Atul asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 month ago

how to highlight text in a pdf or docx file which is read-only ?

4 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    docx files are only read-only if you don't save them to your computer first.

    PDFs are not meant to be editable. most of the time, they just contain pictures.

  • 1 month ago

    After you open up the PDF, go to the ribbon and select highlight, see image

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  • 1 month ago

    Read only is a function of file safety. It merely keeps a file from being overwritten.  Once the file is open, you should be able to highlight and copy any text.  Caveat: If the PDF or DocX is merely showing a scan or photo of the text, there will be NO way to highlight and copy it, even if the file were not read only.

  • 1 month ago

    Save it as a copy. Then edit the copy.

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