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Highlighting and Symbols

You can apply color highlighting or symbols to entire verses in Texts, and single words in Texts or Tools. Word highlights appear only in the module in which they were applied. Highlights are defined in a predefined file (My Mobile Highlights), installed with the application. If desired you can use the highlight file from the desktop version of Accordance. You can also sync highlights between your computer and mobile device. All these procedures are detailed below.

Accordance also provides several Highlight symbols, designed specifically for marking up text as used in Precepts Bible Studies. These can be used to mark words and verses in Texts and Tools.

View Examples of Highlighted Content in a Text and Tool Module
  1. Highlighted verse
  2. Highlighted selection (one word)
  3. Highlight symbol applied to a word
  4. A highlight color applied to the verse with a highlight style applied to a selection.
  5. Highlighted selection and a symbol applied to content in a Tool module.

Highlighting a Verse (Text Modules Only)
  1. Tap and hold on a verse reference in the Main View. The Action menu appears.
  2. To apply a color highlight to more than one verse, tap the left or right arrows above the Action menu. The selected verses are displayed.
  3. Tap Highlight Verse(s). The available highlights and symbols for the default Highlights file are displayed.
  4. Do one of the following:
  5. Tap Recents to select a recently used Highlight or symbol.
  6. Tap Colors to select a Highlight color or style (colored underline).
  7. Tap Symbols to select a symbol.

    The highlight or symbol is applied to the selected verse(s) in every installed Text translation or version.

Highlight Selection (Text and Tool Modules)
  1. Select and hold on the selection be highlighted. The Action menu appears.
  2. Tap Highlight on the Action menu. The available highlights and symbols for the default Highlights file are displayed.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. Tap Recents to select a recently used Highlight or symbol.
  5. Tap Colors to select a Highlight color or style (colored underline).
  6. Tap Symbols to select a symbol.

    The highlight or symbol is applied to the selected verse(s) in every installed Text translation or version.

Syncing Highlights

You can create new sets of highlight files on Mac or Windows. This enables defining a large variety of styles for each highlight file, and applying the highlights to entire verses or individual words or phrases.

The Sync feature brings all selected Highlight files up to date on both devices, and merges any changes made, whether on Mac, Windows or Android device.

Changing the Default Highlight File

After syncing the highlight files between your Mac or Windows computer and mobile device, you can select which default Highlight file to use via the Settings.

To change the default Highlights file:

  1. Tap the Overflow button () and tap Settings.
  2. Under the "General" heading, tap the name of a highlight file. A list of Installed Highlight Files is displayed.
  3. Tap the desired Highlight File.

    The new Highlights file displays the word and verse highlights and symbols wherever they have been applied in your current Texts or Tools. You can also use any of the defined styles in that file to highlight additional verses.

Searching for Highlights

You can search for a specific highlight by adding the STYLE command in the Search Entry box.

  1. Open Search View.
  2. In the Search Entry box, add the STYLE command. The command [STYLE *] is added.
  3. The asterisk (*) will find all highlights. Replace the asterisk with a specific Style name to limit the Search to just that highlight.
  4. Combine this command with other search criteria to find a specifically highlighted word. For example: [STYLE *] <AND> Moses in the Search Entry box will find any verses with the word Moses and some highlighting.

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May, 2019

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