Chapter 16. Editing Pages

Chapters 13 and 15 covered editing content on PDF pages. Minor edits for text passages and images may be completed with the tools discussed in the earlier chapters. If you want to modify larger portions of a PDF document, then you'll want to know something about the tools Acrobat offers you for page editing. If you return to an authoring application and edit text, graphics, and layouts, you may want to update your PDF document according to the page edits made in other applications. Rather than re-create the entire PDF file, Acrobat enables you to selectively append, replace, delete, and extract pages in a PDF document.

In addition to the number of different page-editing tools found in earlier versions of Acrobat, the new version of Acrobat Pro and Pro Extended offers some impressive features in the new revised Add Headers and Footers dialog box and the ability to add backgrounds and watermarks. This chapter covers the page-editing tools in Acrobat and many new features that can help you modify documents.

Setting Up the Page-Editing Environment

For page-editing tasks, you need to use some viewing tools, advanced tools, and page-editing tools. Move the cursor to the Toolbar Well and open a context menu. From the menu options, select Reset Toolbars.

Open the More Tools window by selecting More Tools from a context menu opened on the Acrobat Toolbar Well. Click the check box for the Advanced Editing toolbar. Scroll down the window and click the check box for the ...

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