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#1 Helen Brown

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:03 AM

David is obviously enjoying the outlet of writing for the Accordance Blog. His articles are extremely useful, and many would have a place in this Forum as they have great tips. However, on the blog itself it's not easy to find older articles except by plowing through the Archives.

It's a lot of work to transfer the articles, especially at the rate they are coming out, so for now I am going to link to them from here, for your convenience.

Make Your Maps Look Even Cooler
Measuring Distances in Space and Time
Getting the Big Picture (Timeline)
Search All in Self-Defense
To Search or Not to Search (Using Resources)
Knowing Where to Look (Types of Tools)
Steep Learning Curve or A Lot to Learn?
Leveraging Your Options (Define Dialogs)
Consistency Leads to Depth (The @ Symbol)
Tip for Organizing Ranges
Preserving the Links in the Thompson Chain
Some Recommended Settings
Working with Workspaces
More Workspace Tips
The One Keyboard Shortcut You Must Learn
More on Changing the Display of Bible Text
Accordance and the History Channel (animated routes)
The Devil is NOT in the Details (Details windows)
Countdown to Insight (analysis)
A New Command I Give: Go Away! (Greek analysis)
"Go Away" Again (tagged Greek search)
Often Imitated; Never Duplicated (the idea of the Construct)
Crash Course in Creating Cool Constructs
The Same Word Translated Differently (Key numbers and Constructs)
Emphatic Hebrew
Getting to the Verse You Want (the Go To box)
After the Love is Gone (finding passages that do not include a word)
Learning New Ways to Count
Cognate Accusa-whats? (Greek Construct with Roots)
User Notes: A Personal Example and more and more
Paper vs. Electronic Note-Taking
Using the Atlas in a Presentation and more
More Tool Browser Tricks
Where's the Back Button?
Verse Search vs. Go To Box
The Two Keys You Absolutely Must Use
Searching for Crasis
Text Comparisons and the Preferences
Happily Highlighting Hapax (Count command and Highlighting)
The Selection Menu
Browser Shortcut Confusion (the tools browser)
User Tools

Resurrecting College Papers as User Tools
Creating a User Tool from Scratch
One User Tool or Many?
Merging User Tools
Importing HTML Documents into User Tools
How Accordance Imports HTML

Viewing Different Passages Side-by-Side
Finding all the Davidic Psalms
The Search Button and more and more
Importing User Bibles and part 2
Shaving Seconds Off Launch

There are many other posts, but these are the ones that contain tips on getting the most out of Accordance.

Edited by Helen Brown, 15 June 2007 - 08:12 AM.

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#2 Helen Brown

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:57 PM

Just cannot rein David in! He keeps coming up with great new ideas for the blog. Obviously he has found the one thing he really loves to do, almost as much as he loves to prod the development team to improve and expand Accordance.

Anyway, it's all I can do to keep this list updated from time to time with links to the most useful posts that are actually tips for users.
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#3 Ron

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 09:59 PM

Helen,
When you say use the `command' key, is that the control button?
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:25 PM

No, the command key is the technical name for the key with the Apple and flowery symbol on it. Its located between the space bar and option/alt key. Generally it is used for most commands, hence the name. For instance, command-S saves, command-C copies, etc. On the other hand, the control key controls the current functionality of the keyboard, often creating contextual menus (ala a right-mouse button) or different characters on the keyboard. Hope this helps.
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Posted 01 June 2006 - 11:31 PM

flowery symbol

Or cloverleaf. :)
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#6 Helen Brown

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:29 PM

I have added some more of David's blogs to the list: it really is worth keeping an eye on the blog because it is hard to follow if one just digs around in it.
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#7 Helen Brown

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:05 AM

I have gleaned the most useful posts from another 10 months of blogs, and added them to the list above. Please let me know if I missed one of your favorites.
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#8 Ahshuwah Hawthorne

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:37 AM

Its been about a year, do you have some more blog highlights for us Helen?

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:56 PM

the link here only take you to Accordance home page
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:42 AM

Steve is correct. The links simply open a new Accordance Home Page. They are not currently links to the blog articles.
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#11 Helen Brown

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:35 AM

I am sure the links changed because we moved the website. Sorry, I simply do not have time to relink them right now, but the Blog search is working well now, so they should not be hard to find.

Doesn't the blog look and work well now?
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#12 Daniel Peters

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

I was just searching through the tips and I think this page contains mostly broken links.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

I couldn't find any links that worked.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

That's because they moved the blog. Go to the blog and search for the title you want. http://www.accordancebible.com/blog/

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

David's blog posts are very informative and are a great tool for taking the Accordance experience deeper.


It would really be nice to have these tips organized by topic.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

It would really be nice to have these tips organized by topic.


I agree! As I was responding to another post that asked about learning how to study the Bible using Accordance, I pointed him to the excellent index of Podcasts. I also wanted to point him toward some blog posts, but found that the archive list was very difficult to wade through, as Helen pointed out.

I even went to the search function on the Accordance web page, searched for "study", then selected the "Blog" option at the top of the list of hits (which were initially all products). The result was that it found NO ITEMS! I know that's not true, so somehow the search function is not properly scanning the blogs.

Are the blog posts topically tagged? If not, that would be a great first step toward categorizing them and providing an index similar to the one that's available for Podcasts. There's far too much good information in those blog posts to let them sit hidden in the archives!

Thanks!

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Edited by Scott Stringer, 26 August 2012 - 04:22 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Just joined the forum since I had an idea this morning before church and couldn't get it to work. I'm hoping someone has an idea about this type of search. I woke up at 4:33 AM four days in a row and decided the Spirit wanted me to find a reference or references to share on. I couldn't figure out how to do a search for all the "4:33" verses in the Bible. *4:33 didn't seem to work as the reference was looking for a book. Any ideas? Thank you.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

Hi, I see there are no responses yet, and there are many be cleverer people than I out there, but I must admit I don't know how you can do this in Accordance. Anyone else?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

Sorry, the site search engine is in transition. We have a new engine in place which is mostly working much better for products but not at all for articles and blog posts. The techs are working on it and we hope to see improvements this week.

(The previous search depended on Google and we had no control over it.)
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

I have the same sort of thing going as fharwood. I stumbled on his post by accident but I am trying to do the same thing except I am looking for 3:16 in every book of the Bible. Obviously I am too stupid to figure it out, I was hoping somebody else had by now. Maybe there is no way. I guess I might just have to go through every single book and copy and paste the verses but it would be nice if the program could just put them all in a nice list for me. If I don't hear anything back then I will assume it is just impossible and go about it the hard way.
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