A. Whole Words Only -- limits the search to match only whole words. For example, if you
search for the word Read, the word Reader will not be found.
B. Case-Sensitive -- makes the search case-sensitive. For example, if you search for the
word text, the words Text and TEXT will not be found.
C. Include Bookmarks -- find text in bookmarks also.
D. Include Comments -- find text in comments also.
E. Include Form Data -- find text in form data also.
Press Enter and Foxit Reader will jump to the first instance of the search term, which
Press Enter repeatedly or shortcut key F3 to continue searching the next instances of the
In Read Mode, the PDF will be displayed in a way that hides much of the interface, including
navigation pane, toolbar, and status bar, to maximize the document display area. It enlarges the
document pane, keeping you from wasting reading space, leaving the tab bar with you for
To read a document in Read Mode, please choose one of the following:
Choose VIEW > Document Views > Read Mode
Press the shortcut key ͞Ctrl + H͟ on the keyboard.
Right-click the document pane > choose Read Mode.
In Read Mode, a basic toolbar floats at the bottom of the page. It offers some basic tools, such as
save, print, and zoom in/out. Please move the cursor to the bottom to activate the floating box.
If you open more than one PDFs, please press ͞Ctrl + Tab͟ on the keyboard to switch through
them in Read Mode.
Read Out Loud
Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool. It reads the text in a PDF aloud, including the text in
comments and alternate text descriptions for images and fillable fields. With this feature, you can
obtain information without viewing the pages, helping to effectively relief eyestrain. It also
enables you to view other materials while listening to the content.
To use the Read Out Loud, please go to VIEW > Assistant > Read
> Read Current Page or Read
from Current Page.
Set Reading Preferences
Please go to FILE > Preferences > Reading.
Page vs. Documents:
1. Only read the currently visible pages – Reads the visible page which is displayed in the
2. Read the entire document – Reads every page of the document in order.
3. For large documents, only read the currently visible pages – If you open a large PDF, the
system reads only current pages which are visible in the window.
4. Minimum number of pages in a large document – Sets the minimum number of pages. If the
number of pages exceeds the setting number, the document will be defined as a large
In Read Mode, some simple actions are offered for you to control the reading status, including
read from current page, read current page, pause, stop, rate up, rate down, volume up and
To read the document, please follow the steps below:
Choose VIEW > Assistant > Read
> Read Current Page or Read from Current Page.
Click Volume tool
> drag the slider to adjust the volume of reading.
Click Rate tool > drag the slider to adjust the rate of reading.
Click Pause tool to pause.
Click Stop from the drop-down menu to stop reading.
Read Out Loud uses the available voices installed on your system. If you have SAPI 5 voices
installed from text-to-speech or language applications, you can choose them to read your PDFs.
Note: Read Out Loud isn͛t a screen reader, it may not be available in some operating systems.
Using Split View, you can view a PDF with the document pane divided into two panes (Vertically
Split or Horizontally Split) or four panes (Spreadsheet Split).
With the Split View, you can scroll, change the magnification level, or turn to a different
page in the active pane without affecting the other pane(s).
To change to Split View, choose VIEW > Page Display > Split tool
> Vertically Split or
Horizontal Split View
Vertical Split View
The Spreadsheet Split view is useful if you want to keep the vertical or horizontal headings
visible while scrolling through a large spreadsheet or table of the current page. In this mode,
changing the magnification in one pane can make the magnification in all panes be changed
in the same time. Also, scrolling is coordinated among the panes.
Note: If you stay in the same page when scrolling horizontally, the above two spans which
show the headings will not be scrolled. But if you scroll to the next page, the above spans
will also skip to show the headings of the next one͛s. When scrolling vertically, the two
panes in the same queue will be scrolled, while the panes next to them will not.
To change to Spreadsheet Split View, you should choose VIEW > Page Display > Split tool
Spreadsheet Split View
Line Weights View
In Line Weights View, the lines will be displayed with the weights defined in the PDF file. When
Line Weights View is turned off, the lines will be displayed with the constant stroke width (1 pixel),
regardless of zoom. The following screenshots show the comparison of the PDF file displayed in
Line Weights View and Non-Line Weights View.
