Android - Highlights and Highlighters

Verse or Text Based

There are two ways to create highlights within our app: word based and verse based. Word-based highlights are created by selecting text and are tied to the resource that they are created in. Verse-based highlights are created by tapping on a verse number. These highlights are tied to the verse number and will show across your downloaded Bible translations.

Create a Highlight

You can create a highlight when viewing text in your app. As mentioned above, these highlights can be tied to either a verse or text. Here are the steps you can follow to add a highlight:

  • Tap a verse number or select text and select Highlight from the pop-up menu.
    SelectVerse.jpg  SelectText.jpg

  • Choose the label, tags, and category and then select the Highlighter color you would like to use to create the highlight. 
    Android7-2_HighlightMenu.png

Edit a Highlight

There are two ways to edit a highlight in our app. First, you can edit a highlight from within the resource.

  • To do this, tap and hold on a word in the highlighted text that you want to edit. Tap 'Edit' on the menu that appears.
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  • The 'Highlight Edit' screen will appear in a pop-up window. See the options at the bottom of this section for how you can edit the highlight from this window.
    2_Edit_Highlight_Popup.jpg

Second, you can edit a highlight through the Menu: 

  • Once a highlight is created, it can be located in the Menu.
    Menu_Icon.jpg

  • Tap Highlights.
    MainMenu.jpg

  • Tap the highlight color and scroll down to find the individual highlight.Colors.jpg

  • Tap and hold a highlight to access more options. Choose 'Edit' to open the edit menu.HighlightOptionsEdit.jpg

  • Here you can change the title, assign the highlight to a category, change the highlighter color, and edit the tags. Here is a guide to your options and what you'll see:AndroidTabletAudioEditHighlightLabeled.png
  1. Tap the title in the top bar to edit the title.
  2. This is the verse reference of the highlight. This cannot be changed.
  3. This will display the text highlighted, if the text was manually selected vs. tapping the verse number.
  4. Tap 'Edit Tags' to add or change a tag.
  5. Tap the colored square to change the highlighter color.
  6. Tap 'Categories' to add or change a category the highlight is tied to.
  7. This shows you when the highlight was created, as well as the last update date.

Delete A Highlight

There are two ways to delete a highlight in our app. First, you can delete a highlight from within a resource:

  • Select the exact selection used to create the highlight and select Highlight from the pop-up menu.SelectText.jpg

  • Select the trash can icon in the list of highlight options.
    TextDeleteHighlight.jpg

Second, you can delete a highlight through the Menu: 

  • Tap Menu.
    Menu_Icon.jpg

  • Tap Highlights.
    MainMenu.jpg

  • Tap the highlighter for the highlight you want to delete.
    Colors.jpg

  • Locate the highlight you wish to delete, tap and hold and select Delete.HighlightOptionsDelete.jpg

  • Confirm that you would like to delete the highlight.
    DeleteHighlightConfirm.jpg

Create a Highlighter

While we provide a few different highlighters, you can create and customize highlighters to fit your preferences. To create a highlighter:

  • Tap the Menu icon.
    Menu_Icon.jpg

  • Tap Highlights.
    MainMenu.jpg

  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap 'New'.
    NewColor.jpg

  • On the next screen, you can assign a label (title), choose highlight or underline, change the intensity of the color, and choose the color.
    CreateColor.jpg

  • Tap 'Save' when you have made your selections.
    CreateColorSave.jpg
  • It will now appear as an option when you add a highlight in the text.
    ColorsNewPopup.jpg

Edit a Highlighter

If you would like to change a highlighter, you can do so in the Highlighter window using these steps: 

  • Tap the Menu icon.
    Menu_Icon.jpg

  • Tap Highlights.
    MainMenu.jpg

  • Tap the options icon to the right of the Highlighter and choose 'Edit'
    ColorOptionsEdit.jpg

There are a few different ways that you can customize your highlighter: 

AndroidTabletAudioEditColorLabeled.png

  1. Tap the 'Highlight Name' field to change the label.
  2. Select Highlight or Underline to change the type.
  3. Change the intensity of your highlighter.
  4. Change the color of your highlighter.
  5. Save.

Delete a Highlighter

You can only delete highlighters that are not associated with highlights. If you have made highlights with the highlighter you want to delete, you will first need to edit or delete those highlights using the steps described above. Once you have done this, follow these steps to delete the highlighter:

  • Tap Menu.
    Menu_Icon.jpg

  • Tap Highlights.
    MainMenu.jpg
  • Tap the options icon to the right of the Highlighter and tap Delete.
    ColorOptionsDelete.jpg
  • Confirm that you would like to delete the highlighter.
    DeleteColorConfirm.jpg
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