I am trying to do two things with PDFs on Acrobat Pro DC.
1. I want to be able to enter a phrase (or multiple phrases, if possible) and have them all automatically highlighted throughout the document. (And, when I print the document, I want the highlight to be visible.)
2. This is trickier, but I'll throw this out there in case there's a solution. The documents I'm doing this for are financial statements. So, one phrase I may want highlighted could be "Deposit from Chase Bank Checking". Every time that phrase appears, it would be automatically highlighted via the above. Immediately following the phrase would be the amount of the deposit. Ideally, I'd like the program to automatically also highlight the deposit amount. But, this amount would vary each time. So, the only way I can imagine this working is if you could somehow teach Adobe to find the desired phrase, and then automatically highlight the entire line (or highlight until it finds a dollar sign followed by a number.)
#2 is probably not going to be possible; but, if I could just get #1 to work, that would be great.
If it helps, there was an old Action that apparently did this is Adobe X:
But, I can't get this to work in Pro DC.
1. This can be done with a script, like this one I've developed:
If you want to use a list of search terms that's also possible, but for that a stand-alone tool is probably a better option, which is also something I've developed.
2. That's most likely possible as well. The easiest way is to tell the script just to highlight the next word after the match, but another option is to use a regular expression to identify the entire pattern as a whole. That too can be done using my stand-alone tool.
That did it, thanks!!!