Highlighting a verse puts a color background on the verse.
Similar to highlighting in a paper Bible:
- the highlight will be visible the next time you encounter the verse in that Bible
- it will not be visible if you read the same verse in another Bible version, and
- there is no way to see a list of your Highlights. (consider using colored Bookmarks you are going to want to see the list of what you have marked or why)
You will need to be network connected (3G/4G or WiFi) and Signed-in to the app to use Highlighting.
CREATING A HIGHLIGHT
- As you are reading a Bible verse, tap the verse(s) you want to highlight.
- A drop down menu will appear at the top of the screen. Select the highlighter icon.
- A panel with colors will appear. Select a color. (see ADDITIONAL INFORMATION below)
- In a few moments the color will appear behind the text of the verse. (You can repeat the process to change the color.)
VIEWING A HIGHLIGHT
As mentioned above, the highlight will be visible the next time you encounter that verse in that Bible, whether you view it on the web or a different mobile device that you are signed into. The highlight will not be visible if you read the same verse in another Bible version. And there is no way to see a list of your Highlights.
EDITING A HIGHLIGHT
Since a Highlight is merely a color background, the only change you can make is to change the color. Repeat the CREATE process to change the color.
DELETING A HIGHLIGHT
Follow the same steps as to create a highlight, but instead of choosing a color, choose the X button.
You can keep thousands of highlights, but there is a limit of 10,000 highlighted verses.
You should not use highlighting as a way to tell which verses you have read. You will hit the limit very quickly that way. Consider using a bookmark to indicate where you left off reading. This is discussed further in “Bookmarking – How to return to where you left off”
Creating new colors or using too many different colored Highlights will get confusing. Some Bible App veterans use highlighting only occasionally, and use only Yellow for their highlights, and reserve other colors for Notes and Bookmarks.
Although, at this time highlights are not currently viewable in a list (as Bookmarks or Notes are) we are considering providing such a list in the future, which would allow you to scroll through all of your highlights!
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