Tabpages, Area and Highlighting

In the Calc dialog Drawing style there are two tabpages, Area and Highlighting. Highlighting seems to be a stripped down version of the Area tab. What is the purpose of the Highlihgting tab?

Hi Kees
Highlight affects the background of a text object, while Area affects the whole drawing object.

To test, draw a shape in a spreadsheet, select it and write some text in the shape. In the Style window edit the Default style and change the colors for highlight and area.
A picture worth 100 words:


Area is orange, highlight is purple.

Thanks Olivier.
This makes it clear to me.