Using Edit Content Tool as Fallback to Cursor Editing

Unlike Word, the PDF format does not define lines, paragraphs or columns with text formatting information. PDF just contains text strings placed at specific locations on the page. This is how the text might be saved in a PDF document: About the Edit Text & Image Tool The Edit Text & Image tool in PDF […]

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New Inline text content editing with reflow

The new “Inline Text Content Editing” with reflow provides user friendly text editing directly on the page. Advanced text recognition logic improves editing by linking all text strings within the PDF so that users can edit text without worrying about text reflow or manually creating line wraps. Edit text across multiple paragraphs; modify layout by […]

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How to fix a corrupted PDF document

Q: After making changes on the document and then sending to other users, the document can not be opened by other viewers. How can I fix this issue? A: First, when you’re facing this issue, please send us an email by going to Help -> Email Support so that our development team can investigate and […]

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Adding vertical text to a PDF page

Q: How can I add vertical text to a PDF page? A: There is no way using the content editing tool at the moment to apply a rotation to a PDF text object using PDF Studio. However, here is an easy trick to add vertical text to a page using the text box annotation:   […]

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How can I cancel out of an active tool?

Q: When I have a tool active such as an annotation, content editing or redaction, how can I cancel out of it to go back to the hand tool? Is there a shortcut key for  this? A: To escape out of an annotation tool (even if it’s sticky) or any other tools, you can: Click […]

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How to delete page numbers in a PDF document

Q: Is there a way to delete page numbers in a PDF document? Unlike other formats such as Microsoft Word, the PDF specifications do not define the concept of page numbers (this is because PDF is more of a graphical format) so PDF Studio does not / can not have a function to automatically delete […]

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Warning message when editing text content

Q: I got an error message when trying to edit text with the Content Editing tool.  What does it mean? A: There are two potential warning messages for this situation: 1. The font and text can not be edited because the proper character code mapping is unavailable. This happens when the character encoding for an […]

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Text Content Editing: Letter by Letter

Q: When I try to change text in one of my PDFs, I can only select and change one letter at a time and not a complete word or sentence. A: This is the way the text is saved in the PDF document you are working with: letter by letter. There is a string object saved […]

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How to delete or edit text, images, and shapes in PDF content

Q: How can I edit or remove text and images from a PDF? A: In PDF Studio 7 Pro and above, the Content Editing tool has the following capabilities: Edit, delete text content, change text properties Manually redact text and images Move, resize, and save images Move and resize shapes and path objects The Edit Content […]

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