For the highlight function, there should be the ability to change colors easily. Right now the process is cumbersome and time-consuming. When I have to be able to access my highlighted test for citations, it would be wonderful to be able to export to word documents with a click.
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This could be improved further: have an option that toggles whether or not the highlight color pop-up is shown after every highlight. This way, those who do use different colors for highlighting do not have to select each highlight to change colors, and those who use a single highlighting color for all highlights can turn this option off and not have to bother with the color select pop-up after each highlight.
Bernard Motheron commented
Good comment Kelly Vaughn thanks! I would say ideally it would be a color wheel but it is good enough for the "highlight text" tool.
It has already taken 6 months since you committed to implementing this feature. Please, what are the impediments?
Kindly implement this useful feature!
Mark Zakota commented
Please make this happen.
And I want to have multiple highlight tools with predefined colors available (instead of just having one highlight tool button). We all highlight with multiple colors. Changing between colors should be easy.
Kelly Vaughn commented
Switching colors is easier using the Properties toolbar. I wrote about that here: https://documentgeek.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-case-for-still-using-deprecated.html
Christopher Carlson commented
I strongly second this suggestion. When I am highlighting a document, I cannot find anywhere on the page for the floating :Highlighter Tool Properties" where it is not in the way of something else. Either it obscures the document I am working on, it obscures the tabs for switching between documents, or it obscures a slider. Whatever the case, the floating panel is an unnecessary pain in the butt. All I want is to be able to rapidly switch colors on the highlighter (green for "good idea", yellow for "needs work", pink for "what were you thinking?") and I am DYING for a simple "switch color" tool in the Quick Tools bar. Please! This is not a major request, and this functionality exists in virtually every other program that I use for document review (see MS Word). I cannot believe that it is not easily available in DC Pro.
Or how about a drop down under the highlighter pen that allows you to choose the color you want just like text or fill?