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Adobe® Acrobat® 8 PDF Bible by Ted Padova

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Chapter 15. Editing Images and Objects

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Using image selection tools

  • Editing images and objects in external editors

  • Creating snapshots

  • Exporting images to files

Images and objects, such as raster images from programs like Adobe Photoshop, vector images like those created in Adobe Illustrator, and text, can be edited in external editors and dynamically updated in a PDF document. The process involves launching the external editor from within Acrobat, making changes in the external editor, and saving the file. The file is treated like a link to the PDF where the edits are updated. Acrobat itself doesn't have any image editing tools, but you can use the external editors provided through companion programs to help out when you need to make modifications to objects in a PDF file.

Like editing text discussed in Chapter 13, image editing with Acrobat is intended to be a minor task for last-minute small changes. For major editing tasks, you should return to the original authoring program. In circumstances where you do not have an original document, you may need to extend the editing a little further by updating documents or exporting them for new layouts. In this chapter, you learn how to handle images and objects for editing and exporting purposes.

Setting Up the Editing Environment

Tools used for image editing are the same as those used in Chapter 13 for text editing. Refer to Chapter 13 to load the necessary tools and toolbars to follow along in this chapter. Your Toolbar Well should ...

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