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Editing Text in a PDF File

Benefits of Editing Text in a PDF File

Editing Text

  1. Open the file in which you wish to edit text, and navigate to the text you wish to edit.
  2. Choose Tools > Advanced Editing > TouchUp Text Tool.
  3. Click on the area of text you wish to edit - a box will outline the text you are able to edit.
  4. To select text, do one of the following:
    • To select all the text in the box, hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter A.
    • Drag your mouse to select individual sentences, words, spaces, etc.
  5. To edit, copy, delete or add text to your selection, do one of the following:
    • Enter new text to replace the selected text.
    • Press Delete or select Edit > Cut to remove the selected text.
    • Select Edit > Copy to copy the selected text.
    • Click anywhere outside the box noted in Step 3 to start over.
  6. To return to navigating in the PDF file, click on the Hand Tool button in the top navigation bar.

Editing Text Properties

In addition, you may also edit text properties (bold/italics, font type, font size, font color, etc.) by doing the following:

  1. Complete Steps 1-4 detailed above.
  2. After you have selected the text you wish to edit, right click on the text and choose Properties from the menu that appears:
  3. On the Text tab of the TouchUp Properties window that appears you may adjust several font variables, including:
    • Font (which includes bold, italics, etc.)
    • Font Size
    • Character Spacing (the space between letters)
    • Word spacing (the space between words)
    • Fill (text color)
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