Oh dear - sorry. I apparently posted in the wrong forum. I am using the full version 2017.009.20044
Your image did show me that I could select across a page and highlight the selection - which works but is kludgy. I think the highlight tool itself (U) has a bug.
Thanks for your help in letting me find a way to get it done! I think the original question still stands though.
Moderator: Please feel free to move the post across to the correct forum. (sorry!)
I moved this from the Reader forum to Editing & Exporting PDFs. There are a kazillion Acrobat forums, but I think this one fits best.
And I am sorry—people use "highlight" and "select" interchangeably, and you meant highlight with the highlighter tool.
So try this:
- Select with the Selection tool (continuous)
- Then click the Highlighter tool
And put in a feature request, as the Highlighter should do as you are asking, imho!
Thank you for your help and thank you for moving the thread!
I realized from your first post that I was able to highlight by selecting first. So thanks for that!
I do also wish there was a hotkey to highlight a selection rather than just switch to the highlighter tool. Right now, searching for the icon or the modal menu (via right click) uses too much brain power when you just want to mark up your text.
You can turn on Single Key Accelerators in Preferences, and U is assigned to the Highlighter. Sadly, it fails when text is selected. I agree that it should work the way we both want it to.
You can select text across pages, right-click it and select Highlight Text. It will highlight all the text you selected, but as two separate comments.
It never hurts to submit a feature request, but I don't think this will ever change, unless there's a fundamental change in how PDF annotations are defined.