The Highlight macro changes the background color of a section of content.
This allows you to highlight or promote a particular portion of content on a page.
Click Insert > Other Macros.
Select the Highlight macro from the provided list.
Complete the desired fields.
Specify the color to be used.
There are several special pastel colors: yellow (default), red, blue, cyan, green and purple.
Accepts hexadecimal values.
The class attribute of the element.
The "myColor" default parameter defines the background color for the content contained within the macro, and can be either a common color name (supported by most browsers) or a hexadecimal color code (supported by all browsers).
The macro will then appear on the page.
The key difference between this macro and the Background Color is that this macro allows you to highlight just a portion of content.
There are several built-in pastel colors ideal for use as backgrounds:
Which results in: red yellow green cyan blue purple. You can also use many of the standard browser color names, except those shown above, to display additional colors. For example:
Which results in: orange violet
To make sure a specific color is displayed, use a hexadecimal color code:
Which results in: Slate blue You'll note that the black text is difficult to read so you may also want to change the text color using the color macro.
Please try to keep a contrast between the text and the background, so that it is still clearly readable. In our example above, the slate blue background made the black text barely readable.
You may also want to change the text color using the Confluence provided text formatting toolbar.
I'm annotating revisions to text - is there a quicker way to mark inserted and deleted text?
Yes. See Text Formatting.
Can I highlight an entire block of content?
Yes. Use the Background Color.
I'm using hexadecimal codes, but they are not working - why?
Unlike the, this macro requires that "#" is included at before the number.
Where can I get HTML text color codes from?
Some color names, such as "grey", don't seem to work in all browsers - why?
Color names are supported differently by different browsers. To be 100% sure of getting the right color, use the hexadecimal color code instead.
How do I change the color of text?
Use the text formatting tools found on the toolbar.
How do I change the default background color of my page, etc?
If using a standard theme, there are some limited options to change colors. If using the Builder theme, complete control over all colors are provided using Custom CSS Styles.
Can I put a graphic in the background?