Selecting Superscripts to Read Footnotes

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BillS | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 27 2019 11:07 AM

It doesn't seem to matter how large I scale the fonts, unless there is a space between the last character of the word to separate it from it's superscript, I'm having a terrible time selecting thin superscripts like "i" or "l". Has anyone solved this problem? I sometimes argue with the tablet or phone for a few minutes trying to select the superscript so I can read the footnote it points to. I've tried setting the font size much larger than I want, just long enough to select it. Not even doing that seems to help on the really thin letters. 

Where I'm most noticing it right now is in The Passion Translation.

Thanks for any suggestions. 

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 30 2019 1:32 PM

BillS:

It doesn't seem to matter how large I scale the fonts, unless there is a space between the last character of the word to separate it from it's superscript, I'm having a terrible time selecting thin superscripts like "i" or "l". Has anyone solved this problem? I sometimes argue with the tablet or phone for a few minutes trying to select the superscript so I can read the footnote it points to. I've tried setting the font size much larger than I want, just long enough to select it. Not even doing that seems to help on the really thin letters. 

Where I'm most noticing it right now is in The Passion Translation.

Thanks for any suggestions. 

Bump. Is there any setting that will help? 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 30 2019 1:51 PM

BillS:
Is there any setting that will help?

If you want to take a different track, yes. 

  • Make sure columns is set to "1"
  • Turn on "inline footnotes." 
  • Make sure resource is downloaded.

The first & second steps are in "view settings." The footnotes will now appear at the bottom of the page always. 

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 1 2019 5:52 AM

To clarify, on iOS, "Scrolling View" needs to be turned off in order to turn on in-line footnotes. Even so, this solution doesn't work with the Passion Translation (in ESV and CSB only footnotes show up, not xref notes, it seems like PT simply throws everything together in a single note so that might be the problem).

That said, I don't understand why you're having an issue. Which OS are you on? I'm running 8.4.0 on iOS and all footnote callers seems to have a sizeable target (I definitely don't need to tap directly on the indicator)...

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 2 2019 7:38 PM

Thank you both for the responses.

I'll be sad to lose scrolling, but it might almost be worth it in that resource not to have to try to select the footnotes. 

On your OS question, my fire is a 7th gen Fire 10HD running Fire OS 5.6.4.0 (636558720)

My S7+ is running Verizon's Android 9.0 (Pie) latest build g965usqu4csc7, installed June 15.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 2 2019 8:07 PM

BillS:
I'll be sad to lose scrolling

On iOS, you can still "two finger" scroll in this view. I don't know about the android app. 

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 3 2019 10:54 AM

JT (alabama24):
On iOS, you can still "two finger" scroll in this view. I don't know about the android app. 

Wow! Thanks! That is really helpful! On 1st try, it scrolls so quickly that it's hard to control how far. Is there a setting g to decrease sensitivity?

Tried it on the Fire tablet, which is Android, though so far behind Google and or or so starved that it's hard to know how it equates in regards to what version. It works the same way on S9+ too. Jumps 8-17 verses on slightest move of 2 fingers.

Thanks again! We are headed in a wonderful new (to me) direction...

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 3 2019 11:03 AM

BillS:
On 1st try, it scrolls so quickly that it's hard to control how far. Is there a setting g to decrease sensitivity?

Well, then that might not be the same feature. When I two finger scroll on iOS, it goes a line at a time. The behavior you describe sounds more like what happens when you use the scroll wheel on a mouse while in page view on the desktop application. We will need FL or an android pro user to chime in.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 3 2019 2:44 PM

JT (alabama24):

BillS:
On 1st try, it scrolls so quickly that it's hard to control how far. Is there a setting g to decrease sensitivity?

Well, then that might not be the same feature. When I two finger scroll on iOS, it goes a line at a time. The behavior you describe sounds more like what happens when you use the scroll wheel on a mouse while in page view on the desktop application. We will need FL or an android pro user to chime in.

Tried it on Fire & S9+. Both are hyper sensitive and it's very hard to control. 

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 3 2019 2:44 PM

JT (alabama24):

BillS:
On 1st try, it scrolls so quickly that it's hard to control how far. Is there a setting g to decrease sensitivity?

Well, then that might not be the same feature. When I two finger scroll on iOS, it goes a line at a time. The behavior you describe sounds more like what happens when you use the scroll wheel on a mouse while in page view on the desktop application. We will need FL or an android pro user to chime in.

Tried it on Fire & S9+. Both are hyper sensitive and it's very hard to control. 

Grace & Peace,
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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 13 2019 3:56 AM

Last post on this topic. The last mobile release seems to have fixed the problem on all my devices. So I've reverted back to scrolling, since at the same time I began finding that I not all the footnotes made it onto a page, & if I paged backward or forward a DIFFERENT set of notes/text would be displayed each time. If a lot of footnotes were on a page, usually some of them would be missing. <sigh> So I was VERY glad to see that the original problem had been fixed (or nearly so to the point that I can work with it again).

Thanks all.

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Bill


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