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Mac Improvements

Windows Improvements

For the list of sequential bug fixes see here.

To update your Accordance 12, run Check for App Update (Mac—Accordance menu, Windows–Utilities menu).


Mac Improvements

Version 12.3.1 (November 15, 2018)

Text Browser enhancements and several important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Added a separate setting for the verse reference font size in the Text Browser preferences.
  • The Text Browser will now respect the “Limit Text Width” Appearance Preference.
  • If a tab tie scrolls a Text Browser outside of the range of verses its primary Text supports, it will cease updating rather than being blanked out.
  • In a stack item, user editable text will no longer have a 1500 character limit.
  • Research and Verse hyperlinks in Papers will now respect the “open hyperlinks in Text Browser” preference.
  • Shift-clicking a hyperlink in Research will now open the link, rather than selecting text.
  • Minor Italian localization updates.

Version 12.3.0 (October 31, 2018)

New Text Browser feature, significant enhancements to Papers/Stacks, Research, Searching, Web browser, and much more!

TEXT BROWSER

  • Use the new Text Browser tab to automatically show multiple translations of the same verse. This Text Browser can be linked to various other tabs (Search, Reference List, Context, Reference Tool, or User Notes) to show the top verse in all available translations or a predefined group of translations.
  • The Text Browser tab can be opened from the Amplify menu, from the right-click Look Up submenu, or from a “hard” hyperlink in a Tool tab that points to an external non-biblical text, if the Preferences are set to hyperlink to a Tool Browser tab rather than a Text tab.
  • Up to 9 verses can be shown for each Text version.
  • Added Amplify -> Text Browser to the list of user customizable shortcuts, and set its default to Cmd/Ctrl - 6.
  • Enhanced copying of text for the Text Browser tab: If text in a single pane is selected, the Copy text feature works as before. But if no text is selected (even if a pane is selected), then the Edit>Copy menu item changes to “Copy All Panes”, and the entire text shown in the Text Browser tab will be copied.
  • Ability to save all panes to a file in the Text Browser tab, when there is no text selection in any pane. Saving the text can be done either as Plain Text or RTF. If the front tab is a Text Browser tab with no pane selection, the menu item in the File menu changes to “Save All Panes As Text File” to make this option clear.
  • Ability to print the contents of the new Text Browser tab. Printing always prints all of the contents of the tab, whether there is a selected pane or not, and whether the Print Settings dialog specifies to print only one pane or not. Note that many of the options in the Print Settings dialog do not apply to the Text Browser tab.
  • Ability to open the Text (Context) tab from the gear menu in any pane of the Text Browser tab.
  • Option to open the the new Text Browser tab when clicking on a hyperlink verse reference in a Tool tab or in a Reference Tool pane in the Search tab. This preference can be toggled by holding down the Shift key while clicking on the Tool hyperlink verse reference. NOTE: If there are more than 9 verses in the Tool hyperlink verse reference, and if the Preference is set to open the Text Browser tab, only the first 9 verses of the text will be shown.
  • Updated the Live Click preferences to give the option of opening either the new Text Browser tab or the Research tab, when clicking on a verse reference in a Search tab. If the Shift key is pressed, it will toggle between these two options. This type of Live Click to a Text Browser tab supports the following:
    • The same Live Click text group preference is used as the text group in a new Text Browser tab.
    • The new Text Browser tab from Live Click is opened with a default of both recycling enabled and tying from the Text Browser tab to its source tab.
    • After a Text Browser tab is opened, it will be reused if it has both the same text corpus and the same default text group as a source tab.
    • The source tab will be always set the Text Browser reference (or text order) text to be the same as its search text, whether opening a new Text Browser tab or recycling an older Text Browser tab.
  • The following Text Browser preferences are available in the ‘Web & Text Browser’ preference pane:
    • The default text group.
    • The option to force all texts to be the same font size for new panes.
    • The font size to use, if forcing all texts to be the same font size. (Hebrew and other non-Latin fonts are proportionally adjusted in size.)
    • Suppress poetry: This applies to new panes.
    • Abbreviate Text Name: Determines if export lists abbreviation (“ESVS”) vs Human Readable Name (“ESV with Strong’s”)
    • Remove Line Breaks: This removes all line breaks in the export, both in the contents and between texts.
    • Hide verse reference: This hides all verse references in the export.
    • Hide superscripts: This hides all superscripts in the export.
    • Include Heading Details: This prepends the verse references and group used to generate the list in the export.

PAPERS/STACKS

  • The Library now supports subfolders within the Paper and Stack subgroups. Subfolders can now be created anywhere in the Stacks or Papers in the Library. Each subfolder name must be unique within the Stack or Paper subcategory.
  • Changed the maximum number of characters for a Paper file name and a Paper subfolder name from 31 to 255 characters, since longer files names are supported in the Finder and the Library folder structure for Papers and Stacks are determined by the Finder and not by a Settings file. (This change also applies to Stack file names and Stack subfolders.)
  • Added a Word Count menu item as the first item of the Gear menu to show the word count of the text items as displayed by items selected in the Show pull-down menu. Only words are counted, not punctuation.
  • In the Paper tab, added a menu item to the Right-click menu to open the Paper settings dialog.
  • In the Paper tab settings dialog, added an option for [None] for each level of hierarchy markers to hide the item marker for that particular hierarchical level. When the option for [None] is set, the Hide Outline Marker menu item in the Paper item action menu is dimmed, if that Paper item is at the appropriate hierarchical level.
  • Added an option in the Text Item action menu for text items with no outline marker to resume the outline sequence for items after it, rather than starting the outline sequence over again.
  • In Preferences>Appearance added an option to open a Paper tab at a specified Zoom level, whether for a new Paper or an existing Paper file. This feature only currently applies to Paper tabs and not Stack tabs.
  • Added support for all types of links (Resource, Web, File, Scripture) and support for different displayed text for the link.
  • Now the Link and Endnote buttons are dimmed when not editing.
  • Improved paper handling of bibliography entries if the tool is not present. It now grabs as much information as it can, then notes that it may be incomplete due to the missing tool.
  • Improved paper endnote ‘Ibid’ entries to note if the number is a paragraph instead of page number.
  • Improved paper endnote ‘Ibid’ entries to properly support unicode localization.
  • Updated Copy and Paste to transfer bibliographic information directly from an Accordance Tool to the Paper tab without going via a Stack item, as follows:
    • When doing a simple Copy or Copy By Citation of text from an Accordance Tool, the bibliography information is now also copied from the tool with the new clipboard flavor. When the clipboard contents are pasted into a Paper tab, the bibliographic information will automatically be saved in the Paper tab.
    • Previously only a Drag & Drop from a Stack item would automatically bring over the bibliographic information.
    • If the clipboard contents are directly pasted into the edit window of the Paper tab, and if there is already previous bibliographic information in the item being edited, then a dialog box will appear to allow the user to either update the bibliography with the new pasted contents or leave the bibliographic information as is.
    • If the clipboard contents are pasted in a Paper tab as a new item, the article name from the source Tool will appear automatically in the Title field of the new Paper item along with the bibliography information.
  • Updated the Paper Template dialog to fix the custom templates drawing.

