Highlighting text in Pages?

j26

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Mar 30, 2005
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I'm in the middle of revision for exams and I'd like to be able to highlight certain portions of text in pages documents. Bold won't do, nor underline (they already have purposes). Can I highlight in Pages (say set a yellow text backgrond as I don't want to do print runs on my notes until I have to (and have reduced them down as much as possible).

Thanks.
 

jdmein

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Jul 9, 2009
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HOW TO HIGHLIGHT TEXT IN PAGES (iWork)

1. SELECT/highlight Text within document to be highlighted
2. CLICK ON "INSPECTOR"
3. CLICK "T" (TEXT BUTTON) LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE INSPECTOR
4. Within the Text Inspector, you should see four buttons at the top: Text, Lists, Tabs, MORE. Click on the "More" Button.
5. Midway down, you should see a Section for "Background Fills".
6. Check the box next to "Character" and then select the color in the color palette box to the right of the Character Checkbox.

This should higlight any text that was previously selected in the document.
 

farzin

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Jul 20, 2008
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You can also define highlighted text as a "character style" .

1) Select some text in your document
2) Click on the "a" with the red cross behind in in your font toolbar and choose the color you'd like to use as highlighted text for your document (yellow for me)
3) go to View>Show Styles Drawer
4) select the highlighted text once again
5) under "character style" to the right of "none" there should be an arrow. click that and select "create new character style from selection"

now whenever you want to highlight text, just select the text and click on the new character style you've created :D

you can also add a hotkey to your new character style by selecting it in the styles drawer, click on the arrow and under "hot keys" choosing the desired key
 

comixster

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Mar 3, 2011
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You can also define highlighted text as a "character style" .

1) Select some text in your document
2) Click on the "a" with the red cross behind in in your font toolbar and choose the color you'd like to use as highlighted text for your document (yellow for me)
3) go to View>Show Styles Drawer
4) select the highlighted text once again
5) under "character style" to the right of "none" there should be an arrow. click that and select "create new character style from selection"

now whenever you want to highlight text, just select the text and click on the new character style you've created :D

you can also add a hotkey to your new character style by selecting it in the styles drawer, click on the arrow and under "hot keys" choosing the desired key
Thanks for the helpful tip.
 

BBdancer18

macrumors newbie
Mar 26, 2017
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Hey All-
So I had a little trouble finding out how to highlight words and I know that some of you do too! The way some people said to do it didn't work and I think that is because it is 8 years later so here is a more recent update for the new version in 2017. It also works on the older version before the newest one.
No. 1: Go up to the left hand corner where there is a tool bar
No. 2: Hover your mouse on Insert
No. 3: Go down to where it says highlight and click on that
No. 4: (this should actually be step one) Click on the word you want to highlight

There you have it! That is how you highlight and I hope you understand. If not tell me and I will help you further more!

-BBdancer18
 
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