How do I change the Text Selection colour when editing a pdf?

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Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016

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I was fussing around with the preferences in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI (Mac version) and turned off the selected text colour when selecting text. I don't know what preference I changed and cannot seem to find it again to restore the text selection colour. Usually, in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, when selecting text (note: NOT the text highlighting feature), AAP XI has a colour to show the selected text.  What preference restores the selected text colour when using the I-beam selection tool shown to the left of the hand tool?

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Now, it simply screens the selected text, as shown in the figure below.

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Again, please, note that I am NOT referring to the Highlighting tool shown 3rd from the left in the image below.

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Most Valuable Participant , Oct 10, 2016 Oct 10, 2016
My guess is it's something under Edit - Preferences - Accessibility, possibly the "High contrast colors" option, or "Always use the system selection color".

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Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016

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Hi ,

Launch the PDF>Select Edit PDF>select the text whose color you want to change>Once selected ,you would get the following option to change the color of the text.

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The highlighted option would let you change the color of the highlighted text.

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Sukrit Dhingra

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Oct 10, 2016 Oct 10, 2016

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Your effort is appreciated, but OP (and I) are addressing a different problem. It is NOT highlighting. It is NOT changing the color of text in a document.

We are referring to the color of the text that indicates the text selected by a user.

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My guess is it's something under Edit - Preferences - Accessibility, possibly the "High contrast colors" option, or "Always use the system selection color".

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this is not solved adobe!

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