2022-09-06 10:19:44 • Filed to:
PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
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PowerPoint is an amazing tool for doing engaging and powerful presentations. You can add various graphical elements and even animation to make it even more attention-grabbing. But do you know how to highlight text in PowerPoint? This is a little-known and little-used feature in MS PowerPoint but it has a powerful impact on the important parts of your slide content. In this article, we'll show you how easy it is to add the highlight element to any selected text on a PowerPoint slide. We'll also show you how to do the same thing in PDF using one of the most versatile yet affordable PDF editors on the market today - Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor.
Unfortunately, PowerPoint versions before 2019 and Office 365 don't have a specific text highlight tool; however, you can use a couple of workaround methods in PowerPoint 2010 to PowerPoint 2016 to achieve the same effect. You will be using a Text Box and the Shape Fill tool; the former is in the Insert menu and the latter can be found in the Format tab under Drawing Tools. Let's see how it's done when creating a presentation.
The above method can also be used to replace existing text with highlighted text. Just delete the current text and add the Text Box in its place, then follow the rest of the steps above.
Alternatively, to highlight multiple text bits, directly click on the highlight tool and then choose all the text to be highlighted, either with the mouse or using the "Shift" + → "option". Hit the "Esc" key to exit text highlight mode.
Another way to highlight text in PPT is to open an instance of Word and use its highlighting tool to pre-create highlighted content, as shown below:
Using these methods, you can easily draw attention to specific text bits in your presentation. At times, you may also want to do this in a PDF document. For that, there's an annotations tool in PDFelement, one of the premier PDF editors available today.
PDFelement is a Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android utility that lets you highlight existing text in a PDF as part of the reviewing and commenting function. That's just one of the minor things you can do with this software, which is actually a robust and versatile PDF editor with many other basic and advanced functions. Here are some of the features:
The steps to highlight text in PDF files is extremely easy with this flexible tool. Just replicate these steps:
Step 1. Open a PDF File
Go to "File" → "Print" to review the "Print" window.
Step 2. Highlight Text in PDF
Click on the "Comment" section and you will see many options there. Click the "Highlight" icon and select the text to be highlighted and the attribute will automatically be added to it
Step 3. Delete Highlighted Text
If you want to remove the highlight effects, you can right click on it and choose "Delete".
And that's it! You'll see that most of the functions in PDFelement are equally simple and intuitive so you can go from beginner to expert in just a couple of sessions. The biggest advantage is that it is a lot cheaper than buying a license or signing up for a subscription to Adobe Acrobat DC or Pro DC, and it comes in Standard and Professional variants for both Windows and Mac computers.