Using the Highlighter

Word's highlight feature lets you mark up your document onscreen just as you would use a highlighter pen to mark up a printed document. Highlighting is designed for use on documents that you'll edit onscreen, but it will also print out. If you don't have a color printer, highlighting prints in a shade of gray.

To use the highlighter, follow these steps:

  1. Click the down arrow to the right of the Highlight button on the Formatting toolbar, and click the color that you want to use in the palette that appears (see Figure 11.1).

    Figure 11.1. You can choose among many highlighter colors.


  2. The I-beam takes on the shape of a highlighter pen. Drag across the text that you want to highlight, and then release the mouse button.

  3. The text is now highlighted with the color you chose (see Figure 11.2). Highlight any other text you like, and then click the Highlight button again to turn the feature off.

    Figure 11.2. Highlight text to call attention to it.


The Highlight button shows the color that you most recently selected from the palette. If you want to use that color, click the button itself in step 1 instead of choosing a color in the palette.


Another way to apply highlighting is to select the text and then click the Highlight button (or display the palette and choose a different highlight color).

To remove highlighting, select the text, display the Highlight palette, and choose None.

Sams Teach Yourself Office Productivity All in One
Sams Teach Yourself Office Productivity All in One (Sams Teach Yourself All in One)
ISBN: 0672325349
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 474
Authors: Greg Perry © 2008-2017.
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