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#1 Alex H.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 03:17 AM


User notes are not linking scripture refs as I expect.

I entered a user note <‘Of sobre mind’ cf. 1Pe 1:13, 5:8.> and linked the scripture refs, saved, etc. The first ref works fine, but when I try to click the second link (5:8) Accordance comes up with an error message "The User Notes hyperlink reference cannot be found (or is incorrect)". It suggests a remedy if the reference is in a different corpus, but of course it's in the same book.

The other links I've inputted like this are now doing the same (I'm pretty sure they worked previously). BTW, I've tried combinations of semicolons and periods as chapter/verse separators and commas and colons as reference separators!

I'm running OS 10.5.2 on an Intel Mac. Accordance 7.4.2.



#2 Helen Brown

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 03:57 AM

The User Notes Scripture references are not quite as "smart" as those in User Tools. If you make this a single reference in both kinds of tool, the Instant Details shows only the first verse, and clicking on the link opens the text window with both references (or all the references in the string).

However, if you make 5:18 a separate link it will work in User Notes which is able to refer to the preceding reference and identify the book. Both Instant Details and clicking the link will work. This is tied to the fact that User Tools are updated with full indexing including parsing of any Scripture links, so you get errors at the time of the update rather that when clicking on the link.

In User Notes, on the other hand, the note is updated without any checks, and when you click the link it does not refer back to the previous reference to find the book.

Thus in Notes your choice is either to make both references a single link, or to add the book name in front of each separate reference.

This is how the Notes work at present, in any case. I hope this helps.
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