How to Change Font Size in Adobe Acrobat

Updated April 17, 2017

Adobe Acrobat is a great tool to use on the computer, mainly because it allows you to create documents that are easy to download and read. You can craft these documents perfectly to your specifications, and anyone reading them will be able to see exactly what you want them to see. The biggest problem with Adobe Acrobat, however, is that it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to alter documents to fit your needs. Changing the font size in a particular area is one example of this.

Select the portion of your document where the font is incorrectly sized. Once you know what area of the document you are going to be working with, you can assess what the correct size should be. Does the font look correct on your monitor but become displaced when you send the file to someone? Knowing what the problem is will help you figure out the best way to find the solution.

Access the text box that the block of text is located in. Once you know where the text box is, make sure that your cursor is placed within that text box. This will give you the ability to alter the text inside of the box. The only problem is that you will not be able to see an area where you can change the font size unless you pull up the correct menu. This is specifically where most people have problems in Acrobat. The design of the program leaves this menu hidden and therefore difficult to access.

Highlight the text that you want to change. By highlighting it, you will immediately be able to make the necessary changes after you have pulled up the correct menu.

Press the "Control" and "E" keys at the same time. This will bring up the text box properties toolbar, through which you can adjust the size of the font within any given text box in your Adobe Acrobat program.

Save your document after altering it so that you will preserve the changes you have made.

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