How to Remove Watermarks in a PDF Using Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional

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Once you create a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat you cannot simply remove the watermark or background. These files are designed to prevent such a major changes. Watermarks can be replaced, though. If you do not want a watermark to appear in your PDF file, you have to create a watermark that appears in name only. You can create a file to convert the unwanted watermark to make the programming within Acrobat find the watermark when there is not one visible on the screen.

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  1. 1

    Select Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional located in the Start Menu and allow it to completely load on your screen. Select "Open" on the Adobe Acrobat File Menu. Select the PDF file you wish to edit from the populated list.

  2. 2

    Load Microsoft Office Word from the Start Menu. Select "New" in the Word File Menu. Once the document loads, select "Save As" on the Word File Menu. Name this file "blank watermark" and select ".PDF" as the file type. Select "Save." Exit Microsoft Office Word.

  3. 3

    Select "Watermark and Background" listed under the Adobe Acrobat Document Menu. The Watermark and Background dialogue box will now load on your screen.

  4. 4

    Select "Browse" then select the "blank watermark" PDF file you created in Microsoft Office Word. Select "OK." The unwanted watermark has now disappeared. Select "Save" to save the changes you made.

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