2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2016 11:37 PM by Priyanja

    Editing Shapes in Adobe DC standard


      I can't figure out how to edit the 'draw order' of shapes once I draw them.  For instance, if I'm adding some basic overlapping graphics to a pdf, I can't 'send to back' or 'bring forward', to place one shape in front of another.  In fact, the editing tools are totally grayed out once I click on my object (see attached image).  I'm coming from a bluebeam world, and I'm finding this extremely frustrating...Help!


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        • 1. Re: Editing Shapes in Adobe DC standard
          philippanmei Level 4

          In the Edit PDF mode select the object which you want to keep forward and cut it (Ctrl+X) and paste it again, It will help you a bit to bring forward (but don't select the object of or text that you want to keep backward).



          • 2. Re: Editing Shapes in Adobe DC standard
            Priyanja Adobe Employee

            Seems like you are using "Drawing tools" under Comments app for adding shapes. Please note that editing tools does not work for comments.


            You can use the following workaround for achieving the desired operation:

            • Flatten the document using Preflight profile "Flatten annotations and form fields".
            • Now go to Edit PDF tool and select the shape. All the editing tools should be accessible now.

            Only downside here is that annotation capabilities are removed from the shapes after flattening.