Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

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Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby jaredfamily » Wed May 22, 2013 9:20 am

I am studying the Come Follow Me lessons for the youth following the links there to talks and scriptures. Even though I am signed in, I am unable to tag, highlight or make notes. I'm guessing that is because the links are not going through Gospel library? Is there a way around this? The links from the lessons are so helpful, but not being able to tag or highlight is a problem. (The only option available is copy)..

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby aebrown » Wed May 22, 2013 10:47 am

It's not particularly clear just what actions you are taking. Here are the steps I followed in a regular desktop browser; please clarify if these match your actions:
  1. Sign in to LDS.org
  2. Open up a "Come, Follow Me" lesson. I chose Resources > Youth > Come, Follow Me > Aaronic Priesthood > May: Prophets and Revelation > How can I strengthen my testimony?
  3. Click on a link to a scripture (I chose the first one in that lesson, which is John 7:16-17)
  4. That opened a new tab (in Chrome) or popped up a window (in Firefox) that displayed the correct scripture (John 7:16-17). At that point, I had all the normal capabilities for marking, tagging, etc.


Or are you using the Gospel Library mobile app? I wonder this because you referred to Gospel Library. In that case, are these your steps?
  1. Open up the Gospel Library mobile app
  2. Open up a "Come, Follow Me" lesson. I chose Manuals > Youth: Come, Follow Me > Aaronic Priesthood > May: Prophets and Revelation > How can I strengthen my testimony?
  3. Tap on a link to a scripture (I chose the first one in that lesson, which is John 7:16-17)
  4. That took me to the correct scripture in Gospel Library. At that point, I had all the normal capabilities for marking, tagging, etc.
If I understand you correctly, for step 4 you find yourself in a browser window, rather than still in the Gospel Library mobile app. Is that correct?

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby jaredfamily » Wed May 22, 2013 1:51 pm

I did just like you in the first scenario. The only difference is that I am using safari on my ipad. If I highlight a portion of text in the scriptures or a talk I am given the option to "copy". Nothing else.

Is the browser the problem?

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby aebrown » Wed May 22, 2013 2:12 pm

Interesting. I can duplicate the problem in Safari under Windows. When I click on a scripture link, a separate browser window pops up, and it has no Study Bar.

Further experimentation showed that the basic problem is that the Study Bar does not appear in browser windows that are "too small"; if I make that popup browser window larger, there comes a point where the Study Bar suddenly appears. That limit seems to be somewhere around 700 pixels wide.

The reason I couldn't duplicate the problem in Chrome is that the scripture link opens up in a new tab, rather than a new window, and so it's full sized and (at least for me) wider than 700 pixels -- thus the Study Bar is visible. And with Firefox, the popup was a bit more than 770 pixels wide. But with Safari, the popup was only 620 pixels wide.

Now clearly the Safari browser on an iPad will work differently. If you use it in Landscape, I would think that there would be plenty of width -- even the iPad mini is 1024 pixels wide. But responsive web design may have many more variables than just the width, so the above analysis could clearly be a gross oversimplification.

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby jaredfamily » Wed May 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Thank you for trying to help me figure this out.

I tried landscape mode - but same thing. I DO see a bar at the bottom that says "share" "bookmark" "journal entry" and a place to check for "study mode" which I have checked.

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby aebrown » Wed May 22, 2013 3:56 pm

jaredfamily wrote:I DO see a bar at the bottom that says "share" "bookmark" "journal entry" and a place to check for "study mode" which I have checked.

If you see the Study Bar, then I guess that means I was on the wrong track.

So maybe we should back up and try some basics. Simply go to LDS.org, sign in, go to the scriptures, and then go to an actual chapter (e.g., 1 Nephi 1). Do you see the Study Bar? I assume you will. When you select text in actual verses of scripture, are you presented with options for adding a note or tag?

If the answer to that last question is No, then the fact that you got to the scriptures from a "Come, Follow Me" lesson is irrelevant -- the problem is that you can't add notes and tags in the scriptures regardless of how you got there. When I do this in Safari for Windows, it works just fine -- I do have options for adding a note or tag.

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby jaredfamily » Wed May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

You are right, it appears that "Come Follow Me" is irrelevant.

I only get options to mark and tag when I use the Gospel Library App. I don't have that option when I enter scriptures from lds.org (on my ipad).

Is that a limitation on the ipad?

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby justbet502 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:09 pm

I've tried in both Safari and Chrome on the iPad with the same result. If I highlight something my only option is to "Copy", no highlight or add notes.

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Re: Ipad..tag and highlight studying Come Follow Me

Postby jabarnes » Tue May 20, 2014 7:56 pm

I have the same issue. Did you ever figure this out?


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