Changing the font size is possible in Adobe Pro 8, but it depends on how you are adding text to the document. I generally use the text box to add text to most documents and the only way to change the font is to activate the "Properties Toolbar". Go to View >> Toolbars >> Properties Bar and select this feature.
Once it is activated you can dock the tool bar with the rest of them. after enabling the properties bar when you double click in a text box you will be able to chang the font and font size. Not sure why this is not explained in help, but this is the only way to edit fonts in text boxes.
Here is my experience. I could not activate the typewriter toools' font change, size and type boxes , located next to the Typewriter Logo,either. They were faded out and not active. So, when I typed something in the typewriter box, I highlighted ( selected) the typed text, then i double clicked on it. suddenly, the inactive typewriter features, like font size, spacing, type,etc., became active!
So, try, double clicking on the placed text.
I was using Standard Ver.9
Hard to believe the degree of difficulty here. This is what I've read or tried:
Acrobat 9.5.5 Standard, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Enabling the typewriter toolbar - it's always been enabled and text size changes used to work
Starting to type 'off the margin' of the document' - no joy
Changing PDF/A View Mode (always been 'never') - no joy
Editing the registry - not going there
Scanning option is set to OCR
Printing the scan back to a PDF - no joy
Scanning color, gray or black & white, no difference, no joy
Killed the acrobat process in Task Manager - wow, that did it
Adobe 9 Standard - 9.5.3: Alt+F8 to reset your toolbars, then add them back in. Worked for me. Still need to double-click and select tet before the typewrittere edit buttons become un-grayed.
All. I had this problem as well and tried ALL the solutions on this page. None of them worked. What did finally do the trick was running OCR on the document. Once I did that, the font formatting tools became available.
I tried all the solutions here without success. I finally was able to fix it by changing the file properties. Go to File->Properties to bring up the document properties, then click on the "Advanced" tab. Under "Trapped" I changed "Unknown" to "No."
I have no idea what this did, but now I can use the arrows to resize my text and line spacing, the way I always do!
bashinsk wrote: Try this. Go into your Preferences (Edit --> Preferences) and choose the "Documents" category. In the PDF/A View Mode select "never" for "View documents in PDF/A mode." Let me know if this helps.
This solution worked for me!
A simple solution for me was to:
1. Create new PDF - "from blank page" (under File • Create PDF • From Blank Page)
2. Once the new blank PDF page opened, I selected the Type Writer tool function, place cursor on the new page, and was then able to change font/size/etc.
3. Re-opened my other PDFs and the new font appeared when I selected the Type Writer tool.