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How to highlight text in Pages

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With the new version of Pages for OSX Apple changed where they put the "change fill color" which essentially is how you highlight text in pages.
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Albert Sharlow (2 years ago)
Simple and effective. Good looks!
Elton Hartzler (2 years ago)
Very helpful.
sharikmarius (2 years ago)
Apple made this needlessly unintuitive. How hard is it to add a 'highlight' option under the 'Font' or 'Character Styles' menu?
Douglas Hewitt (2 years ago)
+sharikmarius oh i agree, it shouldn't be buried in that gear button
fran tellez (3 years ago)
Hi this works on ipad pages version?
Douglas Hewitt (3 years ago)
+Douglas Hewitt you can highlight in iOS as in OS X, but that is for annotation and collaboration, not for print https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12118428/IMG_0122.jpg
Douglas Hewitt (3 years ago)
+Douglas Hewitt there does not seem to be a similar option on iOS, you can change the color of the text, but not the background as far as I can tell. the effect was already created in the Mac version for this screenshot https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12118428/IMG_0123.jpg
Douglas Hewitt (3 years ago)
+fran tellez I'm not sure actually, let me look into that and get back to you
crazycooljenn (3 years ago)
Thanks, I'm new to Pages and just could not figure it out.
Douglas Hewitt (3 years ago)
+crazycooljenn absolutely! Yeah Apple's way of doing things is different at first
Constell Media (3 years ago)
Perfect video.  To the point.  Works.  Thanks!
Estefania A (4 years ago)
Thank you so much!! This was so helpful.
Steven Dow (4 years ago)
Thank you.......spent 30mins searching for this today. You're 15 sec video sorted this.
Stacy Scott (4 years ago)
I printed it out and got a highlighter in the end it was quicker.
Stacy Scott (4 years ago)
Shift+ Command+ H adds a note not highlights text
Stacy Scott (4 years ago)
The shift + command +H highlights on screen but does not seem to print? Why did apple make this so difficult. They seem to be getting farther and farther away from "It Just works" to "it Just works, in 15 steps" And only as good as your iPhone. 
Douglas Hewitt (4 years ago)
Hmm, that's a little different, though potentially more useful. That uses the new Pages Highlight command for collaboration with other users in real time. Not quite the same as changing the background color. So for example, your method allows you to show something to a collaborator online, but that yellow highlighting won't show up when you print or export the document. The way i described it will.
Selahr (4 years ago)
Select the text you want to highlight, then use the shortcut: "Shift + Command (⌘) + H"

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