Editing Text Content
The Content editing tool is capable of editing text that is a part of
the PDF. Text can be moved, edited, deleted, or redacted using the content
Not all text displayed in a PDF is considered
text content. In some cases the text may actually be an image or even
path objects. Text content that is either a path or image will not function
the same and have limited editing abilities.
How to Edit Text Content
- Activate the tool by clicking on the
Edit Content button on the Document
Then click or drag an area with the mouse to select the desired
content. Once selected, content can be edited, moved or deleted following
the instructions below.
- If you wish to edit only text content type click on the
down arrow and select the
Once complete, to exit Content Editing mode, simply
click on the hand tool or Esc on the keyboard
- Note: Selecting
multiple pieces of content will let you update the properties
for all pieces at once
Move or Edit Properties
Move or Edit the text by doing the following
- Move: Click
on the text and drag it to its new location on the page.
- Edit: To access the Text
properties, right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) and choose Properties
in the mouse menu or double click on the selected text.
Text Content Properties
Text Content contains the following property settings:
choose a new font for the selected text from the list
When choosing a font only fonts
that are embedded in the document can be selected. In addition, if the
font is subsetted not all of the font characters may be available and
may show up as either an incorrect or missing character when editing the
Text Color –
change the color of the text
Color – add or adjust the outline of the text
Text Size –
edit the font size
Width – increase or decrease the width of the outline
Spacing – increase the space between each letter
Scaling – increase or decrease the spacing between each letter
Word Spacing –
increase the space between each word
Offset – move line of text above or below the surrounding
text; create super- or sub-scripts
change the wording of the text
Cut, Copy, & Paste Text Content
Cut or Copy text by doing the following
- Cut: Cut the Text by using
the shortcut key Ctrl + X (Mac: Cmd + X) or right-click on the text
(CTRL + Click on Mac) and choose Cut
in the context menu.
- Copy: Copy the Text by
using the shortcut key Ctrl + C (Mac: Cmd + C) or right-click on the
text (CTRL + Click on Mac) and choose Copy
in the context menu.
- Paste: Navigate to
the location you wish to paste the text and use the shortcut key Ctrl
+ V (Mac: Cmd + V) or right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) and select Paste in the context menu
Remove Text Content
Delete or Redact text by doing the following
- Delete: Delete the Text
by pressing the Del key or right-click on the text (CTRL + Click on
Mac) and choose Delete in
the context menu.
- Redact: Redact the Text
by right-click on the text (CTRL + Click on Mac) and choose Redact Text in the context menu.
The Redact option in Content editing
functions exactly the same as using the PDF
Redaction and will completely remove the selected text and replace
it with a black bar.