Questions tagged [highlights]

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Preview notes/highlights offset and uneditable

Recently, I have had a problem with highlighting and adding notes in preview. When I highlight, the correct words show up highlighted in the document, but the side panel shows a set of words which is ...
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Can I turn off the Apple Pencil auto-adjust feature for highlighting text?

I noticed on my new iPad that I can use the Pencil to highlight text (say, for copy/pasting), just like one can do with a finger. However, using my finger, while dragging the edge of the highlight ...
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Preview App bug - “Highlight” shortcut not working normally

I'm not able to use "Highlight" shortcut. No matter I press control+command+h or control+command+u, it results in underlining text. Clicking the "Highlight" button also underlines text. I can ...
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Ways to highlight during a presentation

I miss the old OmniDazzle product from The Omni Group that let us transform the mouse pointer in a variety of ways, some silly but some quite practical. Worked well for highlighting areas of the ...
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How can I correct the fact that text highlight colour different from item selection colour, in OSX and macOS since 2002?

Is there a workaround or solution for the fact that Apple have made text highlight colour, in e.g. TextEdit and Preview (pdf with text) different from the colour used to highlight items in e.g. Finder ...
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Highlight scientific paper with preview

Scientific articles are usually formatted with two columns. Is there a way to highlight text from only one column with Preview? Like in my example I want to highlight only from Tree species to less ...
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Can I download previous versions of single apps without re-downloading the entire OS?

Is there a way of just downloading specific apps from previous versions of macOS? Specifically, I want to download the El Capitan version of Preview or revert back to it. The colors on Sierra are way ...
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AppleScript or Safari add-on to highlight text

I have some variable that I would like to highlight in Safari. I was thinking AppleScript, but I can use something else otherwise. I'm using a Chrome plugging which do the same, any idea how to do ...
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iTerm2 applies strange color to vim's default

When I updated my iTerm2 recently in November (the main release, not nightly-build), colors are rendered strange. Fortunately, I restored old iTerm2 in the trash can, and made a comparison. In each ...
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macOS Sierra Preview: Have the highlight colours for PDFs changed?

The highlight colours in my Preview application appear darker just after updating to macOS Sierra Version 10.12.1. Is this a change introduced in the update or is this a bug? Note: I'm using Preview ...
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macOS Preview: Bug in PDF highlights that displays an additional offset highlight

I update from OSX El Capitan to macOS Sierra yesterday. Now when I open PDFs containing highlights there are 'double highlights', ie. the original highlight and an additional highlight which is offset ...
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How to Highlight a Symbolic Link in Finder of El Capitan?

You cannot do the highlight in Finder of El Capitan 10.11.4. However, there may be other methods to do it. How can you highlight a symbolic link in Finder of El Capitan?
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Extension : Multi-highlight on safari

I'm not sure this topic is appropriate for this forum but I'm looking for a Multi-highlight extension or AppleScript for Safari. I using Multi-highlight for Google Chrome at the moment but I would ...
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El Capitan Preview PDF highlighter yellow color changed

I originally upgraded from OS X Mavericks to El Capitan, and when I edit PDF files, my default highlighter is the bright yellow color (bottom example of the image). However, recently, after I changed ...
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System Preferences search no longer highlights possible matches

Spotlight would mark matches when searching in system preferences are no longer appearing. I have "System Preferences" enabled in Spotlight prefs. I have searched for a solution to this, no luck. Any ...
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Yosemite focus indicator animation & highlight standard behavior

I'm not exactly sure how to describe this, but in Yosemite, it seems like the indicator for the currently focused field seems weird. I'm not sure whether it's a bug or intended behavior. When ...
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How to highlight cells based on another cell's value in Excel 2011

How do I use conditional formatting to highlight a cell in one column based on the value of another cell in another column? Case in point, I'm running some tests right now. Based on input data into ...
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Remove Quicklook Syntax Highlighting with TextMate2?

TextMate2 Alpha comes with a Syntax Highlighting plugin for macOS QuickLook. How can it be disabled without removing TextMate?
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Unable to select and highlight on Preview in OSX Lion

I've been trying to highlight my pdf notes on preview, but am unable to select or highlight a single sentence. When I try to highlight, it just shows the chosen highlight colour on the whole page, ...
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OSX Preview: Bug in the size of PDF Highlights

When I highlight text in OSX's Preview the size of the highlight becomes huge. These two images illustrate the problem (In the first image I am highlighting the text and the highlight is normal, in ...
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PDF notes in Preview to EPUB?

I have been making PDF notes in Preview and want to transfer them to EPUB version of the book. Is it possible?
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Safari window always highlight

Is there a way to have a Safari window (or just a tab) always highlighted? I mean, when using other programs, have a piece of screen occupied by a Safari window (resized, obviously).
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ReadItLater-type app that saves web articles but also allows highlighting?

I use Pocket and I love it as a way of saving articles to read them later, and how it allows me to browse, search, and read them easily. However, when I read articles, I like to create highlights (...
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Cannot export pdf highlights from Preview.app using skim in OSX10.8.3

When I 'convert to notes' in skim, only the page numbers of the highlighted text gets displayed. I can click on those page numbers and it will go to the highlighted part of the document but the actual ...
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Export pdf annotations only using preview?

I use Preview on OS X and GoodReader on the iPad for reading and annotating pdfs. GoodReader allows me to 'view summary' which is a plain text list of all highlighted sections and comments added to ...
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Change highlight colour in Sublime Text 2

How can I change the default highlight colour in Sublime Text 2? I know I have to find a highlight key in one of the theme files but I don't know where these theme files are kept. Are they in the ...
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How do I highlight PDF text properly in the Preview application?

I've been using the Preview application to view and annotate PDF files for quite a while. You can use Shift-Command-A to display the Annotations Toolbar. Then you can select the Highlight tool and ...