SEARCH and SEARCH VIEWS

  • Completely revised the core searching of Accordance, so as to make the searching more accurate and to take into account punctuation and word variants, so as to minimize the complexity of word proximity calculations. This approach also better clarifies the distinction between word proximity index and the word hit highlighting index.
  • Fixed several search errors present in the current release for Construct proximity searching with three or more phrase terms connected by the WITHIN command when there are multiple possible hits within a verse or other scope.
  • Improved searching for implied words in phrase-tagged texts and the related Null searching in the Holmstedt Hebrew syntax data base.
  • Improved inflected searches, when a selection is not specified, to grab the word based on the tagged data, instead of getting the entire word bounds from punctuation to punctuation. This should only be called when coming from an RTL tagged text. This also improves live click when set to inflected.
  • Improved the searching of variants for the case when the number of words in brackets was greater than the number of corresponding words before the brackets.
  • When using the equals sign (=) in the Search tab, a specific message now appears if a space immediately follows the equals sign. The space is highlighted so that the user can simply delete it and continue the search. Previously this kind of error caused the vocabulary list dialog to appear with no clear explanation of the error.
  • When using the context menu “Search For” option, the new search tab that opens will try to keep the same pane proportions as the tab the search originated from.
  • Added a new search item - ANYSYNTAX - to the Construct tab for finding any tag item within a group of Syntax tags that are related, such as Subject, Predicate, Complement, Adjunct, and Specifier. The dialog interface is similar to that of the ANY Construct item that finds related morphological tags.
  • When dragging simple Syntax items such as subject, predicate, adjunct, etc. in the Construct tab, the dialog box that opens now offers the option of selecting the ANYSYNTAX item with the specific simple Syntax item already defined in the ANYSYNTAX item.
  • Fixed the ANY item to not accept parts of speech and categories within a part of speech, so as to avoid spurious search results. Only the tags themselves can be entered, such as "plural", "feminine", etc., but not “Verb”, “Number”, etc.
  • Cross-Highlighting should now work much better across panes. If one pane is able to highlight in another pane, the panes that are highlighted will highlight any panes that they can highlight that have not already been highlighted.
  • Moved the Live Click options from their own dialog to a page in the Preferences dialog.
  • Updated the Search view Add User Note icon to a plus, as well as the other user notes icons.
  • Improved alphabetization of unicode Arabic words.

RESEARCH

  • The research browser has a new “Open In” dropdown menu for text results:
    • All verses can be opened in a text browser from the dropdown menu.
    • Opening in a workspace will repeat the research’s search in the new workspace, and will scroll all possible documents to the verse that was opened.
  • Moved the Flex toggle for a Research tab to a dedicated icon control on the right side of the entry box, like the tools tab.
  • Added support for Research Hebrew Literal searches, enabling a single string search that consistently works across tagged, untagged texts, and tools. The option is in the Search Options/History menu, where Flex used to be.
  • Added dimming of the Flex toggle control if the current language does not support it.
  • Added new Reading/Research preferences to explicitly determine whether a new Research tab is Flex/Exact and Literal/Grammatical.
  • Added a feature such that the title in the research browser will show the number of verses as well as the number of hits.
  • Improved speed when doing a research inflected search, as the tool results would be uncached even though there is no distinction.
  • Updated Research tabs so that a verse search with an equal sign in front of it would be able to return results in texts if they are part of the scope of the search.
  • Items can now be added directly to the Stack from the Research tab.

WEB BROWSER

  • Added buttons to web browser for zooming in and out on pages where that is possible.
  • Supports automatic scripture verse references detection in the web browser:
    • Scripture references will be detected on webpages, and highlighted in red to distinguish them from normal links.
    • Clicking the scripture reference will open the user’s default web hyperlink version to that reference.
    • Hovering over the scripture reference will bring up instant details from that version.
    • Holding Command/Ctrl will show the alternate text in Instant Details, if possible.
  • There are now new preferences available for the Web Browser, in the “Web & Text Browser” preferences:
    • The home page can now be set by the user.
    • The default texts for hyperlinking scripture references in the web browser can now be selected.
  • Right clicking on web scripture references now shows the “Text Browser” option in the “Look Up” menu.
  • Items can now be added directly to the Stack from the Web Browser.

CITATION

  • Copy as citation will use “Psalm” instead of the plural “Psalms” unless multiple chapters are being cited.
  • Added a preference to split discontiguous verses when using “Copy as Citation”
  • Improved reliability when copying several verses as citation.
  • Added an radio button in citation preferences specifying whether the entire citation should be enclosed in markers, or just the text title.
  • When a citation uses a book abbreviation, it will now add a period after the abbreviation unless the “Use SBL standard abbreviations” option is checked.

