Deleting a Highlight

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Deleting a Highlight

Postby jackcastle » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:21 am

With 4.0 I can not figure out how to delete a highlight. When I open the previous highlight there is what looks like a trash can but clicking on it appears to not do anything. Any suggestions?

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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:44 pm

Do you have multiple highlights on top of each other? If that happens, you may need to tap and delete multiple times.
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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby jackcastle » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:15 pm

I've done that multiple times with no result. I highlight the passage I want to delete then tap on the highlight icon then tap the trash can on the far right. Nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:19 pm

If you see a highlight icon, it means you held your finger on the word or words too long, and the app thinks you want to create a new highlight. If you quickly tap (without resting your finger too long), you should see a different list of menu options (no highlight option), and from there you can tap delete. Long-pressing creates a new selection/highlight, while quick-tapping selects a highlight for editing.
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Tapping works if there is note but not just a highlight

Postby reedcarr » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:58 am

If I try to edit/delete a highlight that does NOT have any note, cross reference, etc, I don't get any pop up menu, so I can't delete, change or edit.

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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby robfanny » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:23 pm

"if you see a highlight icon, it means you held your finger on the word or words too long, and the app thinks you want to create a new highlight. If you quickly tap (without resting your finger too long), you should see a different list of menu options (no highlight option), and from there you can tap delete. Long-pressing creates a new selection/highlight, while quick-tapping selects a highlight for editing."

I read this suggestion but simply can't get it to work. A quick tap yields nothing. anything longer yields the usual selection menu with no option to delete.

This is my experience: make a selection and hilite--works no problem. If I delete right away (before unselecting) I can delete. If I deselect, then no option for deleting.

Am I doing something wrong?

Phil

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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:30 pm

It's hard to visualize exactly what you're seeing, but my recommendation would be to sit down with someone in your ward who is experienced with Gospel Library and compare his steps to highlight or delete highlights with what you're doing. Maybe you could try highlighting on his device to see if something with your device is different and causing problems. I'm sorry I can't help more at a distance!
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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby robfanny » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:52 pm

Actually I've been able to delete now

Seems to take some skill. Remember that I'm talking about deleting unselected hilites.

I just keep tapping. One tap doesn't do it.

Then I click on arrow to scroll to next screen

I've been using this app since v1.

For me, the best features are hiliting any text, and bi-directional linking.

Love the app!!

Thx

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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby tczimm » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:06 am

I agree that being able to select an area that has already been highlighted is a very unpredictable experience. Occasionally (not very often) one tap will bring up the appropriate dialog box. Also occasionally a double click will do it. More often I randomly tap (often not so gently in frustration) and the dialog box will come up or I will give up.
I am using an iPad model A1458, running version 10.2 (14C92)

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Re: Deleting a Highlight

Postby robfanny » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:02 pm

I have a new iPad. One quick tap on a hilite brings up The appropriate menu for me. However I also have an old iPhone and it is very frustrating for me to be able to find the delete icon. Fortunately I don't have to do it too often.


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