How to enable editing tools for use in Adobe Reader

 

  • Open PDF in Acrobat Pro (I’m using Acrobat Pro 9).
  • On the Advanced menu click Extend Features in Adobe Reader . . .

 

Adobe Acrobat Pro -Advanced menu - extend features menu option

Figure 1. ‘Extend Features in Adobe Reader’ menu option

 

  • A dialogue box – Extend Usage Rights in Adobe Reader – comes up informing you of the features that will be available when the document is opened in the reader, these include the commenting and drawing mark-up tools. You are also informed that other features (e.g. editing document content or inserting and deleting pages) will be restricted.
  • Click the Save Now button – this opens a Save As dialogue box.
  • Rename the enabled PDF and save.
  • The newly enabled document should now be the working document. Close and reopen in Adobe Reader.

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