Create a new layer in a PDF document

Q: How can I create a new layer in a PDF document? A: Creating a new layer can be useful if you want to Add Comments to a Specific Layer on a PDF Document. For example: adding multiple layers of wiring diagrams over a building blueprint where you would create a layer for each type of wiring. […]

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Creating Custom Symbols for CAD / Engineering Documents

Q: How can I create CAD / Engineering symbols to add to blueprint or design PDFs? A: Using the Rubber Stamp tool you can create stamps for each symbol you need to use. Once you have created the stamps you can use the Rubber Stamps Manager organize them into folders and use them repeatedly to mark your […]

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Set Custom Font Size on Text Annotations

Q: In PDF Studio when creating a text annotation I can only choose set font sizes like 8 or 10, but not 9. How do I set  a custom font size value for my annotation? A: The font dropdown only includes a short list of most commonly used font sizes. However, you can easily set any […]

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Fonts not showing up in properties list

Q: I want to set my text annotation to a specific font but it is not listed in the font list. Why? A: PDF Studio loads only fonts found in the operating system font directories. If they are installed in other directories or locations PDF Studio will not find the font. Make sure that you […]

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Copy annotations using Ctrl + Drag

Q: How can I copy annotations using Ctrl + Drag? A: Starting in PDF Studio 12, you can copy annotations by holding Ctrl button (On Mac: hold ⌘ Command) and then dragging the mouse. This can be done with a single annotation or multiple annotations at once.   Note: Starting in PDF Studio 12.0.2, there’s a […]

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Overlapping Annotations

Q: Why can’t I place annotations on top of existing annotations on the page? A: Based on feedback from users, in version 11 the annotation tool behavior was changed to allow existing annotations to be edited while the annotation tool is active. When hovering over an existing annotation, the cursor is changed to edit mode so you can move […]

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PDF Stamps: How to add vector graphic annotations to a PDF

Q: Is it possible to added vector graphics annotations to a PDF using PDF Studio? A: Starting with PDF Studio 11, it is possible to add vector graphic annotations to a PDF by using PDF rubber stamps. The PDF stamp may contain any PDF content including text, graphics commands, shapes and the vector graphics properties will […]

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Rubber Stamps show as “Draft” on PDF documents in Okular

Q: When I open a document containing rubber stamps in Okular, the rubber stamps show as “Draft”. Why is this happening? A: This is a known issue with Okular on Linux. Not all PDF applications are able to render properly PDF rubber stamps. Preview on the mac is another free PDF applications that do not fully […]

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Precision PDF Measuring Tools

PDF Studio Pro comes with precision measuring tools that can be used to measure the distance, area, and perimeter of objects within the PDFs. Various unit types (i.e. pt, mm, in, ft, m, etc…) can be set and is displayed next to the measurement. Each tool can also be calibrated to match the scale within […]

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