I’m working to gather notes from a couple of different PDF files into one common PDF. For most of my markups this is as simple as a “CTRL-A”, “CTRL-C” (select all, copy) sequence on a page in my source document and then a “CTRL-SHIFT-V” (paste-in-place) sequence on the appropriate page in my destination document. I’ve found however that the “Highlight” markup is not able to be copied.
In the past I’ve used a polygon shape with the color set to yellow and the highlight option checked to highlight. I find that this is helpful when the Text Highlight is auto selecting adjoining information as this can be frustrating in it-self.
If I set this as my default Polygon I can highlight quickly – and would be able to copy them later if needed.
Great add @Michelle Branch I was thinking the same, but was on the road and you beat me to it!
If you go to Preferences > Window > Tablet, you can uncheck the “Enable Text Highlighting” if you want to turn off the abbility to highlight by selecting the text… Or just hold down your Ctrl key on a use-by-use basis.
I would guess the highlight is associated with the text rather than an actual markup. I agree it’s strange to work that way. Back in 2016 and older when you did Batch Hyperlink to find all the text in sections the highlights were markups. This wasn’t ideal because users didn’t want thousands of highlights mixed in with actual markups in the Markups List. When they made that fix, I’m guessing it brought this issue along with it.
If you build a Set and use Slip Sheet, it should bring everything over to the most current drawing. I know it brings the hyperlinks over, I assume it would bring these text highlights as well. Let us know if you try it.