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How do I fill an object with colour using Adobe Acrobat X Pro

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I am working on a pdf that was originally created in Acrobat - I want to select an object and fill it with a colour as if I was using a highlighter. Can I do this at all using this program?? I'm not much of a techie and actually bought this software hoping I could do this, but unfortunately, it seems I cannot.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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If the document was created in Acrobat, as what type of object did you create the item you want to fill? If it's a text box or some other annotation type, you maybe able to use the properties for that object to specify a fill or background color. If it's not an annotation object, it may not be possible to do what you want to do. Would you be able to share that document (or a document you create from scratch with just that one object in it)?
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I actually took the document from a website - it's a city map with each community outline showing up as an object. So the objects are not text boxes or annotation type objects. I don't think I could take any of those objects and paste it into a blank document. I think I'm SOL. Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the assistance.
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
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Ah, in that case, the document was not originally created in Acrobat. You could try to open the file in Illustrator - however, Illustrator is not a general purpose PDF editor, this will very likely destroy some of the features in the PDF file. The only PDF files that can be edited in Illustrator without a problem are the ones that were created by Illustrator.
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Oakie doakie - I thought it was easy to take objects and manipulate them in Acrobat - but I guess it's not that simple.
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No, PDF is what I consider to be a "final file format".
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These questions were hard to answer because the answer I got was that I can't do what I wanted to do and there is no solution! But the info from the expert seems correct.
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Yup - I have a lot to learn about graphics and pdf's! I guess these objects were designed with graphics software and added to the pdf and cannot be altered. Thanks for all the feedback.
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