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Highlighting with the Highlighter tool

The Highlighter tool is very easy to use in GoodNotes. Select it and draw over any words or objects on the page to highlight them. 

Choosing a color and thickness

The Pen, the Highlighter, and the Shape tools each have their own set of shortcuts for colors and thicknesses in the contextual menu (the right-hand side section). Customize a color or thickness slot by tapping it twice.

Configuring the tool

Tap the tool twice to access its settings.

  • Draw in Straight Line: If this is enabled, all lines you draw will be straightened automatically.

Tips & Tricks

  • If annotating a PDF, you can select some PDF text with a long-press, then choose Highlight to highlight the selection. Note that the highlighting stroke created this way will always be in yellow, but it can still be erased.
  • You can draw shapes with the Highlighter tool.