Why Highlight Tool Not Working Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

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    Dexter Morgan
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    39 pts

    Hi, I have been using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from past few months to read my PDF documents. But, recently I got a case file in the PDF file format containing 50 pages. I need to analyze the file and find the selected words present in the document. So, I searched those words by using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. However, I can easily perform this task but, when I tried to highlight the words by using the highlighter tool it appears to be greyed out. I don’t know the exact reason behind the problem. I need to analyze the file on an urgent basis. Can anyone tell me why highlight tool not working Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

    #7425 Score: 0

    Barry Scholfield
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    Hi, Dexter
    I can understand your problem sometimes we may find multiple issues with PDF documents. But, in your case, there is some PDF highlighting issue. So, I would suggest you check whether the file is protected or not.

    #7427 Score: 0

    Henry Davidson
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    32 pts

    Hi, I am completely agreed with Barry, it is necessary to check the PDF file security first.

    #7429 Score: 0

    Dexter Morgan
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    39 pts

    Thank you guys for showing interest in my query. But, I don’t know how to check whether the file is protected or not. Can anyone of you tell me to perform check PDF security?

    #7430 Score: 0

    Barry Scholfield
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    No need to worry dexter follow the steps given below to check PDF security:

    1- Open the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
    2- Then, open the PDF case file
    3- Click the lock icon present there
    4- After that, click on Permissions Detail option
    5- Under the security tab, all permissions are listed
    6- Check comment security is allowed or not
    7- If it is “Not Allowed” then the file is protected

    #7431 Score: 0

    Dexter Morgan
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    39 pts

    Thanks, I followed these steps and I have found that it is Not Allowed. Can you tell me proper solution for the same?

    #7432 Score: 0

    Barry Scholfield
    Moderator

    I searched for your problem and found this article very helpful. I would recommend you to read it and get your problem resolved.

    https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/33074/Complete-Guide-to-Fix-Highlight-Function-Not-Working-in-Adobe-Reader-DC.html

    #7433 Score: 0

    Dexter Morgan
    Moderator
    39 pts

    Thank you so much, Barry I read the blog and used SysTools PDF Unlocker Tool to remove security from Adobe document. Now, I can easily use the highlight tool in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC without any difficulty.

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