How to edit a scanned PDF file using Acrobat XI

Learn how to edit scanned PDF using the new Content Editing panel in Acrobat XI.

By September 20, 2012

 



In this tutorial, learn how to edit scanned PDF that originated from a scanned document. This multi-step process involves running Text Recognition on your scanned document first and then using the Content Editing panel in Acrobat XI to edit PDF.

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How to edit a scanned PDF file using Acrobat XI

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

Have you ever needed to edit the text in a PDF document that was scanned?

Just follow these 6 simple steps to edit text in a scanned PDF file using Acrobat XI Std. or Pro.

  1. Open your scanned file.
    click the Selection tool
    click anywhere over the page
    the blue highlight means the page is a single image
  2. Open the Text Recognition panel and click In this File.
  3. Click Edit in the Recognize Text dialog box to make changes.
  4. Select ClearScan in the conversion settings and click OK.
    an indicator shows the capture process
    choose ClearScan from the PDF Output Style choices
    click OK
    click OK again
    pick a language from the drop-down list if necessary
    pick a resolution for the converted images
  5. Open the Content Editing panel in the Tools pane and select Edit Text & Images.
  6. Insert your cursor in the text and begin typing.

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