how do you turn off highlighting so you can, for instance, copy text?
In the comments list you can delete the highlight.
*many thanks. i see you work for adobe. this in unintuitive and couldn't
find answer anywhere on site.*
*instead of the way you've got Help set up, just do an old-fashioned index
created by people like you!!
Bernd is not an Adobe employee (STAFF), but a Most Valuable Participant (MVP). If you want to know what this means, you can find it here
under MVP badge program. And I am afraid that it is even far less intuitive to get to this information.
yes, i find if i right=click the cell, highlight goes away.
*but here's the harder part. it still is set on highlight and i don't see
how to turn if off if , e.g., i paint text for the purpose of cutting.*
*many thx again
I'm having the same problem. How do you turn off the highlighting function so that you can copy text? As far as the Adobe help website, well . . . that's how I got here in the first place.
I just found the answer, and I actually did find it at the Adobe help website. Right click in the document, and when the dropdown menu appears, choose "select tool."
then select 'delete'. you're brilliant -- adobe should hire you
*what a screwed up 'help' site!
Thank you, thank you. Who were the geniuses who developed the Reader UI? It should be used in a UI design class as an example of how not to do things.
here's the hidden answer-- right click on doc, select highlight text *then
select 'delete'. *
*what a screwed up 'help' site!
no you can't! it is just a list, with no delete button.
In any case there are two issues a. how to delete a particular highlight, and how to turn the tool off.
Staggering that adobe could design a tool like this
consider Adeesh's answer to: How do I add the hand tool to the toolbar on Adobe Acrobat Reader DC ?
it seems that the easiest way to turn off the highlighting mode is to revert to the hand-scrolling mode; this can be achieved only by invoking the bottom floating tool bar because the hand-scrolling tool lives only in the bottom floating tool bar and cannot be made to be a permanent resident in the top toolbar. As frustrating as things are you should still note that screaming and cursing at the developers is a bad strategy - would *you* want to be screamed at? i'm sure that the developers are not designing after-the-fact contrary-to-intuition devices just so that they can frustrate and vexate their customers - i readily grant you that such minds do indeed exist; i encounter in real life many people who's exclusive purpose in life is to vexate and vandalize - but these Adobe developers do not fall into this category.
I'm having the very same problem. I've been given an editable PDF (an invitation) to complete my companies fields. If I was to print it, no problem the highlighted fields disappear. But I need to email it. There is no where to turn off all of the highlighted fields. Using the hand only unhighlights one particular field at a time. I'm trying to export the file as a jpeg and it also then creates two files as there are two pages. I've just signed up for the latest version of Adobe and am really frustrated.. This is taking me hours to figure out the simplest of tasks. Please advise as I can't seem to locate what to do in the help menu.
Click on another tool, either the hand or the arrow and it will automatically deselect the highlight tool. Another option is to select the highlight tool, right click, select Properties or CTRL+E, when the dialog box appears, uncheck the box labeled "keep tool selected". This will ensure that after you highlight the text, the tool will automatically return to a default setting.
you're a scholar + a gentleman. adobe could use you
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Thank you profjhs. This has long been a frustration of mine also.
Apparently, giving an object the capability to toggle on and off is beyond anyone's programming skills at Adobe. I used to think Steve Jobs was too critical of Adobe. Now I know he was right, God rest his soul.
Holy cow! it did work. Comment is not where I would of looked but now I see the logic.
Why not just make this a toggle? It is what we all expect....why increase the amount of clicks to simply turn off a tool? Click on...Click off....how hard can that be from a programming stand point, and honestly, it would make it far more user friendly.
I'm just saying....
And what tool should be selected when you "click it off"?
Like most applications, a toggle means off and on. Why is it necessary to move from one tool to another? That isn't necessary in, well, any other application I use. If I toggle an element on, it is on, if I toggle it off, it is off, I don't have to go from Bold, to Italics, to Underline, I can turn them on and off as needed. It is the way most programs work. After all, if having to hop from one tool to another was that intuitive, we wouldn't be having this discussion and most of us wouldn't have had the need to look up the answer to utilize what should have been a common element. Highlighting is a tool that most people will use regularly. A more simplistic way of operating is desired by most users.....but that's only years of IT Consulting talking... Obviously Adobe feels this is appropriate and the 184,000 sites that come up Google when you search for 'how to turn off highlighting in adobe' mean nothing.... Adding additional clicks to simply turn off the highlighter is obviously the preferred method...
The fact there are a lot of Google results for something doesn't mean much. You'll get 184K results for just about anything you search in Google...
Anyway, the way the application works a tool always has to be selected. One could say that the Hand tool could be switched to by default, but I don't think that's more intuitive then how it works now.
If you want you can make a feature request here: Feature Request/Bug Report Form