How to Change the Font Size in Adobe

By Amy Dombrower

Adobe has a variety of software programs, used for photoediting, graphics, page layout and PDF creation. No matter what program you’re in, you can easily edit text and format it the way you need it. To change the font size, you simply need to select the text and use the correct editing tool. Because each program is slightly different, follow these steps in some of Adobe’s most commonly-used applications: Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe programs

Adobe Acrobat

Step 1

Open a PDF document you want to edit.

Step 2

Select the “Tools” menu. Choose “Advanced Editing, TouchUp Text Tool.”

Step 3

Click the text you want to change. A box will outline the text so you can select it.

Step 4

Drag the cursor to select the characters inside the box that you want to edit.

Step 5

Right-click the text. Select “Properties.”

Step 6

Click the “Text” tab in the “TouchUp Properties” dialog box. Under “Font Size,” select the point size you want. Click “OK.”

Step 7

Save the PDF document.

Adobe Photoshop

Step 1

Open a Photoshop document. In order to edit a text layer, the file must be an unflattened PSD file.

Step 2

Select the “Type” tool from the tool palette.

Step 3

Select the “Layers” panel, and click the layer that contains text you want to edit. You also can directly click the text to select its layer. If you don’t see a palette you need, select it from the “Window” menu.

Step 4

Select the character you want to edit.

Step 5

Select the “Character” panel or go to the options bar at the top of the screen. In the Size field, enter a new font size value. Press “Enter” to accept the value.

Adobe InDesign

Step 1

Open an InDesign document.

Step 2

Select the “Type” tool from the tool palette.

Step 3

Click the text box that contains text you want to edit. Click and drag to select the text.

Step 4

Click the “Character Formatting Control” icon (the “A”) in the control panel at the top of the screen.

Step 5

Enter a new font value in the “Size” field. Press “Enter” to accept it.

Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Open an Illustrator document and select the “Type” tool.

Step 2

Click and drag to select the text you need to change.

Step 3

Select the “Character” panel or go to the “Control” bar at the top of the screen.

Step 4

Enter a new value in the “Font Size” field and press “Enter.” You also can change the font size by selecting the “Type” menu. Click “Size” and select from the list of values, or click “Other” to enter a size in the “Character” panel.