The Text Box tool is useful for placing text notes and comments on the PDF. Text is contained within a text box you define, including its size, background color, and other properties.
- Select the Text Box tool using one of the following methods:
- Go to Tools > Markup > Text Box.
- Click on the
- Press T on the keyboard.
- Click and drag a rectangle to define the area of the text box.
- Enter the desired text in the text box.
- If desired, press ALT+Z to autosize the text box to fit the text.
- Click away from the text box or press ESC to finish.
Select a markup to reveal its control handles. Each handle controls a different aspect of the markup's size and orientation.
To rotate the markup, click and drag the orange handle outside the markup (when the markup is first placed, it will be at the top). By default, the markup is rotated in increments of 15°; to rotate in increments of 1°, hold down SHIFT while dragging.
The rotation can also be entered in the Rotation field found in the Layout section of the Properties panel.
To resize the markup, click and drag the appropriate yellow handle.
To autosize the text box so that it fits the text,
See Editing Markups for more information.
Appearance of the text is configurable, including settings for the font as well as the box in which the text is formatted. Examples include:
The default setting for this tool is red text with no fill color.
The entire contents of a text box can be selected by clicking the text box. Once it has been selected, changing any of the font formatting options will apply to all text within the box.
To select particular words in a text box, click the box to make it active, then click and drag over the desired text. Any formatting you change in the Properties tab will only affect the selected text.
To change the appearance of a text box and its text, select it and click the Properties panel. Several properties will also be available on the Properties toolbar when the markup is selected.
The Appearance section of the Properties panel contains the following options:
Color: Sets the color of the text box and leader line, if any.
Fill Color: Controls the fill color of the text box.
Opacity: Sets transparency level for the text box and the leader line.
Fill Opacity: Sets transparency level (100 = opaque, 0 = completely transparent) for the fill color.
Line Width: Sets the thickness of the line segment in points. If the Line Width is set to 0, it is effectively invisible.
Style: Determines the pattern of the line segment. The Cloud style only affect the text box; the leader line (when applicable) will be solid. Any styles other than Cloud will affect both the text box and the leader line.
Size: Sets the width of the cloud segments. Only applies when Style is set to Cloud.
Invert: Inverts the cloud segments inward on the shape. Only applies when Style is set to Cloud.
Shape: Sets the shape of the text box.
Font: Sets the font used for the selected text.
Font Size: Sets the size of the font.
Line Space: Adjusts the spacing between multi-line rows of text.
Margin: Defines the amount of space between the text characters and the border of the Text Box.
Text Color: Sets the color of text.
Horizontal and Vertical: Defines the alignment of the text within the box. The icons represent Left, Center, Right and Top, Middle, Bottom respectively.
The Font Style