Access this pane from File->Preferences.... on the Editing tab
- Unit of measurement
Choose from Inches, Centimetres, Millimetres, Points and Picas. This setting affects the ruler display and the units used in most dialog boxes when a distance or size value is required.
- Default Editing Tool
When a document is first opened, Infix switches to the Text Editing tool by default. You can change this behaviour and have it select another tool instead.
- Show changed text in:
When enabled (checked) Infix will highlight edited text in the chosen colour. This highlighting will only be visible when the PDF is viewed or printed from Infix and will not show in any other PDF viewer.
- Insert smart quotes
When enabled, Infix will try to convert plain quotation marks as typed from the keyboard into “curly quotes”. This may not be possible if the font used does not contain either the opening or closing curly quotation mark.
- Paste text with formatting
When pasting text into a PDF from another application Infix can ignore or take notice of the formatting of the text. If this option is checked, Infix will try to replicate the format (font, colour, size) of the text as it is pasted.
When not checked, text is always pasted using the current selected font, size and colour.
- User-defined stamps folder
The location of a folder containing user-defined stamps. By default this edit box is empty. See Stamps
- Detect bold / overprint text
Some documents simulate bold text by overprinting text rather than using a bold version of a font. Normally Infix identifies overprinted characters on each page and converts those found into single bold characters.
This check can be disabled to improve speed on complex pages or if Infix is incorrectly identifying overprinted characters.
- Detect tabs and Leader dots
Prior to editing, Infix searches for sequences of dots used as spacers in tabular layouts such as the table of contents in a book. These leader-dot sequences are then given special treatment by Infix and converted into a leader tab. This means that during editing, the leader dots will grow/shrink correctly.
Infix also searches for large gaps between words and inserts equivalent tabstops instead which also makes it easier to edit tabular data and bullet-lists.
Occasionally this may adversely affect the layout of a page. It may also cause a significant initial delay on some more complex pages.
- Detect underlined / strike-through text
Prior to editing, Infix searches for all text close to a graphic line of similar length. It then removes the line and assumes the text was either underlines or strike-through depending upon the position of the line relative to the text.
Occasionally this may yield undesirable results or cause a significant initial delay and may be disabled for this reason.
- Include cropped text when editing
When editing begins, Infix normally grabs all text on a page and makes it ready for editing. When this option is enabled, it will grab all text, even when hidden from view by a page crop. This is useful for searching text that would otherwise be missed.
When disabled, you can use a page crop to limit the area of a Find & Replace.
- Diagnostic editing mode
This option is included for diagnostic use only. It stops Infix from converting the text on a page into an editable form. Objects may still be manipulated but no text editing can be performed whilst this option is enabled. The option is turned off each time Infix is started.