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#1 Tom Wagler

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:00 PM

Hello, I was doing a reference search in all tools and noticed that Holman had numerous errors in it's results. While doing a search for Ex. 12:6 it returned very few relevant hits, and at the same time return numerous irrelevant results. See two examples in screenshot.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:40 PM

I don't know if it's an issue with the resolution of the screenshot, but those are clearly chapter ranges (so there should be a dash between the two numbers), and Accordance will find any citation that contains your verse.

If you want an exact match, you need to prepend an equals sign, like so:

=Exod 12:6
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:50 PM

I don't know if it's an issue with the resolution of the screenshot, but those are clearly chapter ranges (so there should be a dash between the two numbers), and Accordance will find any citation that contains your verse.

If you want an exact match, you need to prepend an equals sign, like so:

=Exod 12:6


Thanks, that explains it. It appears like it is indeed supposed to be chapter ranges, but the dashes are missing. I assumed that the colon was missing, never thought about the possibility of it being a dash. My next question is...since this is not a screen resolution issue, is this unique to my copy of Holman Dictionary? If not maybe this is something that could be rectified in a future update?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:35 AM

What happens if you change your font size or face?
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:47 AM

What happens if you change your font size or face?

Wow! Right again. The font I was using was MgOpen Cosmetica and after changing to Arial the dashes appeared.  ;) Thanks for you prompt helpfulness. Tom




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