.
A. Include Bookmarks -- Enables you searching the word in the whole text,
including bookmarks.
B. Include Comments -- Enables you searching the word in the whole text,
including comments.
These two options will be active for finding text in the current PDF document and
doing the advanced search.
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
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the following:
A. To search the text in the current PDF document, select “In the current
PDF document”.
B. To search the text in all PDF documents in specific files or disk, select “All
PDF Documents in” > choose one of the disks or User-selected search
paths.
C. To limit the search to match only whole words, check whole words only.
For example, if you search for the word Read, the word Reader will not
be found.
D. To make the search case-sensitive, check Case-Sensitive. For example,
if you search for the word text, the words Text and TEXT will not be
found.
Click Search button.
The results appear in the page order. Each item listed includes a few words
of context and an icon that indicates the type of occurrence. If necessary,
click the plus sign (+) to expand the search results. Then select an instance
in the results to view that instance in the PDF.
(Optional) Click the New Search button to start a new search task.
2. Moving and resizing search box
The advanced search box can float or be docked. You can also resize the box
with ease.
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To float the docked search box, please drag it by its title bar to another
location in the work area.
To move the floating search box, drag it by its title bar to another location in
the work area.
To resize the floating search box, drag any corner point to adjust.
To dock the floating search box, double-click the title bar or drag it by the
title bar to its original location.
Performing a search on the Internet
Foxit Reader supports internet keyword search. You can select the text and then
click the pop-up search icon or press and drag the mouse directly to search for
the related information on the internet.
To perform a search on the Internet, please do one of the following:
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Using the Advanced Search Tool. Type the text in the Find What field, and
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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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. A search icon
appears right next to the
selected text. Click on the search icon to perform a search on the Internet.
Using the Quick Search function. Select the text that you want to search
with the Select Text Tool
, and drag the mouse directly to search for the
related information on the internet.
Note: To change the Internet search settings, please click on the Setting icon
appearing next to the search icon when you select the text with the Select
Text Tool
. For the details on how to change the settings, please go to
“Setting Internet search preferences”.
Verify digital signature
Foxit Reader 5.1 adds the new signature verification feature to keep PDFs
information from any exploits and falsification by checking the validity of the
signature, greatly improving the document authenticity and integrity. The
support to MDP Verification will be coming soon.
To verify the digital signature’s efficiency of PDFs, please do one of the
following:
 1. Open the tool menu in the tool bar and select the Validate All
Signatures.
2. Check the pop-up message box. It will show the efficiency of the
Signature.
 1. Right click the signature and select the Validate Signature or the
Signature Properties.
2. Check the pop-up message box or the Validity Summary in the
Signature Properties dialogue box.
 1. Double-click the signature
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2. Check the pop-up message box showing the Signature Status.
Working with Asian Languages in PDFs
If you try to open PDF files for which the correct language font kits have not
been installed on your computer, you will automatically be prompted by Foxit
Reader to download and install the required language font kits. As soon as you
have the correct font kits installed on your computer, Foxit Reader lets you view,
search, and print PDF documents with Asian (Traditional and Simplified Chinese,
Japanese, and Korean) language text.
Note: To open language specific PDF files with Foxit Reader, Non-English
Language Font Kits must be installed under the same directory that Foxit
