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5. Managing bookmarks with the EasyReader app

Overview

Welcome to the fifth lesson in the EasyReader Premium for Educators Course.

In this lesson you'll explore the purpose and management of bookmarks and how to add a personal note to a bookmark.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Accurately describe how to add a bookmark to a book.
  • Accurately describe how to add study notes to a bookmark.
  • Accurately describe how to remove a bookmark from a book.

This lesson should take no more than twenty minutes to complete.

Introduction

Use bookmarks to mark important places in a book for easy reference in the future. The places you may include a bookmark include favourite passages, quotes, titles and other valuable information you wish to revisit for further study.

You can add bookmarks to all forms of books including text-only books, text and audio books and audio-only books.

You can also add as many bookmarks as you need.

Indicating a bookmark

Image of Bookmark icon

The bookmark icon shows the position of your bookmark in your book. The icon is positioned in the left margin, adjacent to the text.

As well as having a visual indicator of a bookmark, EasyReader can also play an audible beep when you encounter a bookmark. Enable this setting by opening 'Audio Settings' and selecting the 'Play sound on bookmarks' option.

Adding a bookmark

You need to open a book to be able to complete this lesson. So, if you have not already done so, please open "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".

Now your book is open, let's look at the steps you need to follow to add a bookmark. After reading the steps, please try adding your own bookmark and a note.

On iOS or Android

Do the following at the place in your book where you want to insert a bookmark:

  1. Tap the 'Bookmarks' button located towards the top left corner of the screen. The reading of the book will pause and your bookmark is added.
    You can also add a bookmark by opening the book navigation, selecting 'Bookmarks' and then the 'Add' button. 
  2. At this point, a simple bookmark  marks the point in the book.
    For this exercise though, you will  add your own study note to the bookmark.
  3. To do this, tap the 'Book navigation' button located at the bottom left corner of the screen and open the 'Bookmarks' list.
  4. Tap the 'Edit bookmark' button adjacent to the bookmark you wish to modify.
  5. Type your note and choose the 'Save' button to return to your book.

On Windows

Do the following at the place in your book where you want to add a bookmark:

  1. Press SHIFT + B.
  2. Enter the text you want to appear in your bookmark and select the 'OK' button.

Tip: You can press B if you wish to add a bookmark without pausing the reading of your book. This will insert a bookmark with a note showing the passage of text. You can revisit and edit notes at any time.


Removing bookmarks

You can remove the bookmarks you have inserted into your text through the 'Bookmarks' list, reached through the Reading screen.

On iOS or Android

  1. Tap the 'Book navigation' button located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Tap the 'Bookmarks' button located towards the top right of the screen.
  3. Swipe left and then tap 'Delete' on the bookmark you wish to remove. Alternatively, if you are using a screen reader on your device, use the standard screen reader gestures, for example, on iOS use the 'Rotor' to select 'Actions', swipe down to 'Delete' and double-tap.

On Windows

  1. Open the 'View' menu and choose 'Bookmarks'.
  2. Click the 'Remove' button located beside the bookmark you wish to remove. A confirmation message will appear.
  3. Choose 'Yes' to confirm the deletion.

Remember, you can add as many bookmarks as you require, and you can insert bookmarks in all types of books, namely, text-only, audio-only and combined text-and-audio books.


  • With EasyReader Premium, when you add a bookmark and text note to a book on one device, your bookmarks are synchronised across your other devices.

Summary

In this lesson you learnt to add, remove and manage bookmarks. You learnt how to navigate to bookmarks within the text, and how you can add a personal note to a bookmark, to assist you with your studies.

You have also learnt that EasyReader Premium will synchronise your bookmarks across your devices. To ensure you can continue your studies on any device.

Quiz

Below are three sample quiz questions based on this lesson. Please spend no more than five minutes considering the answers to these questions.

  1. You can only insert bookmarks into text-based books. Is this statement true?
  2. EasyReader can indicate the presence of a bookmark with an audible beep. Is this statement true?
  3. On an iOS and Android device, you use the 'Book navigation' button to view a list of bookmarks present in a book. Is this statement true?

End of lesson

Thank you for completing this lesson. Please click the 'Next Lesson' option below to continue to the next part of this course.

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But before you move on, here are the answers to the quiz questions:

  1. False.
  2. True.
  3. True.

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