Foxit PDF Editor Pro – Quick Start Guide

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Foxit PDF Editor Pro is Fairleigh Dickinson University’s replacement for Adobe Acrobat Pro. Foxit PDF Editor improves document productivity and efficiency. FoxIt PDF Editor Pro can create, convert, edit, and sign PDFs across devices and is available from the FDU Self Service Portal under “Software” for all full-time faculty and full-time staff only. Due to limited licensing, a request form found at must first be submitted.

Foxit PDF Editor Pro vs. Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Faster: Foxit PDF Editor Pro uses fewer overall resources and is able to open PDFs faster. Also, due to less overall resources required, there are fewer automatic updates required.
  • Standards-compliant: Foxit PDF Editor Pro works with existing PDFs and uses the PDF standard which makes it cross-compatible with Adobe Acrobat.
  • More secure: Foxit PDF Editor Pro offers better protection against security vulnerabilities than it’s Adobe counterpart.
  • Familiar user interface: Using the Microsoft Office style ribbon user interface makes transitioning from Adobe Acrobat a breeze.
  • Better editing: FoxIt PDF Editor Pro uses word processor like features to offer better text and image editing.
  • Compatibility: Files created with FoxIt PDF Editor Pro are fully compatible with Adobe Acrobat. Also, files created with Adobe Acrobat are fully compatible with FoxIt PDF Editor Pro.

Comparison Charts

For a full comparison list as well as a list of added features please view the comparison charts below.

Create and Export PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Create industry standard PDF files from virtually all PC applications and the clipboard
One-click PDF creation from IE, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox
One-step PDF creation from Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Convert PDF to Microsoft® Office, HTML and image formats
Append created PDF to an existing file
PDF Printer
Edit PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Editing from Client
Editable Forms
Add/Remove/Reorder pages
Merge PDF (Local)
Merge PDF (Network)
Collaborate and Share PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Scan and OCR PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Scan to create new PDF
Scan to insert into existing PDF
Convert scanned/image-based PDFs to searchable editable documents
Find OCR Suspects and mark them as not text or edit the recognition results in batchNot in Batch
Scan Presets
Scan to save Mutiple Files
Protect and Sign PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
PDF Encryption
Fill and Sign / Digital Signatures
Create Multiple Signatures
DocuSign/Adobe Sign Support
Lock for Editing
View and Print PDF
FeatureFoxit PDF Editor ProAdobe Acrobat Pro
Multi Tab Viewing PDF documents
View and navigate page thumbnails, bookmarks
Reflow view
Ruler, Guides, Grids to help position objects in the PDF
Text viewer, Magnifier
Line Weights and Toggle Ruler to help viewing PDFOnly Line Weights
Read out loud
Search including bookmark and comments
Search in all opened PDF Files
Print PDF Documents and Forms
Print with comments for efficient review
FeatureFoxit PDF EditorAdobe Acrobat Pro
Accessibility full check and check report
Fix failed parts after accessibility check
Touch up reading order to add and edit tags
Auto tag Document and tag report.

Quick Start Video Tutorials

Below are some helpful video tutorials for some of the more popular functions of FoxIt PDF Editor Pro.

Creating, Saving and Editing PDF
Converting PDF Documents to Office Documents
Creating a Signature and Signing Documents
Creating PDF Documents
Creating a Fillable Form
Creating a PDF Using OCR
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Technology Refresh Scheduling

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Computing Services welcomes you to schedule your technology refresh appointment. The refresh will be performed on-site at both the Florham and Metropolitan Campuses from Monday, February 14, 2022, through Friday, March 4, 2022. All faculty and staff with Apple MacBook laptops are required to schedule a refresh appointment.

Refresh appointments can be booked for and will occur at the following locations:

Florham Campus:

Metropolitan Campus:

While Computing Services is checking all scheduled appointments to ensure Code42 backup is installed and properly working, it is a great extra step for each individual to do the same, especially if requesting an appointment within a few days.

At the request of the Data Security Incident Response Team (DSIRT), Computing Services will be checking for WISP compliance. If an individual schedules an appointment and is not in compliance with our WISP policy, their appointment will be rejected and they will be notified to re-schedule their appointment once they have successfully completed the WISP course. Employees are required to take a short self-directed training course once every two years to ensure WISP information remains top of mind.

The WISP training, entitled Understanding the Written Information Security Program, can be found at:

To ensure a smooth appointment, Computing Services recommends the following:

  • Check and verify Code42 is installed and backing up your system (see the link below for: Review Code42 – Tutorial: Section 2 Part 4 Verifying a backup Progress .)
  • Back up all personal documents to an external drive.
  • Bring your mobile device with DUO Security application for DUO authentication processes.
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