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Automatically paste highlighted text into a comment

New Here ,
Jun 26, 2024 Jun 26, 2024

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I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro version 2024.002.208517. I often read long PDFs and want to be able to highlight passages and have the highlighted text automatically copied into the comment that is created. That way I can just read through the comments later to see the highlights. On my previous computer I was able to do this. However, since I obtained a new computer, this is not working: when I highlight text, it creates a comment that has nothing in it ("Add a comment..."). Obviously I can do the work of copying and pasting each time, but that is inefficient. I still have access to my old laptop and compared the settings and they are identical; notably, the seemingly most obvious preference, "Copy selected text into Highlight ... comment pop-ups," is checked. 

 

Is there some other way to do this, or is this a glitch on the current build?

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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That preference should take care of that... Is the text otherwise selectable? In other words, can you select it one word at a time? If so, what happens when you copy it and then paste into another application, like Notepad? Does it appear correctly there?

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Ah, interesting. While I can highlight one word at a time, it does not appear selectable in the sense that I can't copy it. If I use highlight tool to highlight one or multiple words and then right click on it, I get the options of [Open Pop-Up Note, Reply, Delete, Set Status, Enable Text Selection, Hide comment Panel, Make Current Properties Default, Properties]. Selecting Enable Text Selection and then right clicking on the same passagethen brings up different options - none of which is copy still: [Add Sticky Note, Sign Yourself, Hand Tool, Marquee Zoom, Previous View, Rotate Clockise, Print..., Find, Document Properties, Edit a PDF, Add Text, Add image]. 

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Try to revert to the Classic UI: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/acrobat-2023-how-to-revert-to-classic-gui-user-in...
Consider the "new Acrobat" as a beta version, many features are still missing or half-implemented.

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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I'm still using the classic UI so that's not it, unfortunately.

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