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.

1/25/2016 7:02:00 PM

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.

1/26/2016 1:02:00 AM