Reader application file FoxitReader.exe resides.
Share PDF on Facebook/Twitter
For Facebook® and Twitter® users, Foxit Reader provides integration to your
social networks. Foxit Reader users can login to their account, select text
(paragraph) from a PDF document, and share it as Facebook or Twitter status.
Users can also take a snapshot of a region of a document and share it as a
picture on Facebook or Twitter. Also, users can share their current document, or
select a document from Windows Explorer®, and share the document using
Foxit’s OnDemand CM file sharing capability as a link from their Facebook and
Twitter accounts. Social network integration is delivered as a Foxit Reader
plug-in.
To share PDFs content/image on Facebook/Twitter, please do the followings:
Click the Facebook/Twitter button
to open the Share File pane.
Use the Select Text tool
to select the text content that you want to
share on Facebook/Twitter or use the SnapShot tool to select the target
sharing area as an image.
Move the cursor to the selected area and click the right button. Choose
Share the Selected Text/Share the Selected Image.
You can preview the content/image on the Share File pane. If it is an image,
click the previewing image to open it with Picture Viewer.
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Click Share to open the login page of Facebook/Twitter and login to your
account.
The content/image will show on your Facebook/Twitter.
To share a PDF file on Facebook/Twitter, please do the followings:
Click the Facebook/Twitter button
to open the Share File pane.
On the Share File pane, click Add File to open the PDFs you want to share.
Click Share to open the login page of Facebook/Twitter and login to your
account.
The PDFs link created by Foxit’s OnDemand CM will show on your
Facebook/Twitter.
Note: You can set the reading permission by clicking the Privacy
on the Share File pane.
E-mailing Documents
E-mailing documents is a useful feature. You may need to send a PDF file you
are reading to the customers to speed up your daily work, or an interesting story
that you want to recommend to your friends.
To e-mail a PDF file, please do the followings:
Choose File > 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.
Preview in the Outlook
Foxit Reader 5.1 enables you to preview a PDF attachment in Outlook when an
e-mail in Outlook has a PDF document, it will be displayed in the e-mail pane.
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Thumbnails Preview in Windows
Once Foxit Reader 5.1 has been set as the default PDF viewer, it will display the
PDF files as thumbnails in Windows instead of Foxit's icon when you open certain
folder.
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Note: Currently this feature can only be supported by 32bit Windows OS.
Saving Documents
Foxit Reader provides you with the power to do more when saving PDF
documents. You can save a PDF document without additional usage rights in
many different ways. If the file permissions allow, you can also save comments,
form fields that you have added to a document, as well as save PDF contents in
text format.
Saving a copy of a PDF
Choose File > Save As…
In the Save As dialog box, enter the filename and location, and click Save.
Note: You can save the file only in PDF format in the free Foxit Reader.
Saving comments and form field entries
Do one of the following:
Choose File > Save
Choose File > Save As… > enter the filename and location > Choose
Document and Annotations in Save What field > click Save.
Saving a PDF as a text file
Choose File > Save As…
Choose TXT Files (*.txt) from the Files of Type Option in the Save As dialog
box.
Choose the content range:
A. Save whole document – save the whole document as a text file.
B. Save current page – only save the current page you are reading as a text
file.
C. Save page in range – enables you to select pages as a text file.
Enter the filename and location, and click Save.
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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.
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 4 – Working on PDFs
With Foxit Reader, you can copy text and images to other applications, and view
PDF contents in a text mode. To learn more about this, please read the following
explanations.
Copying Text
The Select Text tool lets you select horizontal and vertical text or columns of
text in a PDF. To copy text, click Select Text Tool
on Toolbar or choose
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.