USER BIBLES

  • Enhanced the import of User Bibles as follows:
    • Import of any UTF16 file is now supported.
    • Import of a UTF8 or UTF16 file which mainly uses a standard Accordance font, such as Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, etc., is now converted to be a regular Text module with Accordance fonts instead of Unicode fonts. (This gives better compatibility between other Accordance texts that use the same font.)
    • Other language groups such as Chinese, Russian, or even “extended” Latin Unicode remain as Unicode Bible texts.

LOCALIZATION

  • Added Italian localization.
  • If the localization is changed, then any user settable default item (e.g. highlight style name, route layer, library categories, etc.) will be changed to the current localization.
  • Fixed the region and route lists from the region and route layers dialogs to properly display in current localization.

WIFI SYNC

  • Stack and Paper can now be synced between your Desktop and Device.
  • Updated list icons to use modern library type icons, since there is no old color Stack or Paper icon.
  • Improved conflict detection when syncing User notes.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • The Research and User Notes table of contents can now be hidden.
  • Switching pictures in a popover picture doc will now scroll to the same picture in the document under the popover.
  • Accordance web links in tools, papers, stacks, and notes will be parsed for instant details the same way it gets instant details for the older square bracket link types.
  • Updated workspaces names and workspace path names to support unicode and much longer filenames.
  • Added RTF parsing support of the superscript style. Also support for pasting smallcaps and HTML from RTF.
  • Added “Safe Mode” options to remove timeline and/or atlas files. Also the ability to uninstall Syntax Files, Diagram Files, and Interlinear Files.
  • When importing a User Tool from HTML, the area inside of “href” tags will not be checked for scripture auto-linking, so that the original link will not be destroyed.
  • Added an “Accordance Exchange” link to the Help menu.
  • Updated help for 12.3


Version 12.2.9 (September 11, 2018)

Several BibleWorks Hebrew conversion, Research, and Character searching enhancements, and many important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Massive updates to the BibleWorksHebrewToYehudit routine:
    • Support for all the remaining characters, generated manually by comparing the raw fonts and matching as best as possible.
    • Changed the incoming encoding to want windows ANSI, as some characters used by BWHebrew aren’t present in MacRoman.
    • Fixed some small conversion errors.
    • When swapping the order of vowels and consonants, reversed the vowel/cantillation order so it remains logical (Consonant -> Vowel -> Cantillation)
    • If a conversion isn’t found, now the source character is retained.
    • When swapping the final string, do it line by line, so the lines themselves aren’t reversed.
  • Added support for importing a single book folder of User Notes, such as selecting the ‘Gen’ folder directly containing verse notes.
  • Modified how research results display when the “Full Text” display option is selected:
    • Tools with sub-articles will now also display the sub-articles of hits (up to a maximum number).
    • In the NIDNTT, both Greek AND English will be treated as a default field, so that the entire article will be displayed for either.
  • Adjusted how paper item indent and gear controls position, in order to prevent an overlap that could occur when the heading text spanned the full width of the page.
  • Added the ability to use the character search option (period (.) for inline searching, and the CHAR item in the Construct tab) for Unicode characters for both Texts and Tools.
  • Enhanced the construct CHAR dialog box by adding an option to select either ASCII or Unicode characters. This option is only supported for the Simple construct and is disabled for the Greek and Hebrew constructs.
  • When pasting text directly into the CHAR item in the Construct tab, the paste style is now ignored.
  • Improved case insensitive UTF8 string comparison for Armenian, that has problems with certain characters that capitalize oddly.
  • “Copy as search URL” will now convert all component strings to unicode if any of them are unicode, which fixes an encoding issue in “Strong’s Number” search URLs.
  • Accordance will now recognize the search field in a URL regardless of if the apostrophe in “Strong’s Number” is a regular apostrophe or a right single quotation mark.
  • Increased the hardcoded limit on books in a user bible from 100 to 200, which allows Quran import to go through.
  • Improved backward compatibility of Highlights files.
  • Filenames of User tools that are converted to tools are now shortened before adding the ° symbol, if they are too long.
  • Now if a module is deleted from the library, it is now also removed from user groups.
  • Apple deprecated the option to have title bars on the side with MacOS 10.12. Adjusted any windows with side title bars to have them on top instead in 10.12 and up.
  • Dialog Localization updates.
  • Updated help for 12.2.9

Version 12.2.8 (June 29, 2018)

Several Live Click and Research enhancements, and many important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Improved Live Click:
    • A custom group can be used as the Research group for Verse Lookup, even allowing tool scripture searches.
    • A custom group can be used as the Research group for Word Usage, though this also filters the results to text only.
    • Added custom group for lexicon lookup in Live Click.
    • Holding the Shift key during Live Click will toggle the Live Click Type choices.
    • Generated Research tabs are now named for their function (Lexicon Lookup, Verse Lookup, Word Usage).
    • New Live Click Research tabs are now placed better.
    • Existing Live Click tabs recycle, regardless of changes to group or field. This helps maintain dedicated Live Click tabs, as long as they keep the original tab name somewhere in the name.
  • Now holding Shift + Option when clicking to add a bookmark will take precedence over Live Click.
  • The Research analytics will now load the required data to show available Syntax information.
  • The “Show Analytics” hotkey will now also work in the Research tab.
  • Blocked Live Click for Word Usage on a non-text pane.
  • When switching a Search tab module from a unicode to a non-unicode text, the entry field search text will also be converted to non-unicode, if possible.
  • Improved importing of BibleWorks Notes files.
  • Improved loading times for Instant Details with a noticeable improvement in Arabic reaction times, due to the complex nature of Arabic word length.
  • Improved the font size of Instant Details
  • Updated Localization and help files for 12.2.8.

Version 12.2.7 (June 15, 2018) New Blog post and video.

New Live Click and BibleWorks notes file import features, significant Research and searching speed improvements, and several bug fixes.

