Highlighting online handbooks

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Highlighting online handbooks

Postby bradmartyn » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:30 am

Due to some of the recent changes in various areas of Church policy/procedures that are now showing up in the online versions of Handbook 1 and 2, our stake is starting to use the online handbooks for training instead of the 2010 print editions. My question is....is there a way to highlight sections of the handbook in the online version that I can access under my login? I am trying to move to all digit and while we have found it simple to highlight in the online scriptures, which then sync to the Gospel Library app on my IPad, we have not found a way to do something similar with the handbooks. It is a little challenging to use the online handbooks as a primary reference vs the print ones which are easy to mark. Any insight on how to mark the online handbooks would be appreciated.

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Re: Highlighting online handbooks

Postby russellhltn » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:54 am

In order for something to be highlighted, it must be formatted in a specific way. That's been done with most of the scriptures and teaching material for members. I have no idea if they plan to do that restricted material.
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Re: Highlighting online handbooks

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:37 pm

I'm curious how they would handle highlights for sections that are updated...
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Re: Highlighting online handbooks

Postby mevans » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:01 pm

They'd also have to come up with a way to make your Notes entries go away when you're released from a calling that gives you access to Handbook 1. Even if you couldn't access the content, the highlights would still be visible in the Notes tool.

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Re: Highlighting online handbooks

Postby bradmartyn » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:53 pm

all good points. Handbook 2 is also available on the gospel library add and I did notice you can mark that. It is possible they could give you access to Handbook 1 under the gospel library app, based on your user login if your calling gives you H1 access. When you are released it could simply go away. They do that with reports that are available based on your login. Regardless, the technology advances in the last few years are remarkable.

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Re: Highlighting online handbooks

Postby bradmartyn » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:44 am

Interestingly, H1 showed up in the leadership section on my Gospel Library App yesterday (I currently serve in a stake presidency). H2 has always been there, but now I have both H1 and H2. I was able to download it to my ipad and review it just like any other manual that is available. Highlighting works as well, although not perfect....there are some sections of the handbook that seem to have a formatting glitch and can only be copied to the clipboard, not highlighted....by 90% of it seems to work fine.

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Re: Highlighting online handbooks

Postby Biggles » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:24 am

bradmartyn wrote:Interestingly, H1 showed up in the leadership section on my Gospel Library App yesterday (I currently serve in a stake presidency). H2 has always been there, but now I have both H1 and H2. I was able to download it to my ipad and review it just like any other manual that is available. Highlighting works as well, although not perfect....there are some sections of the handbook that seem to have a formatting glitch and can only be copied to the clipboard, not highlighted....by 90% of it seems to work fine.

See this thread viewtopic.php?f=103&t=19851 about H1.


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