5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2007 7:47 PM by MacStansbury
dbraud Level 1 Level 1
I am trying to highlight specific text in Pages, like one word or one line. I found how to highlight the entire paragraph, but I only want to be able to highlight one line or a couple of words at a time. Is there a way to highlight specific text in Pages instead of the entire paragraph? Thanks

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  • SteveLamb0 Level 5 Level 5

    I double-clicked in middle of word & it highlighted it, triple-click highlights paragraph. For one line, would suggest left-click & drag.

  • dbraud Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for the tips. I was actually referring to highlighting text with a highlighter for noting importance. I know that word lets you highlight text and make it different colors like yellow or green. Is there a way to highlight specific text, (not the whole paragraph)?
  • SteveLamb0 Level 5 Level 5
    Not exactly sure if it's what you want but you could change the text colour by double-clicking the word, opening the colour palette then crayons & selecting the colour required.

    Or leave the text black, click on Inspector, click on Graphic Inspector, click shadow & choose colour (e.g red), degrees 350, offset 0%, blur 1pt, opacity 100%. This gives black text with a red background. Adjust these settings to suit.

  • Tulse Level 5 Level 5
    Pages doesn't have a built-in highlight function like Word does, unfortunately.
  • MacStansbury Level 3 Level 3
    Something similar would be to highlight the text then go into the Insert > Comment menu. Then, not only will highlight the text, you'll get that nifty reminder of why you highlighted it in the first place.

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