11 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2012 5:49 AM by LRyder

    Problem Highlighting More Than One Word

      Hi there - I am currently reading a book on my NOOK Tablet, and I can't seem to highlight more than one word in the ebook.  I long-press and then try dragging, but what that does is simply highlight individual words under where my finger is instead of the whole sentence.  How do I highlight more than one word?  I appreciate any help!

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          I too have been perplexed by the highlighting process.  I have found that if you touch the first or last word in the section you want to highlight, you will get two small "handles" that you can drag to select and highlight the text.  That works most, but not all of the time.  I have also found that highlighting text works pretty well, but that it is difficult to highlight headings.  Sometimes it helps to increase the font size.

           

           In one case, I resorted to using the Nook app on my laptop to do the highlighting becuase I could not get the Nook Tablet to select the text I wanted.

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              Thank you so much!  I didn't know about the "handles."  Now that I've experimented a little bit, I have more questions.  How can you delete a note without deleting the accompanying highlighted text?  Also, under Content --> Notes & Highlights, I only see the option to "Clear all" notes and highlights.  Is there a way to delete individual notes and individual highlights rather than everything?  

              • Re: Problem Highlighting More Than One Word
                Froide

                Eustace2 wrote:

                I too have been perplexed by the highlighting process.  I have found that if you touch the first or last word in the section you want to highlight, you will get two small "handles" that you can drag to select and highlight the text.  That works most, but not all of the time.  I have also found that highlighting text works pretty well, but that it is difficult to highlight headings.  Sometimes it helps to increase the font size.

                 

                 In one case, I resorted to using the Nook app on my laptop to do the highlighting becuase I could not get the Nook Tablet to select the text I wanted.


                Thanks, Eustace2!  Your suggestion works like a charm.

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                  OMG I've been scouring the internet for the past 2 hours trying to figure out how to highlight on my iPad!!!! Not intuitive at all.  Finally here is the REAL answer, THANKS!!