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    how to highlight text using different color in Preview for PDF file

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    Talking how to highlight text using different color in Preview for PDF file
    Mac's Preview is quite handy for highlighting text for a PDF document.

    But it seems that i cannot highlight text using a color other than yellow?

    The goal is to easily highlight using yellow, pink, or green to highlight different text, so that pink indicates the main ideas and yellow indicates supporting ideas, and green indicates special attention word.

    Or, are there alternatives? Acrobat costs $299... If using Microsoft's XPS, maybe it can be free but will involve format exchange which may or may not keep all data intact.

    Foxit, PDFill, Nitro PDF seems like good options on download.com, with PDFill being the top for customer rating, but the screenshot on the publisher's website seem a bit basic UI design.

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    how to highlight text using different color in Preview for PDF file
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    Skim is what you're looking for. Has a great many other features including ability to take notes and more, plus it's free. Has a good help file showing how to make changes for highlight colors, and most of it's other tools.
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    how to highlight text using different color in Preview for PDF file

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Skim is what you're looking for. Has a great many other features including ability to take notes and more, plus it's free. Has a good help file showing how to make changes for highlight colors, and most of it's other tools.
    oh thanks for the tip. Is there any alternative or other people also think Skim is probably one of the best methods around?

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    how to highlight text using different color in Preview for PDF file
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    Select the pdf Text in Preview > Tools > Show Colours > Set the colour required > Tools Mark up > Highlight.
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