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  1. #1

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    Apr 07, 2011
    need help with preview
    Up until recently I was able to hight a PDF document on preview with ease. However, now I am unable to hightlight on the same document. Can anyone help me figure out what the reason is?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
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    Welcome to the Mac Forums.

    What have you installed since? Did you install the Adobe Reader by chance?

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    Did you save the document in a different format? Highlighting only works if the document contains text and if it is saved in a different format (such as an image), the text ceases to be text and becomes a picture. I've tried to read many journal articles that, although are comprised of text, have been created as a picture and thus, I was unable to highlight it.
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    Apr 07, 2011
    thanks for the reply. Appreciate them. I have not installed adobe and the document is still a pdf file. I can open other files and still hightlight. The pdf document is not read only. It says it is write & read. Any other thoughts?

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