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Use any font and font size in Adobe Acrobat text boxes Apps
I found a useful workaround for a problem I have had with the Adobe Acrobat Text Box tool. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional doesn't allow you to choose the font used in the yellow text boxes that one typically uses to add notes or comments to a PDF. Even worse, it only allows you to select a font size of small, medium, or large. For me, even the small font is way too large to be useful.

The workaround:
  • Open Microsoft Word and create a new document with the font and size of your choice. I use Microsoft Word instead of TextEdit because TextEdit appears to lack the ability to display the document at a zoom of larger than 100%, which is important because I use a 6 point font. (The text appears much larger in Acrobat).
  • Type your comment in the Microsoft Word document, then select it and copy it to the clipboard.
  • Switch to Adobe Acrobat, create a text box using the Text Box tool, and then paste your comment from the clipboard. It will appear with the font and size you selected in Microsoft Word.
[robg adds: You can actually use TextEdit for this trick as well. To set the zoom level above 100%, you need to set Format » Wrap to Page (or just press Shift-Command-W; you'll then get a zoom pop-up in the lower right corner of the TextEdit window.]
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Use any font and font size in Adobe Acrobat text boxes
Authored by: frgough on Feb 22, '07 08:25:45AM

Now if someone could just find a way to change the huge font size used for text boxes in Preview.

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Hear, hear!
Authored by: Gunnar on Feb 23, '07 07:52:49AM

That would certainly make life easier.

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