Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

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Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby bradhayashi » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:29 am

Would someone be so kind as to explain this to me? I select it and nothing seems to happen with my highlight.

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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby ToManyLetters » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:26 pm

Invisible highlights are more for notes. They allow users to change the highlight color of a note to invisible (clear) so that the highlight doesn't diminish readability but is still tied to a particular reference. This feature has been available on Gospel Library for Windows and Gospel Library for Android for quite some time.
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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby bradhayashi » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:01 pm

OK, thanks. However, I used it for an note and a tag, but it doesn't appear invisible. Maybe I'm applying it incorrectly?

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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby cnj87 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:23 pm

I think it's buggy. I find that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

As an aside, I think this is really weird functionality. If I'm tagging something, that doesn't mean I want it highlighted. If I'm writing a note for something, that doesn't mean I want it highlighted. IMHO, it should only display a little tag or a little note icon, with no highlighting - unless I highlight the passage as a separate step. Combining those features is really weird to me.

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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby ToManyLetters » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:54 pm

All of the annotations are technically combined in the background. iOS and Android don't seem to hide that quite as well as they maybe ought to. On Windows, for example, when you add a tag in, the default is an invisible highlight. (Annotations like tags have to have something to "tie to", hence the invisible highlight). If you do want it to be marked with color, you can just switch it to the color of your choice.
Learn more about Gospel Library for Windows 10 Beta at the link below:
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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:27 am

bradhayashi wrote:OK, thanks. However, I used it for an note and a tag, but it doesn't appear invisible. Maybe I'm applying it incorrectly?

Are you syncing with an old version of Gospel Library? Some previous versions of Gospel Library converted clear highlights to yellow (because they didn't know what to do with them). Sometimes the conversion to yellow then syncs back to the server and other devices. Or, do you have multiple highlights on top of each other, and you're seeing another one underneath?
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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby cnj87 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:02 pm

When I insert a clear highlight in the iOS app and then login to LDS.org, it shows up as a yellow highlight on there. So I guess the iOS version supports clear highlights while the web version does not?

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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:06 pm

cnj87 wrote:When I insert a clear highlight in the iOS app and then login to LDS.org, it shows up as a yellow highlight on there. So I guess the iOS version supports clear highlights while the web version does not?

Yes, that's correct. LDS.org is currently behind on several things, including clear highlights, linking, etc.
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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby corwinslack » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:15 am

Clear highlights seem to be a misconceived result of removing notes and links from the standard footnote window. Because there is no need to tie a footnote to a highlight in this new ill-conceived scheme a clear highlight makes some sense.

Please give us the old footnote display back.

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Re: Don't get this "invisible" highlighting style

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:46 am

The addition of clear highlights to Gospel Library for iOS doesn't have anything to do with the sidebar. Clear highlights have existed in Gospel Library for Android for several years, and were added to iOS with this release so that annotations made in Android would show up the same on iOS (previously, they were just displayed as yellow, the default color, which was confusing and annoying to people who had a lot of clear highlights on Android). It has never been possible, on Android or iOS, to tie a user-created note/tag/link to a verse without associating it with some kind of highlight. This is a historical limitation that may change at some point in the future.
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