Visible by default, hide or reveal the editing bar by choosing View > Hide Editing Bar, (Command+Shift+E).
Tools appear in Touch Bar on supported Macs.
Select text to copy or edit with correct text (Editing and Correcting Text); use this tool to fill interactive PDF forms (Working with Forms). This tool is selected by default when a document is opened.
Precision Edit Tool
Select Rectangle Tool
Select a region of a page. The region can be copied and pasted, or the page can be cropped to the selected region. (Selecting and Cropping).
Measure the distance between two objects on the page. (Measuring).
Pan around a document with a click and drag. Zoom in by pressing the Option key, zoom out with Command+Option. (Scrolling).
Fonts, Styling, Color, and Alignment
Alternatively, typeface, size, and style are accessible by choosing Format > Font > Show Fonts (Command+T). Justification is accessible by choosing Format > Text.
The current font will display. Click the down arrow to expand the menu and select a new font.
PDFpen uses the macOS font matching machinery. The application asks for the best match, and what it returns depends entirely on what is available on a user’s system. (Document Properties).
The current font size will display. Click the up or down arrows to expand the menu and select a new size, or click on the font size directly (a blinking cursor will appear) and type in a custom size.
The current typographical emphasis (if any) will display. Click on Bold, Italic, or Underline to select or deselect. The style selected will be highlighted in blue.
Change the color of text imprints. Click to select from a range of available colors or choose a custom color.
The current alignment will be displayed. Click to choose the alignment: Align Left, Center, Align Right, Justify.
Object Properties (Object Properties) Tools remember their last chosen colors and properties.
Set the Fill color of objects such as comments, lines, or shapes. Pick the background color of a text field (Creating Forms).
Used for dotted and broken lines. Set the Start and Ending of a line to create an arrow. (Drawing and Objects)