The Article and node formatting toolbar contains a text highlighting toolbutton named Color marker , enabling you to permanently highlight multiple blocks of text in the color of your choice. Use this feature to highlight important, revised or misspelt text. Here is an example of rainbow text:
Our chairman commentted that all board members should attend on Thursday 17th for a special meting.
(Note that a custom color was used for spelling errors.)
To create this effect
- Click the marker toolbutton to display a color palette.
- Click the highlight color of your choice, then click OK to close the palette window. (If you need more colors than the standard palette, click Define Custom Colors and create your own. For more details see Article formatting hints and tips.)
- Now, while the Highlight toolbutton stays depressed, all text you highlight will retain this this color as the text highlight color. To disable this, click the toolbutton again to elevate it.
- The palette only appears each time the button is clicked to depress it.
- Any text that is already selected will be highlighted automatically when you click the Color marker toolbutton, thus saving a step.
- The color marker does not work with the cursor (arrow) keys, only the mouse. Thus the marker toolbutton can be kept depressed without highlighting text, as long as you use the cursor keys to do it.
- If you need to highlight text with the mouse but without coloring it, press and hold down the Control key prior to dragging, which disables the Color marker. Be sure to take your finger off the mouse button before releasing the Control key.
- Move the mouse slowly and horizontally. It may help if you reduce mouse pointer speed.
- Mouse highlighting can be unpredictable, making it easy to highlight large areas inadvertently. Pressing Ctrl+Z repeatedly will undo this, block by block. You may find that highlighting text with the cursor keys then clicking Set highlight color is slower but more precise.
- Use only light colors such as silver, lime or yellow for black text on a white background. You can create lighter shades of standard colors (e.g. pink) in Define Custom Colors.
- Avoid highlighting large blocks of text, particularly if sending your document to others.
- Node captions cannot be highlighted using the Color marker.