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Gospel Library How To - Android

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Introduction

This "How To" is applicable to the latest Gospel Library release available (2.1).

Application Basics

Gospel Library is comprised of two parts, a Content Catalog and the actual Downloaded Content.

  • Content Catalog - The content catalog is downloaded when the application is first run. It contains a listing of all the books, organized into folders, that are available for download. It is important that the catalog be updated for new content to be visible by tapping the refresh button to the right of the 'Download All' and 'Remove All' buttons.
  • Downloaded Content - No content is downloaded and installed on the device by default. You must select the content that you would like to have available on the device. Once content has been downloaded you can view it by selecting the book and navigating to the chapter or article you wish to view. Downloaded content can be indexed and then searched.

Getting Started

Download Content

To download a particular book navigate to the folder containing the book and then tap on the book name. Then tap the 'Download' button in the window that appears.

To download all content in a folder navigate to the folder that contains the books you wish to download. Tap on the 'Download All' button in the top left of the application. The tap the 'Yes, Download All' button in the window that apears. If the 'Download All' button is disabled then you may need to navigate further into the folder structure to enable it.

Navigation

General navigation is quite simple by selecting Folders to find Books. However, we want to mention the application menu that has important functionality. There are a few different ways of accessing menu options depending upon you device.

Returning to the Home page can be done by tapping the Angel Moroni icon in the top left corner or by selecting Menu -> Home.

Search

Only content that is downloaded to the device and has been indexed can be searched.

Indexing

Content must be indexed for it to be searched. Indexing happens automatically but can take some time. After downloading content we recommend opening the application, plugging the device in to charge and letting it sit overnight for indexing to complete. In Menu -> Settings there is a 'Background Indexing' section that enables you to tweek the setting to better suit your use of the device.

Searching

Open Search by selecting the device search button (may look like a magnifying glass) or by selecting Menu -> Search. Type in the search text and tap in the search button to the right.

Filtering Search Results

By default the search will be performed on all content downloaded and indexed. You can select to filter the results to only specific areas like Scriptures, General Conference, Magazines, or even the chapter or article that you are currently viewing. Tap the checkbox next to the section that you would like to be searched.

Bookmarks

Select Menu -> Bookmarks to manage bookmarks or on tablets press the Bookmarks icon in the action bar at the top right to manage bookmarks.

Add Bookmark

To add a bookmark you must be viewing a chapter or article. Navigate to the manage bookmarks window (see instructions above). Tap the "Add Bookmark" button. A default bookmark name will be created which you may change if desired. Tap the OK button to save the bookmark. Tap Cancel to exit the window.

Go To Bookmark

To go to a bookmark navigate to the manage bookmarks window (see instructions above). Simple tap the bookmark to go to it. Or you can long press the bookmark you wish to go to by placing your finger on the bookmark and keeping it there for a couple seconds. Then select "Go to Bookmark".

Update Bookmark

To upate a bookmark you must be viewing a chapter or article. Navigate to the manage bookmarks window (see instructions above). Long press the bookmark you wish to update by placing your finger on the bookmark and keeping it there for a couple seconds. Select "Update Bookmark". If you would like to use the text we would suggest click the "Use suggested Text" button. Otherwise you can Tap the OK button to update the bookmark. Tap Cancel to exit the window with out updating.

Delete Bookmark

To delete a bookmark navigate to the manage bookmarks window (see instructions above). Long press the bookmark you wish to delete by placing your finger on the bookmark and keeping it there for a couple seconds. Select "Delete Bookmark". The bookmark will be deleted.

Annotations (Highlights, Notes, and more)

To create an annotation, long-press on the area that you wish to highlight. You should see the annotation menu bar slide up at the bottom of the screen. You should also see the draggable "handles" that allow for fine-grained selection (only for Android OS version 2.2+). You can add a note to the annotation by tapping pencil icon in the annotation menu bar, or change the color of the highlight by tapping the color icon in the menu. You can also tap the copy icon to copy the text to clipboard or trash icon to get rid of the annotation. Tap anywhere in the text content to dismiss the annotation menu bar and selection handles.

To select and/or edit an existing annotation, you can either long-press on the annotation itself, or tap on the "sticky" icon to the right of the annotation you wish to select. If there are multiple annotations within the same space, you can tap the stack of stickies on the right and they will spread apart to allow for you to select the right one.

Annotation Synchronization with LDS.org

To synchronize and/or backup your annotations to LDS.org, tap menu, settings, Sync Annotations. Supply your LDS account username and password here and your annotations will be automatically synced and backed up with LDS.org.

Settings

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