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Trouble with Drawing Markups in Acrobat Pro XI

Jul 10, 2013 4:18 PM

Tags: #acrobat #pro #editing #drawing #markups #xi

Hello all and thank you for any help that comes out of this.


I use Acrobat XI for several forms for work.  They are timesheets.  I created these forms from another PDF that was given to me.  Part of the use of these forms involves adding Drawing Markups and editing the Markups later.  The Markups in this case are simple lines.  In Acrobat 9, this was an easy task.  I could easily grab the Markups I had inserted and manipulate them any way I chose.


Now, in Acrobat XI, once I insert a line, I basically can no longer touch it without doing a very clumsy work-around.  Every once in a great while, I get lucky and am able to get my mouse over that one magic hidden pixel and then I can grab the Markup and do what I need.


It just seems much, much more difficult working with Drawing Markups in the new version.


Am I doing something wrong?  Is there an option I don't know about?


Thank you in advance.



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    Jul 18, 2013 2:37 PM   in reply to TU.D.Maag

    Use the Object Select Tool (a black arrow).

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    Jul 18, 2013 2:47 PM   in reply to TU.D.Maag

    Which types of markups are you talking about, exactly? You can only move

    the kind that is not associated with text (those that don't have a large

    "T" in their icon in the Comment pane).

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    Jul 18, 2013 2:54 PM   in reply to Gilad D (try67)

    Also, which select tool are you using. The suggest was to use the Object Select tool (which might also be called the Select Object Tool), which has a single black arrow. But you refer to the Selection tool, an arrow and cursor, which has nothing to do with it.

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    Jul 18, 2013 2:57 PM   in reply to TU.D.Maag

    OK. The tool I'm talking about is under Tools - Interactive Objects -

    Select Object (a black cursor).

    Try using it to select and move your markups (although other tools might

    work as well, but it's easier with that one).

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    Jul 18, 2013 3:06 PM   in reply to TU.D.Maag

    It's in the location I indicated before, under the Tools pane on the right

    (might not be available in Acrobat Standard, though).

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