PDF in Line Weights View PDF in Non-Line Weights View
To enter Line Weights View, please choose VIEW > Page Display, and then check Line
To exist Line Weights View, please choose VIEW > Page Display, and then uncheck Line
Full Screen Mode & Fit the Window Mode
Full Screen Mode
In Full Screen mode, Foxit Reader Document Pane fills the entire screen, with Tab Bar, Toolbar,
Status bar, and Bookmarks pane hidden behind. The mouse pointer remains active in Full Screen
mode so that you can click links.
1. To set Full Screen preferences, please refer to ͞Setting Full Screen Preferences͟ .
2. To enter Full Screen mode, please do one of the following:
Click the Full Screen button
on the right of the Toolbar.
Press the shortcut key F11.
Right-click the Document Pane and select Full Screen.
3. To adjust the view in Full Screen mode, right-click the document and work with the Context
Note: This feature will not be available unless you clear
Left click to go forward one page; right click to
go back one page
check box in the Preferences dialog.
4. To Exit Full Screen Mode:
Press Esc key or the shortcut key F11.
Fit the Window Mode
There are four types for you to choose:
To resize the page to fit entirely in the document pane, choose VIEW > Tools > Zoom > Fit
Page, or right-click the Document Pane and choose Fit Page.
To resize the page to fit the width of the window, choose VIEW > Tools > Zoom > Fit Width,
or right-click the Document Pane and choose Fit Width. Part of the page may be out of
To resize the page to its actual size, choose VIEW > Tools > Zoom > Actual Size, or right-click
the Document Pane and choose Actual Size.
To resize the Document Pane to fit page by visible area, choose VIEW > Tools > Zoom > Fit
Adjusting the View of Documents
Foxit Reader provides multiple tools that help you adjust the view of your PDF documents. It
includes simple tools such as Zoom In and Zoom Out, as well as more advanced tools like setting
the page layout and orientation. As for some settings, please refer to ͞Setting Preferences͟.
Changing the Orientation of a Document
You can change the orientation of the document from portrait to landscape view by using the
Choose VIEW > Page Display > Rotate View > Rotate Left or Rotate Right.
Note: You can change the page view in 90-degree increments, but the change only affects screen
display instead of its actual orientation. You cannot save the changes in page view.
Changing the Magnification Level of a Document
Do one of the following procedures:
1. Go to VIEW > Tools > Zoom > Zoom Out or Zoom In.
2. Adjust a magnification percentage in the Magnification Percentage Area
on the Status Bar.
3. Go to VIEW > Tools > Zoom > choose a magnification percentage.
4. Right-click the Document Pane > choose Zoom In or Zoom Out.
5. Using the Loupe Tool
Choose VIEW > Assistant > Loupe
Move the loupe tool to the places you want to view, you will see the amplificatory or
decreased objects in the Loupe Tool dialog box.
(Optional) Select the Lock option in the Loupe Tool dialog box. Click the area of the
document you want to view in closer detail. A red rectangle appears in the document,
corresponding to the area shown in the Loupe Tool window. You can drag or resize the
rectangle to change the Loupe tool view.
To change the scale ratio of the Loupe Tool, you can either enter a value in the zoom text
box, or drag the slider in the Loupe Tool dialog box.
6. Using the Magnifier
You can easily magnify areas of the PDF files as you work on Foxit Reader with this free tool.
is especially useful for visually impaired people with some functional vision.
Magnifier Fisheye Magnifier
Choose VIEW > Assistant > Magnifier
Move the Magnifier to the places you want to view.
To switch between Magnifier and Fisheye Magnifier, press the left mouse button.
To change the size of magnifier window, press the right mouse button.
To turn off the Magnifier, choose any other tools or press ESC Key to directly return to
Changing the Page Layout
Changing page layout is especially useful when you want to zoom out to get an overview of the
document layout. Foxit Reader provides the following page layouts:
Single Page – Displays one page in the document pane at a time.
Continuous – Arranges the pages in the document pane in a continuous vertical column.
Facing – Arranges the pages side by side, displaying only two pages at a time.
Continuous Facing – Arranges the pages side by side in a continuous vertical column.
Separate Cover Page–Show Cover Page During Facing.
If a document has more than two pages, the first page can be displayed alone on the right side of
the document pane in Facing and Continuous Facing views.
To display the cover page as the first page on the right followed by two facing pages, please
choose the Facing or Continuous Facing mode, and then select VIEW > Page Display > Separate
Cover Page button
To set page layout, please do one of the following:
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