Add a Highlighter for Text to the Type Settings

Allow us to change the background color of text (not just the text fill color) to give a highlighter effect that stays with the words that the effect is applied to even when the size/shape of the text box is changed.

For example:


The above shows two examples of the same ipsum (left and right) where specific words are highlighted. When the size of the text box (the left example) is changed to accommodate a responsive layout (the right example), the highlighting stays with the selected words.

The way to add highlighting for the above examples could be included in the type settings pop-over:

Note: the idea here is that the user can apply this to specific sets of selected characters within a text box or to the entire text box, just like how all of the other type settings already behave.

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Have to agree, this feature would help a lot in certain cases! Workarounds for this right now are rather… complex.
This thread already went through some solutions, but the plugin didn’t work for me, and I’m not keen to create my own font in order to highlight text…

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Yes, please. This is such a basic function and is widely used.

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Yes, please!!!

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Another vote. I’m stuck. I can’t use a workaround for huge medical notes that need specific words highlighted in a responsive layout.

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Please please.

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I’m currently wanted to use the text highlights in my project and i was surprised that i couldn’t find this basic functionality! Can you please add it?

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Yes please, I’m using a lof of text highlighting in my UX

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yes please

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Can’t agree more with this idea, I need this functionality too!

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Hope this gets added!

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It’s frustrating that Figma has so many extensive typographical options, yet this one is missing. Hopefully it will be added sooner than later.

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Let’s do it

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Por favor! It would help a lot in many situations :pray:

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I agree! Why is this not a feature smh

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Yes! Please add this highlighting feature!

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Yes please, this would be great!

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ditto this

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About time this happened, as allot of people have been asking for this for over a year.

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Yes! Please add this feature.

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