Working with Highlighters on Windows and Mac

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Working with Highlighters on Windows and Mac

VitalSource Bookshelf gives you complete control over your highlighters. Updates made to highlighters are done in real time and all of your notes and highlights are fully searchable.

This article will review how to make and remove a global highlighter and how to make and edit notes and highlights. 

* Notes, highlights, and highlighters are automatically synced to the server as long as you are connected to the internet. If no internet connection is present syncing will occur next time an internet connection is made.

 

Adding a Global Highlighter

 

Removing a Global Highlighter

 

Making Highlights and Notes in a Book

 

Tips and Tricks for working with Highlights and Notes

  1. Notes vs Highlights: You can make a highlight in your text without a note, but in order to make a note you have to have a highlight that accompanies it. 

  2. Finding & viewing a note: Highlights with notes will have a Sticky Note icon appear next to the highlight. Hover over the sticky note to see the note text.

  3. Adding notes to exiting highlight: If you want to add a note to an existing highlight double click anywhere on the highlight and the note window will appear. Once you have typed your note simply close the window and it will automatically save. 

  4. Editing a note: If you need to edit an existing note simply double click anywhere on the highlight and the note window will appear. Once you have made your edits simply close the window and it will automatically save. 

  5. Deleting a note: To delete a note double click anywhere on the highlight and the note window will appear. Delete all the text in the note window and close the note window. The highlight will remain but your note will be removed. 

  6. Deleting a highlight: To delete a highlight simply right click on the highlight and select Remove Highlight. 

  7. Changing an individual highlight color: If you change your mind about which highlighter you wanted to use you can edit that by right clicking anywhere on the highlight and selecting Change to Highlighter > "Name of Highlighter".

  8. Changing a global highlighter color: Changes made to a global highlighter in the main Bookshelf window will be applied to all the highlights associated with that highlighter. (Example: changing the color of Exam to purple in the main window will make your book highlights purple).

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