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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics

In This Chapter

  • Manipulating text with the Edit Document Text tool
  • Modifying graphics and page objects with the Edit Object tools
  • Pulling text and graphics out of PDFs for use in other documents

You may assume that PDF files are mere pictures of your documents and can't be edited, but nothing is further from the truth. Adobe Acrobat includes a variety of tools for editing both text and graphics. You can use these tools as long as the file hasn't been secured to prohibit editing. We introduce you to the tools for modifying PDF documents in this chapter. We discuss security, which allows you to limit access to these tools, in Chapter 6 of this minibook.

Editing Text

You can access the tools for editing text and graphics in the Content Editing pane on the right. (See Figure 4-1.)

Image If you do not see the default tools, select Customize and choose Default tools.

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Figure 4-1: The Content Editing tools.

Image For editing objects, you have three choices:

  • Edit Text & Images tool: Used to manipulate text and images.
  • Add Text tool: Used to add new text onto a PDF document page.
  • Add Image tool: Used to add a new image into a page within a PDF document. ...

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