Thank you so much, Bill, for your reply. My problem was/is that I could
not get the highlight tool to work. I tried countless times before posting
my query on the website. You assumed correctly; I was/am working with text.
I was using Adobe reader to highlight text in an Adobe doc I had created
and need to forward to a third party. I wanted to highlight that text in
the document that is salient to the actions I am asking of the third party.
Perhaps the highlight tool cannot be used in a previously created Adobe
document. In any event, I do appreciate your reply.
Are you able to search for any words in your PDF? In order to use the highlight tool, the words need to be actual text in the document and not just an image (i.e., scanned). If you are able to search for a word then you should be able to select the text and highlight it.
Left click and drag the pointer (with the mouse) across the text you want to highlight...THEN click the highlight tool. You cnanot click the highlight tool and drag it first for something to happen. You have to select and then choosed the highlight tool.
I'm not able to view the highlighter tool - it's "greyed out" and nothing I have done (under view, show/hide or in the tools makes any difference - it's as if the highlighter tools and the sticky notes is barred from use, as are all the other annotations. I've gone through "help", searched online, and a myriad of other things but this tool is still not available to me. Can anyone please help? I have just updated to Adober Reader XI - I used to be able to highlight with the previous version.