- February 28, 2023
- Catharine Brown, Email Marketing Manager
Foxit PDF Editor lets you edit, review, manage, share, protect, and create PDFs quickly and easily. All the features you need are right there in the Foxit PDF Editor ribbon, at the top of your screen. That’s because Foxit PDF Editor’s Ribbon Mode groups the program’s commands by task, eliminating the need for many different icon-based toolbars ensuring the commands you use most frequently are close at hand.
Below, you’ll see the Ribbon that comes with Foxit PDF Editor. As you can see, similar to the Ribbon in your favorite Microsoft Office products, most of the commands that users access the most frequently are already there, grouped in tabs to keep them organized.
When it comes to viewing PDFs, the ribbon gives you complete control.
Single-tab Reading and Multi-tab Reading
Single-tab reading mode allows you to open PDF files in multiple instances, which is handy if you need to read PDFs side by side.
To enable single-tab reading, go to File > Preferences > Documents, check the Allow multiple instances option in the Open Settings group, and click OK.
Multi-tab reading mode enables users to open multiple PDF files in different tabs in the same instance. In multi-tab reading mode, you can drag and drop a file tab outside the existing window to create a new instance and view the PDF file in that separate window. To recombine the file tab in the main interface, click the file tab and then drag and drop it in reverse order to the main interface.
To enable multi-tab reading, go to File > Preferences > Documents, uncheck the Allow multiple instances option in the Open Settings group, and click OK.
Go to specified pages
Click the First Page, Last Page, Previous Page, and Next Page icons in the status bar to view your PDF file. You can also input the specific page number to go to that page. The Previous View icon in the status bar lets you return to the previously viewed instance, and Next View goes to the next instance.
Adjust the page magnification
If you want to make the page magnification larger or smaller, go to the Home tab, then do this:
- Click Zoom > Zoom In/Zoom Out or choose a preset zoom percentage to increase or decrease the document’s magnification.
- Click Page Fit Option > Fit Page to see an entire page on the screen, Fit Width to make the page fill the screen’s width, Fit Visible to fit only the visible area of the page, and Actual Size to return the page to its actual size.
- Click Rotate View > Rotate Right/Left to rotate the page view clockwise/counterclockwise in 90-degree increments.
In the View tab:
- Click Assistant > Marquee to enlarge an entire page. Click and drag this command to widen an area of the page.
- Click Assistant > Loupe and move it to the location on the page you want to view, and you will see that specific location amplified or diminished in the Loupe command dialog box.
- Click Assistant > Magnifier, and move around the magnifier to easily magnify areas of the PDF.
Read Out Loud
Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that reads the text in a PDF aloud, including the text in comments and alternate text descriptions for images, tables, and fillable fields. Text is read based on the order of the page content. (Note: Read Out Loud isn’t a screen reader, it may not be available in some operating systems.)
You must select View > Read > Activate Read to activate Read Out Loud before using it. Then navigate to the page you want to read out and choose View > Read > Read Current Page or Read from Current Page. While reading, you can interrupt the reading and adjust reading volume and speed as needed.
There are more viewing options beyond the ones we covered here, but this gives you a solid overview of what’s possible when viewing PDFs in Foxit PDF Editor. It’s all designed to speed up your workflow.