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When annotating a PDF that is embedded in a note, the highlight option only provides access to free-hand highlighting. This results in messy highlights and doesn't really fulfill the needs of the tool.

Is there any way to simply highlight text that has been selected?

 

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AFAIK there is no current way other than freehand highlighting or drawing a box around the content.  I'll vote for this feedback as a feature request though...

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On 8/23/2016 at 0:38 PM, seanuoft said:

When annotating a PDF that is embedded in a note, the highlight option only provides access to free-hand highlighting. This results in messy highlights and doesn't really fulfill the needs of the tool.

Is there any way to simply highlight text that has been selected?

 

Hey @seanuoft,

You should be able to highlight in a straight line by holding the Shift key down on your keyboard while highlighting text. Hope that helps!

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I've not been able to find how to highlight or underline text in pdf documents included or attached to Evernote notes.
 

I was expecting at least a few BASIC features for taking notes, highlighting or underlining text but all of the options are for me to draw on the bloody thing without any connection to the content itself.

I was hoping a paid subscription would give me at least some options but NO. I'm better off using Preview for underlining and Xmind for categorization and note taking.

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On 11/6/2018 at 5:37 PM, Thora said:

I've not been able to find how to highlight or underline text in pdf documents included or attached to Evernote notes.

AFAIK the only way to alter the content (ie edit the text) of a current PDF file is to use a PDF editor like Acrobat or Foxit - full versions of which usually cost about 3x Evernote's annual subscription.  Evernote allows you to annotate the content - ie add comments and marks. 

There's a reasonably full editor for Evernote Notes,  and depending on your device you should be able to output that as a PDF 'snapshot' of the content.  To change the content,  edit the note and re-save as PDF

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On 11/6/2018 at 9:37 AM, Thora said:

I'm better off using Preview for underlining

My vote is for Preview on a Mac and  Notability on an iPad.
Evernote does support some annotation features, but it's quite basic.

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