Manually changing text and background colours

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Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021

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I'm trying to change the text and background colours in a document.

 

To be clear, this is not via edit>preferences as a "view" option, but rather as a fixed design element for the document wherever it's viewed.

 

I can change the background colour via tools>pages>background

 

I can change the text colour via tools>content editing>edit text and images

 

However... I have a problem: this is a 400+ page document and the most I can do is select all text frames on a single page.

 

Is there any way to select all text frames on all pages in the document in order to change the text colour? 

Or any other work-around to achieve what I'm trying to do without having to go through the entire document page-by-page?

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Most Valuable Participant , Feb 21, 2021 Feb 21, 2021
This is a very very bad idea. You should not try to attempt such extensive changes in Acrobat. PDF files were not meant to be edited in such a way. Go back to the original file format used to create the PDF, make the changes there and then create a new PDF file from it.

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This is a very very bad idea. You should not try to attempt such extensive changes in Acrobat. PDF files were not meant to be edited in such a way. Go back to the original file format used to create the PDF, make the changes there and then create a new PDF file from it.

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Thanks, sound advice!

What I'm really looking for is a pdf reader for tablet that allows me to change background and text colour, since adobe's mobile reader doesn't allow this in the way that the desktop app does.

This was intended as a workaround if i could change the colours in the pdf itself, but point taken, and also having a background colour is not good for highlights (which i use a lot) since they dont show up on anything except a white background.

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