Using DT 3… Is there a way to change the default underline color when annotating a PDF? I’d like to set it to red, so that whenever I highlight text and hit Command-U, I see a red underline instead of a black one.
I see that I can change the color of the highlight very easily. I’d like the same for the underline feature.
I also noticed that if I change the color of text for the text annotation it remembers it but the underlining never remembers the color; it always reverts to black.
I’d settle for a script that would take all underlines and convert to red if that is possible. I’d like to differentiate between my markups and the underlined text in a PDF. Highlights are too in my face. I think a red or blue underline works best for me or some other color I can set.
The request is noted, but no this can’t be accomplished via AppleScript.
Highlights are too in my face.
PS: You know you can change the color of highlights in Preferences > Colors, yeah?
I meant it is too intrusive even with changing the color. I just like the aesthetics of the underline.
I think there is a bug with changing the highlight colors. I changed the “yellow” color in the settings. The yellow was previously selected so when I went to select text and highlight again, it was the original yellow. I had to re-select the yellow from the menu for it to engage and display the correct “yellow” the next time I selected text and highlighted it.
Which menu are you referring to? Format > Highlight Color updated as expected.
Currently the Highlight Color for yellow is set to an pinkish color. (For illustration purposes)
Now I set it to a lime green in the settings.
I select the text, go to the Format > Highlight Color menu item to see if the color is correct. But I don’t re-select the color.
With the text highlighted, I press Shift-Command-L, and the original color is used not the one I changed to.
It seems like I need to re-select the color on the Format > Highlight menu before using it, even though the menu is showing the new color correctly selected.
Please check this out when the next public beta becomes available. I am not seeing the issue in the internal beta I’m running.
Just a +1 from my side with regards to the original feature request: I would love to be able to change the underlining color just as dynamically as the highlighting color – so not just changing the default color but also having a color set to choose from. I understand that this is a feature not even every pdf app in the market provides – but a lot of them do and it seems relatively easy to implement, so I figured I might as well ask.
DTTG already has the feature.
(For context, my workflow: I always use underlining & highlighting colors in sync so that every color means something (positive/noteworthy, bad, severely bad, did not understand, etc.) and use highlighting for important things and underlining for minor things. This helps with finding the most important highlights when in time trouble.)