How to Search for Highlighted Text in PDF Documents

July 31, 20232.3K views

Dealing with huge PDF files may be difficult at times, especially if the file has hundreds of pages and you need to search for specific material. In this sense, we highlight the important text. Now when the text is highlighted and you open the PDF file again, what will you do to see the highlighted text in hundreds of pages? This post will guide you regarding how to search for highlighted text using the best PDF editing tools available in the market..

WPS Office is the best among all Office suits and its PDF Editor is exceptional in its features. You can highlight the text, remove highlights and search for highlighted text in a PDF file. It is available for free on all app stores and compatible with all devices including laptops and mobile (Apple, google or Windows OS). We will touch the following points in this article;

  • How to search for highlighted text in PDF using WPS Office

  • How to search for highlighted text in PDF using Adobe Acrobat

How to search for highlighted text in PDF using WPS Office

WPS Office is best to handle your PDF files. You can easily comment and highlight PDF on WPS PDF Editor. And also search for that highlighted area.

Steps to search for highlighted text in PDF using WPS Office

1-Open your PDF file in the WPS Office.

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2-Click on the comments tab from the menu bar OR from the left toolbar. Here you can find the highlighted or commented area.

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How to search for highlighted text in PDF using Adobe Acrobat

There are many pdf searchers, Adobe Acrobat is one of the most convenient ones. Adobe acrobat reader gives you limited highlighting features. So you can also search for your highlighted area in PDF. 

Steps to search for highlighted text in PDF using Adobe Acrobat

1-Open PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

2-Go to the comments panel. Here all the highlighted details will be mentioned.

Conclusion

Highlighting the PDF text is very common among students and book readers but sometimes we forget where we highlighted the important quote or phrase in a PDF. For this we need to search for the highlighted text. WPS Office provides you the best PDF reader and editor which allows you to search for highlighted text and find your important quote/information. There is Adobe Acrobat where you can search for highlighted content too but WPS is best for handling PDFs. Download the WPS office now.

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