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Adobe Acrobat - Editing Text and Graphics

This guide will show you how to edit text and graphics within Adobe Acrobat.


It is generally suggested to edit text and graphics within the original program that created the PDF. However, this option is not always available or expedient.

Editing Text

To edit PDF text, select Edit PDF from the Tools Pane. This brings up the Edit PDF toolbar beneath the Main toolbar.

The Edit function is automatically selected when selecting the Edit PDF tool. This allows changes to be made to various features of the text including font, size, color, alignment, and much more. These options all appear under Format in the tool pane.

There is also the option to Add Text.
  1. Select Add Text from the Edit PDF toolbar.
  2. Place the cursor in the desired place for the text and Left-click.
  3. Begin typing the desired text. A new textbox forms around the text.
  4. The new textbox can be reshaped and moved around like the textboxes which were already in the PDF. 

Editing Graphics

To edit PDF graphics/images, select the image within the PDF. The tool pane now switches from Format to Objects.

The Edit function allows images/graphics to be rotated, flipped, cropped, etc.

There is also the option to Add Image.
  1. Select Add Image from the Edit PDF toolbar.
  2. Navigate through the pop-up window to find the desired image to be added.
  3. Once the image is selected, select Open.
  4. The new image will appear in the PDF and can be edited and moved like the images which were already in the PDF.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:"Editing Graphics", Formatting, Acrobat   Doc ID:65889
Owner:Richard L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-08-08 16:03 CDTUpdated:2016-08-08 16:03 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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