I don't know what they mean by that sentence, but I would take it with a large grain of salt. There might have been some improvements in the Edit Text tool of the DC version but I don't think it will allow for whole-page reflow (maybe in some very rare cases) and definitely not for whole-document reflow.
I suggest you try out the trial version first and see for yourself if it works for you or not...
Oh dear, that does not sound promising... That's a good idea, though. Thanks, try67!
PDF is really a “final form file format,” not a source or layout format. Although Acrobat does have some fairly sophisticated edit capabilities, they are really for what can best be described as “touch-up” functionality. Since PDF itself doesn't have the concept of words, paragraphs, stories, etc., any edit capabilities have to use heuristics to reverse engineer text fragments into any form of logical sequence. This works best for very simple layouts, poorly for complex layouts.
You may be able to get some reflow within a paragraph and maybe some on a page, but definitely no inter-page reflow and repagination. You really need to go back to the source document for that or lacking that, possibly export to Word (or whatever), do a ton fixup just to get the base formatting correct, do the text edits you originally wanted, and then recreate the PDF file.
PDF is not the equivalent of a Word document format! In summary you absolutely cannot “edit text with Acrobat DC essentially the same way one edits text in Word.”
Many thanks, Dov Isaacs. Although I'm sorry to hear this, I am glad that I won't have to waste any more time trying to do something the software isn't made to do.
Thank you for taking the time to fully understand what I meant.
All good wishes,