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#1 Timothy Jenney

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:32 AM

I've had several suggestions from viewers that we have a discussion thread for each podcast, so here it is! :)

This thread is about the podcast "The Research Palette," the podcast released Monday, July 6, 2009.

Feel free to comment here about the podcast, ask questions, provide additional help or tips to others, etc.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:49 AM

Here are some of the "errata" we've noticed since this podcast was released:

"Linguistic" is not spelled "Linguisitic!" :(

Custom "Search All..." Groups: It's not necessary to use the "select" button each time you want to add an item to the "Add to Group" list. Double-clicking on the module is much simpler and less time-consuming.

I inadvertently implied that the Accordance's Atlas and Timeline could be included in my "Search All..." Graphics Group. That is, of course, not the case. What I intended was to point out that any graphics collection would be incomplete without these two resources.

Finally, I should have pointed out that the "Texts" section in the Library is unified, while it is split into three language groups in the Resource palette. the same is true of the "Texts" menu.

Edited by Timothy Jenney, 07 July 2009 - 06:20 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:11 PM

Here is an outline of The Resource Palette podcast. Please let me know if you find this useful. It will help me to know whether it is worth the time to compose and post it.

Thanks!

“The Resource Palette” Outline
Podcast 5, July 6, 2009
Dr. J

I. Introduction
A. The Resource palette is the fastest, easiest way to access additional information on the text
B. “Amplification”- selecting a word, phrase, or reference, then automatically searching for it—or information on it—in any resource.
C. Three ways to amplify in Accordance: Resource palette, Amplify Menu, Contextual (Right-click) menu
D. Resource palette "icon-ography (describes the icons and their functions)
E. Cursor "Icon"-ography (describes three different cursor modes)
F. Tip: Remember "SPOCK": Select the item, point to the resource to be searched and click.

II. Using the Resource Palette (for basic amplification)
A. Basic Amplification is the easiest and most common use of the Resource palette.
B. Example: Psalm 23:0-2
1. Select "shepherd," click ESVS to search it for word
2. Select "shepherd," click EBD to search it for article
3. Select "David," click Timeline to find date
4. Select "Ps. 23:1" (the reference), click WBC-OT to read commentary
5. Select anywhere in the psalm, click "User Notes" to take notes
C. Additional options for each [regular] icon in the Resource palette:
1. Clicking on it will open the topmost module [click] (or the module most recently used.
2. Click and select to search a different resource in the category.
3. Click and select “All…” at the bottom of each menu to search every resource in the category at once.

III. Customizing the Resource Palette
A. Rearrange menus in the Library Window, then click update. The changes will be reflected in the Resource palette.
B. Design custom text sets for specific tasks
C. Design custom (mixed) tool sets " "
D. Add a custom "Search All..." group of tools, texts and user tools
E. Example: my custom "Graphics Group:” BAR Archive, BAS pictures, Bible Art, ESV Study Bible, Holman charts, Holman Dictionary, PhotoGuide 3, ZPEB. (Plus graphics from Accordance’s Timeline and Maps, both of which have their own search methods.

IV. Summary
The Resource Palette is your doorway to the world of the Bible. It allows you to “amplify” using a simple point and click (or “SPOCK”) method: from any text to any text, tool, set or module.

The Resource Palette’s powerful customization options also allow users to design their own menus, tool sets and text collections. Its flexibility allows users to explore the Bible “their way.”

Edited by Timothy Jenney, 06 July 2009 - 07:24 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:22 PM

For those who asked, here are the direct links to the various resources in the "Graphics Group" mentioned in this last podcast:

BAR Archive: http://www.accordanc...etails/?pid=BAR
BAS pictures: http://www.accordanc...etails/?pid=BAS
Bible Art: http://www.accordanc.../?pid=Bible Art
ESV Study Bible: http://www.accordanc...ESV Study Bible
Holman Charts: http://www.accordanc...d=Holman Charts
Holman Dictionary: http://www.accordanc...lman Dictionary
ZPEB: http://www.accordanc...tails/?pid=ZPEB
Graphics DVD (Timeline, Atlas, and PhotoGuide 3): http://www.accordanc...id=Graphics DVD
Blessings,
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Timothy P. Jenney, Ph. D.
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