What's New

  • Live Click feature for easy Research within a text:
    • Toggled in a Search window, options dialog to configure whether to use the Lexical or Inflected form, Key Numbers or written word.
    • Supports a lexical lookup in the dictionaries, a word or verse usage lookup to show usage within the current book or other texts.
    • Keyed texts to search other keyed texts for the KEY, instead of original language texts for the original language word.
    • Added an option (default:OFF) to delay the live click processing by the length of a double click (max 1 second). If a double click occurs in that time, cancel the live click. This allows for much easier double/triple click interaction.
  • RTF/bww notes files import feature for BibleWorks Notes:
    • The user selects a folder containing notes, which currently is expecting the bww scheme. Notes are named either as chapters (e.g. John3) or as references within a folder (e.g. John\3_3)
    • The imported RTF data is added to user notes at the specified references in the filename.
    • Importing is done via the User Files menu, with a customizable keyboard shortcut.
    • Support for hyperlinks. Currently only the GOTOVERSE hyperlink style is processed, all other links are read directly.
    • Includes support of BWGreek and BWHebrew non unicode fonts.
    • Imported notes of length <= 5 are checked if they have any non-whitespace characters before importing, otherwise they are ignored.
    • Added support for importing notes in a variety of corpora.
    • Improved Qumran chapter note processing, since we cannot assume the chapters are numerical, we look for the presence of ‘f’ in the chapter name. This isn’t 100%, but its close.
    • The book name ‘Phi’ is now converted to ‘Phil’, as the ambiguity with ‘Philemon’ prevented import.
    • Importing multiple notes to the same reference (likely a chapter note + note on vss 1) now merges the contents together, with a (Filename) header.

Changes

  • Significantly improved research speed when doing a “word RANGE book” style search. The cache is first used to determine if the word is present anywhere. If present, a “semi-fast” search is performed, where the module file is quickly walked to retrieve the book list, book-vss table, and concordance of words/lexes. Using this information, the word locations can be fairly quickly filtered to just the desired book. This supports OR searches (word1, word2), and seems to be a 4x-5x speed improvement.
  • Improved Research speed for uncached results and for finding relevant results in non-unicode texts, even if the field is set to Unicode.
  • Added new Research Sort “Library (Entry)” that maintains Library order, but places all first-field (entry) hits before all others.
  • Implemented Research Sort map, so new sort types can be added out of order, without affecting saved files/preferences.
  • Significantly improved Verse Search speed by using the RANGE technique. This is about 3-5 times faster than the prior method.
  • Significantly improved KEY research searches, using the same technique as Verse Search and ignoring any texts that don’t use Strongs Numbers.
  • Improved non-syntactical searching speed in a syntax text by not loading syntax stat results until requested in the analysis, similar to how mtlxx stat results work.
  • Improved searching speed in non-syntax texts when there are many results.
  • Improved instant details to display font sizes more consistently between texts, tools, unicode, non-unicode, timeline, and atlas.
  • Significantly improved book cover loading speed, such as when displayed in the Research and Library.
  • Updated help files for 12.2.7

Version 12.2.6 (May 25, 2018)

Several bug fixes and improvements.

Changes

  • Improved instant details dictionary look up to not use the Gloss form of a Hebrew/Greek word when looking up common words like prepositions and articles, as this often lead to spurious hits.
  • Significantly improved handling of marked text, so we now work with Chinese/Japanese characters much better.
  • When pasting multiple lines into the search, a space will now be added after the semicolon that replaces the line break.
  • Changed Tab Linking to not return an all-caps name, as since going to unicode, we are case-insensitive directly anyway. This also improves visual experience for the CONTENTS command in a Search Back.
  • Tweaked the drawing of null hits, when at the start of a verse, to not overlap the first word.
  • Removed character adjustment when highlighting mixed direction verses.
  • The font size buttons in the instant details pane will now dim when at minimum and maximum size, rather than beeping.
  • The appearance of disclosure triangles in the Paper tab, in which disclosure triangles of an item and its subitem were in a different state and the disclosure triangle of one text item would not always be hidden after when moving the cursor to another text item.
  • Tweaked Get Verses word processor matching to improve reliability.
  • Updated all disclosure triangles to new look that are more properly centered.
  • Turned on multi-select in several dialog list controls.
  • Added tooltips to the delete, up, and down buttons in dialogs that have them.
  • Filename prohibited characters are now allowed when renaming tabs.
  • Before a temporary session is saved and reopened, any edit windows will now be updated and closed automatically, to prevent crashes.
  • Improved the human readability and structure of the “close open edit windows” dialog.
  • Easy install will now check for non-updated edit windows before the install window pops up, rather than when the user clicks “download”.
    • If one is open, the “close open edit windows” warning will show instead of the install dialog.
    • The “install” button will also check that no non-updated edit windows are open, in case the user opened one after the previous check was passed.
  • Added an “X” close button to the dropbox linking dialog, since the normal Mac close button doesn’t appear for sheets.
  • Detaching a web browser tab can no longer cause its workspace to close if it was the only workspace.
  • Improved Installing of new modules to load their extra info early enough for runtime metadata (Module Name arrays, etc).
  • Updated Localization and help files for 12.2.6

Version 12.2.5 (May 2, 2018)

Several very nice enhancements and many bug fixes.

What's New

  • Enhanced searching to give better results when a Greek Construct search is performed with words that have variant forms, when used together with a negative term at the beginning or end of the construct.
  • Now the Tag>Noun dialog shows all of the noun classes when the ETCBC Hebrew database is used and when the ProperNoun class is chosen.
  • Significant improvements in handling Syntax searching of Null items
  • Any search of open and close smart single quotes and open and close smart double quotes finds only those exact characters.
  • Improved URL error reporting
  • When a progress bar is active in a analytics tab, it is always anchored to the gear icon, and the controls usually in this spot are hidden until the progress bar is done.
  • The title of bar and pie chart will now be truncated if there is not sufficient room to display them, and they will be hidden while a progress bar is displayed.
  • The analytics result type popup will now be given a valid initial value.
  • Improved 3D map rendering of the ground, so that it is always a consistent thickness, regardless of the multiplier or contained altitudes.
  • Added missing support for option-tab to send the focus to the pane.
  • The “DocX” option will not show up on the “save text selection” menu except for with papers, since it’s only supported for papers at the moment.
  • The “compare” menu title will now be hidden if it overlaps the results type popup.
  • Added a “Getting Started” item to the help menu that will open that module. Menu item will not appear if the “Getting Started” module is not installed.
  • Updated Sample notes file with editorial and content changes.
  • Re-exported Helena.otf fonts from our last good set of dfonts.

