Crop

The Crop tool can be found at the bottom of the Preview Panel:

The cropped area is included in the inspection. Click the Crop tool and drag the cursor to select the desired text. 

Adjusting the crop selection:

Click on the border of the red box surrounding the crop area and use the handles to re-size the crop area. 

Deleting a crop selection:

Click on the border of the red box surrounding the crop area and select Delete from the context menu.

Cropping multiple regions:

You cannot apply multiple crop regions on the same page but you can apply a crop region on each page of a multi-page document. 

Combining Crop with other tools:

Yes. However, the Underline, Cross out, Create Zone, or Table Zone must be made within the cropped region.

Auto Crop

When a PDF file is uploaded, Text Inspection checks to see if a PDF trim box exists. If one exists, Text Inspection automatically draws a crop box around the trim area. 

If you try to add your own crop box without removing the auto-generated crop box, Text Inspection displays the message: Please remove the crop box on the document before proceeding. 

To remove the auto-generated crop box, click Clear All on the toolbar or click on the line of the crop box and select Delete from the context menu.

Cross Out Text

The Cross Out tool can be found at the bottom of the Preview Panel: 

Cross out allows you to cross out text to be excluded in the inspection. The text is crossed out in red.

If you're having trouble selecting text to cross-out, try toggling Select By Area at the bottom right, clearing the selection, and trying again. 

To undo your cross-outs, click on the crossed-out text then select Delete from the context menu or press the DELETE key on your keyboard.

Underline Text

The Underline tool can be found at the bottom of the Preview Panel: 

Underline Text allows you to select text to be included in the inspection. Underlined text appears in green.

To de-select or undo underlined text, click the text you've underlined, then select Delete from the context menu or press the DELETE key on your keyboard.

Note on Underline and Cross-out tools

You can cancel an underline or cross-out by selecting the same underlined region with the opposite tool.  

The Cross-out and Underline tool can be combined with Crop and Create Table Zone. When combining with Crop on the same page, the selection must be made within the cropped region. When combining with Create Table Zone, the selection must be made outside of the table zone to take effect.

Both Cross-out and Underline tools are mutually exclusive. They also cannot be combined with Zoning in the same file.

Create Zone

The Create Zone tool can be found at the bottom of the Preview Panel: 

When  zoning, only those regions are included in the inspection. Click Create Zone, use the mouse and drag the cursor to select the text in the Master panel to be included in the region. Then select the matching text in the Sample panel. The zone is highlighted in yellow.

You can also create table zones.

Clear All

The Clear All tool can be found at the bottom of the Preview Panel: 

Clear All deletes any text selection that you had applied to your file. 

Overprint and Layers

The Overprint (1) and Layers (2) can be found at the top-left of the Preview Panel:

1. What does the Overprint icon do?

The Overprint icon at the top of the Preview panels display a simulation of how blending and overprinting appear in color-separated output that will not be applied to the inspection. Toggling the Overprint icon also re-loads the files. The default is toggled on.

2. What does Layers do? (PDF and AI files only) 

Layers allows you to select layers and/ or separations to be inspected. All layers are selected by default.

How do I select Layers to include in the inspection? (PDF and AI files only)

Click Layers on the side panel via the Toggle Side Panel button. Check the layers to include in the inspection. Uncheck the layers that you do not want included in the inspection.

Line Processing

The Line Processing tool can be found the in Toggle Side Panel:

What does Line Processing do?

Files that contain a high number of underlines and tables could take a long time to inspect. 

Line Processing allows you to select how you want Text Inspection to process underlines and tables:

  • Off: No underline and table detection is performed.
  • Underlines: Only underline detection is performed.
  • All (default): Both underline and table detection is performed.

  

  

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