Multiple highlight colour palette
To support quickly highlighting text with an array of colours (for tagging and coding text)
Adobe Acrobat and Reader official update (21.001.20135) containing the fix for this issue is now available. Color Swatch is introduced to change Annot color easily and can be used for Highlight , Underline , Strikethrough and Caret Type of Annotations. Also find attachment for the glimpse of feature.
This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat and Reader. You may also manually trigger the update early by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.
More information about this release is here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/release-note/release-notes-acrobat-reader.html
Please try it out and let us know your feedback!
Thanks for your patience and support!
Would it make things easier, and therefore quicker to implement, if a copy of the Colors palette were put on the Highlight Properties window? That would halve the number of clicks I have to use at the moment so would be a huge time-saver. It wouldn't need to be editable there, it could just be shortcuts to the colors already saved to the Colors palette. We could go through the usual steps if we want to change the colors on the palette.
Lukas Zalesky commented
It's 2020 and nothing changed!
no progress on this color palette.
dear adobe please do something
Could you add a small palette of the most recently used highlight colours to the top level context menu for highlighted text? That way it would much be easier and quicker to change the colour of highlights in just two clicks - right click then pick a colour.
Is there an eta on when this will be done? It would vastly increase the speed that I process reading material for my job as an instructor (higher ed).
This would be incredibly helpful! I am a Professor and need to be able easily to use different colors in highlighting the many different projects for my students!
I would really appreciate this updated feature!
AdminAduait Pokhriyal (Admin, Adobe) commented
Thanks for contacting us and requesting this feature.
We have added it in our backlog and will prioritize it.
We will post updates here.