In preparation for teaching classes, I convert two or three PDF files a week to a User Tool file for Accordance. Here is my workflow. I OCR the PDF file, copy and paste the text into Pages where I clean up the file, mainly doing spell check and formatting the Bible verses. (Often, the OCR program will convert a 1 to a lower case L which Accordance will not tag). If I save the file as a txt file and import into Accordance, then most of the Bible references will be tagged automatically. Sometimes I will copy and paste the text directly into User Tool in edit mode. In this case, I have to manually highlight each Bible reference and click make a link. Another trick I use is this: I do not make a link of Psalm 23:1-5, but in three references, Psalm 23:1-2, 3-4, 5. This method allows me to see all of the reference in one pane and do not have to scroll to read a long section of Scripture. Also, for peace of mind, I have several copies when I am teaching: the Pages file, and Accordance User Tool files on my Mac Book, and synced to my iPad, and iPhone.
Edited by Tom Childers, 17 September 2012 - 10:16 PM.