Typewriter or text box?

There are two tools that can add text to a PDF: typewriter and text box. The difference between text boxes and typewriters is that text boxes will reflow their text if you resize the box.  Typewriters require you to set the line breaks where you want them. Text boxes can also have a border set […]

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Transparent background for image stamp or signature

Q: My scanned signature image has a white opaque background.  Is it possible to make the background transparent when creating an image stamp in PDF Studio? A: While there’s no way to change the background of an existing image to be transparent from within PDF Studio, PDF Studio supports transparency in stamps so you can use an image […]

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Sticky Annotations

Setting an annotation tool to “Sticky” will keep the tool on so that you can add multiple comments/highlights without having to click the button each time.  This can significantly streamline document reviews! To set or unset the sticky setting of an annotation, right click on its toolbar button and select Sticky to toggle it on […]

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Print or Export All Comments in a PDF with Associated Notes

Q: How can I print a list of comments and notes from my document? A: You can print out just the comments from any PDF document by using the Print option located in the comments pane. Printing Only Comments If you wish to print just a report of all comments with their associated notes: Show the […]

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PDF sound annotations in Preview

Q: I added a a sound annotation to a PDF document in PDF Studio. Why isn’t the sound annotation showing when I open the PDF document in Mac Preview? A: As of Mac OSX Lion, Mac Preview application does not support PDF sound or audio annotations. Mac users can download Adobe Reader for free to […]

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Drawing vertical horizontal diagonal lines

When drawing graphical annotations on a PDF document with PDF Studio, to draw horizontal lines, vertical lines, or lines at 45 degrees, press and hold the Shift key while drawing the annotation. This works for the following annotations: line annotation, arrow annotation, polyline annotation, polygon annotation and measurement annotations such as distance, perimeter and area.

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Change font in the Typewriter tool

Q: How can I change the font in the Typewriter annotation tool? A: Click on the hand tool on the toolbar Select the typewriter annotation that you’ve added to the document (the actual annotation on the page not the annotation’s icon). Right-click (CTRL + Click on Mac) to show the mouse menu. Choose “Properties”. You […]

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Annotations not printing in Adobe Acrobat/Reader

Q: When I print a PDF document using another PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader, the annotations and comments I’ve added to the PDF from within PDF Studio do not print.  How can I get them to show up on my printouts? A: PDF Studio will print annotations and comments added to a document by […]

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