How do I highlight text in a document?

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

Use the Highlight tool to add a colored highlight over text. Use the Underline tool to put colored underlining or strike-through on text.

HIGHLIGHT TOOL

Method One: 

  1. Select the Highlight option on the toolbar.

    Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.22.19 PM
  2. Select your desired color from the dropdown.
    Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.24.44 PM

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

    Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.25.44 PM

Method Two: 

1. Click the Select option on the toolbar.

Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.27.13 PM

2. Drag the cursor over your selected text and select either the Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, or Strikeout option in the toolbar that appears underneath.

 


UNDERLINE TOOL

Method One: 

  1. Select the Underline (text tools) option on the toolbar.
    Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.30.02 PM
  2. Select the text tool you want:
    • Underline
    • Squiggly underline
    • Strikeout

  3. Drag your cursor along the text you want to highlight with an underline, squiggly, or strikeout. (See examples below.)


Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.34.09 PM

Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.32.59 PM

Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.35.12 PM

 

Method Two: 

1. Click the Select option on the toolbar.

Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.27.13 PM


2. Drag the cursor over your selected text and select either the Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, or Strikeout option in the toolbar that appears underneath.


 

Edit your highlight:

  1. Click on your highlight. A toolbar and two blue end dots appear.
  2. Drag the blue end dots to adjust (add/remove) the highlighted text.
  3. Use the toolbar to comment, change the style (color/opacity), delete, or hyperlink the highlight.  

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

    Note: You can easily view, navigate to, and comment on all highlighted sections added to a document by opening the Panel and selecting the Notes section.
    Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.39.18 PM
    • Click on a listed highlight in the Panel to add a comment to the highlight.
    • Click on a listed highlight in the Panel, then click the three dots that appear on the right to Edit (add a comment), Delete (deleting it in the panel will also delete it from the document), or Export it (will automatically download as a text file).

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

    Squiggly Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.43.41 PM

     

    G
    Strikeout Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.44.15 PM

     

    K
    Highlight Screen Shot 2022-02-24 at 3.45.21 PM

     

    H
    Underline U