How to Change the Color of Text in Acrobat

By Colby Stream

Despite popular opinion, PDF documents can be edited. You can modify PDF text with a copy of Adobe Acrobat 7 or later. Ensure that you know the correct steps to take so that you can change the font color quickly and easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat 7 or later

Step 1

Open the document by locating the PDF and right-clicking on it. Choose Adobe Acrobat 7 or later from the "Open With" list. This will allow you to edit the PDF document.

Step 2

Locate the text you want to change. Select the "Touch Up" tool. This can be found under the "Advanced Editing" toolbar. Select all the text which you would like to modify. A box should appear around the text. You can select large amounts of text by dragging the tool around all of it. Right-click anywhere on the highlighted text and choose "Properties." Change the "Fill" and "Stroke" boxes to the color you want. Press "Close."

Step 3

Save the file. To keep the file name choose "File" followed by "Save as." Save the file into the same location and with the same file name and press "Save." You will be asked if you want to overwrite the previous file. Select "Yes." If you want to save the file by a different name, change the name before clicking "Save."

Tips & Warnings

  • When modifying text, you must have the font of the PDF installed on your computer or you will not be able to edit. Acrobat will prompt you if you don't have the correct font installed.