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How to Unhighlight in PDF

2020-08-06 12:56:27 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

Editing and annotating articles can be an extremely tedious task. I know I've zoned out on multiple occasions, letting my brain read on autopilot, only to realize afterwards taht I've highlighted entire paragraphs, which defeats the purpose of highlighting. This article will give you a step-by-step guide on how to unhighlight in PDF with PDFelement.

Steps to Unhighlight PDF

The most important thing is to have this highlight eraser downloaded and installed on your PC to ensure you do the job right. Once it is installed, you are ready to go.

Step 1. Import PDF into PDFelement

Import the PDF document you would like to work on into PDFelement by clicking the "Open File..." button on the bottom left side of the screen. On Windows, your files will be on the right-hand side and on Mac, a pop-up will appear. Browse through the documents on your computer to select the PDF file that you would like to edit. If the file you want to edit is not in PDF format, please refer to this article about how to create PDF, which may be helpful for you.

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Step 2. Unhighlight Text in PDF

Once your file is open, go to the "Comment" tab and make sure the content is in "Selected" mode. Click on the highlighter, a box will appear around the text, then press the "Delete" key in your keyboard to remove it directly. Or you can right-click the highlighted text and select "Delete" from the menu.

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Step 3. Delete All Highlights in PDF

If your PDF has many highlighted places, you can use PDFelement to remove all highlights from PDF on one page at once. Make sure the "Select" tool is enabled, then right-click the highlight to choose "Select All", then all the highlight on this page will be selected automatically, you can press the "Delete" key to remove them all.

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How to Unhighlight in PDF

In order to unhighlight PDF effectively, you must use the proper tool designated for the job. PDFelement also provides another method to unhighlight PDF.

1. Unhighlight PDF

After opening your PDF file in PDFelement, click the "Comment" icon to display the comment panel. Then right-click the highlighted comment to choose Delete.

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2. Unhighlight All in PDF

After displaying the comment panel, you can hold the "Ctrl" key and click all the highlights to be selected.

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Video on How to Unhighlight in PDF

PDFelement comes with a lot of features as the best PDF highlighting remover, allowing you to easily finish any task with PDF. You no longer have to wonder how to remove or add text, add or remove images, copy and paste images, change fonts and so on. The editing function presents you with a large number of choices to edit PDF. Its OCR feature converts scanned documents into a state that can be edited.

The tools on PDFelement are meant to support your daily tasks and improve document collaboration. Aside from the highlighter tool, there are many other annotation features such as underline, strikethrough, sticky notes, and stamps that will allow your team to effectively communicate during the editing and brainstorming process. Coupled with our other features - such as OCR, conversion, form creation, and data extraction tools.

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