Google Docs is probably my favorite “invention” over the past decade. I know that may sound insane, considering some of the awesome technology that we have seen on the shelves. You have to understand, though: I use Google Docs for everything. Court cases, lists, goals, even writing for this site prior to putting it here on the blog. I know – I’m weird. Most people write directly ON WordPress. Not me! I got in to the habit of using my Google Docs to write years ago and I’m too old to change that now.
I often like to highlight text in Google Docs to mark important text. Here’s how you can highlight text, as well.
- When you wish to highlight some of your text, use your cursor or mouse to first select the desired words.
- With those words still highlighted, look for the little pencil on the toolbar next to where you can make things Bold, Italic and etc.
- Choose the color that you wish to use and then click your cursor anywhere in the document other than on the words. They are now automatically highlighted!
Android or iOS Steps
Completing this task using your mobile device is just a bit different than how you do it on a computer. It still is not difficult, but also is not super intuitive. Here is the quick rundown:
- Using your finger, tap anywhere within the text you wish to highlight. Use the markers to select all of the words you need and then release your finger with it still selected.
- Tap on the large ”A” which is next to the plus sign.
- Once you tap the A, a small menu will appear. Tap ”Text” and scroll down to find ”Highlight Color”. Choose your color and you’re done!
What other Google Docs questions do you have that I can help you with?
Cheryl Viuhkola Pelletier says
I am learning Goggle Docs and need help….as I was typing in a document I had a icon/symbol pop up . It was green and next to the last word typed. I could not type more words. When I clicked on it my name appeared highlighted in green. When I hit enter a lined area appeared and my typing appeared there. I know this sounds confusing but I had to go to a new blank doc to continue. How can I avoid this?