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Myra J. Elmore

How do I "highlight" text in a PDF document

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I have tried and tried to just highlight text in yellow in a PDF document and have not been successful.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  I want to highlight (in yellow) the names of people on an 1850 census.  I have converted the census from a JPG format to a PDF format.  I have even done the OCR on the document.  But when I try to select the people I want to highlight, and then select "highlight", nothing happens.  What am I doing wrong?

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You can't highlight when the PDF is based on JPG. That's because the app won't recognize the pixel as letters. What I do in those cases, is make a box or rectangle with a transparent color, and put it in the text I want to "highlight".

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