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Highlighter in Acrobat DC very very wide

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Aug 18, 2017

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Hello

I highlight and it's not the width of a line but about 30 lines. I can't change the width in the properties. I don't know how this has happened.

Could someone please advise how to change it back to normal.

Thank you.

Mel

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Highlighter in Acrobat DC very very wide

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Aug 18, 2017

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Hello

I highlight and it's not the width of a line but about 30 lines. I can't change the width in the properties. I don't know how this has happened.

Could someone please advise how to change it back to normal.

Thank you.

Mel

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Aug 20, 2017

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This can happen if the underlying text of a scanned image is very large. There isn't really much you can do about it... It's just how the file was created.

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Oct 15, 2017

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This has just recently happened when I print a document to PDF. When I try to highlight or copy a section of text, it highlights a big block comprised of many rows. This does not happen when I get a PDF from an outside source only if I print to PDF.

I am using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.16

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Aug 22, 2017

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This happened to me too and I am trying to figure out what the deal is.  This super-wide highlighting thing was not an issue a week ago and I don't know where it came from.

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Like all the others here, I also started having this problem only recently, suggesting it was some 'updating' from Adobe which introduced this bug in Acrobat Writer (I have version 11). The way I solved it was to choose 'Save as PDF' rather than 'Adobe PDF' when printing the original document (e.g., Web page) you are trying to convert onto PDF. When you do it this way, the PDF can be edited in the 'normal', sensible way, without the exaggerated line-height of the highlight. Good luck!

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Ok, I'm still having this problem.

There are times that I can't save something as a PDF, I have to print it as one. So Magrela77's solution does not work for me.

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May 07, 2018

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Hi,

Sorry for the delayed response.

As Try67 mentioned above, there's not much you can do about it as it depends on how the file was created.

You may try reprinting the pdf to Adobe PDF printer using the steps given in this link at post# 8: How to change height of highlight

Let us know if you need any help.

Shivam

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Someone on this post suggested reprinting the document to an adobe file. I did that and I was able to highlight specific text. I also optimised it before i printed it.

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Thank you!  I reprinted to an Adobe file (which I thought that's what I had done in the first place) and it worked perfectly.  Crazy!

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Aug 01, 2018

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I read on one of these posts that it is the way the file is created.  it drove me nuts and was suggested to print and save the file again to PDF.  I did that and the problem was fixed in that file.

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Apr 29, 2019

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Adobe sucks for not resolving this in some way. I have had, for some time, the same issue. It started after an update. I now have to print to Microsoft PDF then open in adobe, next enhance the scan, perform text recognition to get it  to work!! What a waste of time. I tried recognizing text from an adobe PDF print & it did not work. I had no  choice to print it to Microsoft PDF.

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