Cannot underline within an already highlighted segment as i could until latest version

New Here ,
Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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Previously in Adobe Acrobat Reader i could select a segment of text, choose highlight, and then go inside the highlighted text and select a part of it to underline.  But with the newest version i downloaded last week, i cannot select text inside previously highlighted segment; trying just creats a line around all the highlighted text and allows me to delete it, but not choose a part of it.  I can begin selecting text from outside the previously highlighted text, but cannot begin selecting withing highlighted text.  What to do?

     Any help you can offer is deeply appreciated!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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As far as I recall, that's how it always behaved. You couldn't select a text that was already highlighted.

You had to either start a bit before (or after) it, or hide the highlight comments first.

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Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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I have been underlining within highlighted text for years now -- no problem
until this latest version no reader. --dan

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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I can't say if this is a new behavior or not, but underline first, then highlight is working.

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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I guess i was mistakern about being able to underline in already highlighted text.  Is there any way you know of to suggst to Adobe they add this feature to Reader, to be able to select a segment of highlighted text to underline?  I know if i underline first i can select any portion to highlight, but the reverse doesn't work.

     Thanks for you help.  --dan

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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You can make a feature request here: https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

 

One possible workaround, by the way, is to hide the other comments first, add the new one, and then make them visible again.

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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Thank you SO MUCH!! While i did not see "hide comments," when looking I
tried left clicking the already highlighted area and then "enable text
selection" and that let me select text within the highlighted area to
underline.
Thank you again for your help.

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Open the Comments panel and in the Comments list section of it click the Filter Comments button and then on Hide All Comments.

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