Make the full spectrum of colors that are available in Shading also available in Highlighting. I often use Highlighting to mark important or unusual text streams and I would like to search for particular colors of Highlighting .
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Admin...there are at least two similar threads running (search highlight). It would be a good idea to merge them and add the votes together.
Need more color choices in highlighting - please!
Yes! This is oddly inconsistent between Microsoft products and it makes no sense. With people tend to develop a system of colour-coded highlights: for me, yellow is important but orange is more so. It is frustrating not to be able to use this in Word, but instead jump from yellow to intense, angry red.
It also has the effect of seeming to date MS Word back to when the 16 colours were the standard. The world has moved on, Microsoft!
Win10 color palette is for the birds. I want to have the color palette back and in particular, yellow should be available as a highlight color. After all that is the traditional color of highlighters sold at staples and else where.
The green highlight used by snipping tool does nothing but obfuscate the text. Lunacy. And by the way that is the "out of the box" experience. Nothing added or changed. And on your surface Pro to boot.
Include lighter pastel colours please!
I am visually impaired, and the intense highlight colors make it difficult to read the underlying text. The highlight colors in Onenote work well for me for highlighting important text and color coding content. Please give the same range of color choice in Word.
Here Here! Make highlighting more user friendly!
Please (1) allow customization of the color palette for Highlight, in Word. (2) Give much more highlight colors as the in-built default. (3) Allow the user to set the translucency of the highlighting color (for example 10% transparent, 30% or else).
I have always usee the 'categorize' features in my calendar and it has been very helpful. However, the colors that are now available are so unpleasant (garish) that they make looking at the calendar unpleasant. I'd love to see the current version of Outlook revert to the categorizing colors that were available with the old version.
2 years on... are you still reviewing. There are multiple similar requests started up about highlighting
custom highlight colors. Pleeeease.
Most of the highlight colours are too dark onscreen - and only 2 are decent when the document is printed for review.
Well, the ridiculous thing is that there's a huge highlight color palette in MS Excel. The don't even have to create one! I worked in software development for years. Since they already call the Excel palette, just copy that source code or, better yet, change out the basic HORRIBLE highlight color palette the other Office programs call and replace it with the better one currently in Excel. It's not rocket science, folks, since you already do it!
That's would be very helpful. Most of the existing highlight colors are not suitable for black text on white background. Many times I don't have many option to highlight the text. When I needed more colors, I either highlight text with the very dark colors available, which is difficult to read through, or I chose to underline the text. Please consider this suggestion
Dory Owen commented
Default highlight colors should be "transparent" pastel colors --
or rename this feature to "Obliterate Text with Color" :-)
I too find the highlighting completely frustrating. We often highlight text in different colors for different editors to check. When printed with any color except yellow, the print color is SO much darker than on the screen that one can hardly read the text underneath. Also, the option to search for particular colors would be appreciated. Quite a few users have complained about this, but I haven't seen any solution. There are so many options in Word - this would be one place where an option would be appreciated. Word 2003 was fine - it gave options for transparency and color.
The current colors are too dark. I highlight text to draw my eye to a text I want to read. I am not wanting to cover up the text, making it more difficult to read.
Yellow is the best, but I like to use different colors for different topics.
My preference would be to choose my own color and transparency, but if that is not an option, please lighten or make the current colors more transparent.
Scott Hertz commented
My main issue is that other than the yellow and the light blue, the other colors are so dark or opaque that you cannot see the text underneath, which defeats the entire purpose of highlighting. Please increase the transparency, so that colors besides yellow can be used on printed materials.
Or at a minimum, lighten up the colors. Except for the yellow, when printed, the colors are way to dark and render the text almost illegible.
I notice that many users have moved on to "Shading" as a highlight option. That may work—sort of, IF you don't mind many extra clicks and other complications, AND if you are highlighting for display purposes—to show something off to your readers.
However, to anyone who highlights for the reasons highlighting was invented in the first place, "Shading" is no help. For example, highlighting to:
- Remind me of a problem or issue I need to address later
- Show someone else text I'm not sure of or want to query
- Mark important parts of notes I'm studying
When coloring text for these purposes, we need to highlight and un-highlight quickly and easily. "Shading" does NOT address this!
And frankly, for pete's sake—can it really be THAT hard to do something you're already doing in OneNote???