How to Use a TouchUp Text Tool in Adobe Acrobat 9


Portable Document Format files are converted versions of printable material created with other programs, such as Microsoft Word or Publisher. If there is material in a PDF file that you want to edit, but you do not have access to the source file, you need a PDF writing program with an appropriate editing feature. Adobe Acrobat 9 has a TouchUp Text Tool feature that allows you to edit and delete PDF text by following a few steps.

  • Launch Adobe Acrobat 9 and open the PDF file that contains the text that you want to edit. Note that the following steps will work with all three versions of Acrobat 9, Standard, Pro and Pro Extended.

  • Click the "Tools" menu and select the "Advanced Editing" option to display a list of available features. Click the "TouchUp Text Tool" option.

  • Select the text that you want to edit. Click once at the beginning of a section of text and drag to the end while holding down the mouse button. To insert text, click once in the area to which you want to add text. Begin typing the new text or delete the existing text by pressing the "Delete" key on your keyboard.


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