I have ACROBAT XI installed & updated. During the past month I am no longer able to highlight text. The text remains unhighlighted however if I click on the text which I wished to highlight a little blue box surrounds the text .... but it is not highlighted. I have attempted to change colors to no avail.
That means you just selected the text. You need to first select the Text Highlight tool (under the Comments panel) and then select the text you want to highlight.
Thank you but your solution does not solve the problem. I have repeatedly
selected the highlight tool first & then drag the tool over the text to be
highlighted ..... DOES NOT WORK. However, as I indicated earlier, the
portion to be highlighted has an outlined box around the text IF/WHEN I
place the cursor over that text!
On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 4:18 AM, Gilad D (try67) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Can you select each letter individually in this text, or just the entire
thing as a whole? If then latter then this is not real text but an image
that contains text in it, and that's why you can't use the Highlight Text
tool on it.
Yes, I can select an INDIVIDUAL letter - doing so produces the same results
as selecting an individual word or phrase - the YELLOW highlight does not
appear on either. Should it?
On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Gilad D (try67) <email@example.com>
When you get the blue outline around where you tried to outline, that mean it has outlined but with no color.
I have Windows 10 and version 11.0.13 of Acrobat and there no way to highlight with a color with that combination.
First, I have a user not able to use yellow to highlight in any PDF file under her profile, but if she choose different color is she able to highlight. Second, I don't have problem at all when I log on her laptop, and use the same PDF file ( that mean I am still able to use choose yellow to highlight any her PDF files). She is using Adobe Acrobat XI Standard on Windows 7 Enterprise. I hope that Adobe Acrobat support can see this message, and give people tips how to solve this issue. I tried to contact via phone, but voice said no phone support.
It appears that this was a bug that was introduced in the latest update. Others have been able to resolve this issue by using the Acrobat Cleaner tool to uninstall and then reinstall Acrobat. You might try this if you have a few spare moments.
And can you please share the problem PDF which was working correctly in the earlier version.
I have had the same "yellow highlight" problem for about 3 months also. Thanks for posting.
I SOLVED THIS PROBLEM!
My highlights in yellow and light green would not show up on my computer at work, but did in Photoshop (on the same document), and did on Acrobat on my laptop.
Solution: go to Edit / Preferences/ Accessibility, and UNCHECK "Replace document colors"
Presto. Apparently with this checked, it was treating all light colors as white or no color.
I tried to find the answer to this frustrating problem (I ended up highlighting in yuk orange) for a couple of years, and then yesterday got a document with a graphic on the front that showed green on my home computer and white on my work computer. Light went on -- Googled "Acrobat not showing light colors" and this fix was offered.
Hope this helps!
This was exactly the problem for me. I forgot I had checked it on another project, so thanks for the solution!
Worked for me!
I've no recollection of having set the "Replace Document Colors" option at any time. But un-setting now has fixed the issue - for now.
I got the same problem and found this thread. Thanks @kh4488 for posting a correct answer, it solved my problem.
Thank you @kh4488 for an actual solution! This should be marked as the Correct Answer not the "Staff" answer that has you downloading and installing a tool that does not work to solve this problem.
Worked like a Charm 🙂
Bingo! saved me a month of headaches, Thank you!
I'm having this problem too, and the "Replace Document Colours" trick didn't work for me. However, what did work is by looking in the right-hand side bar where it shows that there is a highlight and clicking on the three dots and then "Properties", the opacity was set to 0%. By changing this to 100%, the comment appeared highlighted.
On the dialogue box to do this, you can also check "Make properties default" which prevents you having to do this tweak for every single subsequent comment.