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gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by astro46 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 am

Is there a way to do this in pdf-Xchange Editor? I am not referring to exporting or printing highlighted text, but see a page(s) of all text highlighted, similar to how may see a list of bookmarks. It is like seeing a summary of important ideas. With ability to click on any one highlight to go directly to the page (like a bookmark) to read context.

I am coming from Android, using a reader called Moon+. It had this feature (highlight, change text color, save), then clicking on bookmark button showed all the highlighted text, in order of saving. Very useful.

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Re: gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:38 am

Should be possible via the Comments pane. You can activate this pane via:
- View > Other panes > Comments (Classic toolbars), or
- View > Panes > Comments (Ribbon User Interface).

In the Comments pane toolbar, you can click the Options... button and then in the menu:
- select "Group by Modification Date",
- only check/mark "Show Text" (if you not like to see the Subjects, Authors, Dates, ...)
- via Show Comments > By type, only check/mark "Highlight".

By clicking one of the highlights in the Comments pane, you can directly jump to the corresponding item in the document.

Maybe this helps?

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Re: gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:49 am

Thanks Willy! :D
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Re: gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by astro46 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:50 pm

thanks. I have "show text" checked. Still only shows a "T" for each highlighted text in the Comments pane. Doesn't show highlighted text. Doesn't matter if "show text" is checked or not.

I guess it needs a view>panes>highlighted text since it really isn't comments that I am doing, but highlighting.

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Re: gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Hello Astro,

Unfortunately the Highlighter tool does not take in the text it highlights, as a Comment it simply overlays the base content text that you have selected. It is possible to generate a "comment summary" however, due to the fact mentioned before, all highlights would have no content, and simply display the author. This function can be found on the Comment tab:
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This will not create bookmark like links you are looking for however.
We have seen some requests for improvements to the highlight tool, such as allowing it to be used on blank space (with no text, effectively being a transparent rectangle), as well as an option to allow it to take in text as you have suggested here. I cannot speak for when or if either of these items will be implemented at this time, but do know we are aware of the desire to see them implemented.

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Re: gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by astro46 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 am

I understand that pdfxchange cannot produce what I am looking. However, to help developers understand, here is a pic of the Android Moon+ bookmark page, which I had been using.

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Re: gather all highlighted text in one place

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:57 am

Hello astro46,

Thank you for your example.

I will make sure our developers receive it.


Regards.

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