• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

Acrobat 11 Pro - Align Function

New Here ,
Oct 26, 2012 Oct 26, 2012

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In Acrobat 9 Pro the Object Align function was in a menu accessed by a right-click while in editing. I could align a number of text objects left, right, or center. I selected the boxes using the Shift or Ctrl key and then right-clicked to get the menu.

However in Acrobat 11 Pro that has been removed from the right-click menu. I see an align while in the Tools menu but it seems to only work with highlighted text within the text box and not for collected objects.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

TOPICS
Create PDFs

Views

19.7K

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Dec 10, 2012 Dec 10, 2012

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi BBfolgart,
In Acrobat 11, Object alignment/ text box's alignment has been removed, but text inside a text box can be changed to a different alignment, Right Align, Left Align, Center Align and Justified Align (correctly observed by you).
For Alignment in A11, one has to do it manully and for facilitating manual alignment, smart guides are provided.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2013 Jan 11, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

This really looks like a backward move... I have blocks of text all over my document and I really need to keep them aligned with each other.....

whats these smart guides ... how do I switch these on/off

more work on something which should be easy....

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I just discovered this, and I agree, removing the align function is going backwards. I used that a lot. Using the guides is not near as easy or convenient, and they are not smart guides anymore.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Jun 26, 2024 Jun 26, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

agreed. Why would they remove this? You could also distribute evenly which guides do not help you do. Hopefully, they bring it back in Acrobat 12 or have an update.

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Employee ,
Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Hi there

 

Hope you are doing well and thanks for reaching out.

 

The Acrobat XI is an EOL application and not supported on the latest Mac and Win OS. For more information please check the help page (https://adobe.ly/4czfbJO)

 

~Amal

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Feb 12, 2014 Feb 12, 2014

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Right-click your object/text and/or other item used you will see the options to Align

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Aug 11, 2014 Aug 11, 2014

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I agree. Removing the align function is a backwards move. It is so useful and necessary to arrange the items inside a document. Doing it manually, with the "smart guides", as you call them takes a LOT of time. Perhaps Adobe can improve this version of 11 Pro by re-implementing the align feature. Every other single program out there quickly picked that feature when it was first launched, and you remove it? Come on, guys. Please bring it back. I have been working on a document, and doing it manually is taking all of my time. I cannot believe you removed it. Please bring it back, via an update or something like that. I am sure it is easy for you to do it. Thank you!

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Sep 03, 2014 Sep 03, 2014

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have found if I select an object in acrobat pro then right click and choose "edit object" I can then open the selected objects in Illustrator and edit there - hit save as you make a change and you will see your pdf update in real time. Once you finish your last edit you can save and close the illustrator document. Your PDF reflects any changes you made. You probably need to have the fonts in your system if type is involved. Because you are using illustrator, you have it's align tools at your disposal.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Feb 29, 2016 Feb 29, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I may have just found a work-around for aligning numbers (or text boxes) in Acrobat Pro XI. Type your text (left aligned) and then click off to deselect everything. When you select "Edit Text & Images" again, your text will show in its separate text boxes. Drag to select only the text boxes you want to align and right click to get the menu. Select "Flip Horizontal". This doesn't transpose the text, it just aligns the text boxes.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines