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PDF does not really need any introduction. It is the most used file sharing and transferring platform in the world. Even though, PDF has so many advantages over other formatting options. It could be very tricky in the process and one of such issues is highlighting texts in PDF. It is important to note that one of the reasons why you can't highlight PDF is because the text highlight tool only can only highlight "real" text. Therefore, if the PDF is a scanned piece of paper, it then means it can't be highlighted.

Part 1Best Software to Use When You Can't Highlight PDF

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Wondershare PDFelement is one of the best professional tools that let you do a whole lot of things on PDF documents with ease. It is a complete Editing tool which can help you change text and images as well as allowing you modify the pages of the PDF. It can also create and convert PDF from different file formats at incredible speeds.

Wondershare PDFelement boasts of a convenient form filler and creator which is used to highlight fillable fields making it easier to fill out PDF forms. Apart from all these, it is equipped with an industry leading OCR tool which is responsible of turning image based PDFs into searchable, editable and selectable documents.

Part 2Steps to Follow When Cannot Highlight Text in PDF

Step 1. Open PDF

Click "Open" button in order to open the program from the home window. Then you can select the required PDF file as you click on the "Open File" button again. This will open the file in the PDFelement.

Step 2. Highlight Text in PDF

Click "Comment" and select "Highlight" so as to highlight text in the PDF file. Then move the cursors, hold the left click and the required text will be highlighted. For example, if your aim is to highlight a large area at a time, then you have the option of using the "Area Highlight" Button.

Step 3. Save PDF

If you have highlighted the text and made the changes you would like to do, then you can save the changes. Close it, and click on "Yes" for the dialog popup asking you to save your changes. It is important to note that without clicking "Yes", the edit you have done will not be applied to the PDF.

Highlighting PDF may be tricky to do when using conventional means but note that it is very easy to do on Wondershare PDFelement. Apart from highlighting texts on PDF, it gives you the opportunity of making changes to your PDF document through the "Edit" functions. Therefore, if you are thinking of highlighting any text in PDF easily, Wondershare PDFelement is the solution.

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Published: Jul 13,2016 11:19 am / Updated: May 04,2017 16:51 pm

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