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Cant move line object in Acrobat

New Here ,
Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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I have a line that I've created in a PDF and I need to adjust it but cannot select it. I'm in "edit PDF' and other objects will select and move but not the line I just created. Any insight?

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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Is the line a comment? 

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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No, it's just a plain line object. I hope Im using the correct terminology.
It's just a black line from one point to another.

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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How have you created the line in Adobe Acrobat?

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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Yes, I created the line in Acrobat. I opened a PDF that was created
somewhere else in order to edit it. I created the line then decided to move
an existing line to make room then went back to the line I created to
adjust it and I can't even select it. No bounding box or anything.

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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What tool does you use to create the line?

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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Instead of clicking to select the line, try to draw a marquis box around it to see if that will allow selection.

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Dave

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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Yup, I did try that as well. I seems to be locked but to my knowledge
there's no way to lock objects in acrobat.

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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Maybe try to select all (ctrl-A) in edit mode.  Does that pick up the line with the other elements?  Any chance you can share the file?

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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You can use the "Content" nav pane, by expanding objects you can select everything in the document by clicking in the list, even a single comma as in this screenshot example.

 

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Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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I had the same issue as OP. This comment worked for me! Thanks.

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Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2023

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you have to get out of edit mode, same issue here.

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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I figured it out, or at least a work around.  Go into edit mode. Move your either left or right margin (but remember where it was) inward past the end of the line you want to move.  Now the end of that line will be extended beyond your margin.  Click on the end of it and that should select it for you to move and edit it.  Then when done move your margin back in place and wallah.   Glad I figured it out...I was getting very frustrated.

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