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I have Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 on a Mac OSX 10.6. I need to change text to bold in a pdf that I am proofreading. How? I tried to follow forum tips but end up with the message System font not available.The pdf is from a client, book publisher. I need to learn how to do this. What is the best software if not Adobe Acrobat Pro 9? 500 pages need to be done in 4 days.
DIANE WOOD 1118 days ago
This should be done in the original file format, before converting it to a PDF. PDF files were not meant to be edited in this way, as you've noticed.
As it has been said, it would better be done in the original document.You might use annotation tools to mark up the text, and maybe use a specific color for marking text to be typeset in bold.However, if there is no other possibility, you might look at tools for last second editing in the prepress industry. Kind of industry standard for that is PitStop by Enfocus.Hope this can help.
"Proofreading" connotes adding comments where edits by the "author" are needed.While Acrobat 9 (Pro at least) has a Touchup Text tool that supports minor touchups any large scale (e.g., this activity spread across 500 pages) has a high, high order probability of goobering the PDF in a drastic way. Why? Because PDF is not a "word processing" file format (see ISO 32000-1).Open the Comment & Markups toolbar. Use the Text Edits tools or other Comment or Markup tools to indentify necessary changes the content author is to perform. (Peruse Acrobat Help to understand the usage of these tools).http://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/pro/using/WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7e80.w.html n.b., on the web page's upper right there is a link to the PDF file if you want to download that.
Thank you for the advice. I can see that I need to discuss this process in more detailwith the publisher so nothing ends up corrupt.
Note that when the tools on the Comment & Markups toolbar are used a "comment" report can be generated.
David Austin Commented 1117 days ago | Report
Good to know - thanks.
DIANE WOOD Commented 1117 days ago | Report
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