How to delete or remove highlights

edited April 13, 2022
This discussion was created from comments split from: Too many steps needed with highlights.
  • edited April 13, 2022
    I can't figure out how to delete or remove highlights.
  • (Please start new threads for new issues. I've moved this to a new thread.)

    If you're talking about iOS, tap the highlight, tap the "…" menu, and tap Delete Annotation.
  • I am using Windows 11 and cannot delete highlights that a few days old. It is possible to delete them a few minutes after there are done, but after one or two days, it is impossible.
  • edited April 13, 2022
    Did you use Store Annotations in File? If so, that transfers them to the PDF file, and then they can't be edited in Zotero, as the warning says when you use that option. (That option is being removed in the next version.) You'd see a lock icon in the annotation popups if you've done this.
  • I see the lock. But the problem now is that the pdf file is not even stored on my machine. So how can I access it to edit the highlights?
  • If you're viewing the PDF, it's on your computer. Right-click on the item and click Show File, and open it in an external reader. Or use File → "Import Annotations…" from the Zotero PDF reader to import the annotations back in.
  • I got it. Thanks!
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