I have this PDF and want to select a particular text and find out what font it is in. Is it possible in PDF-XChange Editor, or Foxit PDF reader? I have tried to look up different advices on Internet like this one but they don't work.
The suggested method in the linked web page is shortly "select a text with the text selection tool". That's the same what's needed if you are going to copy some text from a PDF to another application like Windows Notepad, MS Word etc...
Then check the font name, size and variant from the properties panel. Properties panel should be opened at first. It works with free and paid versions of PDF-XChange. I tested in version 10.0.
There's one trap: If the selected piece of text happens to contain more than one font, the properties panel displays "various". It will be "various" even in case the fonts look the same, for ex. Lato Regular True Type and Lato Regular Type 1. Both of them can exist in the same line. In addition there's some spaces which are of different font than the visible text around the empty space. Select only one letter to avoid the problem.
Not sure about the "click" aspect.....
... There's no need for any tools beyond Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to see what fonts are used in a PDF.
- Open the PDF in Acrobat or Reader
File > Properties
- Click the
Fontstab across the top of the Document Properties window...
Adobe Reader is free. So even if your other tools can't list the fonts, it wouldn't cost anything to download Reader for this purpose.
I am using a legacy version of Acrobat. If, by chance, the Properties menu item has moved in more recent versions of the apps... I encourage anyone to edit this answer in order to update the item location.