Selecting multiple annotations in one go in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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For correcting my dissertation, I have many comments in the form of annotations / comments. I want to select multiple and remove them. How is this possible? See below for an example. "Define good fit" are all seperate shapes somehow, I want to delete them all in one go, but when I try to select them, a blue box appears and non are actually selected. 

 

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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The blue box is actually indicating the "ood" is selected. 

Because those were written with a pen, Acrobat views them as multiple annotations. So you'd have to delete them all individually. Or you could select the first, then shift + click on each remaining one, so you have them all selected and then delete them all at once.

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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My problem is that this is taking very long. For example, here 

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these are more than 30 annotations. How can I remove them efficiently? 

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Use the Object Selection tool, and click and drag a rectangle around these comments. It will select all the ones within that rectangle. Then click Delete.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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What is the Object Selection tool? If you refer to the blue mouse button, this button will not select any comments / annotations when dragging a rectangle. 

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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No, it's a black cursor.

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Is this the one?

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If I drag a box when I have selected this tool, it does not select annotations or comments?

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Can you just go back to a backup taken before the corrections?

Or just re-edit the original (presumably a Word document)?

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