I am using 10.8.5 with Preview V 6.0.1(765.6).

When I use Tools->Annotate->Highlight Text to select texts in order to highlight them, I expect it to be a rectangle region. But it is not, see the picture below.

Personally, I don't like it being this way (if this is not a bug). I tried 3 different PDF files, and I got the same results.

Is there any option to change this?

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  • Seems to be a feature, at least it behaves the same way in 10.9.
    – nohillside
    Jan 13 '14 at 16:30

This isn't a bug, it's a feature, designed to replicate a real-life highlighter. The highlight feature works the same in the new iBooks, as well as iBooks for iOS. There is currently no way to change this.

You can provide feedback to Apple regarding this at the following page:

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