# Change text background within paragraph (with automatic linebreaks)

How do I change the text color as well as the text background color for e.g. a sentence within a paragraph? I know \textcolor for coloring the font and \colorbox for background coloring [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Colors]. Unfortunately \colorbox will not perform a linebreak. Is there any solution for that?

I want to make MY changes in a PDF document visible for review. I know some other approaches like diffpdf, oder pdftotext and then diff.. But I thought this should be an easy task.

Edit: Hm, appetite comes with eating: Unfortunately the \hl command from soul and all other approaches I saw does not regard whole environments like itemize, tabular. So I don't want to highlight all text inside them separately. Do you see any way around this problem?

Thanks again.

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There are tools for highlighting changes: see How to keep track of necessary changes (“todo”) for a large document?. –  Alan Munn Jun 1 '11 at 19:07
Yes thanks, but I want it more visual, where exactly the highlights starts and ends. This is not possible with todonote, but I really like it for making comments on margins. –  math Jun 3 '11 at 11:35