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Adobe® Acrobat® 8 PDF Bible by Ted Padova

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Chapter 13. Editing Text

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Editing text with the TouchUp Text tool

  • Adjusting text editing preferences

  • Using the Select tool

  • Looking up definitions

  • Setting text attributes in new blank pages

Ideally you should always return to an original document when you want to make changes on PDF pages that were converted from an authoring application. With all of Acrobat's impressive features, it is not designed to be used as a page layout program. The options you have in Acrobat for text editing are limited to tweaks and minor corrections. Inasmuch as Acrobat 8 has greatly improved text editing on PDFs, returning to your authoring program, editing the pages, and converting them back to PDF is a preferred method.

For minor edits and for purposes of editing PDF files where original documents have been lost or are unavailable, Acrobat does provide you tools and means for text editing. As you look through this chapter, realize that the pages ahead are intended to describe methods for minor corrections and text editing when you don't have an option for returning to an original document.

Setting Up the Text Editing Environment

For text editing, there are several toolbars that you'll want to make visible and dock in the Toolbar Well or float in the Document window, depending on what is handier for you. Toolbars you need for text editing include:

  • Reset Toolbars. Open a context menu on the Toolbar Well and select Reset Toolbars to return the tools and toolbars to defaults.

  • Access the tools. Open ...

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