Does TextEdit allow highlighting of selected text?

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  1. kkm9 macrumors newbie

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    A long annoyance, and with recent success on another topic, I thought I'd ask about this here.

    In MacBook Pro TextEdit app (1.8) I can find instructions to change text color, and background color of whole document. But what I want is to highlight a few selected words with yellow background, as with a highlighter pen (also doable in Word for Mac but I can't find it in Text Edit).

    Is this possible or not?

    Thanks,
    Karen
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Preview and its Annotation Tools can do that, as far as I know.

    And TextEdit is a simple text editor like WordPad or Notepad, not like MS Office Word, which is a COMPLEX text editor.

    Maybe you have to look at text editing application alternatives for Mac OS X.
     
  3. kkm9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this. The list looks interesting, though many things on there are very old and not updated.

    I'm going to give 'Bean' a look.

    Best,
    Karen
     
  4. rudo.ba macrumors member

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