Windows - Highlights and Highlighters

This article will go over the steps to add, edit and delete both individual highlights and highlighters.

Create a Highlight - 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 they are created in. 


Verse-based highlights are created by clicking on a verse number. These highlights are tied to the verse number and will show across all your downloaded Bible translations.


Edit a Highlight

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


Select Highlights.


Select either 'View All' or a highlight color and scroll down to find the individual highlight you wish to edit.


Hover over the highlight you wish to edit and select the pencil icon to open the edit window.


Here you can change the label, change to a different highlighter, edit the tags, and assign the highlight to a category. 


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 text containing the highlight.
  • Select Highlight from the pop-up menu.
  • Select Remove Highlights.
  • Choose the highlight to remove.


Second, you can delete a highlight through the Menu: 

  • Select the Menu icon (three lines in the upper left corner).
  • Select Highlights.
  • Select the highlighter (color) for the highlight you want to delete.
  • Locate the highlight you wish to delete.
  • Hover over the highlight with your mouse and click the trash can. You can also tap and hold the highlight and tap Delete. 
  • Select Delete to confirm that you would like to delete the highlight.


Create a Highlighter

While we provide a few different default highlighters (colors), you can also create and customize highlighters to fit your preferences. Follow these steps to create a highlighter:

  • Select the Menu icon.
  • Select Highlights.
  • Select the + in the upper right corner of the menu.


On the next screen, you can assign a label (title), choose highlight or underline, choose the color, and change the intensity of the color. If you are creating an underline, you can also choose its thickness (not pictured below). Tap the back arrow in the upper left corner to save the highlighter. It will now appear as an option when you add a highlight or underline in the text.


Edit a Highlighter

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

  • Select the Menu icon.
  • Select Highlights.
  • Hover over the highlighter you wish to edit and select the pencil icon to the right of the highlighter.


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


  1. Change the color of your highlighter.
  2. Change the intensity of your highlighter.
  3. Use the switch to change between Highlight and Underline.
  4. If it is an underline, you can adjust its thickness. 

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:

  • Select Menu.
  • Select Highlights.
  • Right click on the highlighter. 
  • Select Delete.
  • Confirm that you would like to delete the highlighter.

If you have any questions about highlighting in the Olive Tree Bible App, don't hesitate to reach out to Customer Support here

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