Changes

  • All tool lookup to get full articles (not stopping at subarticles) including Info Pane and expanded Instant Details.
  • Paper files that have been renamed with invalid characters will now be automatically be renamed when being opened.
  • Updated the logic for opening in the system browser such that help pages will open in system browser if Accordance has a modal window open.
  • Improved Web Browser right click when on a pdf or other non-standard document.
  • Added Interlinear support for the THGNT as an alternative to the NA28.
  • Changed RVR* strong’s texts to hardcode to the Spanish Strong’s dictionaries rather than Mounce/KM Hebrew.
  • Style search logic so that results will be returned if there is a single partial match or an exact match.
  • Increased the Instant Details cmd-click lookup maximum number of characters to 20,000.
  • Increased Info Pane tool lookup maximum size to 50 references and 30 paragraphs (from 20/10).
  • Concordance references will now use the native book names based on their source text’s defaults.
  • Text tab name now uses the human readable name.
  • Text Differences tab supports unicode again.
  • Copy as picture will now hide more of the controls and in the map doc and graph doc.
  • The map legend will now show a black outline for routes shown in white.
  • Edit user layer changes:
    • On the map, a filled rounded rectangle will now be filled properly.
    • Circles, squares, and rounded rectangles will now reverse direction if one of their edges is pulled past the opposite corner.
    • Increased the selection area of color icons so that the entire selected area acts as a button, instead of just the color icon.
  • Improved bibliography handling for Journals that contained a volume number. The parentheses in the format file weren’t being handled correctly, so now they are only added if the tag after them is present. To compensate, though, the extracted bibliographic ‘year’ string loses its starting parenthesis.
  • Report Corrections will now insert a generalized subject line if the front document lacks version abbreviation.
  • Added ‘*’ as an ambiguous LTR-RTL character, so hebrew words with wildcards would be rendered correctly in unicode texts.
  • Added Mac Get Verses support for SoftMaker TextMaker and Presentations
  • Improved Mac Get Verses Word Processor matching
  • Now the Syriac Seyame right-to-left character is rendered correctly in Unicode texts such as in the User Notes, since it uses the Latin dieresis character, which is normally a left-to-right character. Note that older versions of the Mac OS may still not render words with this character properly.
  • “Link to Dropbox” will now open in an external browser on El Capitan and earlier.
  • German Timeline localization Updated.
  • Updated help for 12.2.5


Version 12.2.4 (February 22, 2018)

Many Paper tab and other improvements with several important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Several improvements to pasting RTF clipboard text into the Paper tab (when it is not in the text edit mode)
  • Items added to the stack from a user tool will now show an icon and title of the user tool in the source link.
  • Changed diagram unicode printing font from Helvetica to the GrkHebUnicode default (likely Accordance).
  • The “At least one item must appear in a custom list” warning will no longer appear when initially clicking the button to add a new custom list.
  • Shift-Command Click on a url will now force it to open in the System’s default browser.
  • Rearranged the Paper Actions menu and added “Show in finder” as an option.
  • Paragraphs within a paper item will now be fixed to the justification of the item.
  • Improved Hide Page Number (or change color) feature to more accurately determine the page number color in a tool.
  • The GNT-T diagram loads GNT-T as the default version, and will default to GNT28-T if the GNT-T isn’t available. If neither is available, it will use the first Greek NT version it finds in the library.
  • Better Research Cache file recovery when access problems detected.
  • Updated Localization and help files for 12.2.4

Version 12.2.3.1 (January 25, 2018)

Two quick bug fixes


Version 12.2.3 (January 24, 2018)

Some Paper printing, Parsing Window, and Instant Details enhancements and many important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Updated the printing of Paper tabs to support print page breaks in the middle of a text item, so that the print page is "filled" on the bottom, and so that texts longer than one page will print OK.
  • Updated the print font size of Paper tabs to now be supported by the Print Settings dialog and to reflect the actual zoom size of the Paper tab.
  • a) In the Print Settings dialog, if "Use default font size of:" is checked, then the print font size of the Paper tab will be set to the selected font size, normalized to 12-point font.
  • b) In the Print Settings dialog, if "Use default font size of:" is not checked, then the print font size of the Paper tab will be the actual font size viewed in the Paper tab, as resized by the zoom magnification.
  • Improved the printing output of the Stack, except for the repeating book thumbnail, which should be fixed.
  • Improved the transliteration of Arabic and Syriac in the Instant Details and the Parse tab.
  • Added better Unicode support for the Instant Details, especially when used with the Diagram tab.
  • Improved Instant Details tab management to not crash. This is done by caching the name of the version from which to retrieve the tabs, rather than the tabs array itself.
  • Improved Papers Settings file to not resave itself when changing the recent papers, if the recents list didn’t actually change (i.e. loaded a paper already the most recent).
  • Lots of improvements or fixes to the Parsing window.
  • a) Since its unicode now, its Hebrew columns don’t need to be right just anymore.
  • b) Improved the code of when to add tab or space intervening characters, rather than randomly appending or prepending a word or not.
  • c) Improved logic of when and how to append Syntax information.
  • d) Improved handling of transliterated unicode characters, such as from QURAN-T.
  • e) Improved handling of variants to again skip the inflected word in the output as needed, since it is redundant.
  • Added a page printing cap of 100 to macOS to prevent extremely long prints.
  • Improved Paper to automatically style pasted URLs and Resource Links in the standard link color and underline.
  • When copying a Text item with RTF conversion in the Paper tab, a tab character is now inserted between the outline marker and its text to better replicate the Paper tab selection when pasting into a word processor.
  • The color menu will now switch to black when selecting a text item if the “show all text as black” option is engaged, rather than switching to the color that the option conceals.
  • Added undo to the hide outline level command in paper.
  • Improved in-pane tool author listing to also check if the Bibliography entry for that tool (or tool volume) lists the author.
  • Added an Info Pane Crossreference check to not complain if the chosen tool isn’t installed.
  • Improved in-pane tool author listing to also check if the Bibliography entry for that tool (or tool volume) lists the author.
  • Added an Info Pane Crossreference check to not complain if the chosen tool isn’t installed.
  • When exporting Hebrew text with the option of stripping vowel points, the maqqef is now removed and the letters sin/shin are now converted to an unpointed sin. Previously this was done only with the option of stripping all marks.
  • In the Paper tab, when clicking to the left of a text group item, the item now has an extra left selection margin, if it has no marker characters.
  • In the Paper tab, when clicking on a specific text within in a text group item, an extra margin is added to the right so as to allow selection of short texts in which the entire text is a hyperlink, such as a verse reference.
  • Updated help files for 12.2.3


