The ability to highlight text in your presentation with color is not available in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. This article shows how to simulate a color highlight on a section of text. It’s a work-around.
- Click the slide that you want highlighted text to appear on.
- Click Insert > Text Box.
- On the slide, drag to draw the text box.
- In the text box, type or paste the text.
- Select the text, and then on the mini toolbar that appears, format the text size, color, and more.
- Drag one of the text box sizing handles (sizing handle: One of the small circles or squares that appears at the corners and sides of a selected object. You drag these handles to change the size of the object.) to fit the actual size of the text.
- Under Drawing Tools, click the Format tab, click Shape Fill.
- Select a color to act as the highlight color. The example below shows yellow as the highlight color.
- Drag the highlighted text box to the location that you want on your slide.
Tip To more precisely position the colored text box, click the text box when the pointer is a four-direction arrow , then hold down CTRL and use the keyboard arrow keys.
Other methods of highlighting