How to Highlight Text in PowerPoint

Highlighting text in a PowerPoint presentation is a great method to attract the attention of your audience and mark the importance of some keywords. For this reason, we believe that a good PowerPoint presentation contains a fair number of keywords and colours to help the listeners follow the conversation.  This guide will explain how to highlight text in PowerPoint.

Highlight Text in PowerPoint

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Let’s assume that you already have a textbox that contains some text. In our example, we have a textbox with “how to highlight text in PowerPoint” in it. Our goal is to highlight the word “PowerPoint” in green.

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Firstly, let’s select the word we want to highlight. In this case, “PowerPoint”. You can select the text simply by clicking and holding the left mouse button and dragging your cursor over the text

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Then, in the panel at the top you should see a highlighter icon like this one: . If the panel at the top is hidden, just click the “Home” tab to make it show up.

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Once you’ve found the icon, click the small arrow on the right of the marker to make the full palette of colours appear on screen.

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At this point, you want to click the green button, so the word in the textbox will turn green.

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Now, “PowerPoint” is highlighted in green. You’ll also notice that the highlighter icon has turned green . This means that next time that you want to highlight some text in green, you’ll only need to click the icon, without selecting the colour again.


Now you know how to highlight text in PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a software included in the Microsoft Office Collection which allows you to create dynamic and professional presentations. You can add animations and colours to your slides so your audience will be intrigued by your work and won’t get bored by a plain presentation.

If you don’t own the Microsoft Collection, but you’d like to, you can purchase your own Microsoft Office License. Simply clicking here!

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