- Click one of the area selection tools:
to select a text fragment
to select a picture
to select a table
- Position the mouse cursor in a corner of the area you are about to select. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor diagonally into the opposite corner.
- Release the mouse.
The selected area will be enclosed in a frame.
Changing area typeRight-click the area you wish to change and select the required area type on the shortcut menu.
Adjusting area borders
- Position the mouse cursor on the border you wish to move.
- Hold down the left mouse button and drag the border to the desired location.
- Release the mouse.
Note: If you position the mouse cursor in a corner of an area, dragging the corner will move both the adjacent vertical and horizontal borders.
Adding a rectangular part to an area
- Click .
- Position the mouse cursor inside the area to which you wish to add a rectangular part. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor diagonally in the desired direction. Once the desired area has been selected, release the mouse. The new rectangular area will be added to the existing area.
If required, adjust area borders.
Note: You cannot use this tool to add parts to a table area.
Cutting a rectangular part from an area
- Click .
- Position the mouse cursor inside the area from which you wish to cut a rectangular part. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor diagonally in the desired direction. Once the desired area has been selected, release the mouse. The selected rectangular area will be cut from the existing area.
- If required, adjust area borders.
- You can also mark area borders by adding reference points and then connecting them with lines. You can use your mouse to move such lines in any direction. To add a new point, hold down the SHIFT button, position the mouse cursor where you want to add a new border point (the cursor will change to a cross) and then right-click to add a point.
- There are certain conditions imposed on the shape of an area, as ABBYY PDF Transformer will only convert continuous text lines. To satisfy these conditions, ABBYY PDF Transformer may either automatically adjust an area to which you have added a part or from which you have cut a part, or forbid moving some area borders. For example, if you cat a rectangular part inside an area, ABBYY PDF Transformer will also automatically remove the part on the right extending to the border of the area.
- You cannot use this tool to cut parts from a table area.
Selecting one or more areasClick and then click the desired area, or hold down the mouse button and draw a rectangle enclosing the desired area.
Note: You can use the area selection tools to select one or more areas. To select several areas, click one of the tools , or , hold down the SHIFT or CTRL button, and then click the desired areas. To deselect areas, click one of the tools , or , hold down the CTRL button, and then click the desired areas.
Moving an areaClick one of the tools , , or , hold down the ALT button, and then move the area to the desired location.
- Click .
- Select the areas in the order in which you wish their contents to appear in the output document.
Remove an areaSelect the area you wish to remove and press DEL
Right-click an area and select Delete Area on the shortcut menu.
Delete all areasClick . This will remove all the areas from the current page.
Select all the areas and press DEL.
Changing text orientation in an area
Right-click inside a text area and select the desired orientation on the shortcut menu:
- Horizontal Text;
- Vertical Text (top-to-bottom);
- Vertical Text (bottom-to-top).
Detecting rows and columns automatically
Instead of drawing vertical and horizontal lines inside a table manually, you can use the tool. Click the tool and then adjust the results.
Editing a tableTo edit a table, click one of the following tools:
to add a vertical line
to add a horizontal line
to delete a line
If a table cell only contains a picture, on the shortcut menu, select Treat Selected Cells As Picture. If a cell contains both a picture and text, enclose the picture into a separate area inside the cell.
Merging selected cellsRight-click the selected cells and select Merge Table Cells on the shortcut menu
Splitting previously merged cellsRight-click the selected cells and select Split Table Cells on the shortcut menu
Detecting Areas to Convert