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Highlight & comment on multiple acronyms simultaneously

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Jul 24, 2022 Jul 24, 2022

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I am in the process of reading ALOT of policy and procedures for a D.O.E. job I landed. I have the ability to open and add comments to these documents (for my own reference) and save to my computer.

The use of Acronyms is just frustrating so I started going throught the procedures, highlighting each acronym and adding a note for what it stood for. Helps me for sure just running my cursor over it and viola! I see what it stands for.. and might help the next new guy.

My question is, "Can I somehow select all the same acronym's as a group, highlight them all and add the description in one shot?"  Right now I am using "find" to go to each occurence and add the full description for the acronym then hop to the next etc..

 

Thanks,

Chadd Rose

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Jul 24, 2022 Jul 24, 2022

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Yes, this can be done using a script, such as this (paid-for) tool I've developed:

https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-highlight-all-instances-of-a-word-or-phrase-in-a-pdf

There's also a way to do it using a combination of Action and a script, which is more robust, but will only work in Acrobat DC Pro.

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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Thanks for taking the time to answer me. I am not THAT into Adobe to being purchasing any add-ons but it's nice to know that someone else had the same issue and did something to make it better. Kaizen!! my friend

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