Highlight text, not the background behind the text


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Anshul

I love the highlight feature in onenote. It works , except instead of
highlighting the actual text (on which the highglighter pen is used) , the
background behind the text is coloured. Which is not a problem as such,
but if one moves around the text (which happens a lot in onenote ) . The
'highlight' doesn't move with the text..
IMHO it is only logical that the highlighted text stays highlighted even
after it is moved.
Any way to modify this behaviour? If not please take it as a feature
request..
 
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Rainald Taesler

Anshul said:
I love the highlight feature in onenote. It works , except instead
of highlighting the actual text (on which the highglighter pen is
used) , the background behind the text is coloured. Which is not a
problem as such, but if one moves around the text (which happens a
lot in onenote ) . The 'highlight' doesn't move with the text..

Yes, this unfortunately is standard in ON.
Text and the highlight are different objects.
And ON does not (yet?) have a feature of grouping objects {siiiiigh}.
IMHO it is only logical that the highlighted text stays highlighted
even after it is moved.

Yes, that's the way it should work.
Any way to modify this behaviour? If not please take it as a feature
request..

In order to be heard you may post this as a suggestion for the next
version in "Connect", the place for submitting suggestions and bug
reports to the developers team:
http://connect.microsoft.com/onenote/

When done, pls drop a note with the URL in here so that we can jump in
and vote for your suggestion.

Rainald
 
A

Anshul

In order to be heard you may post this as a suggestion for the next
version in "Connect", the place for submitting suggestions and bug
reports to the developers team:
http://connect.microsoft.com/onenote/

Thanks for replying..too bad there isn't any solution for this.
I registered on microsoft connect. But apparently I cannot submit a
suggestion, because of some permission thing..
 
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Rainald Taesler

Anshul said:
Thanks for replying..too bad there isn't any solution for this.

We all not see anything in this direction until the next version (if at
all).
I registered on microsoft connect. But apparently I cannot submit a
suggestion, because of some permission thing..
"You need permission to submit feedback in this area.
To apply for permission, browse through your choices
on the Connection Directory page."

Strange. I never had any problems with posting there.
And I just tried it right now. No problem.

You might try it again with logging in (upper right corner of the page).

Rainald
 
A

Anshul

well what do you know! There is actually a simple solution that exists!!
Ctrl+Shift+h

Details -
Type text > select text > hit ctrl+shift+h !

Now the text actually gets highlighted and stays highlighted even after
text is moved! :)
 
J

John Waller

Type text > select text > hit ctrl+shift+h !
Now the text actually gets highlighted and stays highlighted even after
text is moved! :)

The highlighting follows the text for me with both ctrl+shift+h and via the
highlighter tool in the toolbar (which is what I would expect).
 
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Rainald Taesler

John said:
The highlighting follows the text for me with both ctrl+shift+h and
via the highlighter tool in the toolbar (which is what I would
expect).

Yes. But the topic had been the usage of the "highlighter".

Rainald
 
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Rainald Taesler

Anshul said:
well what do you know! There is actually a simple solution that
exists!! Ctrl+Shift+h

Details -
Type text > select text > hit ctrl+shift+h !

Now the text actually gets highlighted and stays highlighted even
after text is moved! :)

Right!
But that's something totally different from using the "highlighter" pen
(of what you spoke before).

Rainald
 
A

Anshul

Just did a thorough search.. there are two seperate tools.. hightlighter
and highlight text!
I hadn't discovered highlight text before
 
J

John Waller

Yes. But the topic had been the usage of the "highlighter".

My mistake. Inaccurate terminology is the source of confusion for me here. I
thought Anshul was referring to the highlight text tool misbehaving.

I've never thought of the pen tool as a highlighter. I've always used the
highlight tool in the formatting toolbar to highlight text.

Glad it's sorted out out now though.
 
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Rainald Taesler

John said:
My mistake.

No problem at all ;-)
Inaccurate terminology is the source of confusion for
me here. I thought Anshul was referring to the highlight text tool
misbehaving.

To me it was clear that the pen tool was meant.
I've never thought of the pen tool as a highlighter.

What is it called in English?
The German translation reads like the name of a highlighter pen in the
"real world".

And when using a Tablet with a pen it would be the preferred instrument
for highlighting text because it does not need marking the text first.
"Would be" only because of the shortcoming which caused the original
posting.

And it's the only tool when annotating an image and highlighting things
in PDFs f.e.
I've always used the highlight tool in the formatting toolbar
to highlight text.
Glad it's sorted out out now though.

;-)

Rainald
 
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Rainald Taesler

Anshul said:
Just did a thorough search.. there are two separate tools..
highlighter and highlight text!
I hadn't discovered highlight text before

So it's good that you asked here ;-)

The problem of the "highlighter" (the pen) remains. The highlighter is
easier to use and it's the only way of highlighting text in images
(imported PDFs f.e.).
Let's all hope that things might be bettered in the next versions.

Rainald
 
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Erik Sojka

The highlight tool is based on the Ink API (which is the same technology
used for the Tablet PC and the Handwriting recognition features of
OneNote). Ink that is highlighted using the highlighter tool is treated as
any other handwritten data, and is not associated or grouped with other
content like text.

As you've found, there is that other highlighting feature which is more for
test use. It is confusing to have two features with the same name ;)
 

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