Hover over Content Editing Tools to open the following submenu:
Figure 1. Tools Tab Submenu, Content Editing Tools
The content editing tools are used to edit the base content of documents and add text, images and barcodes to their base content layer. Please note that the Content pane is a very useful feature to use in conjunction with the content editing tools. Shortcuts to the Edit Content and Add submenus are available in the Edit Content Toolbar:
Figure 2. Edit Content Toolbar
Hover over Edit Content to open the Edit Content Tool submenu:
Figure 3. Tools Tab Submenu, Content Editing Tools, Edit Content Options
The option selected in this submenu determines the document content that the Edit Content Tool selects and edits:
•Select All Content to edit text, images and shapes simultaneously.
•Select Text to edit only text.
•Select Images to edit only images.
•Select Shapes to edit only shapes. Shapes are defined as paths, shading, XForms and all other document base content that is neither text nor imaged-based.
•Enable/disable the Edit Text Elements as Blocks option as desired. This feature recognizes blocks of document text and enables their group-selection for editing. Please note that this feature must be enabled in order to edit individual text items.
When the Edit Content Tool is selected, click to select content items, or click and drag to group-select content items. When items are group selected they are edited simultaneously. Selected content items appear as below:
Figure 4. Selected Content Item
•Click and drag the yellow control points to resize content.
•Click and drag the circle at the center to reposition content.
•Click and drag the green control point at the top to rotate content items. Hold down Shift to rotate at increments of fifteen degrees.
•Use the arrow keys to reposition content.
•Use the editing aids detailed here to assist in the precise placement of document content.
•Right-click content for further options. Please note that available options depend on the format of selected content. The menu below contains all available options:
Figure 5. Content Items Right-Click Context Menu
•Hover over Edit Image to view editing options for images:
•Click Default Application to edit the image in the default application for editing images. Note that changes made to images in the application will be updated in the current document when the image is saved.
•Click Open With to select a non-default application with which to edit the image. The Open with dialog box will open. Selected the desired application and click OK to launch it.
•Click Edit/Save Images Without Display Transformations to enable/disable this feature. When it is enabled, images can be edited/saved in the state that they were in when added to the document. All subsequent rotations, transformations and scaling operations applied to the image/page are ignored.
•Click Edit All Image Instances to edit all instances of images simultaneously in documents. When this option is enabled and an image is edited, all identical images in the document will be edited in the same manner.
•Click Replace Image to replace selected images with an image from file. Note that replacement images are automatically scaled to match the dimensions of images that they replace.
•Click Recompress Image to recompress images, as detailed below.
•Click Save Image As to save a copy of selected images to file. The Save File As dialog box will open. Enter a file name in the File name text box, then click Save to save the image.
•Click OCR Image to perform optical character recognition on selected images. The OCR Image dialog box will open. Select the desired language and accuracy then click OK to perform OCR.
•Click Add Bookmark to add a bookmark at the selected location. Further information on bookmarks is available here.
•Hover over Add Link to view the options for adding links:
•Click Add Goto Link to create a link from the selected location to a location within the current document. The Browse for Link Target dialog box will open. Move to and select the desired document location and then click Set Link to create the link.
•Click Add Weblink to create a link from the selected location to an internet location. The Add Action: "Open a Web Link" dialog box will open. Enter the desired URL in the text box and then click OK to create the link.
•Click Add Open File Link to create a link from the selected location to a file on the local computer. The Add Action: "Open a File" dialog box will open. Determine options as detailed here then click OK to create the link.
•Current Layer displays the current layer to which selected content belongs. Hover over this option to view a list of all layers in the document. Click a layer to move the selected content there, or click New Layer to move the selected content to a new layer. Further information about layers and layer creation is available here.
•Click Hand Tool, Snapshot Tool, Select Text or Zoom In/Out Tool to enable these tools.
•Click Cut, Copy, Paste or Delete to perform these actions on selected content. If you have selected text then additional options are available:
•Click Paste as plain text to paste text as plain text.
•Click Paste as Rich Text to paste text as rich text.
•Use the Align options to align selected content items.
•Use the Distribute options to distribute selected content items evenly on the horizontal or vertical axis as desired.
•Click Make Same Width/Height/Size to make selected content items the same width/height/size as desired.
•Use the Rotate/Flip options to rotate/flip selected content.
•Click Transform to edit the position, size and/or rotation of selected content, as detailed here.
•Click Duplicate to to duplicate selected content items, as detailed here.
•Click Bring Forward to bring content items forward one step in cases of multiple items overlapping.
•Click Send Backward to send content items back one step in cases of multiple items overlapping.
•Click Bring to Front to bring content items to the front in cases of multiple items overlapping.
•Click Send to Back to send content items to the back in cases of multiple items overlapping.
•Hover over Select to view options for selecting all content of a specific format in documents:
•Click All to select all content items in the document.
•Click Text to select all text in the document.
•Click Images to select all images in the document.
•Click Shapes to select all shapes in the document.
•Click XForms to select all XForms in the document.
•Click Deselect to deselect selected content.
•Click Select Correspondent Thumbnails to select the thumbnails of currently selected content. The corresponding thumbnails will then be selected in the Thumbnails pane.
•Click New Stamp from Selection to create a new stamp from selected content, as detailed here.
•Hover over Export to view export options for selected content, then click Export to Images or Export Selection to Microsoft Word Document/Excel/Powerpoint Presentation as desired. If you are exporting to image format then you can customize options as detailed here. If you are exporting to MS Office format then the Save File dialog box will open. Enter a name/location for the new file and then click Save to export the content.
•Click Properties to open the Page Content Properties pane for selected content. This pane is used to view/edit content properties, as detailed here.
Figure 6. Recompress Image Dialog Box
These options are used to recompress document images. Use the Image options to determine conversion options:
•Use the Convert to dropdown menu to determine the format into which the image is compressed.
•Use the Compress method dropdown menu to determine the compression method.
•Use the JPEG Quality dropdown menu to determine the compression quality.
•Use the Downsampling method to determine the downsampling method used, and the adjacent number boxes to determine the downsampled resolution on the X and Y axes respectively.
•Select the Replace current instance only box to replace only the current instance of the image in documents where the same image is used multiple times.
Note that the values in the Image Details pane display details about the current image and the image after compression has taken place using the values entered in the Recompress Image dialog box. Additionally, the preview pane will update according to any changes made.
If you have multiple images selected and then click Recompress Images, then the following dialog box will open:
Figure 7. Recompress Images Dialog Box
•Use the Page Range options to determine the page range of images to be recompressed:
•Select All to specify all pages.
•Select Current to specify only the current page.
•Select Custom to specify a custom page range, then enter the desired page range in the adjacent number box. Further information about how to specify custom page ranges is available here.
•Use the Subset options to specify a subset of selected pages. Select All, Odd or Even as desired.
•Alternatively, select the Selected Graphic button to recompress only the graphic currently selected in the document.
•Select a recompression option in the pane to determine the type of image recompression for the operation. Note that you can click Edit or Reset to edit/reset recompression settings.
•Select the Replace all instances box to replace all instances of the graphic that is being recompressed in cases where the graphic appears multiple times in the same document.
•Select the Replace when size of new image is smaller than size of original image box to replace recompressed images when they are smaller than the source image used to create them.
•Use the Settings dropdown menu to determine the quality of the recompression. Note that increasing quality will increase the file size and vice versa.
Click OK to recompress images.
Hover over Add to open the following submenu:
Figure 8. Tools Tab Submenu, Content Editing Tools, Add Options
These options are used to add text, images and barcodes to the base-content layer of documents: