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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 21, 2012
Im wondering if its possible to highlight texts in pictures with pages. Im building a study guide for my upcoming anatomy and physiology test. I save pictures from slides in keynote, and paste them onto pages. One of them is the human heart with all the main arteries and veins labeled. Is it possible to highlight or draw attention to the ones I need to know? Thanks for the help. Mac and pages noob.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 24, 2011
Aberdeen, Scotland
You'll get more help if you ask in the right place:

It depends what format the pictures are in, but it probably isn't possible, the words will be part of the picture.


macrumors 68020
May 28, 2009
Montreal, Canada
Pages can't detect text that is part of an image. You would need an extra software to do that. You can try PDF OCR X which is free and works with both PDFs and images.

By your description though I'm not sure if you actually need to select the text or simply draw attention to it. If it's the latter you may want to insert a semi transparent rectangle and place it on top of the text in your image.
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