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Acrobat/Reader X: how to set the default font and font size in the Typewriter tool

Issue

If you are using the Typewriter tool in Acrobat/Reader you may notice that the default font and font size changes according to the font style already used in the PDF document.  The default font for the Typewriter tool should be set each time you finish using the tool and close Acrobat/Reader.  You may wish to reset/set the default font and font size to some custom value.

Solutions

You can set the commenting font and font size in the “Commenting” section in the Preferences.

You can also select the “Comment” Tab between “Tool” and “Share”, right-click on the comment in the “Comments List” that has your desired font setting, and then select “Properties…”.  Check the box that says “Make properties default” and click OK.

Workaround

If this still does not work, then you can set the default font and font size in the registry.  Please note that editing the registry can lead to corruption on your system and should only be attempted by experienced users or administrators.

We cannot provide support for any issues that may occur due to editing the registry, so we would recommend to do a full registry backup before making any changes.

To change the font:

1. Close Acrobat/Reader
2. Start—>Run—>Regedit
3. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Annots\cAnnots\cFreeText_003aFreeTextTypewriter\crichDefaults\cfontFamily
4. Click the cfontFamily key on the left.
5. Double-click the a0 key on the right.
6. Change the a0 value to the font name you require.
7. Save

To change the font size:

1. Close Acrobat/Reader
2. Start—>Run—>Regedit
3. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\10.0\Annots\cAnnots\cFreeText_003aFreeTextTypewriter\crichDefaults
4. Double-click the dtextSize key on the right.
5. Change the dtextSize value to the font size value you require.
6. Save

Additional information

In Adobe Acrobat, if you want instructions to enable the Typewriter tool you should refer to the following post:

http://blogs.adobe.com/dmcmahon/2011/09/17/acrobatreader-x-how-to-enable-the-typewriter-tool/

In Adobe Reader, if you cannot find the Typewriter tool you should refer to the following post:

http://blogs.adobe.com/dmcmahon/2011/09/10/adobe-reader-fill-out-a-pdf-form-or-type-text-on-a-pdf-file-using-adobe-reader/

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Acrobat X: how to enable the Typewriter tool

Acrobat X:

If you have been using the Typewriter tool in previous versions of Acrobat/Reader you will notice it is no longer available under the Tools menu in Acrobat/Reader X.

The Typewriter tool has been renamed to “Add or Edit Text Box” and relocated in Acrobat X following extensive research by our product teams.  A lot of people were having issues trying to find these tools in previous versions.  Particularly with the younger generation, some did not even know what a typewriter was.

      To locate/use the Typewriter tool in Acrobat X:

      1. open a PDF

      2. click on the “Tools” menu on the right-hand side

      3. expand “Content”

      4. click “Add or Edit Text Box”

 

 

 

 

 

A new feature in Acrobat/Reader X allows you to add commonly used tools to the Quick Tools bar.  If you right-click on the “Add or Edit Text Box” button, and select “Add to Quick Tools”, then you will see the icon appear on the toolbar as follows:

Note: If you are using Adobe Reader, the “Add or Edit Text Box” tool is not available until you enable the PDF with extended rights.  You should check this post to ensure the PDF file has the correct rights enabled for editing.  Once the PDF is setup correctly, the tool will show up directly on the toolbar, or under the Extended menu.

Acrobat XI:

If you are using Acrobat XI then you can watch the following video to see how to enable the typewriter tool:

http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/where-has-the-typewriter-tool-gone

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Acrobat/Reader 8: Typewriter tool deactivated after each use

Issue

The Typewriter tool in Acrobat or Adobe Reader 8 is deactivated after each text entry that you make in a PDF file. You have to select the Typewriter tool for each text entry you make.

In Acrobat and Reader 7, the Typewriter tool remains active until you manually deactivate it, or select another tool.

Solution

Update to Acrobat or Reader 9.  The typewriter tool has been fixed and will remain active.

reference: (181558742/1553038)

 

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Reader 9: Typewriter tool not available in the More Tools dialog in the browser

Issue

You are using Adobe Reader 9 in the browser and notice that the Typewriter tool is not available in the More Tools dialog, even though it displayed in Reader 8 in the browser.

Solution

In Reader 8, the Typewriter tool displayed in the More Tools list but disappeared after a user selected it if the PDF did not have the appropriate rights. Because this function confused users, Adobe hid the option in Reader 9 in the browser until the PDF was given rights to use the Typewriter tool.

To use the Typewriter tool in Reader 9 on a PDF opened in the browser, enable this right on the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Professional.

To use the Typewriter tool in Reader standalone, enable the commenting right on the PDF using either Acrobat or Reader Extensions server.

For more details about enabling the Typewriter tool, see http://blogs.adobe.com/dmcmahon/?p=822.

After you enable the PDF to use the Typewriter tool with Acrobat, open it in the browser. The Typewriter toolbar automatically opens in the browser window. You also see the Typewriter tool entry in the More Tools dialog, as shown below:

Additional Information

The Typewriter tool is only supported for static PDF documents. It does not work with dynamic documents because it has the same limitations as standard comments in relation to dynamic documents.

 reference: (181188529)

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LiveCycle ES: values in a LC7 SetValue expression are being lost after a process upgrade

Issue

 After upgrading a process from 7.x to 8.2 in workbench, the value expressions that existed in the 7.x SetValue activity no longer exist and appear as blank assignments in the 8.2 SetValue activity.

Example:

7.x SetValue Settings:

/process_data/myXMLVar = '<node>value</node>'

/process_data/myStringVar2 = 'test string'

/process_data/myXMLVar3 = '<node>value</node>'

8.2 SetValue Settings (post upgrade):

/process_data/myXMLVar = ''

/process_data/myStringVar2 = 'test string'

/process_data/myXMLVar3 = '<node>value</node>'

The upgrade appears to be removing XML based strings (unless escaped).

Reason

 This is a bug in LC 8.2.1.2 and is caused by the loss of XML data encoding:

- encoded XML attribute values are read from the input process action template and decoded during read by Xerces

- decoded values are rewritten as XML elements (not attribute values) and never re-encoded.

- the subsequent symptom is that the unencoded XML data is (rightly) interpreted by an XML parser, but should have been interpreted as text data.

Solution

 This issue will be fixed in Workbench ES2.  There is a patch available for LC ES 8.2.1.2, so contact enterprise support if you require this patch.

reference: (181109986/2403113)

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