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How to Underline Text in Illustrator — The 2 Best Methods

Underlining is a great way to highlight a section of text.

You can use either the Line Segment Tool or the Underline Tool to underline text in Illustrator. While the Underline Tool is best for quickly and easily underlining text, it is not the most efficient. The Line Segment Tool can be used if you are unable or unwilling to use the Underline Tool on your text.

1. How to Underline Text in Illustrator Using the Underline Tool – Quick guide

Double-click on the Illustrator file to open it. To equip the Type tool, use the keyboard shortcut “T”. To draw a text box, click & drag the artboard. Click and drag the text that you wish to underline. Next, click the Underline button from the Character menu located at the top.

Step-by-step guide on how to underline text in Illustrator using The Underline Tool

Step 1

Open your Illustrator file. Double-click on your Illustrator file to open it. Or, if Illustrator is open already, click on “File” in the top menu and choose “Open”. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts COMMAND+O for Mac and Ctrl+O for Windows to speed up things.