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Can't remove watermark...

Aug 1, 2012 3:06 PM

I have a PDF that I need to remove what looks like a watermark across each page, but using the "remove watermark" feature in Adobe X Pro does not remove it. What else can I try to get rid of

what looks like a watermark on each page?

 

Thanks,

 

Andy

 
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:11 PM   in reply to akelsall

    Try selecting the object with the Select Object tool and deleting.

     

    Tools > Content > Select Object

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:17 PM   in reply to akelsall

    The "Remove Watermark" feature only removes watermarks that were created by Acrobat. If the watermark is not an Acrobat one, you can just delete the object with Steve's method.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:44 PM   in reply to akelsall

    This could happen if the file was locked, so you couldn't edit it.

     

    If it was editable, this is how it would look when you select the object. There would be a rectangular bounding box around it. When you hit Delete, it would disappear.

     

    Edit Object.jpg

     
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  • George Johnson
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:59 PM   in reply to akelsall

    You should use the Edit Object (or perhaps Edit Document Text) tool, not the Select Object tool.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 4:22 PM   in reply to George Johnson

    You're right, George! I was using Edit Object tool but calling it Select Object. Confusing naming, I'm afraid, and fell for it.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:16 PM   in reply to akelsall

    It sounds like the entire page is an image, in which case you should be able to edit it in Photoshop if you have it, or maybe use the Redaction tool to remove the parts you don't want. If you can post a sample somewhere we will know for sure what you're dealing with.

     
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  • David Kastendick
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    Aug 2, 2012 8:46 AM   in reply to akelsall

    You could try to save the file as a Word document, check to see if you can then grab and delete just the watermark, then convert the file back to PDF.  I've seen that work in instances like this.

     

    -David

     
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