Highlight text in Keynote on Mac
You can highlight text in text boxes and in shapes. These highlights aren’t visible in printed presentations.
When multiple people are working on a presentation, each person’s highlights appear in a unique color. To learn how to change your color, see Set author name and comment color.
Tip: If you want highlights that are visible in your final presentation, add a background color to text in any color. This type of highlight isn’t included with Keynote review tools.
Select the text you want to highlight.
Choose Insert > Highlight (from the Insert menu at the top of your screen).
You can’t highlight text in table cells, but you can add conditional highlighting to cells to change a cell’s appearance based on its value.
Add a comment to highlighted text
Click the highlighted text.
In the popover, click “Add a comment,” then type your comment.
Remove a highlight
If a presentation is shared with others, only you and the presentation owner can remove your highlight. However, if someone else adds a comment to your highlight, the author name and color of the highlight changes to the comment’s author.
Move the pointer over the highlighted text, then click Delete in the popover.
If no popover appears, that means the highlight was added as color behind the text. To remove it, remove the background color.
Note: If the presentation is shared with others, only you and the presentation owner can delete your highlight. If someone else adds a comment to your highlight, the author name and color of the highlight changes to the comment’s author, and you can’t delete the comment.