Version 12.2.2 (January 8, 2018)

Some Library search enhancements and many bug fixes.

Changes

  • During a library search, the “Show Library Filters” control is now dimmed, since filters do not apply to searches, and selecting one during a search can cause a crash
  • The filter alert box is now hidden during a library search
  • Library filter is reset to “All” when “Show in Library” is selected during a search
  • Updated help files for 12.2.2

Version 12.2.1 (December 20, 2017)

Several important bug fixes


Version 12.2.0 (December 15, 2017)

See Accordance 12.2 Update for illustrated descriptions of the major new features.

New Features

  • Simplified Chinese localization
  • Better localization support in the Atlas and Timeline, including searching for the localized name and disabling localization of these tabs
  • Program localization can now be chosen separate from the system localization
  • Highlight files can be merged, via the Gear menu on the Highlight Palette
  • Websites are now viewed within the Accordance app, with special contextual menu support
  • Pictures can be shown fullscreen, and updated the Picture interface
  • Papers can now be exported to .docx format
  • Papers now support user endnotes, created with the ‘*’ control or right click.
  • Syntax Tree rendering completely redone, with new features and bugs fixed
  • Stacks and Papers synced via Dropbox
  • Initial support for Handoff to compatible platforms
  • Improved transfer of Stack text items to a paper
  • Added capability of accepting new Text modules with more than 64000 different words.
  • Added ability to get a search URL or location URL from a Parallel Tab.
  • Added a Safari User Agent as the WebView, so it pretends to be a Safari browser, not Accordance. This adds Kindle Cloud support.
  • Added support for superscript hyperlinking from a Text to a Tools Notes module in which the superscript numbers in the Text are not superscripted in the Tool Notes.
  • Added support for properly showing Instant Details of a unicode Text from a Tool which has its hyperlinked reference.

Changes

  • Minor improvements to 3D map rendering
  • Minor tweaks and improvements to the Paper interface
  • Pasting of list content into a Paper should maintain list formatting
  • Significant redo of menu handling for significantly improved tab performance.
  • When displaying Unicode texts in items associated with a text pane with unicode font, the font of that text pane is now used to display text in several other associated items, rather than just the default font.
  • Added the ability to show transliteration of Arabic Unicode characters.
  • Fixed searching of lexical forms to work properly for tagged Unicode text.
  • Fixed the way that text resizing is done in "link" documents, such as the Parse tab, to not depend upon specific ASCII fonts as was done previously.
  • Fixed the selection of the default interlinear not to add a checkmark to items not relevant to the text, even if the items are dimmed, such as the Key Number for texts that do not have Key Numbers.
  • Fixed popup menu that did not reliably show the default text of the inflected and lexical word lists when first opening the dialog.
  • Fixed text layout computation of text width with Arabic Unicode characters because of the way that Arabic characters change their width depending upon their position in a word.
  • Refined logic for which links open in internal browser and which go to external browser.
  • When searching in the ETCBC database for words in a phrase, the sub-phrase item is now ignored in the depth measurement.
  • When searching in the ETCBC database for tags together with a word in the same column, the sub-phrase item is now ignored so that its parent can be found associated with a word.
  • When searching for Syntax phrases or clauses in which the depth is greater than 0, words that are in a different clause from that of the "parent" phrase or clause are now ignored.
  • Added global preference to default Clause/Phrase depth to limit within a clause boundary.
  • Added Handoff support for Tools tabs, though there are still some recognition problems.
  • Completed the code for setting individual Syntax Phrase and Clauses items to limit the depth to clause boundaries.
  • The text explaining what a construct is linked to will now shorten when the tab is narrow.
  • Added new Info Pane section, My Toolset, that lets a user customize a set of tools to be searched by reference, like the Grammars were.
  • For info pane Instant Details of non-reference tools, now the hit paragraph is shown instead of the article. This is toggled with the Command key for expanded ID, so with the Command key it can show the context.
  • Changed Antecedent drawing to not have a flagpole and point towards the word, depending on the language RTL.
  • Changed BeginSpeech and Antecedent drawing to stick with their word if at an edge, rather than moving up to the prior word.
  • Updated Info pane +/- icons and fixed My Toolset Gear icon
  • Improved Info pane lookup of non-reference tools to do an equals (e.g. =Gen 5:3) search for better results.
  • The contextual help button will open the main help page if no tabs are open.
  • Papers will only save if something has changed.
  • Pressing ESC or ENTER while editing a paper item will now select it after exiting.
  • Now Accordance will dim the Download button on Easy Install until 'Install' or 'Cancel' is pressed in the message dialog
  • Added a contextual help item for Stacks and Papers
  • New notes files will now appear in the User Notes drop down menu without needing to restart accordance.
  • Default interlinear texts will now be set and saved if the current default are blank.
  • When saving a large text selection, don’t have the 1000 verse limit if only displaying references.
  • Due to popular demand, added the Web Browser to the New menu (opens Accordance homepage)
  • Improved Web Doc amplifying to process phrases with punctuation better, either removing it or replacing with ‘*’ as necessary going to texts or tools.
  • Fixed incorrect 1x Web Doc Refresh icon that had a white instead of transparent background.
  • The web browser will now remember searches done in accordance help when tabs are moved around.
  • Anchor links within webpages will now activate the back/forward buttons, as in most modern browsers.
  • Stack files and Paper files can now be opened from the open menu.
  • Added support for tagged text gloss files with Unicode lexical forms.
  • Endnotes are no longer hidden when they contain no text.
  • Updated Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, and French localization
  • Updated help files for 12.2

Version 12.1.5 (November 7, 2017)

Many bug fixes and minor Tool enhancements

Changes

  • Updated Greek words
  • Improved Tool Page number format support to allow for a trailing ‘a’ or ‘b’ at the end of page numbers, such as in T-BAV-EF.
  • Improved Tool hyperlinking to nonbiblical corpora to not just take the first two texts of that corpus, but walk through them until the verse is found.


