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PDFill PDF Filler: Multiple Line Text Tool

(See Example PDF and Example PDFill Project File  )

You can use this tool to insert a styled multiple text string into PDF document anywhere with the following options:

Please note that this tool adds Static Text that the user cannot change. If you need to add interactive text field that the user can fill and print, please use Text PDF Form Field.

1. Steps on how to type a Multiple Line Text onto PDF Page:

 or check Multiple Line Text button to insert a multiple line text from the Format Toolbar.

2. Access the properties:

3. Set the properties:

Here is the list of the properties.


It is the text string entered from the keyboard.

Font Encode

Click here to see the listed links to international graphical representations, and textual listings, of each of the Windows codepages that PDFill supports.

Font Name

Some font is empty for the selected Font Encode. You must play with several fonts to see if it works inside PDFill.

Font Style

Font Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic.

Font Enbed Font Embedding allows the fonts used in the creation of a text string to travel with that PDF document, ensuring that a user sees that text string exactly as the designer intended them to be seen. But, it requires bigger PDF file size. There are 3 options: Auto, NOT Embedded and Embedded.

Font Color

The color of the text.

Font Size The size of the Font
Stroke Type The Type of Striking: Fill, Strike, Fill and Strike, Invisible and Searchable
Stroke Color The color of the strike.
Stroke Size The size of strike relative to the font size.
Rotate The rotation degree from 3 clock relative to the Text Box center.
Run Direction The Option for Text Run Direction: Default Run Direction; No Bidirectional Reordering; Left To Right (LTR); Right To Left (RTL).

Bidirectional Text: Middle eastern languages such as Hebrew and Arabic are written predominantly right-to-left. Numbers are written with the most significant digit left-most, just as in European or other left-to-right text. Languages written in left-to-right scripts are often mixed in, so the complete document is bidirectional in nature, a mix of both right-to-left (RTL) and left-to-right (LTR) writing.

Arabic Shaping The option for Arabic Shaping: None; Eliminate Vowels: Eliminate the Arabic vowels; Compose Tashkeel: Compose the tashkeel in the ligatures; Extra Double Ligatures: Do some extra double ligatures.
First Line Indent The first line indent in a paragraph
Line Spacing The space in a paragraph between the lines in the unit of point or Lines
Horizontal Alignment Text Alignment in horizontal direction:  Left, Central, Right and Justify
Vertical Alignment Text Alignment in vertical direction:  Top, Middle and Bottom
UnderLine a single line along the bottom of text
StrikeThrough A line in the middle of the text
Position (Left, Right, Top, Bottom) The X and Y coordinate of the box to define the position of the field.

Margin (Left, Right, Top, Bottom)

The distance from the text to the border of the text.

Border Points The thickness of the border in point.

Border Color

The color for the border.

Border Style

There are 8 Dashed Styles: Solid, Round Dot, Square Dot, Dash, Dash Dot, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot.

Border Shape

There are 6 Shapes around the text: Rectangle, Square, Ellipse, Circle, Isosceles Triangle, Equilateral Triangle and Diamond. To make the text in the center of the shape, select Horizontal Alignment to be Central and Vertical Alignment to be Middle.

Whiteout (Fill Color) The background color of the field, If set, it will be opaque. It can be used to cover the original text and add a new text.
Click this option to set the Whiteout color. To hide Property Dialog, See PDFill Options.
Highlight A transparent color (yellow) to highlight an area with text or image.
Click this option to set the highlight color. To hide Property Dialog, See PDFill Options.
Now, there is a better way to add a highlight into PDF using PDF Comment's Highlight Tool.

Action: Add Link, Submit, JavaScript and more ...

See PDF Actions.

Transparency The transparency of the text.
Blend Mode Color Blend Mode for Text. Please save into a new PDF to see the blending effect.
PDF Layer

Select a PDF Layer name if it belongs to a PDF Layer. Make it empty if it doesn't belong to a PDF Layer. See details in PDF Layer.


It will show on the Foreground or Background of the PDF document.

Set this field as default

If set, the new object will have the same properties as this one.

4. Screenshot:

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