Delete hyperlink highlights

  • Delete hyperlink highlights

    Posted by Chris Riley on December 9, 2021 at 7:14 am

    I have a document with 352 pages and the hyperlinks link to external locations I have no access to. I want to delete all the hyperlinks and then batch link again. If I go to hyperlinks in the sidebar and click on them all I can delete them, but whomever hyperlinked them used the highlight option and the highlight remains and I can’t delete that. I have tried unflatten and nothing will allow me to select the highlights and delete them. Anybody got any ideas?

    Andrew Veggian replied 8 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • David Cutler

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    December 9, 2021 at 7:33 am
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    Fair warning – this isn’t really a “tech” answer @ChrisRiley

    The most efficient way to remove the highlights might be to ask for a “clean” file from the person that prepared it originally, if you have access to the person/organization that created the original document

    On top of that, if you share the issue with the team that prepared the document originally they might adjust how they prepare their documents in the future so you (or the rest of us) don’t have the issue again.

    Good luck!

    • Chris Riley

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      December 9, 2021 at 7:38 am
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      I figured that might be the answer. I might just have to live with it and just re-batchlink and turn the highlight off on my end and live with the highlights that are there.

  • Doug McLean

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    December 9, 2021 at 9:11 am
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    If you can’t select them in the markups list, you won’t be able to do much with them, they’ll be embedded within the PDF content.
    I’m with David on this one, ask for a clean set of drawings.

  • Andrew Veggian

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    December 9, 2021 at 10:10 pm
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    I haven’t tested this, but this is what I would try if the highlights are embedded in the file.

    Go to Document>Color Processing and try to change the highlight color to no color (box with the slash through it). This will replace everything that color with no color and could clean up the document for you.

    Let us know if that works.

    • Chris Riley

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      December 10, 2021 at 6:19 am
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      Andrew, you get the Bluebeam Ace award for the week. That works! I have to step thru each page so little time consuming, but at least I have a clean document. Never even used that command so I will have to keep that in my little bag of tricks.

      • Andrew Veggian

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        December 10, 2021 at 10:00 am
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        I’m glad it worked unfortunately it looks like there isn’t a batch function for it.

    • David Cutler

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      December 10, 2021 at 8:30 am
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      Great solution @andrew-veggian !

      I’ve used the color change option before when making overlays, but haven’t tried to change specific colors.

      Going to have to keep this one in mind for future use.

      • Andrew Veggian

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        December 10, 2021 at 9:55 am
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        It has a lot of potential uses, just keep it in mind. Here are a few ideas:

        If you have a new site plan with lines in black, and the existing site plan as a grey background you can easily remove the background by changing the grey to no color. This could give you a clean drawing that is easier to read.

        Sometimes engineers will print their CAD drawings with all the colors turned on. You can change all those colors to grey or black to give you a clean greyscale drawing.