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Undo Button?

New Here ,
Jul 30, 2017 Jul 30, 2017

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Hello.  I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and there is no Undo button anywhere.  I went looking for it after I accidentally deleted all of the text I had spent a good amount of time typing previously!  I then typed into the original box my text was in "Text deleted "

I came to this forum and tried the Ctrl + Z function and it only seemed to work on the most recent edit.  So, it "Undid" the typed "Text deleted".  I selected Ctrl + Z again, and nothing showed up.  I tried it several times.

Any help please?

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New Here , Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

If you go to the line / ribbon / whatever they call it -- where the print icon is and right click, you will get a drop down menu with several options. Go to "SHOW EDIT TOOLS" which includes "undo" and "redo".  Spent forever trying to figure this out! and I've used Adobe for YEARS.  Shouldn't be this freaking hard.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017

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Ctrl+Z is a feature of MS Windows.

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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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didn't work

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017

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Undo is on the Edit menu. That's the standard place. Buttons are optional.

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New Here ,
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 06, 2017

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Where is the Edit menu? I see Edit on the Toolbar, but it is not there. I see "Edit PDF," but undo is not an option.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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I agree - you click on "Edit" but there is no "undo".  Adobe could make this much, much easier with say an undo reverse arrow or such.

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2024 Jun 17, 2024

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Not there...

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LEGEND ,
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 06, 2017

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The Edit menu is where menus normally are. On the Mac, top line above everything else. On Windows, below the window title bar. Menus have become unfashionable, but the core functions are still there.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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PLEASE Adobe would you just make an "undo" button so it is front and center?  I click on Edit...but there is no "undo" anywhere I can find. 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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It's the first item under the Edit menu. Do you not see it there? If not, what application are you using, including the exact version number, and on what OS?

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New Here ,
Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

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If you go to the line / ribbon / whatever they call it -- where the print icon is and right click, you will get a drop down menu with several options. Go to "SHOW EDIT TOOLS" which includes "undo" and "redo".  Spent forever trying to figure this out! and I've used Adobe for YEARS.  Shouldn't be this freaking hard.

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Thank you so much!!!

 

I really don't know why the arrows aren't visible by default. I also don't know why everyone else in this thread insists on using the menu option (with the buttons it's a one click action and the buttons are impossible to miss. Navigating to the menu on the other hand is two clicks and a drop down - and it's also somewhat easy to mis-click if you got a touch screen). So just to be sure people searching for buttons know buttons do exist here's also a screen snippet as proof ^^

 

 

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Well, I don't know about Adobe's design aims.they are often a puzzle, but don't seem aimed at helping efficient use. I confess I never use undo buttons (I wouldn't even go looking for one), and almost never use the Undo menu. I automatically do Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac). 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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A million times thank you !

 

(my Acrobat is in French, but not hard to figure out 😉)

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

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I was able to add the undo and redo button to the tool bar, but they're as useless as the ones in the Edit menu as it only works on the very last thing you did. Even whenb adding a comment and then changing your mind, pressing undo only closes the text format window, it DOESN'T DELETE THE TEXT YOU JUST ENTERED bring you back to where you were before adding the comment. USELESS !

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 15, 2023 Aug 15, 2023

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As I can't edit my previous comment (ironic, don't you think...), here's what i meant to say. The undo/redo buttons do work, but only for the last thing you did and it doesn't work on a text comment added on the document (on top of what's there) once you clicked out of that text. For example, it works if I add a shape around something to highlight it, I can "remove" it, but if if I add the comment "important" next to the same item and I click out of the text line, can't undo ! The only way is to select that comment and delete it.

 

For someone like me who reviews documents often, it's a real time waster. Why can't you have an undo/redo function like in a Word document, where you can go back and forward as much as you want ? Acrobat is not cheap, this is not ok.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

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Look at the Edit menu:

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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Amazing!!!  All these "experts" including so-called Most Valuable Participants and Community Professionals respond to a question about the Undo Button with answers about the Menu.  Completely different things.  The only useful answer (i.e., talking about Buttons) is by someone who is 'New Here' (mkmarl01).

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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I think the point here is that people seem to be looking for an undo button but don't know that there is an undo menu. Which, despite what you say, does exactly the same thing. What's the big deal about clicking on a menu? Is it really so uncool these days?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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Where is the undo menu? Why does Adobe hide it, or make it difficult to
find?

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Community Expert ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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You can find Undo in the Edit menu.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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This was already shown in a screen shot. Here it is again

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If your screen doesn't have the Acrobat icon in the window bar, and the File, Edit, View, Window, Help menus, then you presumably aren't using Acrobat Reader DC, and the answers weren't applicable to you. If you believe you ARE using this, trade a screen shot.

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2023 Jul 05, 2023

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THERE IS NO FILE BUTTON WITH THE NEWEST VERSION. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 05, 2023 Jul 05, 2023

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I still have a File button and this is the version that's installed on my computer :

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Is your version more recent than this one ?

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Community Expert ,
Jul 05, 2023 Jul 05, 2023

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Click the Options button in the top-left corner and select Disable New Acrobat, and you'll get the old UI back...

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