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Adobe Acrobat DC: Users unable to highlight text in .pdf using various colors.

New Here ,
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Several of our users are unable to highlight .pdf documents using Adobe Acrobat DC in various colors.  They've given up and are now highlighting their documents by hand!  Please help.  Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018
I've developed a tool that I think will help you with this issue: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat/Reader -- Quickly Switch Between Highlighter Colors

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May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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I've developed a tool that I think will help you with this issue: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat/Reader -- Quickly Switch Between Highlighter Colors

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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HIGHLIGHTER is NOT a HIGHLIGHTER.  Seriously?  The most BASIC function is no longer available?  I don't understand why I would pay for a product like this and suddenly NOT be able to select text and highlight it.  I figured it was most certainly 'USER ERROR' [me].  Has anybody figured out how to do this WITHOUT installing some fix-it patch?

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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Please explain what's the exact issue you're having, and what application (including version number) and OS versions you use.

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May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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I've just run into this.  Ridiculous!  Acrobat DC version 2021.001.20155 on Windows 10.  Highlighter doesn't work, period.  Select the highlighter tool.  Select text.  Let go of the mouse button.  Nothing happens.  Not much to explain.

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Open the Comment panel after doing so. Do you see anything there?

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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There is a comment there, but the text isn't highlighted.

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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This can happen when the opacity setting for new highlight annotations is set too low. This can happen accidentally or via an older bug. Try selecting one of them and checking out its properties to see what the opacity is set to. If that's the problem, you can change the opacity to 100% and make it the default for new highlights that you add.

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