Let's see how highlights for text, which look like the smudged strokes of a felt-tip marker or a paintbrush, can be created in a few simple steps.
Simple highlighting in iWork is not included in the toolbar as a separate option like in MS Word or Open Office. You may have noticed that Apple generally avoids bloating—putting too many features in toolbars and menus. To use simple highlighting, go to Text Inspector, click on the More tab, and use Background Fills for Character or the whole Paragraph.
To highlight a character, word, or phrase, check the respective checkbox and click on the Color tab to open the Colors window. From there, choose a color with which to highlight the text.