New highlight in Acrobat reader is too faint, multiple highlight options please
In the new update, the color of the highlight changed from the bold yellow to the faint, faded yellow. I really cannot appreciate this change because of the poor contrast the faded yellow has with the white background.
I work with my computer all day and sometimes reduce the brightness level of the screen to reduce glare, which causes eye strain, but now the faded yellow highlight is so hard to see when the screen is on lower brightness.
If you must have this faded yellow color for the highlight, I would want to at least have multiple options selecting a shade that works. The old color worked really well, I don't know why you'd have to change it? It makes me curious what user research prompted this feature change and whether I am the only one who experience an issue.
I attached a screenshot to demonstrate the difference.
It is not just about the opacity. We've figured out the solution.
Go to Tools > Comment, then select the colour swatch to 'change colour'. Select the 'gear' at the top-right to open 'Highlight Properties'. You then have the choice to select the precise colour for highlighting. (The fluorescent yellow in previous version of Acrobat Pro would be the solid yellow.)
Right click on the highlighted text and then go to properties. Then change opacity. that's it. See the screenshot below.
Terrie-Leah Kovesdi commented
M Nixon... I have no idea... I just wish someone from from Adobe would jump on here and tell us when they're going to fix it
M Nixon commented
Terrie-Leah, I am having the same problem. However, for me the problem is occurring between highlighting on an inserted picture/graph versus directly highlighting text on the pdf. It just started occurring today and has never occurred before, and I cannot find a work around. Is it a new update to Adobe?
Terrie-Leah Kovesdi commented
This is not about the opacity of the hightlight colour; it's about the shade and that it washes out the black of the text underneath it. What's stranger is that the colour is the old, more vibrant, yellow when I highlight text I have added and my text is still a dark black, but the yellow highlight over the original, embedded text, is very pale and somehow manages to wash out the black of the embedded text. (Note that the 36.00 and 50.40 were the same shade of black prior to highlighting and I did not change any of the highlighter settings... some just came out lighter and some darker.) This is annoying enough that I'm going to look for an Adobe alternative if it's not fixed soon
Dietmar Paetsch commented
Mark the "highlight text"
Right mouse button click - Open "Show Properties Bar" It opens Highlighter Tools Properties
Second button from left you can set opacity for good, standard is set on 40%
That should solve your annoyance ;-)
Right click on a highlighted area, click "Properties", then change the "opacity" to a higher number.
The default for me was 40%, I changed it to 100%; then click the radio button for "Make Properties Default" to save the change.
Dandi! I figured out a work around. It takes time which is annoying but not as annoying as the faint highlighter.
1. You highlight as usual.
2. Click on the highlighted text and you get the blue box
3. Go to the left edge of the blue box and hover right outside the blue line. A faint dotted box appears.
4. Select the text and it will be a bit darker
5. You can repeat this until you get the shade that works for you. Mine is three times.
6 If you want to delete the highlight you will have to delete each layer. For instance for me it is three layers.
I am sure there is an easier way but until I find it this works for me. I hope you see this!
I have the exact same problem. I am sorry I don't see a solution here. Did you ever figure one out?