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How do you change the font for existing text in Adobe Acrobat 9 standard?

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I have been sent over a document that is currently Arial and the user would like it in Calibri - how do I do this?

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Ideally, you should get the original word document and change the font there. You can try changing it in Acrobat using the Edit tool, and selecting each text box, but its a bit of a crap shoot and there's no guarantee it will work as you expect it to. And Acrobat has no way to do a wholesale change of one font to another. Sorry.

 

Here is an article on soe things to keep in mind when trying to make edits to a document in Acrobat:  Musings on the topic: "Should I Edit this PDF?" 

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How do you change the font for existing text in Adobe Acrobat 9 standard?

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I have been sent over a document that is currently Arial and the user would like it in Calibri - how do I do this?

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Correct answer by Document Geek | Adobe Community Professional

Ideally, you should get the original word document and change the font there. You can try changing it in Acrobat using the Edit tool, and selecting each text box, but its a bit of a crap shoot and there's no guarantee it will work as you expect it to. And Acrobat has no way to do a wholesale change of one font to another. Sorry.

 

Here is an article on soe things to keep in mind when trying to make edits to a document in Acrobat:  Musings on the topic: "Should I Edit this PDF?" 

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A whole document, multiple pages, with text flow? Make it again in the original app. Far beyond any reasonable hope of PDF editing. Or, export to Word and remake it.

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Ideally, you should get the original word document and change the font there. You can try changing it in Acrobat using the Edit tool, and selecting each text box, but its a bit of a crap shoot and there's no guarantee it will work as you expect it to. And Acrobat has no way to do a wholesale change of one font to another. Sorry.

 

Here is an article on soe things to keep in mind when trying to make edits to a document in Acrobat:  Musings on the topic: "Should I Edit this PDF?" 

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Hi All

 

I chose the above answer as that is true. You cannot modify the font style in Adobe Acrobat 9. 

 

Alternative: A user downloaded the trial version of Adobe DC and it worked fine.

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