Feature request: underline option rather than highlight for PDFs

Please can we have an underline option, instead of fluorescence highlight colours.

Some of us are antiquated and still like to pretend we only have pencils.

It would be so wonderful to just be able to use underlining!!
  • I don’t have Zotero handy - I use the desktop version - but surely that is available?
    I like to use it sometimes too, eg. to point out an author’s mistake rather than a point of interest.
  • Just realised we’re talking about different things. My apologies.
  • edited March 21, 2022
    There is a pencil option, which can be used to underline - but it does not have the same annotation functionality as the highlight option. So its use value is underwhelming, in terms of what one wants to get out of an annotation. (For eg, you can't underline and then get access to the underlined text to cut and paste, or use in a note, etc)

    Also, if using the pencil, you have to do all of the underlining, rather than highlighting a paragraph, say, and then having it all appear as underlined.
  • I am in favor of an underline tool in addition to a florescent highlight color. Oftentimes, I would highlight a keyword, and underline the description of it with the same color. It helps distinguish the keywords and key points from the sentences that further support them.
  • So to be clear, this is basically just a visual difference, right? You'd still want to select text the same way, just with the appearance of a line under the selected text instead of a background color?
  • Hi Dan - yes, that's right!

    I find large blocks of bright colours distracting; prefer a discreet underline.

    Thanks so much for all the advances in Z6 and the wonderful IOS app! Brilliant!
  • Correct and good point. So, essentially, a flag or checkbox to display as highlight or underline for a text annotation would be sufficient for me.
  • oh - sorry if answered when the question was addressed to sahil48!!
  • I look forward to use this function.
  • +1; i would love to have this feature in normal colors (not to flashy, similar to what readcube currently offers) ! ! !

  • +1 to the underline function
  • +1 It would be great to have an underline feature in addition to the highlighting. I used to underline subtitles so that I could easily mark sections in my extracted notes. Thank you!
  • +1 for the underline feature. I use underline to mark texts that are notable but less significant than highlighted texts. It would be great to have this additional level of annotation. Thank you!
  • +1 for an underline feature with annotation functionality.
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