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eagan

Just purchased the Nitro Pro 12

I order to highlight text , underline or cross out the doc,  do you have to OCR the pdf first? If so it takes a while to OCR the doc.Is there a quicker way?

Other programs allow you highlight with subjecting to OCR. I can understand if need to search text etc

 

Thx

 

Stephen

 

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eagan

One additional  request/ comment.

If have a list of bookmarks in the bookmark pane ,  we can only view  the page with bookmarks  by clicking on the  bookmark on the left side and the page bookmarked

will show up. Is there not  away when viewing the pages on the page view pane on the left ribbon which pages have been bookmarked?  It would be so much easier to see  what pages have been bookmarked  to check or to see of need additional bookmarks inserted . Otherwise have to go to the bookmark view and click each one to see where bookmarked.

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eagan

Does anyone have an answer to this post?

Just purchased the Nitro Pro 12

I order to highlight text , underline or cross out the doc,  do you have to OCR the pdf first? If so it takes a while to OCR the doc. Is there a quicker way?

I tested on another trial program on same pdf and it  allowed  you highlight, underline , cross out  without  subjecting to OCR.   I can understand if need to search text etc

Why is that?

 

Thx

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Steven Zakulec

There's two ways to do this:

Option 1 is to do OCR and pick the Make text searchable option- this allows you to do highlights and such without issue.  Your highlights will be on the OCR'd text, not the image text, so if the OCR was particularly bad and split up words in ways that don't line up with what's on top, your highlights could be off.

Option 2 is the do-it-yourself highlighting solution- use the shape tool to draw a rectangle around your text, set the fill color to an appropriate yellow (or another color), and figure out a transparency value that works for you, then mark those settings as the default for the shape tool. 

You can then use that tool as a make-shift highlighting tool.

 

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eagan

Thank you for the response , that was helpful.

I also do not see a way to add a check mark lets say beside something as you are checking something

I only found I would have to do by  free hand, which is messy.  Any suggestions?

Thx

36 minutes ago, Steven Zakulec said:

There's two ways to do this:

Option 1 is to do OCR and pick the Make text searchable option- this allows you to do highlights and such without issue.  Your highlights will be on the OCR'd text, not the image text, so if the OCR was particularly bad and split up words in ways that don't line up with what's on top, your highlights could be off.

Option 2 is the do-it-yourself highlighting solution- use the shape tool to draw a rectangle around your text, set the fill color to an appropriate yellow (or another color), and figure out a transparency value that works for you, then mark those settings as the default for the shape tool. 

You can then use that tool as a make-shift highlighting tool.

 

 

 

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Steven Zakulec

There's unfortunately no builtin checkmark option- if you're building a form, you can add a checkbox form field, which you can then check, but no pre-made check stamp.

You can make your own by using the Custom Stamp feature and grabbing an image from elsewhere, which you could then use, but it's again somewhat problematic.  You need to resize to match, and the image won't have a transparent background so you have to be careful that your stamp doesn't overlap the checkbox.

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eagan

Hello Steven

Thx for the info

However I made a custom stamp and resized it nicely on the pdf and saved as current default  but when I use it again after selecting custom stamp 

and saving as current default, the size is still too big. When I resized a draft stamp , it works when using again to the smaller size .

Why is that

 

thx

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Steven Zakulec

I'm really sorry- I don't have any idea why that would be.

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RileyB_SMS

I am jumping in on this thread. I had a user mention to me the other day she was able to change the mouse hand to a check mark icon and it let her click for check marks all over the page. I for the life of me cannot find this setting. I know its possible because I watched her do it when she told me she found it. We both cannot find it, I am worried we lost this setting when upgrading from Nitro 12.5-12.6. I know about the custom stamp but that is not what we were using.

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Steven Zakulec

If you tell me what version of Nitro she has or had, I'll check some versions and see if I can figure out what's going on.

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RileyB_SMS

The user had 12.4.0259 I believe.

 

I found a workaround that will work for us. Instead of making a stamp I made a signature with a transparent background check mark. I added it as a signature and now they can just use the signature tool as a check mark. It works really well and leaves behind only the check mark with a transparent background.

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eagan

That's insane , i tried that and it works !  The only problem is that if I want to do several check marks on a page I have to go and click on Home/ quicksign and select the check mark each time wish to add checkmark.  Am I doing it incorrect?

The stamp I created works but it is not transparent.

Thx

 

 

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RileyB_SMS

@eagan  You can use a hot key to quicksign, its CTRL + U and holding CTRL + U will allow you to click multiple times. I used quicksign to avoid stamps. I dont think the stamps have a way to have background transparent. Thats why I gave up with stamps and just used quicksign.

 

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