Problems with Highlight and Linking

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Problems with Highlight and Linking

Postby tamaramarie1 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:02 pm

Should I be able to highlight and/or link comments from the Institute Manual? Why am I not able to highlight and link some of the remarks from the prophets in the BofM Institute Student manual? Have others had this problem with iPad mini?

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Re: Problems with Highlight and Linking

Postby lmcguire » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:04 am

Tamara Marie,

Are you talking about doing this on LDS.org or in the Gospel Library? Without knowing, we can't give you a specific answer. However, there are some parts of content which cannot currently be highlighted. This includes headings, lists (numbered or bulleted), and at least some quotes which are offset or indented from the normal text (e.g. like song lyrics or poems often appear in the midst of other printed text). This is a known issue and they are working to fix it, but there's a LOT of work to be done. Perhaps you could give us a specific example (chapter and quote or whatever that you're trying to highlight) and we can verify that this is the case. For example, on LDS.org, in the first chapter of the BOM institute *teacher's* manual:

https://www.lds.org/manual/book-of-morm ... 5?lang=eng

...I can highlight the in-line quote from Elder Bednar, but I cannot highlight the bullet lists, the bold section headings, nor the fancified quote with the graphical bar on the left side (slightly more than half way down the page).

And in the student manual, pretty much everything is bulleted, so it cannot be highlighted.

NOTE: Lesson manuals are probably the most fluid content from the church. (The scriptures don't change; magazine issues don't change; but lesson manuals come and go and content changes from year to year and I expect this to be more frequent as we get more digital.) Therefore, when I find a quote from a lesson manual that I want to highlight, I go to the source (e.g. conference issue, scripture, etc.) and highlight that instead. Of course, this technique doesn't work if the source isn't available online or in the Gospel Library, and it doesn't work if the whole reason for highlighting is to hold a reference for in-class discussion of the lesson. Still, it's the best I can offer.

For reference, at least some text in institute manuals can be highlighted on LDS.org and in the Android Gospel Library.

If none of that addresses your question, please provide more specifics.

FWIW,

Liz

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Re: Problems with Highlight and Linking

Postby tamaramarie1 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:42 am

Thank you for your reply. The parts I wanted to highlight and link were in the BofM student manual chapter 26:Alma 13-16. I can see that most of these seem to be bulleted. And many of the other things you have pointed out the reason I am not able to highlight, Do you think these things will be available to highlight and link in the future?

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Re: Problems with Highlight and Linking

Postby tamaramarie1 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:47 am

Sorry, I see that you have answered my question as I read on. Yes I will try to go to the source and highlight from there. Thanks for your reply and for making scripture reading and searching so much more fun and exciting and easier to find and organize!

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Re: Problems with Highlight and Linking

Postby lmcguire » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:38 am

Tamara Marie,

Glad to help. I'm just a user like you, and am also grateful for all the tools the church and its developers and volunteers are providing us. Hopefully it won't be long before all content is updated to support highlighting.

Liz


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