The Typewriter tool is useful for entering information into form-like PDFs where rows are regularly spaced. The Typewriter tool also allows you to enter text without having to define a text box.
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.
See Editing Markups for more information.
You can add an action to nearly any markup. Simply right-click the markup and select Edit Action to open the Action dialog box.
The Appearance Properties for the Typewriter tool are generally the same as those for the Text Box Tool, though the default Font is Courier to better match the style of a typewriter. The most common thing that needs to be adjusted in a Typewriter markup is the amount of space between rows of text in order to fit properly on a form; to do so, change the Line Space setting.
To change the appearance of a Typewriter markup, select it and click the Properties panel.
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. Options include Rectangle, Circle, Triangle, and Hexagon. Note that if no Line Width has been set for the text box and the shape is changed, the line width will automatically be set to "1.00". This can be changed afterward, as desired.
End: This setting is grayed out because it does not apply to Typewriter markups.
Font: Sets the font used for the selected text.
- The first region shows all fonts used in the currently selected text element.
- The second region lists the standard PDF fonts that are supported by all PDF viewers. These fonts do not need to be embedded in the PDF when used, thereby cutting down on file size.
- The third shows all other available fonts. When used, these fonts need to be embedded in the PDF.
Note: If you attempt to embed a font for which the viewing and editing permissions do not allow formatting, Revu will display a message indicating the font will not be embedded in the PDF.
Font parameters are retained in the PDF such that even if the original font is not embedded or on the viewer's workstation, a suitable representation of the font will be substituted.
Font Size: Sets the size of the font.
Auto: Automatically adjusts the font size of the text to the maximum value that will fit in the text box.
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.
Alignment: Defines the alignment of text within the box. The icons represent Left, Center, Right, Top Justified, Middle Justified and Bottom Justified respectively.
The Font Style settings control the formatting of the text. Options include Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Superscript and Subscript. Generally, any combination of these styles can be applied to format the text.