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How can I highlight text in Paper?

Explorer | Level 4

Hi,
Any way to highlight a text from the Paper app?
Thx.

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

Super User

Hello lgnem

yes you can,  on a desktop, you can select the text you wanted highlighted and a options panel should show up and you can select the pencil icon then it can highlight it. Or press option E.  You might be wondering how on a mobile app, then I don't know how as I am trying now to see.

what device are you using to highlight?

 


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Re: Paper App: highlight text

Explorer | Level 4
I use an iphone X. My question is that I do not find it is the option to highlight from the Paper app itself in iOs. I do not know if there will be any shortcut or combination of characters that can do it. For other cases such as the horizontal divisor I know there are solutions (- + line break for example) but to highlight it I can not find it.

Thank you.
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Re: Paper App: highlight text

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Hi @Ignem! I just wanted to add my two cents on this too. 
 
I wasn’t able to highlight some text via the Paper mobile app like I can via the website, unless I added a comment on that selected text. Nonetheless, I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future consideration. 
 
In the mean time, if you have any other thoughts or questions, don’t hesitate to get back to us! grinning face
 
P.S. In case you want to add a comment via the Paper mobile app, you can do so by the following:
  1. Select the text you want to add the comment on. 
  2. Tap on the option Comment.
  3. Type in your comment. 
  4. Select the upwards arrow that’s on your typing bar.

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

Explorer | Level 4

Thanks for the trick.

At least that way I get that text is highlighted.

The reason for highlighting it is to bring a "content version control", so the rest of the team can see the content that I added new in a visually fast way.

A greeting.

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

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Glad to have helped, @Ignem
 
As mention before, if there’s anything else you’d like to forward, just give me a shout. In the mean time, have a lovely day ahead! smiling face with sunglasses

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

New member | Level 2

I am also trying to highlight text in Dropbox Paper. When I highlight text, I can't get an options panel to show up. I'm using Windows and when I press Cntl + E it goes straight to a Google Search.

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

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Lusil, in Dropbox Paper on desktop, how can one highlight text in yellow? I've done it previously, but I can't seem to be able to do it again, as if the functionality of Paper has changed. Thanks in advance! - Amaury

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

Super User

To get 5 different highlight colours, just click the highlight icon (looks like a marker) on the formatting pop-over that appears after you have selected some text

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Re: Paper App: highlight text

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yes that will happen on chrome i believe. but you can still highlight text - just use the icon of a marker on the formatting bar that appears when you select text.

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