Select the Snapshot tool by choosing Tools > Snapshot or click the snapshot
tool

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”.



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 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
A
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Rulers & Guides
A. Rulers
B. Guides
Displaying rulers
Please choose View > Rulers.
Hiding rulers
Please choose View > Rulers, or right-click the horizontal ruler or the vertical
ruler and then choose Hide Rulers.
Creating ruler guides
Do one of the following:


Drag down from the horizontal ruler to create a horizontal guide, or drag to
the right of the vertical ruler to create a vertical guide.
Double-click a location on the horizontal ruler to create a vertical guide, or
double-click a location on the vertical ruler to create a horizontal guide.
Moving ruler guides
Click and hold the guide, and then drag it to a new location.
Changing unit of measurement
Right-click the horizontal ruler or the vertical ruler, and select a measurement
system for the rulers.
Deleting ruler guides
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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
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The Measure Tools enable you to measure distances and areas of objects in PDF
documents. The measure tools are especially useful when you need to know the
distances or areas associated with objects in a form or computer-aided design
(CAD) drawing or when you want to measure certain areas of a document
before sending to a professional printer. The measure tools are available to
Reader users only if the PDF creator enables measuring functionality.
When you use a measure tool, the tool dialog box displays the measurements of
the line segments you draw.
Measuring the objects
Choose Comments > 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.
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Note: The object you draw will disappear when the Measurement Markup is
deselected in the tool dialog box.
Working on the measurement object
After you complete the measurement, you are able to do further operations on
it, such as move, resize, flip, and even work on it the way you work on
comments.
Moving the measurement object
With the Hand Tool
or Annotation Selection Tool
selected, click the
measurement object you want to move.
Place the cursor over the object when the pointer changes into
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
.
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Right-click the object you draw > select Flip.
Working on measurement objects as comments
The measurement objects can also be used as comments, as a result of which,
you cannot only set status, open popup note, delete, reply to the objects, but
you can also set properties, and set current properties as default for them.
Note: To show measurement markup and the measurement, right-click on the
object you draw, and choose Open Properties > Appearance > select “Show text
in line”.
For the information of how to work on the objects as comments, please refer to
the corresponding section of “Chapter 5 – Comments”.
Switching Between Basic Tools
The Foxit Reader Basic Toolbar consists of the Search Tool, Hand Tool, Select
Text Tool, Snapshot Tool, Typewriter Tool, etc. You can switch between these
basic modes by choosing commands on the Menu Bar or clicking the individual
icons on Toolbar. Only one mode can be chosen each 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.
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Customizing text viewer
As soon as Text Viewer is activated, you can use the Text Viewer Toolbar to
customize your own work area. This Toolbar is set to be invisible by default.
1. Changing text font when reading with Text Viewer
Select the text and right click on it. Choose Font Setting from the Context
Menu, and then select the Font option.
Choose Font name, Font Style, Font Size, Effects, Color and Script from
respective fields in Font dialog box. The suggested font for best screen
display is Courier New.
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.
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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.
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
Status Bar.
or Next Page icon
on the Toolbar or
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Put the cursor in the Document Pane, press the Left or Right Arrow on
keyboard to move the pages up or down.
Press the Space Bar or Shift + Space to move the pages up or down.
2. Going to the first or last page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > First Page or Last Page on Menu Bar.
Click the First Page icon
or the Next Page icon
on the Toolbar or
Status Bar.
Press the Home or End keys.
3. Going to a specific page
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Go To > Pages… > input the specific page number > OK.
Input or select the specific page number on the Current Page Number Box
on Status Bar, and press Enter.
Note: If the opened PDF document contains logical page numbers, Foxit
Reader supports displaying the logical page numbers on the Current Page
Number Box.
Logical page numbers
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.
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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:
A. Match whole word only -- limits the search to match only whole words.
For example, if you search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be
found.
B. Match case -- makes the search case-sensitive. For example, if you
search for the word text, the words Text and TEXT will not be found.
C. Direction Up or Down -- sets the search order from the beginning to the
end or from the end to beginning.
Press the Find Next button or Enter.
Foxit Reader jumps to the first instance of the search term, which appears
highlighted.
Press Enter repeatedly or Edit > Find Next, or Find Next shortcut key F3 to
continue searching the next instances of the search term.
To read text in Full Screen mode
1. To set Full Screen preferences, please refer to “Setting full screen
preferences” .
2. To enter Full Screen mode, please do one of the following:
Choose View > Full Screen.
Click the Full Screen button
on Toolbar.
3. To exit Full Screen mode:
Press Esc key or the F11.
Copying text in Text Viewer mode
1. Select text
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Select a word: Double-click the word you want to select.
Select a line of text: Move the cursor toward a line of text you want to select.
Select all the text: Press Ctrl + A or right-click the Document Pane > choose
Select All.
Copying text
Do one of the following:
Right-click the selected text > choose Copy.
Press shortcut key Ctrl + C.
Pasting text
To paste the selected text on Clipboard to another application, please follow the
paste command of the specific application.
Undoing and Redoing
Foxit Reader provides chances for you to undo and redo previous actions. The
features allow you to easily correct mistakes by cancelling the last actions and
quickly add back in changes made with Undo. You can undo and redo any
editing you have done in the PDF documents, such as commenting, advanced
editing on PDFs and so on.
Note: You cannot undo or redo actions of bookmarks editing.
To undo previous actions, do one of the following:

Select Edit > Undo… on the Menu bar.

Select the Undo button

Press shortcut key Ctrl + Z.
on the Tool bar.
To redo previous actions, do one of the following:

Select Edit > Redo…on the Menu bar.

Select the Redo button

Press shortcut key Ctrl + Y.
on the Tool bar.
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Trust Manager
Security Trust Manager added in the Foxit Reader 5.1 enables users to allow
or deny unauthorized actions and data transmission, including URL
connection, attachments PDF actions, and JavaScript functions; efficiently
avoiding the attack from malicious content and viruses.
To activate Safe Reading Mode, do the followings:


Select tools > preferences > Trust Manager, and check the option “Enable
Safe Reading Mode”.
Click OK.
Note: if you want to run the program, please uncheck the option “Enable Safe
Reading Mode”. And click “Yes” in the pop-up message box when running the
operation.
RMS Protector
Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services is an information technology
that works with AD RMS enabled applications to help safeguard digital
information from unauthorized use. Foxit Reader RMS protector provides
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seamless integration with Microsoft Windows Server environment to protect
PDF documents. With Foxit Reader, you can open an RMS-Protected document,
to improve information security, meet compliance requirements, and save time
and money with improved business processes.
To use RMS feature for the RMS-Protected Document, click File > Right
Management Services
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Chapter 5 – Comments
A comment is a written note intended as an explanation, an illustration, or a
statement of fact or opinion, especially a remark that expresses a personal
reaction or attitude. You can type a text message or add a line, circle, or other
shape to make comments on PDFs you are reading with Foxit Reader
commenting tools. Most types of comments contain a pop-up window displaying
your name, date and time you created the comments, and a text message. You
can also edit, reply, delete, and move the comments with ease. This function is
quite helpful to your studies and work if you have to make some notes on PDF
documents.
About the Annotation Tools
Annotation tools make adding annotations on PDFs possible. There are various
annotation tools with different functions for you to choose: Typewriter Tools,
Drawing Markup Tools, and Text Markup Tools. These tools that are used to add
or create comments to PDF documents are placed on the Commenting, Drawing
and Markup toolbars. You can also find these tools on the Menu Bar.
Typewriter Tools
Text Markup Tools
Drawing Markup 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.
Adding Note Comments
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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.
(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.
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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.
Using the Spell Checker
You are able to use the Spell Checker if the security settings allow. When you are
trying to text any message in the pop-up note, you will be prompted to
download Foxit Spell Check Language component if this package hasn’t been
installed on your computer. Click Yes to download this update.
To download this add-on from the Foxit Website, see also “Spell Checker” .
If you have installed Spell 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.
If you want to disable spell check, please go to Tools (Files in Tabbed Mode) >
Preferences > Spelling > Uncheck the spell check option.
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 Text Tool, Underline Text Tool, Strikeout Text Tool,
Squiggly Text Tool, Replace Text Tool and Insert Text Tool.
Text Markup Tools
Button
Tool Name
Description
Highlight
Text Tool
To mark important passages of text with a fluorescent
(usually) marker as a means of memory retention or
for later reference.
Underline
Text Tool
To draw a line under to indicate emphasis.
Strikeout
Text Tool
To draw a line to cross out text, making others know
the text is deleted.
Squiggly
Text Tool
To draw a squiggly line under. Similar to Underline
Tool.
Replace Text
Tool
To draw a line to cross out text and provide a
substitute for it.
Insert Text
Tool
A proofreading symbol (^) used to indicate where
something is to be inserted in a line.
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Foxit Reader offers convenience to users when they choose color and opacity for
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, striking out, squiggling or replacing text
Choose Tools > Commenting Tools > select the Highlight Tool
Underline Tool
Tool
, Strikeout Tool
, Squiggly Tool
,
or Replace
. 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:
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Select the Hand Tool
, Annotation Selection Tool
or the
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
Selection Tool
or the Annotation
> click the caret markup > press the Delete key.
Select the Insert Text Tool
Selection Tool
, Hand Tool
, Hand Tool
or the Annotation
> 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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Select Text Tool enables you to add most types of text edits, including highlight,
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.
Oval Tool
To draw an oval shape.
Polygon
Tool
To draw a closed plane figure bounded by three or more
line segments.
Polyline Tool
To draw an open plan figure with three or more line
segments.
Pencil Tool
Rubber Tool
To draw free-form shapes.
An implement, acts as a piece of rubber, used for
erasing the pencil markups.
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Cloudy Tool
To draw cloudy shapes.
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 oval, drag across the area where you
want the markup to appear.
To create a polygon, polyline, 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 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 Oval Tool or Rectangle Tool, press Shift while
you draw.
Double-click the markup to write the comment.
Right-click the markup or click the option on the comment box to open the
properties box. Set the properties according to your requirements.
If you draw a line or arrow, you can enable the comment to be shown on the
line or arrow by checking Show text in line in the line properties box.
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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.
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:
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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.
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
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“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.
Using the Spell Checker
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” .
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If you have installed Spell Checker, then 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.
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.
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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
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 set a typewriter font as default, just choose the right font and color.
When you close out of the program, it will save that so when you open the
program it will default to that.
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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
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
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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.
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.
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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”.
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
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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.
See also
“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
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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
In the Properties dialog box, do any of the following, and then click Close:
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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.
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Changing the status of a comment:
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.
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Summarizing comments
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.
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Importing & exporting comments
Please refer to “Importing & Exporting Comments Data”.
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
to save all the comments you have made.

