How to Add Backgrounds to PDFs

Foxit PDF editor

This article will tell you how to add a background to a PDF with Foxit PDF Editor.

To add a new background, please do the following:

1. Open a document where you want to add a background and choose Organize > Background > Add.

2. Edit the background in the “Add Background” dialogue box. 

  • Choose one color as the background, or add the file from your computer via clicking the browse button. If the file has many pages, you can select one of them.
  • Set the appearance by choosing the rotation degree, the opacity. You can also choose to make the scale relative to the target page or not. Click “Appearance Options” to set when to display the background.
  • Set the vertical and horizontal distance between the target page and the background.
  • Choose the page range to play the background. You can select all pages or specify the page range, or choose even pages or odd pages via clicking the right items in the subset list.
  • Check or uncheck the Show Preview option to preview the changes or not.

3. (Optional) Click Save Settings at the top of the dialog box to save the current settings as a profile that can be applied directly to future documents. 

4. Click OK to activate it.

Note: If there is no document open or you are on the Start page in the current application window, a dialog box will pop up after you choose Organize > Background > Add. In the dialog box, you can add files where you want to add backgrounds and set the output options as needed.

To update the background, please do the following:

1. Choose Organize > Background > Update.

2. Update the content in the “Update Background” dialogue box.

3. Click OK to activate it.

To remove the background, please do the following:

To remove the background from the current document, choose Organize > Background > Remove All. Click “Yes” in the pop-up message box. To remove backgrounds from multiple documents, do the following:

1.          Close any open documents or switch to the Start page in the current application window, and then choose Organize > Background > Remove All.

2.          In the pop-up dialog box, add the files, folders or opened files by clicking Add Files, Add Folders or Add Open Files. (Tip: You can also add files by directly dragging and dropping them to the box.) In the files list, you can change the order by clicking Move Up or Move Down and delete a file by clicking Remove.

3.          Click Output Options. Here, you can set the target output folder, name the file and create the log file in the dialogue box. Click OK to exit the box after completing these settings.

4.          Click OK to activate it.

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