Can you add highlighter of the text into Firefox PDF reader. For me this is more important than adding text and drawing in it.
Often, I would be reading an article online or a pdf file I downloaded and I would like to highlight sections of the text but, unfortunately, I cannot. The current add-ons are mediocre at best and non-functional at worst.
What I envision is the following:
1. I highlight a piece of text and right-click on it
2. In the right-click dialog prompt, there is an option to "Highlight Text"
3. The text is highlighted in some color (probably yellow)
The highlighting doesn't have to persist (if I refresh the page, the highlighted text would be un-highlighted), although it would be nice if it did somehow.
If there is already a feature like that, please point me to it.
Thanks a ton!
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For pdf highlighting (and other editing capabilities) check out this idea: Improve PDF editing functionality
Sounds like you're referring to Mozilla Firefox, and specifically the innate PDF-reader they included in the browser several years ago (which I much prefer over the bloated Adobe Reader package).
Hmmm.. PDF editing capability is a big jump up from what is offered right now. I wonder if it's worth the effort on their part.
Fwiw, if you're on a Mac, the built-in Preview app opens PDFs and I'm pretty sure allows some basic editing and probably highlighting.
There is also some similar mentions in the following thread: Improve PDF editing functionality
This was shared with the product team, and we're happy to report that it's on our backlog. We're currently collecting and evaluating feedback about the recent editing features in 106, then we'll follow up with more details on next steps/timeline/etc.
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