When I first started to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, I could click once on the highlighter logo and then highlight as much text as I wanted. Now, I cannot anymore. If I want to highlight something, I must click on the logo, highlight the thing, and then click again to highlight another thing, and then click again... It's really annoying to have to click every single time. Is there any way to come back to the first setting which allowed me to highlight for as long as I wanted without having to click back again to the highlighter logo each time?
Open a pdf and select the highlight tool
Press ctrl+e to open tool properties
Check the box that says "Keep tool selected"
I already used the hghlight behind the text line, but now the highlight has been drawn exactly on the text & makes the text hidden!
whats the solution?
Of course I know the function of opacity completely!
Omg thank you, I wasn't expecting an answer that fast!
Have a nice day!
Opening that up still doesn't allow me to hightlight text or even select it with upgraded version of Adpbe Acrobat Reader!
Well I followed some of the advise and downloaded the .pdf a fourth time and that did the trick. Evidently something was wrong with the other files but with the new version I can hightlight. But, thank you for explaning how to open and keep the tool properties.
I used to be able to highlight pdf's easily and was using Adobe Reader in October and it worked well. I just opened two different pdfs. One I read in October and had highlighted portions of it then. However, now I seem to no longer be able to highlight a block of text. If I click and drag the mouse to try to highlight a block of text, no highlighting occurs. The only way I manage to highlight text is to double click on a word. Then only the word is highlighted.
Has something changed in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC? I tried bringing up the settings window with Ctrl+E but don't see an option that would help. I do have "keep tool selected".
I have a user who is having this precise issue in Acrobat Pro, and I can't figure it out. She had been using the highlighter to select blocks of text at once, and now she can only double-click to highlight single words at a time.
I just started having this problem in Acrobat Pro version 2023.003.20284 64bit for windows. I have been able to freely highlight for years using my pen or mouse. Now, I have to double-click each word to get anything highlighted. Makes it really annoying to annotate a 70-page document.