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Best Way to Change Highlight Color in PDF

2021-08-24 09:22:57 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

We often end up with large documents that we need to read through while studying or at work. When reading such a large document, it is easy to get lost in the dense text, and it is difficult to pick out relevant information. How to change highlight color in PDF? Open a PDF document in PDFelement, right-click the highlight color and choose Properties, and change the appearance color on the right-side. You can always complete the task with PDFelement.

4 Steps for Changing Highlight Color in a PDF File

Step 1. Import Your PDF

Launch PDFelement on your device. Click "Open File" and select the file from your computer or a connected external storage device. Once the document uploads move to the next step.

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Step 2. Highlight Text in PDF

Click the "Comment" tab to reveal additional tools for selection. Click the "Highlight" or "Area Highlight" button, and then drag the cursor to all the text you want to highlight. Hold down the mouse button until you have marked all relevant text and only let go when you are done. Once you let go of the mouse button, the marked area will turn yellow by default.

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Step 3. Change Highlighting Color

To change the color and a few other properties of the highlighted area, position the mouse pointer over the highlighted area and right-click to open additional options. From the drop-down menu, select "Properties". A properties box appears to the right of the window that allows you to change the color and opacity of the markup.

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Step 4. Save Your Document

Select a suitable color and once you are satisfied with your selection, save the file by navigating to "File > Save As". Choose a suitable name and save the file.

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PDFelement enables users to view PDF files and edit the text within the documents, much like you would do with a word processing application like Microsoft Word. However, it takes the editing function further by allowing users to upload and edit scanned documents using the OCR feature as well. It also allows users to combine different file formats into one editable PDF document, or convert PDF documents into other file formats.

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