How to Change a Typewriter Font in Adobe Acrobat

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How to Change a Typewriter Font in Adobe Acrobat
Change the font for the Typewriter tool in Adobe Acrobat. (qwerty type image by TEA from Fotolia.com)

Adobe Acrobat is the primary software used to create and edit Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. To type new text on a PDF page, or to create a PDF form for others to fill out on their computers, use Acrobat's Typewriter tool. The tool is helpful for filling out flat forms (non-interactive), as you can simply type over the blank fields. The Typewriter toolbar allows you to change text properties, including the font, font size, colour and line spacing.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Adobe Acrobat (full version, not the free Reader)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open either a blank page or existing PDF document in Adobe Acrobat.

  2. 2

    Click the "Tools" menu.

  3. 3

    Select "Typewriter" and then "Show Typewriter Toolbar." The toolbar will appear on-screen.

  4. 4

    Select the "Typewriter" tool from the toolbar.

  5. 5

    Click an area on the page where you want to begin typing. Type some text.

  6. 6

    Click and drag to select the text.

  7. 7

    Select a new font from the typeface drop-down menu in the toolbar. The selected text will change to the new font you've chosen.

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