Apply or remove highlighting

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Use the Highlight tool to mark and find important text in your document. Highlighting parts of a document works best when the document is viewed online.

ShowApply highlighting

  1. On the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Highlight Button image.
  2. Select the text or graphic you want to highlight.
  3. To turn off highlighting, click the button again, or press ESC.

 Note   To change the highlighter color, click the arrow next to Highlight Button image, and click the color you want. When you highlight parts of a document that you intend to print, use a light color if you're using a monochrome or dot-matrix printer.

ShowRemove highlighting from part or all of a document

  1. Select the text you want to remove highlighting from, or press CTRL+A to select all of the text in the document.
  2. On the Formatting toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click the arrow next to Highlight Button image, and then click None.

ShowQuickly find highlighted text

  1. On the Edit menu, click Find.
  2. If you don't see the Format button, click More.
  3. Click Format, and then click Highlight.
  4. Click Find Next.

 Note   You can display or hide highlighting (but not the text itself) on the screen and in the printed document by clicking Options on the Tools menu and then selecting or clearing the Highlight check box on the View tab.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003