Edit PDF

Subscribers to Adobe Acrobat Premium or Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can edit PDFs on phones and tablets. The edit feature allows you to:

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Open edit mode

To enter edit mode, tap editicon > Edit PDF.

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In edit mode:

  • To edit text or an image, simply tap it.

  • To add a text box or an image, tap addtexticon or addimageicon

Adding text

To add new text, open edit mode and:

  1. Tap any blank space to show the menu.

  2. Tap addtexticon

  3. Tap the desired text insertion location.

  4. Optional: Selet a text formatting tool such as Text, Italic, Underline.

  5. Enter any text.

  6. Tap Save.

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Once you’ve exited the add text mode, you can tap the text again and select a tool from the menu to change the font style, size, weight, color, and alignment.

Change an entire text block

To edit existing text, open edit mode and:

  1. Tap a text block.

  2. Optional: Tap Edit text, Select All, or Delete.

  3. Select any text tool from the edit menu. You can change the font style, size, weight, color, and alignment.

  4. Tap outside the edit block to save your change.

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Copy a text block

Open edit mode and:

  1. Tap a text block.

  2. Double tap inside the selected text to display the Copy menu item.

Resize a text block

Open edit mode and:

  1. Tap a text block.

  2. Drag the text box handles to change the text block’s size or location.

Editing specific text

To edit existing text, open edit mode and:

  1. Tap a text block.

  2. Double tap in the text block to show the blow handles.

  3. Drag the handles to select text.

  4. Select any text tool from the edit menu. You can change the font style, size, weight, color, and alignment.

  5. Tap outside the edit block to save your change.

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Inserting lists

You can insert a new list or convert existing text into either a bulleted or numbered list. To do so, simply select text as described above and tap one of the list icons.

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Editing images

You can delete, resize, rotate and move new and existing images:

  1. Tap editicon > Edit PDF.

  2. Tap an image.

  3. Long press an image and:

    • Drag it to a different location.

    • Grab a corner handle and resize the image.

    • Delete the image. Tap Delete.

    • Tap rotateleft or rotateright to rotate the image.

  1. Tap outside the edit block to save your change.

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Adding images

You can place new image anywhere in a PDF:

  1. Tap editicon > Edit PDF.

  2. Tap addimageicon

  3. Tap the image location in the document.

  4. Tap an image source and navigate to the image. Available options vary by device.

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The app automatically adds the image.

  1. Optional. Long press the image to:

    • Drag it to a different location.

    • Grab a blue corner handle and resize the image.

    • Delete the image. Tap Delete.

  2. Tap outside the edit block to save your change.

Undo-redo

You can always undo and redo editing actions.

  • Undo: In edit mode, tap undoicon in the upper right.

  • Redo: Long press the undoicon and tap redoicon

Note

When using an external keyboard, you can use the shortcut keys: Command + Z OR Command + Shift + Z