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Freehand Highlighter

I would like a transparent highlighter tool that will highlight anything and everything (not just recognizable text).

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      • Rae commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. And like in redaction it would be nice to be able to toggle between the freehand and text selecting highlighter tool.

      • david commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        did Adobe remove the freehand highlighter?!? This was an awesome function I was using a couple short months ago in Acrobat DC Pro. But am trying to us it now to no avail.

      • Kelly Vaughn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The freehand highlighter only work on scanned documents, and does not work on vector line art like engineering drawings. It would be great if there was a checkmark option on the drawing tools for "highlighter Mode" so we can just use them like we would a regular drawing tool, only it would highlight the content instead of covering it up. It's a blend mode.

      • AdminAduait Pokhriyal (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello Steve ,

        Thanks for reply and proving information.

        We have added the feature request in our backlog and will soon prioritize and work on it.
        We will update you regarding progress.

        Regards

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I work with construction drawings using AutoCAD which are printed and often scanned into PDF and it would be nice to be able to highlight just about anything including various annotation elements such as detail callouts, material item bubbles, leaders and various parts of the object being annotated. Also, when dealing with scanned drawings into PDF form, there is no recognizable text or hand written redlines have been added and I need to be able to yellow out the redlines to track that the changes have been made.

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