Creative Cloud Express gets new PDF quick actions for easier editing

Creative Cloud Express Pdf Actions
Creative Cloud Express Pdf Actions (Image credit: Adobe)

What you need to know

  • Creative Cloud Express has gained new PDF quick actions.
  • Users can quickly edit images and text in a PDF.
  • Multiple files can be combined into a single PDF when needed.

Adobe has announced a handful of new PDF quick actions for people who need to edit the files from within Creative Cloud Express.

Detailed in a blog post, the improvements mean that people can more easily edit text and images, combine files, and more from within Creative Cloud Express. The whole thing is powered by Adobe Acrobat, too.

In terms of text and images, Adobe says that people can now easily rotate and resize images while simple text editing means that they can quickly make changes without getting into the weeds.

This feature is for when you have PDFs that need small but crucial updates. For example, are the prices on your sales sheets no longer right or do you need to change the date on an event flyer? Edit your existing PDF files by adding or changing text and rotating or resizing images in Creative Cloud Express.

Users can also now combine multiple files into a single PDF when the urge takes them, while page organizing means that people will be able to rearrange pages at will.

Adobe says that all users will get one free quick action download per week, but any more will require a subscription.

All Creative Cloud Express users get one free PDF quick action download per week. Subscribers of the Creative Cloud Express Premium plan, or plans that include premium access to Creative Cloud Express, have access to unlimited PDF quick action downloads from within the Creative Cloud Express web app.

Want to learn more and see the quick actions working? Check out the announcement post for all the details.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.