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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Editing PDF Files

Since one of the primary purposes of the Portable Document Format is to maintain document integrity, you shouldn’t be surprised that the ability to edit PDF files in Acrobat is rather limited—that’s not an accident. We’re not supposed to pick at PDF files once they’re created. They’re supposed to be finished files, ready to ship.

Of course, little things happen—a missing comma, a blemish in an image, the wrong spot color—and desperation drives you to start prying at the corners of a PDF file. That’s when you find the limitations.

Acrobat offers three editing tools in the Advanced Editing toolbar (Figure 12.5). Choose Tools > Advanced Editing > Show Advanced Editing Toolbar to display the tools. Use the TouchUp Text tool for ...

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