Version 12.1.4 (October 27,  2017)

Improved link support, keyboard shortcuts, interface tweaks, and many fixes

New Feature:

  • Entering or pasting an accord:// link into the Research Toolbar field will process it in-app

Changes:

  • Generated search and location URLs now use the https://accordance.bible/link scheme
  • Changed the Keyboard Input Language keyboard shortcuts to avoid conflicts, and added them as available shortcuts to customize
  • Enter Reading Mode shortcut can now be customized
  • Quick Entry exact matches will better match the current field
  • The underline style of a paper item is no longer propagated to its list marker
  • Turning off Interlinear will restore the prior format of paragraphs, if necessary
  • Research inquiries for texts now use the default scope specified in the Search Tabs preferences
  • Instant Details is now supported for more external tool links
  • Added Get Verses support for Evernote
  • Minor adjustment to the menu order of 'Easy Install' 'Check for Updates' and others
  • Minor rename of certain Paper elements for consistency
  • Updated help files

Version 12.1.3 (August 8, 2017)

More bug fixes


Version 12.1.2 (July 31, 2017)

Minor Find improvements, along with many bug fixes

Changes:

  • Added Find Previous, just as with Find Next
  • Updated Help Files

Version 12.1.1 (July 13, 2017) (see blog on this release)

Improvements to the Atlas, Timeline, Spellcheck, Find/Replace, and many bug fixes

New Feature:

  • Added Atlas and Timeline support to accord:// via accord://locate/

Changes:

  • Added Copy as Search URL to the right click menu for the Map and Timeline, when selecting an item.
  • Changed Bold, Italic, and Underline logic to more cleanly apply to multiple styles
  • Improved the Spell Check dialog interface.
  • Added Cmd-E and Cmd-G to populate the Find box and Find Next, respectively, in edit windows (Papers, User Notes, User Tools).
  • Added the Short Title to the Library's export of bibliographic data to .ris.
  • Added warning when reverting a Paper version, if there are other instances of that paper open.
  • Removed default shortcut of Command-I to Tile Windows.
  • Accordance website links are now https instead of http.

Version 12.1 (June 9, 2017) (see Accordance 12.1 Update)

Provides major updates to internal code including: 64-bit App support, new Dropbox v2 API  (requires Mac OS X 10.10), and improved Dropbox Authorization experience

Changes:

  • Updated to latest Dropbox framework that now requires Mac OS X 10.10+.
  • Dropbox authorization now stays in-app rather than going to external webbrowser.
  • App is now a 64-bit binary.
  • Accordance is no longer allowed to be run without at least one text or tool.
  • Updated Sparkle framework to v1.17.0.
  • Increased Greek font rendering height to account for certain accents.
  • Unicode texts now show word frequency when pressing Command for Instant Details.
  • Added Save As Text option to Paper right click menu.
  • Right-clicking a misspelled word in the Paper or Edit window will now offer correction suggestions.
  • The tab area can now be scrolled horizontally to see hidden tabs.
  • Improved interaction with the Spell Check window.
  • Improved cropping and visibility when copying a graph.
  • Improved Crash Log information for more accurate reporting.
  • Shared folders in the Modules folder are no longer created.
  • Optimized sorting large Analysis lists by a particular grammatical aspect.
  • Updated help files.

Version 12.0.6 (April 19, 2017)

Important fixes for text rendering, the paper and more.

Changes:

  • Added a Safe Mode option to clean up all installed fonts across the system.
  • Info Pane titles and Research verse results now use the native book name if desired.
  • Reporting a Correction now includes the accord:// URL to the location of the error.
  • Attempting to delete a Paper item with hidden sublevels now triggers a warning.
  • Improved the selection of Paper items that contain only an automatic hyperlink.
  • Updated help files.

Version 12.0.5 (April 3, 2017)

New Features:

  • Added new accord URL action type 'research', that will open a Research tab with the specified parameters.

Changes

  • Significantly improved the typing and edit speed for long User Notes and Tools and removed the User Tool Block Size preference.
  • Get Verses references now use the native book name if chosen for the module.
  • Added support for Copy Search URL from the Research Entry box.
  • Research results for verses in a text will no longer return verses past the last verse in a chapter.
  • Added automatic web and internal tool link parsing to the Stack.
  • The Info Pane Word List now takes up less space.
  • Added Set Paper Display to its action menu.
  • Added Undo support when adjusting Stack items
  • The Paper Bibliography is now sorted by Author and ignores duplicate entries.
  • Saving a Paper as RTF now includes the End Notes and/or Bibliography, properly formatted.
  • Minor updates to Helena font.

