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making it possible to highlight text with different colors (not only yellow)

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Amr El-HadidyAmr El-Hadidy shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Valeriya AzorinaValeriya Azorina shared a merged idea: Provide several colours for highlighting the pdf  ·   · 
Farid AtighehchiFarid Atighehchi shared a merged idea: Coloured Highlights  ·   · 
Katherine ShireyKatherine Shirey shared a merged idea: Make different color highlighting available to aid tracking of big ideas across articles.  ·   · 
Bassem AlamiBassem Alami shared a merged idea: Highlights colours  ·   · 
Akhilesh K.S. YadavAkhilesh K.S. Yadav shared a merged idea: Make it to highlights in three/four colours  ·   · 
ArunkumarArunkumar shared a merged idea: Currently the text can be highlighted using only yellow colour. If some more colors are there, it would good.  ·   · 
kumarakurubaran selvarajkumarakurubaran selvaraj shared a merged idea: I request adding more features to desktop pdf viewer, more colors for highlighting tools,more font colors for notes  ·   · 
PaulPaul shared a merged idea: Add highlight colors  ·   · 
Bryce BushmanBryce Bushman shared a merged idea: Enhance the highlight tool with more colors and an option to export all text highlighted in each color.  ·   · 
Camille CoudratCamille Coudrat shared a merged idea: possibility to highlight references in different colours in the main interface (like can be done already in MacOS for files)  ·   · 
Ramon PendezaRamon Pendeza shared a merged idea: Add colors to the highlight text tool!!! ASAP =D  ·   · 
Ana Raquel SoaresAna Raquel Soares shared a merged idea: It would also be nice to underline in different colours and to have the possibility to put boxes around text/figures.  ·   · 
Akshaya Kumar BiswalAkshaya Kumar Biswal shared a merged idea: that there should be a option to choose different colours for highlighting the text  ·   · 
Urun TekinUrun Tekin shared a merged idea: Add a tool to remove highlights, as if highlighting them, and give different color options for importance classification.  ·   · 
Mathias HasselblattMathias Hasselblatt shared a merged idea: add different colors for notes and highlight.  ·   · 
AmirAmir shared a merged idea: Different colours for text highlighting would be very welcome.  ·   · 
AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: It will be very good if user could modify colors when using highlight function, That would be very helpful for clearity  ·   · 
Dogukan Dogu YavasliDogukan Dogu Yavasli shared a merged idea: to add different colour of highlight tools for texts -- not only yellow  ·   · 
Hao WANGHao WANG shared a merged idea: More color choices to highlight the text  ·   · 
BkrohnBkrohn shared a merged idea: Color selection of notes  ·   · 
Ryan MorrieRyan Morrie shared a merged idea: add more multiple colors to the highlight option on Mendeley desktop  ·   · 
AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Coloured highlights  ·   · 
Dominique ArseneaultDominique Arseneault shared a merged idea: Making it possible to highlight library entries with color  ·   · 
Christopher HarwoodChristopher Harwood shared a merged idea: Annotations: Cleaner, simpler display in notes pane; Categorization/Tagging; Colors  ·   · 
Andrea GonzalezAndrea Gonzalez shared a merged idea: add multiple colours for the highlighter feature  ·   · 
Adrian Tovar SimoncicAdrian Tovar Simoncic shared a merged idea: Add more review tools (e.g. colors for marker)  ·   · 
David MastersDavid Masters shared a merged idea: Resize, different colours, and tags for post-it notes  ·   · 
Mauricio AndresMauricio Andres shared a merged idea: Coloured annotations  ·   · 
planned  ·  MendeleyAdminMendeley (Admin, Mendeley) responded  · 

Hey everyone, we’ve added a comment below explaining the situation with this feature in more detail, to give you all a better understanding of why this is a non-trivial change. We’ve changed the status to “Planned” now that we have some actual movement towards it, as outlined below.

Appreciate your patience, especially with such sparse updates from our end. Apologies for that.


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  • Dominik JungDominik Jung commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please more colours! Sort of defeats the purpose of mendeley, if you have to do your reading in adobe...

  • Jonathan GallantJonathan Gallant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm curious to know whether this is a difficult modification to implement, @Mendeley.
    I'm not a programmer or anything, so I have no idea of the type of work that goes into this. For some reason, though, I can't imagine it being that complicated... I may very well be wrong

  • J. Spencer ThompsonJ. Spencer Thompson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More colors for highlighting would be enormously useful, and I would also like to see UNDERLINGING (also with multiple color options!).

  • Hashem Shahi MHashem Shahi M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i want to categorize my highlights by colors, like green for the subject 1 and yellow for another subject I'm searching for, and unfortunately its not possible. don't like to use adobe reader also. please add more colors to choose.

  • Guillaume SierroGuillaume Sierro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    the possibility to highlight in several colours would be highly appreciated. maybe a simple and ergonomic way for users would be to automatically switch to orange after the same text was highlighted twice, or red after the same text was highlighted three times etc. :-) (Indeed, highlighting several times the same text just makes it dimmer and is not really useful; changing hue only might improve it and even be quite useful IMO).

  • Alexandra AndreiAlexandra Andrei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now it's 2015 and still no other color. This is NOT trivial at all, because when you actually make your research for a paper in Mendeley, you really need at least 2 colours to use. Otherwise you get a lot of golden text, but no real keywords. More colours is desired, but at least 2. It is a small, but very important thing.

  • Miriam BarcusMiriam Barcus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would still like more colors! And an underline option! More ways to annotate text would be highly desirable. The inability to do simple annotations is making me think about switching to a different platform.

  • Julia MathisJulia Mathis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, more colors would be great to know which part of the text to use for which point in the paper…
    I would, for example, need at least 4 different colors… ;)

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