Highlight text in LaTeX

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Purpose: Use the LaTeX soul package to highlight text in a LaTeX document.

How to highlight text in LaTeX
How to highlight text in LaTeX

Suppose you want to provide a highlight color or background color for text in a LaTeX document. A good example is when you want to highlight the background yellow, so it looks like it was highlighted with a marker, to catch a readers’ attention. How do you do this in LaTeX?.

Indeed, there exists several ways be able to you to do your need. But in this case I show you the simplest steps. It’s still pretty easy, but you’ll need to download a package named soul.

In the following paragraphs, I shall show you the steps to activate and use the functionality. Add the following to your preamble:


To highlight text in the body of your document, use:

\hl{this is some highlighted text}

If you want to change the highlight color, use the following command:


Otherwise, you can search and think of the interesting and cool way on Stack Exchange.

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