1. Click to download the PDF. Ought the little-known publisher have lessened the file size from 253 MB?

  2. Anyway, how can I color only the 4 different headings most methodically and quickly? Coloring each is obviously too unproductive.

  3. The snag is that some of the book's content (that oughtn't be colored) may match heading 4's font formatting. See the combined screenshot beneath.

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    Can you share what you have tried? Just my opinion, but questions should not require any download of a file, even a PDF.
    – Scott
    Jan 30, 2019 at 20:30
  • have you tried selecting the text and clicking the black box on the right?
    – Junme
    Jan 31, 2019 at 2:05
  • @Junme You're not suggesting coloring each, separately, right?
    – user121005
    Jan 31, 2019 at 2:43
  • If the PDF is structured, you could use the structure tree as a guide. This does, however, not protect you from wrongfully use of the structure type. Otherwise, if a visual check of the context is needed, you will be best off by doing it manually.
    – Max Wyss
    Jan 31, 2019 at 3:22
  • @scott One of the things with PDF is that there is no particular way to give advice only from screenshot especially in cases when programming/scripting is needed. As you see now there is only unlucky guessing takes place.
    – mrserge
    Feb 1, 2019 at 17:07

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Unfortunately it will not be possible without scripting. There is no built-in tools in Acrobat that can select particular text by font name, size and style.

  • Thanks again! How can I do this with 'scripting'? Is it challenging?
    – user121005
    Feb 9, 2019 at 22:58
  • 2. Can I select particular text by "font name, size"? I removed the third criterion of 'style', which means bold or italics.
    – user121005
    Feb 10, 2019 at 8:56
  • Start with this one: acrobatusers.com/tutorials/javascript_console
    – mrserge
    Feb 10, 2019 at 9:03

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