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Acrobat DC - editing previously added text

New Here ,
Apr 18, 2019 Apr 18, 2019

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I have a PDF that was created from a Word doc.  I used Add Text tool in Acrobat DC to add text to it, then saved and closed the file.  Now when I reopen the PDF, I can't edit the text I put in previously, either by using the Edit tool.  I can select the text, search for it.  But if I highlight, right click and select edit it has me editing the Word doc the PDF was created from.  What am I missing?

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Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Hi,

Can you share the version of the software you use (Help menu > About...) and the version of the operating system you have?

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Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Adobe Acrobat Pro DC; Continuous release version 2019.010.20100

Windows 10 Enterprise

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 25, 2019 Jun 25, 2019

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Hey there!

We apologize for the delay in response to your last message. Hoping that you have got this issue resolved by now?

As mentioned initially,

if I highlight, right click and select edit it has me editing the Word doc the PDF was created from.

This part isn't clear enough. Does it takes you to the original word document which you have exported to PDF? When you highlight a text and edit, that means you are adding annotation or trying to add notes. As mentioned by TSN above, Edit function is to edit the actual page content, not the comment.

Related help article: How to edit or format text in PDF using Adobe Acrobat

Thanks,

Akanchha

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LEGEND ,
Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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If you added it as a comment, you can't use the Edit function, which is for actual page content, not comments. But if it's a comment text box you can just double click in it to edit.

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Dec 27, 2023 Dec 27, 2023

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Having the same problem.  It's not a comment either

 

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