How to Unhighlight in Acrobat

By Kirk Bennet

Adobe Acrobat not only enables you to create PDF files that present your products and services to your clients, but also helps you through editing to collaborate on documents and streamline reviews. The Highlight tool enables you to flag text in your PDF documents and also enables you to add comments to the flagged sections. Flagged text is highlighted in yellow. If you no longer need to use a highlighted section, you can rapidly unhighlight it.

Launch Adobe Acrobat X and open the PDF that you're working on.

Browse through the document until you find the highlighted section.

Hover the mouse over the highlighted text; the insertion cursor changes to a small black arrowhead. Click once to select the entire highlighted section.

Right-click the selected section and choose "Delete" from the context menu to unhighlight the section of text.

Press "Ctrl-S" to save the changes.


To highlight text, select the section that you want to highlight, right-click it and choose "Highlight" from the context menu.