How to Move an Image in a PDF File

by Robert Schrader

With Adobe's Acrobat Pro software you can create files in the "Portable Document Format" (PDF), a popular, high-quality medium. Whether you're making a simple form or an elaborate advertisement, Acrobat allows you to manipulate text, images and layout to any specification you might have in mind. If you finish work on a document but spot an image that's not placed exactly as you want, don't fret--you can use Acrobat Pro to edit your PDF as well. Moving your image to the correct location will only take a few clicks of your mouse.


Open your PDF file in Acrobat Pro. Locate the PDF document on your hard drive and double-click it to launch it in Acrobat Pro.


Activate the "Select" tool. Drop-down the "Tools" menu and open the "Select & Zoom" sub-menu. Choose the "Select" tool, denoted by an "Arrow" icon.


Drag the image to a different position on the same page. Click on the image and hold down while moving your mouse to "drag" the image to your desired location. If you wish to move the image only up-and-down or side-to-side, hold down the "Shift" key while dragging.


Cut the image and paste it onto a new page. Right-click the image with the "Select" tool and click "Cut." Scroll through your document until you find a suitable new location for the image, then right-click in the desired spot and click "Paste." Repeat Step 3 to move the image around its new page.

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About the Author

Robert Schrader is a writer, photographer, world traveler and creator of the award-winning blog Leave Your Daily Hell. When he's not out globetrotting, you can find him in beautiful Austin, TX, where he lives with his partner.

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