Highlight Colors in Composition Mode

Hello, I had a quick question that I can’t seem to find the answer to.

When working in Composition Mode, I want to highlight certain words/lines in a designated color, so later at a glance I can look at the manuscript and see what parts I need to fiddle with (for example, highlighting a section in red would mean I need to find a better way to say what I’m trying to say). Right now I can pick the highlight color, but in Composition Mode everything just shows up in black and white. Is there a way to fix this? Am I just overlooking something super easy?

Composition Mode uses a muted palette by default, to focus more on the writing than the formatting and editing aspects. You can make it act like the standard text editor though—all settings are in the Appearance: Composition Mode preference pane, primarily under the Colors tab. Create for yourself a light theme, with text colour override switched off.

Thanks a million! I’ll try this.