How can you disable selection mode in the new PDF editing capability?
A feature for editing PDF files has recently been added to the released code. I cannot find comprehensive documentation for it. If such exists, a pointer would be appreciated.
Here is the specific problem with which I am struggling. I am marking up a converted web page (Waze) with the tool with the pencil icon. That starts out OK. However, after a while, it gets into a mode in which it thinks I am trying to select some of my previous markings. Once a box has been selected all I can do is move the content or delete it. I do not want to do that. I want to make new marks nearby. It seems to be impossible. The only way I have managed to get around the problem is to save the PDF to a file and then reload it. But that only lasts for a while until it gets back into the mode in which it thinks I am trying to select some of my new marks.
I don't know what is getting it into the selection mode or how to get out once there. There are no clues in the menu. I could use the mode at times for removing marks, so I do also want to know how to get into it.
Help would be much appreciated.
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Hi Dr. Who,
I don't have the answer to your problem, but I also agree that the "pdf editor" is only halfway there. It enables us to add things like dates to blank spaces, and sign docs, and write or draw graffiti in the margin, but it does not enable us to remove unwanted text from a document. So, it's NOT an editor at all; it's just a form-filler-in. It will be convenient to use in a few limited instances but, disappointingly, falls far short of being an "EDITOR".
Hopefully Firefox will add the rest of it in a near-future update???