Is there a text highlighting feature in Publisher?

Although text highlighting is not available in Microsoft Office Publisher, you can emphasize text by applying different colors, styles, or font effects to the text in your publication. You can also add a color behind text in a text box by changing the fill color.

Tip: Font styles can also add visual interest and emphasis to a publication. To apply a specific style such as a Heading style or a accent style to text, simply select the text and click Home > Styles, and apply the appropriate style for emphasis. For more information about increasing font impact in your publication, see Use typographic styles to increase the impact of your publication.

Format the text in your publication

  1. Select the text you want to format.

  2. Click the Text Box Tools Format tab, click Text Outline.

    Click Text Outline

  3. Select the coor, line weight, or other text effects you want.

Change the fill color in a text box

  1. Select the text box you want to format.

  2. Click the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Shape Fill.

    Click Shape Fill

  3. Choose color and pattern options to fill the text box behind the text.

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