HOW TO ROTATE TEXT BOX IN COMMENT

IAM A ACROBAT X PRO USER AND I WANT TO ADD TEXT BOX FROM THE COMMENT SECTION AND NEED TO ROTATE THE TEXT BOXT TO SUIT THE ORIENTAION. PLEASE HELP.


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All-caps is also much harder to read.

You can actually rotate text annotations, but it requires to use the JavaScript console:

  1. Select your text box annotation. I usually use the "Comments List" to select the annotation in question, this way you don't have to figure out if you've selected the annotation or the text in the annotation.

  2. Open up the JavaScript console (Ctrl-J or Cmd-J) and type the following command (this is for a 90 degree rotation, you can set the rotation to 0, 90, 180 or 270):

    this.selectedAnnots[0].rotate = 90;

  3. Now place the cursor at the end of the line that you've just entered and use Ctrl-Enter or Cmd-Enter to execute the line. The annotation should be rotated now. Unfortunately, this only affects the contents, and you have to adjust the annotation rectangle.

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By Karl Heinz Kremer   

Please don't write in all-caps. It's considered rude.

You can't do that with a text box annotation, only with one added using the Add Text tool under Tools - Content Editing.

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Gilad D (try67)   

The provided answer assumes only 1 annotation within the PDF document. If there are more, one needs to find the specific annotation to rotate.


George Kaiser   

I found a few different ways to rotate text in a PDF and wrote a blog article outling the various methods I found. One of them uses the script mentioned above. I https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-add-rotated-text-pdf-kelly-vaughn


Kelly Vaughn   


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