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Mar 13, 2019

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My highlighter tool in Acrobat Pro DC stopped working! Can anyone help me? I press the highlighter icon on top of my screen, highlight my text, and then nothing happens. If I click the area that I tried to highlight this blue box/border shows up - but nothing is highlighted.

First screenshot is my text as I'm highlighting it -

Second screenshot is after I "highlighted" it, but nothing happened

Third screenshot is when I click on the area that I had "highlighted", this annoying blue box appears.

Please help!

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That "annoying blue box" is the highlight... You probably just set it to be transparent.

After clicking it press Ctrl+E and you'll be able to change it via the floating toolbar that will open (it's the check-board icon).

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Highlighter Doesn't Work

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My highlighter tool in Acrobat Pro DC stopped working! Can anyone help me? I press the highlighter icon on top of my screen, highlight my text, and then nothing happens. If I click the area that I tried to highlight this blue box/border shows up - but nothing is highlighted.

First screenshot is my text as I'm highlighting it -

Second screenshot is after I "highlighted" it, but nothing happened

Third screenshot is when I click on the area that I had "highlighted", this annoying blue box appears.

Please help!

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That "annoying blue box" is the highlight... You probably just set it to be transparent.

After clicking it press Ctrl+E and you'll be able to change it via the floating toolbar that will open (it's the check-board icon).

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That "annoying blue box" is the highlight... You probably just set it to be transparent.

After clicking it press Ctrl+E and you'll be able to change it via the floating toolbar that will open (it's the check-board icon).

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PS. After making this change right-click the highlight again and select Make Current Properties Default and it should not happen when you create a new one.

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I have a similar problem, but mine, it doesn't show the "blue box", it doesn't show nothing. 

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So what happens when you use the Highlight tool?

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