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How to change the Highlight color in Adobe Acrobat/Reader

Adobe Employee ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Add comments to PDF files with highlights, sticky notes, a freehand drawing tool, and mark-up tools. 


If you would like to change the text highlight color or get the text highlighted in multiple different colors (E.g., want some items to be yellow, and others a different color). This can be achieved with the help of below mentioned steps, where you can change the color of your highlighted text and set it (from the one given in color panel) as per your desire.  


  1. Choose Tools > Comment to open the Comment toolbar. The comments that you add to the document are displayed in the right pane. 

 2. Select the Highlighter from the Menu-bar at the top.  




3. Highlight the text and select.




  1. Right-click on highlighted text and select Properties.




  1. On the Highlight Properties dialog, select the color from the Color panel and click OK.




Note: If you would like to make this color choice as default, you may check the dialog box “Make Properties Default” and then click OK.


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