Jumping to highlighted text

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Jumping to highlighted text

Postby moonman239 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:00 am

I'd very much like to be able to jump to a scriptural phrase that I already highlighted. This would make finding the scriptural reference easier, for example, the next time I am asked to give a talk in which I might use that reference.

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby aebrown » Sun May 17, 2015 2:39 pm

moonman239 wrote:I'd very much like to be able to jump to a scriptural phrase that I already highlighted. This would make finding the scriptural reference easier, for example, the next time I am asked to give a talk in which I might use that reference.

This is already possible; every scripture you've highlighted using the Study Bar on LDS.org or using a mobile Gospel Library app will appear in a Notebook. You can also apply tags, and use the tag as a way to easily jump to the scripture. Regardless of whether you see the reference via a notebook or a tag, you can simply click on the scripture reference and you'll be taken directly to that scripture in context.

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby mevans » Tue May 19, 2015 7:08 am

Maybe you're trying to keep a bunch of hyperlinks so you can quickly open them for a talk or lesson? I believe what aebrown was talking about was HTML anchor tags. Just in case you're not familiar with the way they work, here's an example of a hyperlink I happened to be reading from this week's Sunday School lesson:

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https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/15.4-10?lang=eng#3


This opens to Luke chapter 15.
Verses 4-10 will be highlighted in yellow.
The #3 anchor tag scrolls the page to verse 3. I believe they scroll to verse 3 because it's likely to be covered by the navigation bar at the top of the page. Therefore, you're likely to see verse 4 unobstructed.

You can also highlight discontiguous verses in the chapter. For example, if I didn't want to highlight verse 7, I could replace "4-10" with "4-6,8-10". I believe this works for all languages (I haven't tried them all).

Be forewarned that if you use the note-taking tools and highlight verses (only available in English), that your personal highlights may obscure the highlight from the URL. You can tun off the study bar if you don't want to see them.

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby aebrown » Tue May 19, 2015 2:43 pm

mevans wrote:Maybe you're trying to keep a bunch of hyperlinks so you can quickly open them for a talk or lesson? I believe what aebrown was talking about was HTML anchor tags.

No, I was talking about the tag feature in Gospel Library mobile apps or the Notes tool on LDS.org. That's a simple feature for users that allows a marked scripture or other content to be tagged, typically with a subject such as "repentance" or "faith". Then you can go to the "faith" tag and see all the scriptures or other content tagged with "faith".

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby lmcguire » Wed May 20, 2015 5:54 am

In the Gospel Library app, you can also create a link so that you can jump from one bit of highlighted text to a particular location (paragraph, verses) which you specify when creating the link.

You can also create a notebook, put your highlights in the notebook, and not need to jump.

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby mevans » Wed May 20, 2015 6:47 am

aebrown wrote:No, I was talking about the tag feature in Gospel Library mobile apps or the Notes tool on LDS.org. That's a simple feature for users that allows a marked scripture or other content to be tagged, typically with a subject such as "repentance" or "faith". Then you can go to the "faith" tag and see all the scriptures or other content tagged with "faith".


Thanks, aebrown. I hadn't realized until now that I could apply a tag to a bookmark on the lds.org web pages. I use tags quite extensively for highlights. I learned something new today :)

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby sbradshaw » Wed May 20, 2015 9:50 pm

lmcguire wrote:In the Gospel Library app, you can also create a link so that you can jump from one bit of highlighted text to a particular location (paragraph, verses) which you specify when creating the link.

Do those links work in iOS and Android? I know it works in iOS. If so, is it the same URL scheme? gospellibrary://content/ etc.
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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby lmcguire » Thu May 21, 2015 6:59 am

I'm not talking about manually linking to content in the GL from outside the GL. I'm talking about highlighting text, tapping the link icon, navigating to the target of the link and saving that so that you have a custom link in the footnotes. All inside the GL app. That works in both Android and iOS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRKyTRbAygQ

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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby sbradshaw » Thu May 21, 2015 3:15 pm

lmcguire wrote:I'm not talking about manually linking to content in the GL from outside the GL. I'm talking about highlighting text, tapping the link icon, navigating to the target of the link and saving that so that you have a custom link in the footnotes. All inside the GL app. That works in both Android and iOS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRKyTRbAygQ

Oh, OK. Never mind. :)
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Re: Jumping to highlighted text

Postby sbradshaw » Fri May 22, 2015 5:29 pm

moonman239 wrote:I'd very much like to be able to jump to a scriptural phrase that I already highlighted. This would make finding the scriptural reference easier, for example, the next time I am asked to give a talk in which I might use that reference.

I'm learning JavaScript and thought it might be a fun project to make a bookmarklet that adds a "jump to previous/next highlight" box to LDS.org. If you add the following script to your bookmarks bar (select all and drag is easiest) you can click on it whenever you're on LDS.org, to add a navigator to the bottom of the chapter or article:

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javascript:(function(){/* Jump to Highlight: This bookmarklet jumps to the next highlighted item on a page on LDS.org. Created by Scripture Tools http://scripturetools.net/ */ var highlightedElements=document.querySelectorAll('.hl-yellow, .hl-red, .hl-blue, .hl-green, .hl-purple, .hl-orange, .hl-pink, .hl-gray, .hl-brown, .hl-dark_blue, .hl-clear, .hl-u-yellow, .hl-u-red, .hl-u-blue, .hl-u-green, .hl-u-purple, .hl-u-orange, .hl-u-pink, .hl-u-gray, .hl-u-brown, .hl-u-dark_blue'); var previousClass=''; window.allHighlights=[]; for(i=0;i<highlightedElements.length;i++){ if(highlightedElements[i].className!=previousClass){ allHighlights.push(highlightedElements[i].id); } previousClass=highlightedElements[i].className;} currentHighlightIndex=-1; var navigator=document.getElementById('navigatorDiv'); if(navigator==null){ navigator=document.createElement('div'); navigator.id='navigatorDiv'; navigator.setAttribute('style','position:fixed; bottom:20px; right:20px; z-index:2000; padding:20px; background-color:#eee; border:1px solid #000; border-radius:5px; text-align:center; line-height:1.2;'); document.body.appendChild(navigator); } if(allHighlights.length>0){navigator.innerHTML='<a href="javascript:(function(){currentHighlightIndex=currentHighlightIndex-1; if(currentHighlightIndex<0){currentHighlightIndex=allHighlights.length-1;} location.hash=\'\'; location.hash=allHighlights[currentHighlightIndex]; if(document.body.clientWidth>732){window.scrollBy(0,-45);}else{window.scrollBy(0,-4);} return false;})();">Previous</a><br /><br /><a href="javascript:(function(){currentHighlightIndex=currentHighlightIndex+1; if(currentHighlightIndex>=allHighlights.length){currentHighlightIndex=0;} location.hash=\'\'; location.hash=allHighlights[currentHighlightIndex]; if(document.body.clientWidth>732){window.scrollBy(0,-45);}else{window.scrollBy(0,-4);} return false;})();">Next</a>';}else{navigator.innerHTML='Nothing marked<br />on this page!';} })();

This probably isn't the most practical solution and may not be what you're looking for, but I had fun reverse-engineering LDS.org a bit.
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