How to Highlight in Google Docs

Google docs is one of the powerful tool to create documents online. It is a good alternative to Microsoft Word. Google docs provides you lots of features. And document creating and formatting with highlighted colors is easily understandable.

Maybe sometimes you required to highlight the important line for your students to grab the attention or to find a particular word in the document by highlighting. But you hardly found the highlighting feature option there.

So, where is the highlight button in Google docs? Do I require any highlight tool in Google docs? No, below you will learn step by step how to highlight in Google docs.

How to Highlight in Google Docs

Open Google Docs document on your computer, write the text in the document editor, then after creating the document.

Select the specific words from the mouse which you want to highlight.

Just below the Menu bar, navigate to the toolbar, click on the Colorbutton icon (Highlight color) that looks like a pencil.

How to Highlight in Google Docs

Choose the particular color code from the unlimited color option list which you want to use for highlight in Google docs. Your text will get highlighted at the same time. You can also choose different colors for highlighting for more than one thing in Google doc.

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Example of Google docs highlighter

How to change highlight color in Google Docs

While highlighting text in the word document through colors, you can change the highlight color in Google docs by a default color palette table or by custom color. For the customization, you can choose the color by following the below steps-

Open Google docs document on computer

Below the Menu bar, navigate to the toolbar, click on the Colorbutton icon (Highlight color). Select CUSTOM from the bottom of the color palette as shown in the below image.

How to change highlight color in Google Docs

A color dialog box appears in front of you from there you can select the desired color by inserting color code or by sliding and selecting. You can search color codes online.

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How to Highlight in Google Docs

How to remove highlight in Google Docs

Removing the highlighted color from the text is simple. Select those certain words through the mouse from which you want to remove the highlight background color in Google doc.

Then browse to the toolbar, click the Colorbutton icon (Highlight Color) which looks like a pencil or brush.

Then from the color selection panel click None to remove highlighted color from the text. You can also remove custom highlight color in a similar way.

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Find and highlight in Google Docs

Google docs allow you to find and replace the highlighted duplicate text with other text in the whole document. You can use Ctrl+H shortcut to open Find and Replace options.

Find and highlight in Google docs
How to Highlight in Google Docs

Above you have seen how to highlight in Google docs fast and quickly without any highlighter tool add-on, or extension.

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