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How do I delete items in a PDF using Adobe Acrobat?

Asked by Yanivi (42points) August 13th, 2010

I have Acrobat Standard, and have a form that I want to edit. I can use the TouchUp Text tool to delete text, but the document has all kinds of lines and boxes that I’d like to get rid of. If I can’t delete the items, can I draw a white square without a border over them?


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Rarebear's avatar

If all you have is the reader, it won’t edit.

Yanivi's avatar

No, I have Acrobat.

wilhel1812's avatar

One of the ideas behind the PDF format is to be able to distribute a document digitally without people being able to edit it.

The only thing i can come up with is to open the page you want to edit in Adobe Illustrator or another vector editing app and then insert the edited page into the original document. If you upload you document i might be able to help you.

Austinlad's avatar

You need Acrobat Pro.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

You can’t. Acrobat is simply a reader, not an editor. You can download a free pdf editor. Here’s a list:

anartist's avatar

You can add and delete or substitute pages in acrobat pro, if the rights haven’t been locked up, but you can’t do much editing on the page. Easiest to recreate the page with your changes and substitute.
You know the difference between the reader and the program, yes? And have the program?
What version is your acrobat?
Do you have a ‘create or edit form’ button on your menu tabs? You could work on a form that way.
Is it a “LifeCycle” form?

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