As I push on the page to highlight (and they seem to be a mixture of crayon and colored pencil, you have to exert force to transfer the color to the page), it presses the writing tip back into the pen casing. I am disappointed that I can't use these and will be looking for another dry highlighter option. I had purchased 4 packages (3 to give as gifts), and to be fair I opened a 2nd package to try in case the first I had tried was a fluke or a bad set, but the 2nd package also will not stay extended.
Unfortunately this was not what I was expecting, I was looking for a highlighter that would not bleed through the pages of my bible and these were like fine tip crayons. I will pass them on to someone else who may like them at church. My previous highlighters that didn't bleed through my pages were completely different.