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Changing Callout Default Properties

Dec 30, 2011 7:19 AM

Tags: #acrobat_9_pro

I am using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and keep changing the properties for the line color around the calloutbox and saving the change as the default. The change is saved if I open another callout box in that same document but if I close the document or open a new one, the callout box properties revert to the old properties that I don't want. I am running Windows 7 if that makes any difference. If anyone has encoutnered this problem and has a solution, please advise. Thank you.

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    Dec 31, 2011 9:06 AM   in reply to carolf123

    carolf123, try this:


    Right-click on the callout box icon as it appears in your commenting toolbar.  On the pull-down menu which appears, choose the very last item "Tool Default Properties...."  A dialog box should open,  On its tab "Appearance" click on "Border Color".


    Did that do what you want?


    I too run Acrobat 9 Pro.  I just tested it and the change in default seems to persist after I close one document and open another, as you wanted.


         - Rich

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    Dec 31, 2011 10:51 AM   in reply to carolf123

    Using Acrobat 9 Pro (9.4.7)  in Vista —


    Have the Properties bar open (View > Toolbars > Properties bar (Ctrl+E).
    Place a Callout. Put focus on the text in the Callout. The Properties bar title changes to "Text Box Text Properties".
    This toolbar permits changes to text color, text alignment, font (type, size) and application of bold, italic, underline, cross-out, superscript, & subscript.


    Screen Capture:




    Once the text color has been changed put focus on the Callout annotation's "box".
    The Properties bar title changes to "Callout Properties".
    Here, you can change the fill color, the annotation's border color, the line type and weight, & opacity.


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    Click on "More..." button to view the Callout Properties dialog.
    Under the Appearance tab tick "Make Properties Default".
    Changes made back in the "Text Box Text Properties" will become the default.


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    I changed the red text to blue. Saved & closed the PDF. Closed Acrobat. Restarted Acrobat & opened a PDF.
    Applied a Callout and entered text. The text color was blue.


    n.b., As Acrobat X is first fully Win7 "aware" Acrobat you may need to upgrade from Acrobat 9.

    Be well...

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    Dec 31, 2011 11:38 AM   in reply to carolf123

    carolf123, there has to be more to it than that.  I run Acrobat 9.4.7 Pro under Windows 7 and my default settings such as border color stick from document to document, when set as I described above.

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    Aug 14, 2012 6:24 AM   in reply to carolf123

    I run XP and have had the same issue for some time. Is there some kind of equivalent to a cookie that Acrobat tries to store, that I may have disabled?

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