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How do I highlight text in a document?

Highlight text by using the easy-to-use highlight tool or the text tool.

TIP: Use the Highlight tool to put a coloured highlight over text. Use the Text tool to put coloured underlining or strike-through on text.

Highlight tool

Option One: 

  1. Select the Highlight option on the toolbar.

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  2. Click it again to open the style options, and select the styles as required.

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  3. Drag your cursor along the  text you want to highlight.

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Option Two: 

1. Click the Select option on the toolbar

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2. Drag the cursor over your selected text, and select either the Copy, Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, or Strikeout option. 
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Text tool

Option One: 

  1. Select the Text option on the toolbar.
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  2. Select the text option you want:
    •  Underline
    • Squiggly underline
    • Strike-through

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  3. Drag your cursor along the  text you want to highlight with an underline or strike-through.

 

Option Two: 

1. Click the Select option on the toolbar

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2. Drag the cursor over your selected text, and select either the Copy, Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, or Strikeout option. 
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Edit your highlight

  1. Click on your highlight. It becomes highlighted by a dotted line, and a toolbar appears.
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  2. Drag the corners to increase or decrease the size of the highlight.
  3. Use the toolbar to comment, change the style, or delete the highlight.  

Note: text tools do not work in a .jpeg or .png (image) document. To underline text on images, use the line from the Shape tools.

    Note: you can easily view and comment on all highlights added to a document by opening the Panel and selecting the Notes section.
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    • Click inside a listed highlight in the Panel to add a reply note to the highlight.
    • Click inside a listed highlight in the Panel, then click the three dots that appear on the right to Edit (add a comment) or Delete it. (Deleting it in the panel will also delete it from the document.)

    Tip: You can select the Highlight and other text tools using keyboard shortcuts

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