Locate the text you want to highlight. Select the text with your mouse by pressing and holding the left mouse button and dragging the mouse to the left or right. Click the downward-pointing arrow next to the Text Highlight Color option in the Ribbon's Home tab. The colors available here are the same as the colors available when you open the Font dialog box.
Follow these steps to highlight text:
To emphasize text
Using the shortcut key for highlighting Highlights include: Choose the text to be highlighted, then press Ctrl+Alt+H. Remove the highlight by selecting the highlighted text and pressing Ctrl+Alt+H.
Drag your cursor over a piece of your document to highlight the text. Then, on the right side of the page, use the highlight tool to select the color you want to apply. Click once to set the color, or click multiple times with the Shift key held down to apply several colors at once.
Move the left slider to the start of the text you wish to highlight. This highlights the text to the left of the initial word you tapped. Drag the right slider to the end of the text to be highlighted. The entire selection should be highlighted at this point. Release both sliders to remove the highlight.
Change the color of the highlight. You can change the highlighted color anytime. On the Home tab, click the arrow next to the Text Highlight Color button and then click on a highlighter color. Select the words you want to highlight, and then click the Text Highlight Color button. It's easy!
The pointer will change yellow when you click on that choice. Now, hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor over the highlighted text, as shown below. You may also use the highlighter to highlight anchor text links. When you do so, the associated text will be displayed in yellow instead.