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Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by John Deubert

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Chapter 10. Adding and Changing Text and Graphics

PDF isn’t intended to be an editable document format. Adobe meant a PDF file to be a snapshot of a document as it was at a particular time.

Nonetheless, Acrobat breaks with that vision by providing extremely useful tools for touching up a document—making common changes that are convenient to some people and absolutely vital to others. This includes fixing typos, adding page numbers, and even modifying images using Adobe Photoshop or another editor of your choice.

In this chapter, we’ll look at the most routinely useful tools for modifying a PDF document in Acrobat 9.

Touching Up Text

One of the first—and most requested—editing capabilities Adobe included in Acrobat was the ability to make minor changes ...

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