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Adding color background to a text box in a PDF

Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2016 Mar 28, 2016

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Hello,

How do I add a color background to a text box in a PDF doc using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC? I want the color specifically added to the box not the rest of the page.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 29, 2016 Mar 29, 2016

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There are various kinds of "text boxes" that you can add to a PDF. What exact tool were you using to add it?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2016 Mar 29, 2016

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I used the comment tool with the different shapes it has to draw.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 29, 2016 Mar 29, 2016

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Using the same tool, click the shape you've created and press Ctrl+E. It will open the Properties Bar.

In it you'll find the option to set the shape's fill color, as well as other settings.

Here's how it should look like:

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May 24, 2024 May 24, 2024

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Oldie, but goldie. Thank you for solving my problem. Ctrl+E was indeed the solution.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 29, 2016 Mar 29, 2016

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Duplicate thread:

Refer this thread for same issue: Adding a color background in a box on a PDF document using Abobe Acrobat Pro Dc

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New Here ,
Feb 28, 2022 Feb 28, 2022

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But how do I add text above it?  No amount of "Sending to back" or "Bring to Front" seems to bring the text in front of the box.

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New Here ,
Jun 26, 2023 Jun 26, 2023

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any solutions for this?

Thanks

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