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highlight the text in pdf document?

November 12, 2005 at 20:43:15
Specs: Windows XP Professional, Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 256MB R

Hi everyone,

I am wondering whether it is possible to highlight the text in a pdf document while you are reading it with the Adobe Reader 7 or not? And also save the highlight?
If not, then do you know any other programs that can open a pdf file, highlight, and save the change?

Thank you so much


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#1
November 12, 2005 at 21:02:42

From the Help file in Adobe Reader 7.0

To highlight, cross out, or underline text:

1. On the Commenting toolbar, select the Highlight Text tool , the Cross-Out Text tool , or the Underline Text tool .

2. Drag from the beginning of the text you want to mark up. Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to mark up a rectangular area of text. This is especially useful to mark up text in a column.


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#2
November 12, 2005 at 21:18:00

I was thinking you wanted to highlight text as your eyeballs move, but that is not the case. :)

In checking out Acrobat Reader I find that we only have a HAND to work with.

So in Reader HELP I find that you have to Select the text select tool(Big letter T in tool bar)

The hand then changes to a large cursor line.
Then you can hightlight and copy text.


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#3
November 12, 2005 at 22:07:19

You cannot save any changes with Acrobat reader. You will need to full Acrobat or another PDF editor.

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#4
November 13, 2005 at 20:23:05

Thank you folks. I want to highlight the important part of the text as you used to highligh your textbook while you are reading it. I don't mean to highlight the text and copy it to a different program.

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