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Edit PDF Files

Manage Bookmarks

Bookmarks are navigation tools that make your PDF files easier to read. With Foxit PDF Reader, you can easily add, edit, or delete bookmarks in a PDF file if the security settings allow.

Open the Bookmark Panel

Add a Bookmark

Tip: After adding a bookmark, you can also move it to a desired hierarchy, if necessary. Please refer to Move a Bookmark for more information.

Edit a Bookmark

In Foxit PDF Reader, you are able to rename a bookmark, reset a bookmark’s destination, or customize the text appearance of a bookmark with ease if the security settings allow.

Rename a Bookmark

Reset a Bookmark's Destination

Customize the Text Appearance of a Bookmark

Tip: After defining a bookmark's appearance, you can set it as bookmarks' default property by right-clicking the bookmark and then selecting Use Current Appearance as New Default option.

Add an Action to a Bookmark

Delete a Bookmark

To delete a bookmark, please do one of the following in the Bookmarks panel:

Tip: Deleting a bookmark deletes all the bookmarks that are subordinate to it.

Move a Bookmark

To move a bookmark, please do one of the following in the Bookmarks panel:

Manage File Attachments

Open the Attachments Panel

Do any of the following to open the Attachments panel:

Add a File Attachment

Work on the File Attachments

Configure Security Settings

You can configure the security settings about how to open a file attachment with the following steps:

Manage File Attachments

In the Attachments panel, right-click a file attachment, and select one of the following options from the context menu:

Manage Page Thumbnails

Open the Pages Panel

Do any of the following to open the Pages panel:

Work on Page Thumbnails

The Pages panel displays all the page thumbnails of a PDF file which is opened in Foxit PDF Reader. In the Pages panel, you can do any of the following:

Show or Hide PDF Layers

In a PDF, information can be stored on different layers. To show or hide related content stored in a variable number of separate layers, you can simply refer to the Layer panel on the left side of the work area. Please note that you cannot create or edit layers in Foxit PDF Reader; however, you can view layers and choose to show or hide the content associated with each layer.

Work with Audio & Video

Play Audio or Video

To play audio or video, please make sure you have necessary media player installed on your device, and then do the following:

Add Audio or Video

Foxit PDF Reader allows you to add audio and video in the popular formats (including .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .wav. .mp3, etc.) to PDF files.

Add Audio or Video

Edit the Play Area

Set Audio & Video Properties

Audio & Video Properties

Rendition Settings

Use current playback settings as default for this type of media: Set your settings as the new default for all the multimedia files you create in future.

Work with Image Annotations

Add an Image Annotation

You can add an image annotation to a PDF with the Image Annotation command.

To add an image annotation, do the following:

Manage Image Annotations

After you insert a new image annotation, you can adjust its size and position, change the appearance and other settings, etc.

Move an Image Annotation

Resize an Image Annotation

Delete an Image Annotation

Set Properties of an Image Annotation

Arrange Image Annotations

For existing image annotations in a PDF file, you can align, center, distribute, or resize them based on an anchor object. For more information, please refer to “Arrange Comments”. 

Create Links in a PDF

Links help you to lead the readers to related articles, references, or the intended web page.

Add Rectangle Links

Move or Resize a Rectangle Link

You can move and resize the rectangle link after you create it.

Delete a Rectangle Link

Spelling Check

By default, Foxit PDF Readerautomatically checks the spelling when you add text comments or fill in text fields in interactive PDF forms. The suspected misspellings will be underlined with red squiggly lines. You can right-click a misspelled word to find suggestions and correct it quickly. To change the default settings, please choose File in the Ribbon (or Foxit PDF Reader in the menu bar) > Preferences > Spelling.