Subscript & superscript in Preview

yjchua95

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Good day,

Is there anyway to insert text in subscript and superscript to a PDF document in Preview?

I have so far tried to write down a chemical equation in Pages first, and then copying and pasting it into a PDF in preview, but the text all appears at the same level (e.g. ½ F2 (g) → F (g), where the '2' is supposed to be placed to the right and below the 'F' in the left hand side)

Thank you.
 

MisterMe

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Preview is primarily a graphics viewer application. Its editing functionality is extremely limited. Your best bet would be to edit the source document from which the PDF was created. Your second best bet would be to use Acrobat Pro, which can edit text in a PDF file, to handle minor tweeks and touch-ups to text in PDFs.
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
Preview is primarily a graphics viewer application. Its editing functionality is extremely limited. Your best bet would be to edit the source document from which the PDF was created. Your second best bet would be to use Acrobat Pro, which can edit text in a PDF file, to handle minor tweeks and touch-ups to text in PDFs.
Somehow I just can't get Acrobat Pro to work. Every time, when I click on Tools and any category in the sidebar on the right, nothing happens. The pertinent menus don't drop down.
 

saracam

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Apr 6, 2016
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Good day,

Is there anyway to insert text in subscript and superscript to a PDF document in Preview?

I have so far tried to write down a chemical equation in Pages first, and then copying and pasting it into a PDF in preview, but the text all appears at the same level (e.g. ½ F2 (g) → F (g), where the '2' is supposed to be placed to the right and below the 'F' in the left hand side)

Thank you.
Trick: create two text boxes, and whatever you are superscripting just make it a smaller font and move it where you would have superscript text!
 
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