Editing Shade Content

Shade content is very similar to paths except instead of a solid color fill a gradient or shade formula is used to create colors that gradually change across the shape. Shades can be used to create anything from shapes and dividers to even logos and images. The Content editing tool is capable of editing shades that are a part of the PDF. Shades can be moved, edited, or deleted using the content editing tool.

How to Edit Shade Content

  1. Activate the tool by clicking on the Edit Content button on the Document Tab making sure the "Shade" option is selected in the  drop down arrow.
  2. Then click or drag an area with the mouse to select the desired content. Once selected, content can be edited, moved or deleted following the instructions below.
    • Note: Selecting multiple pieces of content will let you update the properties for all pieces at once
  3. Once complete, to exit Content Editing mode, simply click on the hand tool or Esc on the keyboard

Move or Edit Properties

Move or Edit the shade by doing the following

Shade Content Properties

Shade Content contain the following property settings:

Fill Color: the fill color of the shade

Stroke Color: the border color of the shade

Border Width: the width of the border line of the shade

Cut, Copy, & Paste Shade Content

Cut or Copy shade by doing the following

Remove Shade Content

Delete the shade by pressing the Del key or right-click on the shade ( Ctrl + Click on Mac) and choose Delete in the context menu.



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