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I have highlighted text in my PDF.How do I remove these highlights?I know how to use the highlight tool but can't find a way toremove those highlights.
Will Blalock 1386 days ago
Select them using the Hand tool and press Delete.
Nope - it did not work.
Margaret Brandt Commented 858 days ago | Report
Then they're probably a part of the document. You can try the Edit Text & Images tool under Tools - Content Editing, but I wouldn't get my hopes up...
Gilad D (try67) Commented 858 days ago | Report
Moving the hand tool to the highlighted area DOES NOT work either. Nor does the next post saying "move text out of the way". And I paid for this horror show!
Martha H Breene Commented 16 days ago | Report
I didn't tell you to use the hand tool in my last post... Read it more carefully. And yes, some PDF files can't be edited easily. That's just the way it is. If the text and highlights are a part of an image you'll need to use something like Photoshop to edit them.
Gilad D (try67) Commented 15 days ago | Report
If all else fails, just carefully click tools-edit objects. Move the text out of the way, click on the yellow highlight "strip" and delete. Then move the text back - you can click the text so it's invisible border shows and just use your arrows on your keyboard to move back in place. If you cannot grab or click the "yellow highlight strip", you may needed to move more of hte surrounding text out of the way. one of their invisible borders could be in the way of you drawing a box to select the yellow highlight object and delete... I hope this makes sense.
Text doesn't move out of the way. Nothing gets rid of the highlighting. What idiot IT geek made this mess. Can't copy chosen text after it's highlighted. What? Who came up with a convoluted mess like this?
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