Edit text and images in a PDF file using Acrobat XI

Learn how to edit PDF text and how to edit PDF images right in your PDF file.

By Adobe – December 15, 2014


Learn how to edit PDF and how to edit PDF images. With Adobe Acrobat XI, it's easy to change a paragraph, fix a typo, even crop or swap a photo in any PDF. Acrobat's new point-and-click interface lets you make minor edits to PDF pages as easily as you do in other applications.

Edit text and images in a PDF file

Edit PDF files intuitively—right from within Acrobat. Easily make changes with a new point-and-click interface.

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Lori Kassuba

3 weeks ago

Hi kvisatyamurthy,

If your document is a scanned image then you’ll need to convert it to searchable text form (using Clearscan option) before editing.


Lori Kassuba

3 weeks ago

Hi Amber,

You can use the Fill & Sign tool to add check marks to your form in Acrobat DC.



1 month ago

I have just installed Adobe Acrobat Pro.

I urgently need to put check marks on the forms - 5 pages.
Can u help please?


1 month ago

I want to edit a text in PDF. I took the help but still not able to do it.
Is that necessary the doc in Adobe pdf. can we edit the text of other pdf.
i followed the guidance Tools>content editing> Edit text or add text.
kindly guide me.

Lori Kassuba

1 month ago

Hi Ingemar Curtsell,

Here are some suggestions on how to track down your product number:


Ingemar Curtsell

1 month ago

I had to change my hard drive and I have an Adobe Acrobat PRO disc I bought but lost my Product number.
I am now running a 30 days trial. Anyway I can re-install the Pro one?
I guess I have the answer already - NO WAY I HAVE TO BUY A NEW ONE.
Is that correct?

Patty Friesen

11, 2015-04-09 09, 2015

Hi Carmen,

Can you please post your question in the Acrobat forum so our experts can help you interactively:





4, 2015-04-07 07, 2015

I created an pdf from scan
How can I change the text in pdf acrobat xi?

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