Highlights are a big part of reading eBooks for many people, so on BookFusion we want it to be an easy experience where you can highlight and notate any part of a book you're reading. This help article will walk you through the main highlight functionality you can make use of.
Adding a Highlight
Adding a highlight is as simple as using your cursor to click and drag to select the text you want highlighted, then choosing the highlight icon that appears once you're done selecting text. Once you've chosen to highlight the text, you can even click the speech bubble icon and add a note as well.
In this example you'll see me highlight the first part of the opening sentence in "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, then add a note about how it's one of the most well known book intros in all of literature.
Reviewing Your Highlights
Once you've started highlighting things as you read you'll probably want to go back and reference those things you felt were important at some point - no problem! There are a couple different ways you can easily do this.
If you're still reading the book, just move your mouse up to the top of the screen where you see the title and you'll notice a light bulb icon appear to the left of it. When you click on the light bulb it will take you to the book's highlights you've made and also show you any notes you added for them as well. This screen will also show you what chapter the highlights were made in, the date and time you saved them, and allow you to add more notes by clicking the speech bubble next to a highlight, or just jump back to where in the book that highlight is from by clicking the vertical three dots and choosing "Open in Book".
There's also a dedicated Highlights page that will show you everything you've highlighted from every book in your library, and you access it by clicking the Highlights option in the left navigation menu from the main Bookshelf screen.
On this page you'll see that I have all the highlights from "A Tale of Two Cities" that I showed off above, but I also have another highlight here from "The Great Gatsby". Each highlight will show off the book's cover next to it and the text you highlighted along with any notes you might have added.
Deleting a Highlight
Did you accidentally highlight something you want to remove? Maybe you just don't need anymore and want to get it out of your history. Whatever the case, you're always able to remove any highlights that you no longer need. From either the dedicated Highlights screen you open while reading a book or from the overall Highlights page that shows them for every book, if you click the three vertical dots to the right of a highlight you'll see an option to Delete the highlight. It'll prompt you to confirm, and then you can permanently remove it.
If you ever want to export your highlights from BookFusion and save them somewhere else for any reason, you can absolutely do that. Just open any book that you've made highlights in, click that light bulb icon at the top to view then, and on that screen you'll have a button in the top right corner that you can click to automatically download a .csv file of all your highlights.
Once you've exported the .csv file you can open it in a program like Excel and format it however you'd like. Below is just an example of how you can make things look