Click on the Email button
to send it out.
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Chapter 6 – Forms
Foxit 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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XFA (XML Forms Architecture) Form
With Foxit Reader 5.1, you can fill in XFA forms with the Hand Tool
, the
same which you were able to do with normal fill-able forms (also known as
AcroForm).
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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Clearing unsaved form entries
Choose Forms > Reset form…
Clearing a form in a browser
Do either of the following:
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 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.
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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
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”.
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Chapter 7 – 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
Importing and exporting form data is similar to 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 8 – Advanced Editing on
PDFs
Foxit Reader has brought in some new advanced features for PDF editing. You
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.
To select the bookmark for the displayed page of the PDF document, click
the Expand the Current Bookmark button
at the top of the Bookmarks
panel. See Also: To expand the current Bookmark.
Editing a bookmark
In Foxit Reader, you are able to edit, change, or move the bookmarks with ease
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if the security settings allow.
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
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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
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.
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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.
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
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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:
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.

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
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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
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

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
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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 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
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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”.
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
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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 on page.
Position the pointer to the place where you want to attach a file as a
comment > click the selected position.
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, click OK.
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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
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
, Annotation Selection Tool
, or the Attach a file as
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comment button
, 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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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
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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.
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.
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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.
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 make 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.
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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.
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:
A. 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.
B. 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:
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A
A.
Suppose that you want to
set A as the anchor image.
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).
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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,
choose Distribute > Horizontally.
Below is an example:
A.
A
B
Select three images A, B
and C. A is the topmost
image and C is the
bottommost image.
C
B.
A
B
C
Right-click any one of the
images > Distribute > Vertically.
And you will see that B is
distributed evenly between A
and C.
Resizing images
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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
A.
Suppose that you want to
set A as the anchor image.
B
A
B
Select images A and 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 not only support playing multimedia in PDFs, but also 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
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a .gif file extension, while “Sounds” are like midis, wavs, and mp3 files.
You can also provide different renditions of the movie to 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.
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
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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.
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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.
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:
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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:
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Annotation Title -- Enter the title of the movie or sound in the Annotation
Title box. This title does not determine which media file is played.
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Alternate Text -- Enter a description of the media file in the Alternate Text
box.
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Renditions – Allows you to create alternate or other renditions to ensure
that users can play the movie or sound clip on their systems.
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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.
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.
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Keep Player Open: Select whether you want the player to close
after it plays the movie or sound clip.
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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.
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.
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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: 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
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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.
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Border – Change the width, style and color of the media file’s border.
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.
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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:
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 in the
message box below..
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.
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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
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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
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 9 – 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.
Printing a portion of a page
To print a portion of a page, you need to refer to the Snapshot tool

Select the Snapshot tool by choosing Tools > Snapshot or click the
Snapshot tool


.
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 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.
All Pages in Range – Prints all the pages within the specified range.
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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 None, Fit to Printer Margins, Reduce to Printer Margins, Multiple
Pages per Sheet.
Choose Paper Source by PDF Page Size –Automatically chooses paper type
according to the page size of PDFs when printing.
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 Tools > Preferences >
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General tab > Measurement Units.
Print as Grayscale – To print the PDF document with color images, texts, or
other objects as shades of gray.
For example, RGB or CMYK image-only PDFs, in particular, can be quite
large. Converting these PDFs to grayscale can reduce the size of the file and
increase the speed of printing.
Print as normal
Print as Grayscale
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Chapter 10 – 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
Full Screen
F11
Zoom In
Ctrl + Num +
Zoom Out
Ctrl + Num -
Zoom To
Ctrl + M
Actual Size
Ctrl + 1
Fit to Page
Ctrl + 2
Fit Width
Ctrl + 3
Rotate Clockwise
Ctrl + Shift + Plus
Rotate Counterclockwise
Ctrl + Shift + Minus
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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
Undo
Ctrl + Z
Redo
Ctrl + Y
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
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 in Foxit Reader,
please go to Help > Command Line Help…
Command
Result
nameddest=destination
Open and highlight the target bookmark.
page=pagenum
Turn to the target page.
zoom=scale
Zoom the PDFs.
pagemode=bookmarks
Open the bookmark panel in the Navigation Pane.
pagemode=thumbs
Open the thumbnail panel in the Navigation Pane.
pagemode=layers
Open the layers panel in the Navigation Pane.
pagemode=none (default)
Close all the panels in the Navigation pane.
fdf="fdf path"
Open the FDF file.
toolbar=1|0
Show or Hide Tool Bar.
statusbar=1|0
Show or Hide Status Bar.
navpanes=1|0
Show or Hide Navigation Pane.
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