Highlight Text in Google Docs

In Googe Docs, highlighting the text with multiple colors is one of the best ways to mark out the important part of the document.

In this tutorial, we will look at the quick steps to add or remove the highlights from the text.

Steps to Highlight the Text

  1. First, you have to select the line, phrase, or any particular word that you want to highlight in your document.
  2. After that, click on the sketch, placed on the above toolbar right next to the text formatting options bold, underline, and so on.
  3. When you click there, this will show you the color panel with several shades to choose from.
  4. Now, choose the color that you want to apply to the headline of your text. Then, it will highlight the entire area you select.

Note: You can also pick any other color from the Custom panel that is available under the custom head.

The dialog box appears with the Hex Option on the top along with its color code and the Hue Option towards the bottom with the color line. This custom panel helps you to choose the particular shade which you want.

Point to Remember: You can also directly use the hexadecimal color code if you already know. This code works well and also saves time in finding out the shade.

In the end, click Ok to add the new color in the previous presets and apply it for highlighting.

Like me, if you are also fond of using some shortcut keys to select a specific section. Then it’s pretty obvious these keys will help you to give a perfect color to your text. Some of these are:

Select AllCtrl + A
Extend the Selection of one characterShift + Left/Right Arrow
Select One LineShift + Up/Down Arrow
Select One WordCtrl + Shift + Left/Right Arrow

Steps to Remove the Highlighting

Just like adding the highlight to mark the text as important, it’s simple to remove it also.

  1. For this, you need to select the paragraph or line from where you wish to remove the highlight.
  2. Next, choose the highlight brush from the toolbar, and the pop-up box displays several colors.
  3. Just click the None option. After this, the highlighting text looks back to normal.