How to select part of hyperlinked text to highlight/comment?

New Here ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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I'm proofreading a web page that has some hyperlinked text. I printed the web page in the Chrome browser and picked the option to "save to PDF" so it is not protected. It is saved as a local file on my laptop and I launched Acrobat Reader PC to open it.

 

If there's a misspelled word in the text (the URL is fine), I'm unable to highlight just the misspelled word. I have to begin the selection before/after the hyperlinked text, which means it could be an entire sentence or paragraph gets highlighted. I'm able to highlight non-hyperlinked text just fine.

 

How do I highlight just the text I need?

 

Acrobat Reader DC, Windows 10

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Comment markup and annotate , Windows

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New Here , Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

They appear to be link objects unfortunately. At least you've confirmed what I've discovered is the only workaround -- thank you!

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Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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If there's a Link object there then there's nothing you can do about it, except for what you already discovered (start the highlight a bit before or after the link).

If it's a plain-text URL link then you can disable it by going to Edit - Preferences - General and ticking off "Create links from URLs". Then you'll be able to highlight it normally.

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They appear to be link objects unfortunately. At least you've confirmed what I've discovered is the only workaround -- thank you!

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