5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 12:31 PM by PDF Transparencies

    Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro

    PDF Transparencies

      For ages, I have produced my "transparencies" by editing PDF files. I remove parts step by step in order to show those pages in reverse order, presenting my stuff paragraph by paragraph (or even line by line).

      In the new version of Acrobat Pro, editing (often) influences other parts of the slide, even other paragraphs that should not be effected, ruining my presentation. How can I make sure that nothing but the edited parts are effected, just like the good old touch up tool did? If that is not possible, I have to return to an old version.

        • 1. Re: Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro
          ms_baker Adobe Community Professional

          Hi -

           

          First of all - what an interesting technique! I'd never think to work in reverse like that to produce a systematic display.

           

          You should be able to do the same thing in Acrobat DC, and it's easier with the degree of editing possible over the TouchUp tools of earlier versions. When you have the editing tools active, you can select specific graphic elements to remove. For text, you'll see Acrobat tries to arrange content in logical groups, which is useful for many people, but not for you in this circumstance. You can click and drag to select text in a text frame on the page, regardless of how the program identifies the text objects. That may be of use to you.

           

          You could use the Content pane. There you'll see the objects on your page identified according to their types of content, and can select them that way.

           

          Does your document contain layers? If so, you may be able to select objects on the layers, and even lock those you don't want to affect with your selections.

           

          donna.

          • 2. Re: Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro
            PDF Transparencies Level 1

            Hi Donna,

             

            thank you very much for your quick response.

             

            I’m afraid the solution you suggest won’t solve my problem because, as I mentioned, any modification of a page may effect all parts of the page in Acrobat DC. (Even textboxes that I did not touch.) What I need is a command “freeze” which prevents any automatic change of position, preferably as a preference setting.

             

            Until I find a bullet proof solution, I will return to Acrobat 9. Mabe I could use Acrobat XI, provided it works basically like Acrobat 9. (And provided it offers new features that I like.) Can I downgrade my license?

            I tried to enter my registration code issued for Acrobat DC for Acrobat XI, but it was not accepted.  I wonder why.

             

            Regards,

             

            Jochen

             

             

             

             

             

            Am 10.04.2016 um 17:22 schrieb ms_baker <forums_noreply@adobe.com>:

             

            Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro

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            Hi -

             

             

            First of all - what an interesting technique! I'd never think to work in reverse like that to produce a systematic display.

             

             

            You should be able to do the same thing in Acrobat DC, and it's easier with the degree of editing possible over the TouchUp tools of earlier versions. When you have the editing tools active, you can select specific graphic elements to remove. For text, you'll see Acrobat tries to arrange content in logical groups, which is useful for many people, but not for you in this circumstance. You can click and drag to select text in a text frame on the page, regardless of how the program identifies the text objects. That may be of use to you.

             

             

            You could use the Content pane. There you'll see the objects on your page identified according to their types of content, and can select them that way.

             

             

            Does your document contain layers? If so, you may be able to select objects on the layers, and even lock those you don't want to affect with your selections.

             

             

            donna.

             

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            • 3. Re: Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro
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              XI is no longer sold and DC does not have downgrade rights on the purchase ( though it may have on subscription, not sure). Consider deleting content with redaction, not editing.

              • 4. Re: Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro
                ms_baker Adobe Community Professional

                Hi Jochen -

                 

                There isn't a preference that I know of that can do as you're describing. Any content added to a page of text and images is editable. I'm afraid I can't comment on how to change your subscription.

                 

                I'd be interested to learn if you found a solution. Sorry I'm not of more help.

                 

                donna.

                • 5. Re: Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro
                  PDF Transparencies Level 1

                  Seems that our university contract allows for downgrading. I will try that.

                  Still, I think that should be available for all customers.

                   

                  Regards,

                   

                  JL

                   

                   

                   

                  Am 11.04.2016 um 20:52 schrieb ms_baker <forums_noreply@adobe.com>:

                   

                  Generating transparencies with Acrobat Pro

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                  Hi Jochen -

                   

                   

                  There isn't a preference that I know of that can do as you're describing. Any content added to a page of text and images is editable. I'm afraid I can't comment on how to change your subscription.

                   

                   

                  I'd be interested to learn if you found a solution. Sorry I'm not of more help.

                   

                   

                  donna.

                   

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