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Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:47 am
by layne2403
I am using lds.org on Safari on my ipad. I am logged in and the the study mode bar does appear at the bottom of the screen. When I make a selection to highlight and tag it, it will not let me. It only says "copy" with no other options. I know the lds mobile Gospel Library app is available but I really prefer using the website. Please help me figure out how to use study mode for lds.org on my ipad.

This is happening when I try to mark anything new on lds.org. I was trying to highlight Moses 1:33 and only got the copy option. However, if something is already highlighted in my account from using the Gospel library app then it appears highlighted on lds.org and I can click on it and edit it's tag, etc. Weird!

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:53 pm
by jabarnes
I have the same issue. Did you ever figure it out?

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:30 am
by scottdean
I have nearly the same issue.. at times, one can highlight and tag parts of the material on the ipad.. but at times one cannot get any other option other than "copy" for text in the same document. An example is in the Priesthood Handbook #2, section 5.1.8 - you only get the copy option.. but in the same book in section 5.1.6 you can highlight the text... why does it not work on some text (seems to be when there are sub-paragraphs or numbered items in the text) and yet works in others?

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:03 am
by russellhltn
scottdean wrote:why does it not work on some text (seems to be when there are sub-paragraphs or numbered items in the text) and yet works in others?

From what I understand, in order for the highlight to work and sync, the text has to be formatted to allow it. Not everything available has been re-formatted.

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:29 am
by aebrown
russellhltn wrote:
scottdean wrote:why does it not work on some text (seems to be when there are sub-paragraphs or numbered items in the text) and yet works in others?

From what I understand, in order for the highlight to work and sync, the text has to be formatted to allow it. Not everything available has been re-formatted.

See the explanation in this post.

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:19 am
by mdchris
This problem continues. Despite highlighting several words or a full scentence, only one word ends up being highlighted. Also the select/copy button is often in the way of the highlighting selection box.

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:59 pm
by martyriker
Recently I haven't been able to highlight anything using study mode on iPad safari and logged into LDS.org. Trying to highlight nttm.lds.org lesssons. I can see highlights made on PC or iOS Mac, but can't make them on iPad. The only pop up options I get are copy, look up, and share...

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:02 pm
by sbradshaw
LDS.org doesn't support highlighting from mobile browsers, because it would have to override the regular browser selection controls. This is possible in the Gospel Library app, but is difficult (maybe impossible) on a web site because LDS.org doesn't have control over the web browser.

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:06 pm
by martyriker
Oh. Thanks. I thought I could before, but with all the various interfaces, I must have been mistaken. I'll work through the Gospel Library. In class I show the LDS.org interface because I can zoom in on the iPad so kids can read the text. Not so easy in Gospel Library.

Re: Lds.org highlighting not working on ipad

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:18 am
by barlow0502
I am currently changing the color of some of the things that I highlighted before. It used to be easy to remove the old color and select a new one. I don't see how to remove the old highlight now.