Do you ever highlight documents as you read them? I am a big highlighter when I’m really trying to focus on learning and retaining information from documents that I’m reading. It makes reviewing easier for me and calls out the important parts for others.
Did you know you that Word and a number of other programs have a highlighter built right in?
In Word 2007/2010 you can simply select the text you want to highlight then press [CTRL] + [ALT] + H This is a toggle, so simply repeat the same steps to remove the highlight.
In older versions of Word you can find the highlighter button on the Formatting toolbar …or make your own highlighting shortcut.
Most PDF viewers also have this highlighting ability. In Adobe Reader X just look for the highlighter on the toolbar
PowerPoint & more
For applying this to your PowerPoint presentations, here are seven ideas for emphasizing text in PowerPoint…and it even works in email too!