How to Change Highlight Color in Adobe Acrobat: Full Guide

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Learn to change the default highlight colors in Adobe Acrobat, and how to change the color of the existing highlight text and areas.

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How to Change Highlight Color in Adobe

How to Change Highlight Color in Adobe

Adobe Acrobat is your one-stop solution for creating, managing, and editing your PDF files. Used by several users from across the world, it lets you create professional documents with the least bit of effort.

One of the features that you would find outstanding with the Adobe Acrobat PDF editing capabilities is how to change the highlight color of the text. Let us explore how to change the highlight color in Adobe.

👉Additionally, you are also recommended to highlight PDF documents using the free PDF highlighter software PDFgear, which is the best free alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro.

How to Change Existing Highlight Color in Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader provides you access to one of the excellent options to help you in changing the highlighted text with ease and simple steps.

The steps remain the same in both Acrobat Pro and Acrobat Reader. In fact, Adobe Acrobat Reader should be your one-stop solution for highlighting a PDF on Mac as well.

Step 1: Add the document to Acrobat Reader 

Launch Acrobat Reader on your device. Add the document that you want to edit to Adobe Acrobat.

Add Document to Acrobat

Add Document to Acrobat

Step 2: Select the existing highlighted color 

Once the document opens in Reader, right-click on the highlighted text and select Properties.

Select Existing Highlight Color 

Select Existing Highlight Color

You should now get the Highlight Properties option. This provides you the easier and simpler options to manage your highlight properties.

Step 3: Change the Highlight color 

On the Appearance tab, select your preferred highlight color from the Color field. Click on OK when done.

Change Highlight Color in Adobe

Change Highlight Color in Adobe

The highlight color will automatically be changed to a new color.

Changed Highlight Color

Changed Highlight Color

How to Change Default Highlight Color in Acrobat

If you do not want to change the highlight color every time you create a highlighted text, it is practical to change the default font color. Doing this will let you have your preferred color as the highlight color.

The simple annotation options offered by Adobe Reader make it a truly powerful tool along with the outstanding highlighter functionality.

Step 1: Select the highlighted text as in the previous method

Follow the steps as explained in the previous section. Select the highlighted text, and select the Highlight Properties. 

Step 2: Make the highlight color default 

In the Highlight properties, change the highlight color as explained in the previous method. Make the new font color default by checking the box for Make Properties default. 

Change Adobe Default Highlight Color

Change Adobe Default Highlight Color

Change Highlight Color in Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile App

The Adobe Acrobat Reader Mobile app is a saving grace for practically every need that you may have for effective PDF management on the move. It offers you all the prime features of the Adobe Acrobat desktop app.

What’s more, you can even carry forward your work on multiple devices with ease. It also lets you change the font text color as well.

Step 1: Launch Adobe Acrobat Reader on your phone

If you have not yet installed Adobe Acrobat Reader, download and install it from Google Play or Apple App Store.

Launch Acrobat on Mobile

Launch Acrobat on Mobile

Step 2: Select the highlighted text

Add the PDF file that you want to change the highlight color to the Acrobat Reader app. You can simply save it to your smartphone, and let the software detect the file.

Select Highlight in the Acrobat App

Select Highlight in the Acrobat App

Step 3: Change the Highlight Color 

Long press on the highlighted text which will bring up the Highlighted text properties. Tap on the high-light color to bring up the color palette. Select the color you want to have for the highlighted text.

Step 4. Change the Default Highlight Color

The last used highlight color will be selected as the default color profile for the highlighted text.

FAQs

Can I change the color for all highlighted text in Adobe at once?

Yes, you can change the highlight color for all highlighted text in a document at once.

1. To do this, go to the “Comment” section and click on the “Highlight” tool.

2. Then, click on the drop-down arrow next to the “Highlight” button and select “Highlight Properties”.

3. In the “Highlight Properties” dialog box, select the new color that you want to use and click “OK”.

How can I make my highlight color stand out more in Adobe?

If you want your highlight color to stand out more, you can choose a bright color like yellow or bright green. You can also increase the opacity of the highlight by going to the “Properties” dialog box and adjusting the opacity slider.

Can I change the highlight color in Adobe on my mobile device?

Yes, you can change the highlight color in Adobe on your mobile device. To do this, tap on the text to select it, and then tap on the highlight tool. From here, you can choose a new color for your highlight by tapping on the color swatch and selecting a new color.

You can also adjust the opacity of the highlight by tapping on the “Opacity” button in the toolbar.

The Closing thoughts

Well, highlights in PDF files let the users and recipients get excellent functionality in terms of an effective way to decipher the content with ease.

The steps and options outlined in the above compilation should ideally be helpful in providing you with a better experience in dealing with a seamless way to change the highlight color on Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader. All the methods work seamlessly well, while the desktop option should work great.

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