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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 4

Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Manipulating text with the Edit Text & Images tool

check Modifying graphics and page objects with the Edit Text & Images tool

check 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 by clicking on the Edit PDF icon in the Tools Center. (See Figure 4-1.)

tip If you do not see the Tools Center, click on the Tools tab at the top left of your Acrobat window.

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FIGURE 4-1: The Tools Center.

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