How to Edit a PDF File in Adobe 8.1 Professional

Written by cameron easey
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Features of a PDF file that you are able to edit include the text of the document and deleting pages that are not needed. You need to use the program's advanced editing features to make these changes. Keep in mind that you need to use 8.1 Professional; the Adobe Reader 8 program cannot edit a PDF file.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Open the File

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and select the option for "Computer." Double-click the icon for the drive with the PDF file.

  2. 2

    Navigate to the location of the file.

  3. 3

    Right-click the PDF file to display the context menu. Highlight "Open With" and select the option for "Adobe Acrobat 8.1." This will open the Adobe Acrobat program.

    Edit the Text

  1. 1

    Click the "View" drop down menu. Select the option for "Toolbars" and click the option for "Advanced Editing."

  2. 2

    Click the option for "TouchUp Text" tool to edit text. This is the icon on with the letter "T." Click on the left or right of the text you want to edit. Drag the cursor to highlight the text.

  3. 3

    Right-click to display the context menu. Click "Properties" to open the TouchUp Properties dialogue box and then go to the "Text" tab."

  4. 4

    Click the "Font" drop down menu to select a different font for the text. Click the drop down menu for "Font Size" to change the size of the text.

  5. 5

    Click the "Close" button to save the changes.

    Delete a Page

  1. 1

    Open the PDF file that you want to edit and go to the "Pages" tab that is at the left of the screen.

  2. 2

    Scroll through the thumbnail pages that are displayed. Find the page that you want to delete.

  3. 3

    Right-click on the page to display the context menu. Select the option for "Delete Pages." This displays the Delete Pages dialogue box.

  4. 4

    Click the "OK" button to continue. Click the "OK" button when the confirmation box is displayed.

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