While a document is already published and is in the pre-press stage, as the recipient or the creator, you may be asked to make changes to it. You may, for example, be asked to do a bit of PDF text editing, or image editing.
Unfortunately, making changes to PDF content does not come as easily as they do in a Word document. Same goes for the flexibility you have with image editing. Some secured PDFs actually prevent it. However, if you have a PDF that allows it, there are a couple of editing options available.
You can also change the font style, the font size and its color. For instance, if you want to add text in different color, just change the default (black) color.
Apart from text, you can also edit PDF pages: resize, scale, rotate, move, delete. In the same Edit sidebar, click on the relevant button, for example, if you want to rotate pages, click on that button.
To scale pages of a PDF, click on the Scale Pages button in the Edit sidebar. Select the first and the last page to scale. If you want to scale only one page, the first and the last page should be the same.
Then define the Scale % and click the Scale button.
Select the first and the last page of the PDF document, and define the size. You can also change the width, the height and the anchor, or keep the default settings. All values are in inches, but you can change that to centimeters, millimeters or points. When you set everything up click the Resize button.
If you need to rotate a page, or more pages, select the page numbers, angle and clic Rotate.
Again, if you need to rotate a single page, the fields “first page” and “last page” should have the same value. You cannot skip the pages, so, for instance, if you want to rotate pages 4 and 6, and you type number 4 in the field “first page” and number 6 in the field “last page”. Page 5 will also be rotated. To avoid that, type only number 4 in both fields to rotate the page 4. Then repeat the same with the page 6.
To edit a PDF doesn’t only mean to change text but to change the position of the text. If you want to change the page order and text flow, use Move Pages button.
The fields “first page” and “last page” works the same as with other editing options, which we explained above.
Use the option Put before page to define where the page will be moved. You can move any page before the end of a document, or before any other page you name.
Another way to edit a PDF is to delete particular pages. To do so, click the button Delete Pages in the Edit sidebar. Type the pages’ numbers and click to delete them.
To edit PDF images using Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro and an image editor on your computer, you must first set up the image editing application to work with Acrobat.