January 04, 2018

Highlight, underline and strikethrough text. Annotating PDFs

PDF Expert for Mac allows you to Highlight, Underline, and Strikethrough text.

Note: you can only apply these types of annotations to PDF files with recognized text (the text should be OCR’d); if you work with a scanned PDF file with non-searchable content, you will need to OCR the file first. As a workaround, you can use the Pen or Shape tools with the necessary opacity level to highlight the text.

  • You can annotate text while reading: Select the text you want to annotate, right click on the text to edit the selection, tap Highlight, Underline or Strikeout on the pop-up menu and apply the annotation. You can also use Squiggly line in this menu.
  • If you need to add multiple annotations, you can use the highlight mode: Activate the annotation mode by tapping the ‘Annotate’ icon in the top toolbar ; select the Highlight , Underline or Strikeout tool from the annotation toolbar, then apply it to the text.
  • To remove the Highlight, Underline or Strikeout annotation, right click on the annotated text and choose the hollow circle, , or apply “Undo” (CMD+Z shortcut) to remove the annotation immediately. To change the color of the annotation, choose the colors presented in the pop-up menu.
  • You can customize your colors by doing as follows: Click on any of the three tools, click the Color Wheel and choose the colors you’d like to customize by right-clicking on each of the five color circles presented. Then select “Change color…”.

You can view and clear all the annotations in the Annotation summary.

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