Pasting the copied annotation is now much easier in Acrobat.

Adobe Employee ,
Sep 02, 2020

Copy link to clipboard


What has changed? If you copy a form field, link, or any other annotation and paste it on another page or document, the copied annotation gets placed at the same location as the copied annotation on the new page. If an annotation is already present at the location, then the copied annotation is pasted in the center of the page.


Let’s understand this with an example:-


If you copy a hyperlink present in the footer of a page and paste it on a new page, the hyperlink gets pasted to the footer section of the new page too. It is especially useful in the scenarios where you need to copy and paste on construction drawing sets, PDF form fields, and more. 




New behavior - Form field placed at the same location when copy and paste on a different page 





Old behavior - Form field placed at the center of the page when copy and paste on a different page



In Addition to that:


  • Increased precision of the placement of form fields and other elements in a PDF form:

The precision to place form fields and other form elements in a PDF form is now increased from two decimal points to 10,000th of an inch. This helps place the form fields accurately at the desired location without having to recreate the form otherwise.




Did you like these recent changes? If yes, share your experience with us: Join the conversation here. We are listening!


To discover a host of other great features added in recent update Go straight to:  Acrobat and Reader August 2020 Release | What's new in Acrobat DC

Introducing the Protected Mode (sandbox) feature in Acrobat Pro 2020 and Acrobat Standard 2020.

PDF forms







Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more