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How to Find Highlighted Text in PDF

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2023-04-13 17:06:35 • Filed to: How-To-Windows • Proven solutions

Dealing with large PDF files may be a fuss sometimes, especially if you have a PDF file with hundreds of pages and you need to search for some specific content. So, if you are looking for how to find highlighted text in PDF, this article contains a step-by-step tutorial for you.

How to Find Highlighted Text in PDF

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Step 1: Highlight Text or Add Comments if Needed

To search the highlighted text, you need to highlight the text first, so you'll be able to search it later. To do so, click "Comment" and then the "Highlight" icon. The cursor will automatically be changed, so now, you can select any text to highlight it.

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Step 2. Search for Highlighted Text

To search for the highlighted text, again click on "Comment" and then the "Comment" icon in the left vertical toolbar. Once you click on it, all the highlighted text will appear in another bar next to the vertical toolbar. Now, you can select anyone from the list to check it. If there are too many highlighted text, you can type in the search bar to quickly locate the highlighted text that you need.

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Step 3. Extract Highlighted Text from PDF

Select the highlighted text that you need, click Copy Text to extract the text from PDF. Paste and save the text in a new document.

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  • Text highlighting, commenting, annotation, backgrounds, headers, and footers.
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How to Find highlighted text in Adobe Acrobat

If you already have a PDF tool like Adobe Acrobat and wondering how to find highlighted text in Adobe PDF, check the below-given tutorial.

Step 1: Open the PDF File

Open the PDF file that has highlighted text you need to find.

Step 2: Click the "Comments" icon

In the lower-left corner, click on the "Comments" icon. After you click on it, a list of the highlighted text will appear in the dialogue box.

Step 3: Select and view the highlighted text

Now, you can select any of the highlighted text, right-click on it, and you'll be able to do whatever you want to do with this text. This is how you find and select the highlighted text in PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader. By doing the same method, you can also add comments to your PDF files in Acrobat Reader.

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Conclusion: So, this was a quick tutorial on how to find highlighted text in Adobe PDF and PDFelement. If you are looking for a reliable and powerful PDF reader, PDFelement is the ideal match for you.

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