Tip 4.4 Using Text Highlighting
The Text Highlighting tool can be a useful tool in the classroom or for preparing class notes. In this Classroom Tip we will show a few ways that you can use the Text Highlighting tool in your teaching.
Coloring the Text
Creating a Color File
The first step is to create a color file and set the color you want to use for your highlighting. On the main BibleWorks menu select Tools | Viewing the text | Apply colors to selected text . . . . The Apply Color to Selected Text box opens.
Before you create a new color file, click your cursor on the Bible version that you want to color in the Browse Window. In the Apply Color to Selected Text window, select the New button under the Color File Options section. Name your file. This file is associated with the Browse Window version that you selected earlier. You can only use one version in a color file. For our example we will name our file using the name of the version plus a descriptive term for color file. We will name the file bntjohn for our work in the BNT version of the Gospel of John.
Notice that the new color file is checked to display and is the color file to receive the text coloring, as indicated by the radio button being active for the bntjohn color file.
Setting the Text Attribute Options
You can change the text highlighting attributes under the Text Attribute Options section of the window. Change the text color and background color by clicking on the text and background boxes. Check the appropriate boxes if you want the text to be bold, italic, underlined, or with strike-thru. Our sample file uses red text, white background, and bold text.
Coloring the Text
There are two ways that you can manually color the text. One way is to select the text you want to color, then click the Apply Color to Selected Text button within the Apply color to Selected Text Window. The second way is to use the Apply color to Browse Window text button on the Button Bar. Work your way through the BNT text, coloring the words that you want to use in your class.
Using Your Colored Text in Class
There are a number of ways in which you might want to use your colored text in class.
Displaying Your Colored Text Using a Projector
You can display the BibleWorks windows using a video projector and show your colored text on-screen.
Creating Student Handouts
You can also use your color file as the basis for student assignments. There are a couple of ways that you can do this.