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Acrobat won't let me edit text

Community Beginner ,
Oct 10, 2023 Oct 10, 2023

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I have a professional PDF from a previous customer that is identical except for one thing: the serial number of our product changed (because they are different on each item).

 

I am trying to change only the serial number on the PDF to print this for our new customer, but when I look for answers, they point me to the top left corner of the program for the sub menu (All tools, Convert, Sign). Edit should be located here but is not.

 

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Alternately, I have attempted to draw a white box over the existing text and then write new text in its place. I could be doing something wrong, but it seems that the box is considered the "frontmost" object regardless of whether it was placed before/after text.

 

I have definitely done this before on similar files, so I don't understand why this is happening now.

 

For reference: this was an InDesign file exported for print (if that matters... I'm not sure it does). "Re-exporting the files" may cause the original PDF to change (it's happened before), and this is a few hundred page document, so rewriting it in the timeframe it's needed isn't feasable (I did not create the original document/s for this book).

 

Any advice is appreciated.

 

OS: Win 11

 

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Edit and convert PDFs , General troubleshooting , How to

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Community Beginner , Oct 10, 2023 Oct 10, 2023

So... I found my own answer on this.

 

Apparently, Acrobat and Acrobat Pro are no longer separate programs. There should be a selection in the Help menu that says something along the lines of Install Premium Features. I tried this before thinking and didn't take a screenshot. Bad me.

 

It took 15-20 minutes to download (could be that I'm at my office instead of home), but the problem was immediately fixed. I then decided to go back to the old version of Acrobat (I prefer the look/feel). All is good

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So... I found my own answer on this.

 

Apparently, Acrobat and Acrobat Pro are no longer separate programs. There should be a selection in the Help menu that says something along the lines of Install Premium Features. I tried this before thinking and didn't take a screenshot. Bad me.

 

It took 15-20 minutes to download (could be that I'm at my office instead of home), but the problem was immediately fixed. I then decided to go back to the old version of Acrobat (I prefer the look/feel). All is good now. Ping me if you can't figure this out. I should be able to walk you through it.

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