I'm not sure how difficult it would be but what are the chances of getting a Quicksilver script for adding a Scripture reference to an Accordance Reference List?
Well, not in the way you would hope. What I'm guessing you'd like is to encounter a scripture reference in a web page or a word processor document, highlight it, and automagically add it to a Reference List in Accordance with a couple keystrokes. This is not possible invisibly, for I am limited by the very few apple events that Accordance receives (all of which center around looking up references in biblical text modules alone).
I do occasionally write scripts for my own use that do things like this by scripting the graphical interface. In other words, I could provide a Quicksilver action that takes your highilghted scripture reference, and at a keystroke, brings Accordance forward, opens up a bible window, look up that scripture reference in a bible text, add the result to a reference list and put Accordance back in the background. Basically, it would do all the steps you would do, and you'd see it happening, but it would all happen pretty quickly, and be very helpful, but it is a kludge and gives one the feeling of (as my friend JP recently told me) "riding a bike with no handlebars". If you use any of the Tools lookup Quicksilver Actions, you can see what GUI scripting of Accordance looks like.
Here's another suggestion. Get familiar with the "Append to..." action in Quicksilver. Basically, you have a text file anywhere in a cataloged folder that you use as a repository for bits of text you're collecting. With a couple keystrokes, you can add scripture references to a text file extremely quickly and then later in one moment copy and paste them all into Accordance for adding to a Reference List. If I was in a mode of collecting scripture references, I would put a text file on my desktop called "scripture.txt" and then for each reference I'd encounter I'd simply:
1. highlight it,
2. invoke QS with Control+Option+C (my assigned shortcut for the "Command with Selection Quicksilver Trigger"),
3. Type "app" which smartly brings up the "Append to..." action,
4. Hit tab,
5. Type "scrip" which quickly will hone in on the "scripture.txt" file,
6. Hit return to complete and you're done.
And of course, the beauty of this is in repetition it quickly feels like one step when you're touch typing with muscle memory in action.
For a detailed tutorial on enabling the "Append to..." action in Quicksilver, start with this page:Quicksilver: Append to a text file from anywhere
then you can glance at this page:Quicksilver's Append: An updated appreciation
and add to their notes my encouragement in my Quicksilver ReadMe to create a key command for invoking QS with the "Command with Selection Quicksilver Trigger" that places the selected text already drawn in.
Edited by Joe Weaks, 11 March 2007 - 05:51 PM.