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#1 Ed Cross

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:40 PM

I keep repeating the same mistake in using the program. I forget to click on verse when looking for verses and get a select word dialog box which of course you have to then cancel, select verse and click ok again. Would it be possible for the search function to be a little more intuitive so that if you wrote in a verse search it would know that you are looking for verses rather than words. Couldn't the numeric part be used to indicate that it is a verse search rather than a word search?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:53 PM

Ed,

We're planning to do just that in an upcoming rev. It would, however, require that you enter a full reference with a chapter and verse(s). It's the colon which would be used as the mark of a Scripture reference.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:25 PM

In the meantime, one shortcut that has proved helpful for me is ; (command-semicolon), which switches from verse to word.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:23 AM

Ed,

We're planning to do just that in an upcoming rev. It would, however, require that you enter a full reference with a chapter and verse(s). It's the colon which would be used as the mark of a Scripture reference.


David,

How would this work if you wanted to view the whole chapter? Currently verse searches will not allow you to end the search with a colon James 2:
Will this limitation be removed in the new search?

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:26 AM

In the meantime, one shortcut that has proved helpful for me is ; (command-semicolon), which switches from verse to word.


Thanks for the helpful suggestion. However, if I forget to click the verse button, it is doubtful that I will remember the shortcut let alone to use it.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:31 PM

Ed,

If you wanted to see a whole chapter, you would need to enter James 2:1f. "f" or "ff" after a verse reference will show all verses to the end of a chapter.

The reason we must use a colon to identify a verse reference is that "James 2" could be interpreted as a phrase search, as in "I gave James 2 apples."
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:07 PM

David,

Thanks that will be fine and actually works in the verse search currently, so I can get use to the format. I realize that a phrase like "I gave James 2 apples" would never occur in the scriptures, but may in other resources, so your implementation makes perfect sense.

I look forward to the next release.

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