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How do you erase text in Acrobat Pro

New Here ,
Jun 03, 2010 Jun 03, 2010

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I need to erase text. How do you do that?

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LEGEND , Jun 01, 2011 Jun 01, 2011

Are you sure you are using the touchup text tool and not the text edits tool? Sounds like it's marking it for deletion. The text edits tool is for commenting only.

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Jun 03, 2010 Jun 03, 2010

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Have you tried the Redaction Tool (in Acrobat 8 & 9)?

Be well...

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Jun 03, 2010 Jun 03, 2010

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No, I have not.  Would that help me delete text that was put into

the document in a previous version?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 03, 2010 Jun 03, 2010

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Yes.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 03, 2010 Jun 03, 2010

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You can also use the text touchup tool and simply mark the text to delete and hit delete. Be sure to use Save As and not Save to get rid of what you delete.

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Engaged ,
Jun 01, 2011 Jun 01, 2011

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Interesting...sorry but i cannot get to do it right. I do use the touchup tool, select text, hit Delete and the word has a red line crossed. I thought it was only a functional display of showing the text is deleted but when i save as with another name I still get the word with the red cross and the web link is still active.

Why is that? What am i doing wrong?

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Are you sure you are using the touchup text tool and not the text edits tool? Sounds like it's marking it for deletion. The text edits tool is for commenting only.

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Jun 01, 2011 Jun 01, 2011

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Thanks, you were right! i got those two icons mixed up.

Cheers,
S

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New Here ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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I have lost hours trying to find the eraser in Pro! Just cleaning up marks and words. UGH!!!

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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Me too - please help!

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Dec 07, 2022 Dec 07, 2022

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That's because there's no such tool in Acrobat, only for Pencil-type comments. There is a redaction tool, though.

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