How to Highlight Text in PDF Files?
When you are reading a PDF document, for whatever reason, you may want to highlight text just as you would in a hard-copy file. And it is easy for you to do this by tons of available and free software on Mac or Win OS. The feature is one of the features that are currently available for free in commonly used program like PDF Editor or Reader. Here, with the applications, I would show how to highlight text in PDF files.
Previously, let's divide the solutions by different platform-Mac OS and Win OS.
For Mac users:
Recently, AnyBizSoft announced its PDF Editor for Mac, which embodied many basic features and advanced functions like converting PDF to Word. Naturally, it is available for highlighting PDF text. Here is the simple tutorial.
Step 1: Open your PDF files by AnyBizSoft PDF Editor for Mac. Previously, you need to make sure that the software has been installed on your Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion included).
Step 2: Click the Highlight icon shows below and use this mark words or sentences you want in your PDF documents. You can apply a highlight color to specific selected text.
Note: if you want to remove the highlighting, just repeat the steps above to select text, and press Backspace on keyboard to remove. There are some other available applications on Mac OS including Preview, Adobe Acrobat.
For Win users:
There are many free PDF readers for Windows users, which all embody the function of highlighting PDF text. And the operation is similar like we do on Mac OS X. Sometimes, the function is named as Markup, annotate, or highlight. Anyway, it is easy.
The mostly used PDF readers with the function include Adobe Reader, Foxit PDF Reader, Nuance PDF Reader and PDF X-change Viewer. Any one of them can make highlighting PDF text realized. You can choose one of them to have a try. All of them are free.