What type of printer are you using (Brand, Model, is it a wireless connection or a wired connection)?
Also, it could be the settings you are using. Do you have it set to print document AND mark-up?
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A little late for the original post, but for anyone else looking to highlight text in Acrobat Pro 9 and be able to change the highlighter color...
Accessing the highlighter tool:
Changing the highlighter color:
While using the Highlight Text tool, turn on the Properties Bar (make it visible)
This will give you quick access to your highlighter properties, and it will remember your selected color between uses.
The Properties Bar is context aware and will change based on the tool you're actively using, so you have access to change your highlight color through it when the Highlight Text tool is selected/in use.
Ok, I am curious about this one.
I use PDF to read my texts for school, as well as journal articles downloaded from the university library. I can highlight text on journal articles, but not on my PDF text. Is there a reason for this?
As a screenwriter and producer, I find this immensly helpful! To change the DEFAULT color, there is a checkbox at the bottom of the properties pop-up that I originally didn't see - very helpful. Saves time manually highlighting parts for the same actor with different roles.
refering to the possibility of more easily accessing the coloring option:
since there is a demand for being able to do this simple thing, i find no reason for this not being implemented already..
in the end, it's about usability of the interface and options; the option of coloring exists already, it just needs to allow users to more easily access it.
i'm totally waiting for that simple feature...
jmcarroll79: Are you sure you have PDF text (or actual text)? Often you have a picture of text and the picture can not be highlighted. You can use the drawing tools to underline just like a pencil in such cases, but not to highlight a graphic.
I'm in a similar boat. I read a lot of patent documents, most of them PDFs but not text proper; they're scanned images of text. I like the way Adobe Reader (free) renders background light blue when I click, makes for easy reading. What I can't figure out how to do is make it global i.e. whole document not just page-by-page.