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I'm looking for information on how to highlight text on documents that have been scanned and saved as PDF files. I'm assuming that the scanning process saves the document as a whole and does not recognize individual characters on the document. Is there any way to do this? Thanks, Steve continued...

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    Default Highlighting text on a scanned document saved as a PDF

    I'm looking for information on how to highlight text on documents that have been scanned and saved as PDF files. I'm assuming that the scanning process saves the document as a whole and does not recognize individual characters on the document. Is there any way to do this?

    Thanks,

    Steve
    Steve_Gallant@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Highlighting text on a scanned document saved as a PDF

    Highlight only works with actual text so you'd have to run the scanned PDF through OCR (Paper Capture in Acrobat). If you have Acrobat 6.01 I think you could do something similar to highlight using the Tools>Advanced Editing>Drawing then pick the rectangle tool. You can make this look similar to a highlight effect using the opacity property control. The important differecne is that the highlight text effect is behind the text whereas the rectangle will be in front of the scanned page - hence the need for an opacity property.
    Hope this helps
    Ian
    Ian_Burton@home_in_Paris.fr Guest

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    Red face Re: Highlighting text on a scanned document saved as a PDF

    Thanks for this!
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