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Unhighlight in PDF: How to Remove Highlights from PDF

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You probably had highlighted a certain area in your PDF file and the reasons for highlighting have been accomplished. Probably you want to take away that area as a point of interest and highlight another area. Or it could be you want to print your document and you do not want the highlighted area to appear as highlighted on the printed work. Whatever your reasons, the fact is you need to "unhighlight" the area you had previously highlighted. You are probably wondering how to do it. This article will give you a step by step guide on how to unhighlight in PDF without destroying your work or making any other changes on your file.

Part 1Best Tool to Remove Highlight in PDF

how to unhighlight in pdf

In order to remove highlights from a PDF effectively, you must use the proper tool designated for the job. Wondershare PDFelement (PDFelement for Mac) comes with a lot of features, 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 editing choices. Its OCR feature converts scanned documents into a state that can be edited.

PDFelement will help you convert PDF from or to Word, Excel, HTML, images and other popular formats. In addition, with it, creation and filling of forms is no longer a headache to users. You can even add digital or electronic signatures on your documents.

Part 2How to Remove Highlights from PDF

The most important thing is to have Wondershare 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

Launch PDFelement on your computer. Open the document you want to unhighlight by clicking the "Open File" button on the left bottom of the Home window. Then browse through your desktop, documents et cetera to get access the PDF file you want to edit.

Step 2. Unhighlight a PDF

Once it is open, go to the "Comment" tab and select "Highlight". Click on the area you want to unhighlight. Once you click on it, it will be activated for editing. This is indicated by a box forming around the area. Right click anywhere within the box. A menu will appear with choices of functions you can use. Select "Delete". This action automatically removes the highlight you had previously applied. Save your document.

As stated, PDFelement lightens the job load for you. That is why PDFelement comes highly recommended for you. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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Published: Jul 05,2016 15:13 pm / Updated: May 04,2017 16:55 pm

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