How to Highlight Text in Notepad++ in various Colors


Notepad++ is a great tool for working with any type of text and code. It can be used to take notes as well.

Most people while taking notes do like to highlight text with a marker so that important points are visible for more readability and revision of key points.

You can highlight text in Notepad++ using Style Tokens

Simply select the text you want to highlight and right click and select "Style on token" and choose from the 5 color options available (blue, orange, yellow, purple, and green).


Demo:
Highlight Text in Notepad++ in various colors demo


If you want to clear the highlighted text, you can do that by simply selecting the text again, then right-clicking and select clear style - but note that all styles with that color will be cleared.

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