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Every time I highlight text the highlighted properties are automatically locked. I need to change it so that it does not automatically lock so I can delete/change whatever, to the highlighted text without having to go into preferences for every single highlight. Is this possible?
I don't understand your question very well, but is your Acrobat is up to date to reflect the latest version?
The reason I'm asking is because I am wondering if you are using the correct slection tool, for example.
Are you using the hand tool (little hand icon of your mouse pointer) or the actual selection tool (the arrow icon mouse pointer)?
Since you mentioned that you have to go through "Edit"---"Preferences" to be able to highlight text , Some options were added in the last optional update that was published on 22 August; it has an option under "General" category that allows the user to make the hand tool select text and images.
Maybe... just maybe... you have not selected this option, otherwise all you have to do (if you don't wish to use the hand tool) just click on the "selection tool" in the toolbar ribbon and that should do.
If that does not work I ran out suggestions.
How did you turn off the automatic autolock? I, too, don't want to have to go the same process for each highlight. Could you or someone else in the intrawebs screenshot or show specifically how to do this. Thanks in advance.
Create a highlight, then right-click it and select Properties:
Then in the dialog that opens untick the Locked check-box and tick the Make Properties Default box and click OK:
Any highlight you create after that should not be locked by default.