How to Highlight in Google Slides

Written by Tijana Google Workplace / Slides

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Have you ever underlined important notes with highlighter pens? This method is used to assist us in recalling the key details of a lecture or presentation, no matter how much time passes.

The same technique can be used in Google Slides presentations to highlight the most crucial information on a single slide.

You can enter a lot of information into a presentation and still get your point across to the audience. Realistically, it's still viable, but not without clever design techniques.

One strategy is to highlight a particular section, which helps to bring more focus to it.

Basically, all you need to do is make the background color of the text stand out from the rest of the body. The service offers a large selection of pre-set basic colors, colors based on themes, and other values.

However, since the highlighting feature is not so intuitive, many users struggle to find the feature and start using it. Check out the steps listed below to learn how to highlight text in Google Slides.

Related: How to Insert Google Drawing into Slides.

How do I highlight a part of a slice in Google Slide?

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Slides where you need to highlight the text.
  2. Find the slide with the information you need, and select it.
  3. In the top-left part of the screen, click on the marker to open the 'Highlight' menu.
  4. A drop-down menu with all available highlighting colors will show up. Choose the one you need.
  5. If you can't find the color you want, click on 'Custom'. Here, you'll be able to enter the HEX value.

Note: You can choose from the pre-selected color palette, which shows the most used colors. If you're unsure of those colors, you can use your cursor to select a custom-made color from the 'Custom' menu.

After making your adjustments, you can continue editing your Slides. However, make sure to choose a color that can stand out from the background of the presentation. Otherwise, you won't be able to read the information easily.


Highlighting important sections of your Google Slide can help you get your point across easier, and make the text stand out for the other readers as well.

Simply click on the marker icon to open the 'Highlight' menu > Choose the color you like.

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