How to Highlight Text on Google Slides (Quick Guide)

Highlighting text is a great way to emphasize important points while giving a presentation. It can also help keep your audience’s attention focused on the slide. 

If you are interested to know how to highlight text on Google Slides, you have come to the right place. This quick guide will show you how to do it in just a few simple steps.

How to Highlight Text on Google Slides Desktop

First, let’s take a look at how to highlight text on the desktop version of Google Slides.

Step 1: Open your presentation in Google Slides and press the text box you want to work on. Then select the text that you want to highlight using the mouse.

Step 2: Now if you want to highlight the text with color, press the “text color” (the A icon) from the top bar. Then press on the color you want to use from the palette.

Here is the outcome after choosing the red color:

If you want to highlight the text with a background color, press the “highlight color” (the pencil icon) from the top bar. Then pick the preferred color.

Here is the outcome after selecting the green color:

You can also use the bold, italic, underline, etc., options to highlight your text in the Google slides.

How to Highlight Text on Google Slides on Smartphone

You can also highlight text in Google Slides on your smartphone. The process is pretty much the same as on the desktop version.

Step 1: First, open your presentation in the app and press the text box you want to work on. Then long tap on the text you want to highlight to select it.

Step 2: Once you select the text you want to highlight, press on the preferred icon below to highlight your text. The first icon is to bold the text, while the second one is for adding text colors, and the third one is for highlight color (text background).

Here is how it looks when we add the green color as the highlight color:

As you can see, the process of highlighting text on Google Slides is pretty straightforward to do. So the next time you are giving a presentation, don’t forget to use this feature to spotlight noteworthy points.

How to Remove Highlights from Text?

If you want to remove the highlights from your text, simply press on the highlight option you are using. Such as, if you are using the “highlight color,” press on it and select the original background color of the text. In our case, it’s white. Selecting the white color from the color palette will remove the highlight.

To remove the highlight from the smartphone,  simply press on the highlight option you have used and select “None.” This will remove all highlights from your text.

Conclusion

So there you have it, our quick guide on how to highlight text on Google Slides. We hope this was helpful and easy to follow. If you have any questions or confusion, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

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