The answer given does not work for me. Even when I highlight the text to be 'un-bolded' and click the T (which is blue), the text stays bold. Must I really go back to the original doc to edit out the bold? Kind of makes having 'PRO' not really worthwhile.
Hello, did you ever find out how to undo the bold while editing?
I'm getting pretty frustrated with it myself.
If you have a font that is already bold, you cannot turn off bold. It's part of the font, and you will have to go back to the original application and change it there, or change the font in Acrobat, but that may cause misalignments and should only be your last resort.
In this screenshot, you see that the "Bold" is actually part of the font name. This may not always be the case, but I would assume that if you cannot turn off bold, you are dealing with a bold font.
No, I never did find out. I had to go back to the original LibreOffice ODF
file and edit that, make a PDF (which LibreOffice can do) and then rebuild
my file again out of multiple PDFs. Rather a pain.
On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 1:05 PM, dnd billing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changing the font doesn't work either. I think I'll have to follow what Les said below to get it done.
Thank you for replying. Looks like I'll have to do the same thing. It's a pain in the backside.
Hi dnd billing,
Can you provide us with some more information from your end so that we can replicate the issue:
- Acrobat Pro DC Version
- OS version info
- Exact steps being performed
- Is the issue specific to one file or is this issue reproducible on multiple files
- Can you share the file with us if possible
- Screenshot/Screen-recording of the issue
Looking forward to your cooperation
Years of experience have shown: if you have the original file EDIT THE ORIGINAL. Every time. Even to change one letter. And remake the PDF. Why is this a pain? Acrobat's editing is limited and painful, and a desperate last resort for where the original is lost, cannot be obtained for any price, and the backups were eaten by termites. Adobe's marketing might try to persuade us otherwise, but really, no.
Haha, I think you are on to something. Stupid termites!
Brand new download of latest DC pro. OS 10.11.6.
Open a PDF from colleague so that I can edit it. When I edit (type) the font is BOLD. Toggling the bold "T" off or on only makes it more bold. It does the same with ALL PDF files I have tried. Which in effect makes this software useless. Unless there is a fix I will ask for a refund. I cannot use it if all my edits are going to be in BOLD face type.
Download PDF from colleague.
Open in DC Pro
Hit "Edit" button
Type in "edits" to PDF
Everything I type is BOLD
Cannot undo bold
Cuss Adobe (IN BOLD)
Cuss some more
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This looks like the font you are actually using in the document is "Helvetica Neue" in it's "Thin" weight, but when you edit the document, you are using "Helvetica Neue" in it's "Normal" weight. When you select "Helvetica Neue" in e.g. MS Word, there are more weights than just normal and bold:
Acrobat does not give you that fine control over the font weights. As was mentioned earlier, Acrobat is not a replacement for a word processor. You should make your edits in the original document. You may be able to export your document as a Word document, make the edits, and then covert to PDF again.