Apr 19, 2012 David Lang

Learn to Use the Copy As Options, Part 1

A couple weeks ago, I blogged about how Accordance makes it easy to get text and images into other programs using drag-and-drop. Accordance offers all kinds of ways to get the information you need into other applications, and you'll find most of them in the Copy As submenu of the Edit menu. Here is a brief explanation of what the first three of those options do.

Copy As No Superscript: Copies the selected verses as they are, except that it removes any superscripted footnote markers.


Copy As Citation: Applies the format you set in the Citation preferences to the copied verses. Note my citation format removes the individual verse references, adds a reference for all the verses at the end, and encloses the whole thing in quotation marks.


Copy As References: Instead of copying the text of the selected verses, this option copies the reference for each verse and formats all those references using standard verse notation.


If you're not using these three copy options, you don't know what you're missing. In tomorrow's post, we'll look at two more options designed to be used with original language texts.

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April 19, 2012 3:43 PM

Thanks, David. All that you cite above is familiar to me with the exception of eliminating the individual verse reference numbers, which I would love to know how to do. Help? Under thePpreferences-Citation option, I don't seem to find an option to perform this function. Further, within this Citation page, how do the marker boxes preform. I'm using Acc 9.5.7. THANKS

Bernard Bell

April 19, 2012 6:30 PM

I have long wanted to set "Copy as no superscript" as a default. I like displaying superscripts, but I have never yet wanted to copy them. So, many times every week I select text then choose "Copy as no superscript" from the contextual menu. This might be OK for some, but as often as not I lose the selection in pulling down the contextual menu. Eventually I may learn to use the keyboard shortcut.

David Lang

April 19, 2012 7:38 PM

Peter, the Content References section of the Citation Preferences controls the appearance of the references for each verse. To remove them entirely, choose Omit Entire Reference from the Format pop-up menu. You'll also want to leave those two marker boxes empty.

As for the marker boxes in each section, you place the characters you want BEFORE each part of the citation in the first box, and the characters you want AFTER it in the second box. For example, to place quotation marks before and after the citation, you would put one quotation mark in each box of the Content section. To have the citation reference enclosed in parentheses, put an open quote in the first box and a close quote in the second.

Daniel Saunders

April 19, 2012 8:30 PM

Thanks for this. I use 'copy as Instant Details' all the time and had used the 'Reference' option before, but had never noticed the 'Citation' or 'No Superscript'. These will come in very handy when grabbing text to put into sermons and slideshows.