Ever wonder what features and improvements you’re getting from your Adobe Acrobat DC subscription? Here’s a rundown of key features added in the past year, adapted from Affinity Consulting Group’s newly updated guide, “Adobe Acrobat for Legal Professionals.”
Until the February 2021 update, when editing a fillable form in Acrobat, you could only click on the desired field to select it. With the recent update, you can now tab between fields. To edit a form in Adobe Acrobat DC:
- Open the Tools button.
- Under Forms & Signatures, click on Prepare Form.
Precise Field Location
You can now specify the exact location of form fields under the field properties:
- Right-click on the field.
- Select Properties.
- On the Position tab, specify the exact location for the field.
Change Color Floating Toolbar
You can now change the color of highlighting and other colored annotations in Adobe Acrobat DC by clicking on the annotation and selecting a new color from the floating toolbar.
Improved Copy and Paste
When you copy and paste annotations, they paste to the same location on the new page, reducing the need to adjust pasted annotations’ location.
You can now set the default zoom level for bookmarks by clicking on the Bookmark options button in the Bookmark pane and selecting the desired level under Set Default Bookmark Zoom level.
You can now add the Bates number to the existing file name rather than replacing it by typing %BATES_NUMBER_KEY% in the Insert Before or the Insert After field.
You can request signatures from Adobe Acrobat DC using Adobe Sign through the File menu by clicking on Request Signatures. Also, you can now open the Fill & Sign toolbar or Request Signatures from the Sign menu.
You can now cut, copy and paste pages using the Page Thumbnails. Select the desired pages and right-click to cut, copy and paste.
Getting help from the help button will now give contextual help based on the open tool.
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