I know this problem could be trivial, but it just bothers a lot. I can use the highlight function of preview properly before like the following:

but now when I try to highlight the text again, it just messed up like below

Is this a bug of preview? Any configuration could solve this problem?

  • what kind of file is it? – Ruskes Oct 23 '14 at 19:06
  • @Buscar웃 PDF file – Qiushi Li Oct 23 '14 at 19:28
  • Did you recently upgrade your OS? What version of OS X are you using? It looks like it's still highlighting but using a "realistic" highlighter instead of just rectangular boxes around the words. – tubedogg Oct 23 '14 at 20:20
  • It also could be due to the way the PDF you are trying to highlight was created. Try this, as this is reported to possibly help: Go to Tools > Rotate Left, then Tools > Rotate Right and try highlighting again. – tubedogg Oct 23 '14 at 20:23
  • @tubedogg I'm using mavericks 10.9.5. I just re-downloaded the file and now it works fine, but I'll try to use the way you suggested next time I encounter this problem, thanks :D – Qiushi Li Oct 23 '14 at 20:39

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