Cool Trick for Highlighting Text in PDFs

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If you use Revu to highlight text in your PDFs, you are going to love this trick.

The highlighter, by default, simply places highlight marks on your file. But of course, if you highlight text, it means that those words are pretty important. And they’re probably something you need to refer back to, and remember some time in the future, right? Well, there’s a very easy way to copy highlighted text into Revu’s Markups List so you can do just that.

First, go to Edit/Preferences/Markups. Check Copy Selected Text into Markups.

You’re on your way to making document review a whole lot easier!

You’re on your way to making document review a whole lot easier!

Once this preference is turned on, any text that I highlight will be copied into the “Comments” column of the Markups List.

What a nifty trick!

What a nifty trick!

Now I have a few options for working with these notes. First, I can use Bluebeam’s Search tool and run a filtered search – scanning only my markups for keywords.

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I can also create a PDF summary of my markups, basically making a “study sheet.”

Who doesn’t love a good shortcut?

Who doesn’t love a good shortcut?

The possibilities are endless! So go ahead, change that preference setting, grab that highlighter tool and keep on PDF’ing!

-Karen

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9 Responses to “Cool Trick for Highlighting Text in PDFs”

  1. Furkat Melikov Says:

    I like this.

  2. phil Says:

    How cool is that, thanks for the hint with the study sheet. You guys rock!!!
    Since using Revu my number of PDF files exploded. I’m now looking for a good Document Management System under Windows 7. Any ideas? Something like Benubird PDF but with more options/features.

  3. Sue Says:

    I do a fair amount of research for my educational credits each year and also when I write articles for my newsletter. This is such a helpful tool!. Keep ’em coming.

  4. Lauren Says:

    Wow, this makes me want to put all of my files, including my emails, in PDF so I can remember to accomplish highlighted tasks!

    Keep up the awesome work, I love the software!

  5. ricardo hardin Says:

    how much does thist program

  6. ebenvios Says:

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  7. Varde Kommune Says:

    Fantastic – hanks

    This is such a helpful tool!.

    – hans – Denmark

  8. Varde Kommune Says:

    This is such a helpful tool!.

    Thanks – Hans Denmark

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