Seems crazy that there's no functionality for this, but there appears not to be.
I want to mark up a document, highlighting text and making comments here and there. I highlight a lot, which helps me steer my eyes to particular bits of the text when I'm teaching it. Sometimes I leave comments for myself. I'd like to see those comments, and only those comments, without being notified that there is also a "highlighted text" on the comment list. Can we just turn off "formatting" changes? MS Word allows this: comments are only text-based comments to oneself. Highlighting doesn't display as a comment.
The problem is that the way that Adobe currently works it, all of my comments get lost in a sea of "highlighted text" notifications, which basically makes all of the functionality useless to me.
Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described, you only wants to see the comments/sticky notes in the comments pane and not the highlighted text.
Once you do all the highlighting and adding the comment/sticky note in a PDF just click on the filter icon present in the top right of the comment pane as shown below and deselect the highlight under 'types' and click 'Apply', it will then show you only the sticky notes in the PDF file.
For more information please check the help page: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/comments.html#view_comments
Does this mean that there is no way to filter between "highlighted text" notifications and the highlighted text that I comment on? Will I have to instead make a sticky note every time I want to annotate something? If this is the case, is there a way that I can filter out highlights from only the comments section without it removing the highlights from the actual document as well?
Because I agree with Benjamin - when I open the Comments tab, I'd like to see what I have actually commented, not a list of sometimes 150+ "highlighted text" or "underlined text" markups!