Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

I’m looking for applying text highlight formatting (that’s easily done within Microsoft Word) in Illustrator.

Screenshot of highlighting formatting from Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Word Screenshot

I know that I can add rectangles to a new layer behind my text in order to achieve the same result. But it would be too exhausting if I’ve a large text within my design to play with. Also, if the text order was manipulated, it would be a mess. I’m looking for an easy smart way to do the same within Illustrator.


It’s not possible for Adobe Illustrator as it hasn’t the feature of adding highlighting styles to text. This can be implemented using Adobe InDesign instead.

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