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#1 Mary Hinkle Shore

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:31 AM

I just finished drafting a handout for brand new users of Accordance who are in my Level 1 NT Greek class this semester. I'm going to use this handout in a 90-minute demo the week after Thanksgiving. I thought I would post it here in case anyone else wants to use it. Please let me know if you find things that need correction, too, or if you have other suggestions for making this better.

NOTE on revision:
Someone helped me find a few mistakes (including saying that command + click rather than control + click gets the context menu). The version attached here includes mistakes. Please download the revised version in a post after this one.

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Edited by Mary Hinkle Shore, 22 November 2011 - 08:49 AM.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

This is an excellent handout! Thank you for taking the time to share it with others.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:19 PM

This is an excellent handout! Thank you for taking the time to share it with others.


That's great. Thanks for taking the time to make this available.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:08 PM

I just finished drafting a handout for brand new users of Accordance who are in my Level 1 NT Greek class this semester. I'm going to use this handout in a 90-minute demo the week after Thanksgiving. I thought I would post it here in case anyone else wants to use it. Please let me know if you find things that need correction, too, or if you have other suggestions for making this better.


This is great! Thank you.
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#5 Mary Hinkle Shore

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:53 AM

Here is the revision. I'm posting it as a .pdf. Write me if you want the Pages document. Thanks for the feedback, everyone!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:04 PM

This is a very helpful piece of work. Thanks Mary. I do have one correction and a clarification.

Correction:

p. 9, “A downside to unicode is that Microsoft Word 2011 cannot read unicode fonts that are exported to it.”



This is only true of Hebrew (and other right-to-left languages). It handles Unicode polytonic Greek text just fine and has for at least the last 3 major versions. Unfortunately in Accordance one has to pick Unicode or not for *both* Greek and Hebrew. It would make life much easier for Word users if these could be toggled separately, in which case I'd always want Unicode for Greek, but usually not for Hebrew.

See the Unicode for Biblical Studies page on my web site if Unicode is a foreign concept to you.

(BTW, "Unicode" is always capitalized.)

p. 10, “You might choose to export original languages in Accordance fonts. The upside here is that they are generally more beautiful and easy to read than the unicode fonts available when you choose to export Accordance data in unicode.”



A major advantage to using Unicode is that you can change the font to any Unicode font that supports polytonic Greek, e.g., Gentium, SBL Greek, Ezra SIL, Cardo, Minion Pro, Palatino Linotype, Lucida Grande, etc. A number of these could well be described as "beautiful." Accordance's Helena is functional, but it's not particularly attractive or legible when compared with, say, Gentium. (It's a better looking text font than my own, old [now deprecated] Galilee font, but that isn't saying a lot!) An exported file may open in some ugly font like Helvetica or Arial, but it certainly doesn't need to remain in that font.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:27 AM

This is great. I didn't see this when it was first posted. Thanks for sharing this with the community.

The award winning Accordance Help files are also very handy in getting people up to speed and learning new features. They also serve as a good refresher for seasoned users that may need a quick reminder from time to time.

More information can be found on the website and the forum announcement.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

Thanks for the handout. I think that actually to use Accordance one needs to take a college/university course on it. I don't know how easy it would be to make the program intuitive.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

Thanks for the handout. I think that actually to use Accordance one needs to take a college/university course on it. I don't know how easy it would be to make the program intuitive.


Try out version 10. Many new interface improvements make the program much more approachable than before, imho.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

Hi,
I have updated Prof Hinkle Shore's excellent handout on Accordance 9.5 for version 10, with her permission.

I would welcome your comments and corrections, and anything you think "just has to be in there" before I post it for a wider audience on the Accordance Exchange.

Thanks

Attached File  Accordance Handout v10 .pdf   1.34MB   314 downloads
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:14 AM

Ken,

Just the opening paragraph so far, where you said this was originally written for version 10 and updated for version 10.
I'll let you know if anything else pops out at me.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:00 AM

Hi Ryan,

There's always something dead obvious that you miss. Hope that's my "one"! :-)

Thanks for the help.

Edited by Ken Simpson, 30 October 2012 - 07:02 AM.

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