I've downloaded qpdfview for highlight some text in a pdf. But I can't see the highlight option. How to highlight text in qpdfview?

  • Does the Edit menu have an "Add Annotation" entry?
    – muru
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 6:53
  • @muru, Yes, it has. And here is the highlight option. At least I found it!
    – opu 웃
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 15:10

2 Answers 2


Edit/Add annotation or Ctrl+A. Select the text area (that will be highlighted) and Add_highlight to highlight text.


At least on the newer version of qpdfviewer (0.4.14), holding down Shift lets you select text, column-wise.

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