How to highlight text in PDF in SharePoint

Muhimbi’s PDF Editor for SharePoint lets you annotate text in a PDF directly in SharePoint Online or On-premise. Select a line of text in your PDF to highlight, underline, strikethrough or add a squiggle line. Make text annotations standout by customizing their color and opacity. Include user information with each annotation to help identify the different users that added text highlights to your document.

Add the following text annotations to documents in SharePoint:

  • Highlight text or other content in PDF
  • Underline and strikethrough text
  • Squiggle text
  • Erase highlight mark or draw something

Step 1: Open a PDF file

open pdf sharepoint

Select a PDF from the SharePoint library and right-click on the three dots menu. Click on Edit with PSPDFKit Editor.

Step 2: Highlight text in PDF

highlight text in pdf

There are two ways to highlight text in PDF:

  1. Click on the third icon in the right top toolbar to select one of the following actions:
  • Drawing
  • Freeform Highlight (for highlighting any type of content, whether image or text)
  • Text Highlight
  • Eraser
  1. Select a word, a phrase, or a sentence and the following actions will be available:
  • Text Highlight
  • Strikethrough
  • Underline
  • Squiggle
  • Redaction

Step 3: Change Highlight properties

change highlight properties in pdf

Depending on the type of annotation, some additional settings may show up in the top left corner, where you can choose a different kind of font, size, and color. Once you perform the highlight text action, this left toolbar will show up where you can change the color of the highlight annotation.

Finally, click on the Save button to save the changes to your PDF document.

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