Version 12.0.4 (February 8, 2017)

Minor feature improvements and some critical bug fixes:

  • URL weblinks and external tool links are now live and clickable in a Paper
  • Added localization of the Timeline details popover information
  • Clause or Phrase depth now goes all of the way to ∞, representing no maximum depth
  • Added preference to not reuse tool panes when opened from the Info pane
  • Updated help files
  • Updated localizations

Version 12.0.3 (January 24, 2017)

Significant Paper improvements and other app-wide bug fixes

Changes:

  • Added non-hierarchical 'text-item' to the Paper for simple text purposes
  • Option-drag a paper item to duplicate it
  • Drag and drop of paper items has more destination choices
  • Paper Item justification now applies to all parts of an item
  • Arrow keys now change the selected paper item and can move its hierarchy
  • Shift-Enter now makes a subitem below the selected item
  • Tab and Escape now enter and exit text-editing
  • Disclosure triangles keep their states more consistently
  • Added localization support to the Time Report tab
  • Tweaked wording of Right-click Literal searches
  • Added Copy as Instant Details to the main menu and custom shortcuts
  • Minor speed improvements when opening new documents
  • Library Books can now be searched with a space between the number and name, such as '1 Kings'
  • Localization Improvements

Version 12.0.2 (December 19, 2016)

Stack, Syntax, and other bug fixes and improvements:

  • Stack text items are now Yellow, to distinguish from Red tools
  • Adding mixed text and picture thumbnail selections to the stack will now create picture items for selected pictures
  • Shift-click on an Info Pane MSS Image to open the tool rather than just image
  • User Note pane contents can now be added to the Stack
  • Improved handling of accord:// links when originating within the app
  • Linking a construct will now set the proper Hebrew Syntax database, if applicable
  • Localization updates
  • Added .acc2 extension to imported bibles

Version 12.0.1 (November 15, 2016)

  • Updated Greek glosses files
  • Updated localizations for Spanish and Portuguese
  • Zooming an embedded diagram now increases its height, in addition to its width as before
  • Added support for clicking the (i) button on the Library to get Syntax and/or Diagram information
  • The Hebrew demonstrative tag is now listed under Pronoun instead of Adjective
  • Command-Left arrow can be used to go back to prior results in a Pie or Bar Chart
  • Atlas and Timeline dictionary lookup now cycles through the next tools, if not found in the chosen preference

Windows Improvements

Version 12.3.1 (November 15, 2018)

Text Browser enhancements and several important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Added a separate setting for the verse reference font size in the Text Browser preferences.
  • The Text Browser will now respect the “Limit Text Width” Appearance Preference.
  • If a tab tie scrolls a Text Browser outside of the range of verses its primary Text supports, it will cease updating rather than being blanked out.
  • In a stack item, user editable text will no longer have a 1500 character limit.
  • Research and Verse hyperlinks in Papers will now respect the “open hyperlinks in Text Browser” preference.
  • Shift-clicking a hyperlink in Research will now open the link, rather than selecting text.
  • Minor Italian localization updates.

Version 12.3.0 (October 31, 2018)

New Text Browser feature, significant enhancements to Papers/Stacks, Research, Searching, Web browser, and much more!

TEXT BROWSER

  • Use the new Text Browser tab to automatically show multiple translations of the same verse. This Text Browser can be linked to various other tabs (Search, Reference List, Context, Reference Tool, or User Notes) to show the top verse in all available translations or a predefined group of translations.
  • The Text Browser tab can be opened from the Amplify menu, from the right-click Look Up submenu, or from a “hard” hyperlink in a Tool tab that points to an external non-biblical text, if the Preferences are set to hyperlink to a Tool Browser tab rather than a Text tab.
  • Up to 9 verses can be shown for each Text version.
  • Added Amplify -> Text Browser to the list of user customizable shortcuts, and set its default to Cmd/Ctrl - 6.
  • Enhanced copying of text for the Text Browser tab: If text in a single pane is selected, the Copy text feature works as before. But if no text is selected (even if a pane is selected), then the Edit>Copy menu item changes to “Copy All Panes”, and the entire text shown in the Text Browser tab will be copied.
  • Ability to save all panes to a file in the Text Browser tab, when there is no text selection in any pane. Saving the text can be done either as Plain Text or RTF. If the front tab is a Text Browser tab with no pane selection, the menu item in the File menu changes to “Save All Panes As Text File” to make this option clear.
  • Ability to print the contents of the new Text Browser tab. Printing always prints all of the contents of the tab, whether there is a selected pane or not, and whether the Print Settings dialog specifies to print only one pane or not. Note that many of the options in the Print Settings dialog do not apply to the Text Browser tab.
  • Ability to open the Text (Context) tab from the gear menu in any pane of the Text Browser tab.
  • Option to open the the new Text Browser tab when clicking on a hyperlink verse reference in a Tool tab or in a Reference Tool pane in the Search tab. This preference can be toggled by holding down the Shift key while clicking on the Tool hyperlink verse reference. NOTE: If there are more than 9 verses in the Tool hyperlink verse reference, and if the Preference is set to open the Text Browser tab, only the first 9 verses of the text will be shown.
  • Updated the Live Click preferences to give the option of opening either the new Text Browser tab or the Research tab, when clicking on a verse reference in a Search tab. If the Shift key is pressed, it will toggle between these two options. This type of Live Click to a Text Browser tab supports the following:
    • The same Live Click text group preference is used as the text group in a new Text Browser tab.
    • The new Text Browser tab from Live Click is opened with a default of both recycling enabled and tying from the Text Browser tab to its source tab.
    • After a Text Browser tab is opened, it will be reused if it has both the same text corpus and the same default text group as a source tab.
    • The source tab will be always set the Text Browser reference (or text order) text to be the same as its search text, whether opening a new Text Browser tab or recycling an older Text Browser tab.
  • The following Text Browser preferences are available in the ‘Web & Text Browser’ preference pane:
    • The default text group.
    • The option to force all texts to be the same font size for new panes.
    • The font size to use, if forcing all texts to be the same font size. (Hebrew and other non-Latin fonts are proportionally adjusted in size.)
    • Suppress poetry: This applies to new panes.
    • Abbreviate Text Name: Determines if export lists abbreviation (“ESVS”) vs Human Readable Name (“ESV with Strong’s”)
    • Remove Line Breaks: This removes all line breaks in the export, both in the contents and between texts.
    • Hide verse reference: This hides all verse references in the export.
    • Hide superscripts: This hides all superscripts in the export.
    • Include Heading Details: This prepends the verse references and group used to generate the list in the export.

PAPERS/STACKS

  • The Library now supports subfolders within the Paper and Stack subgroups. Subfolders can now be created anywhere in the Stacks or Papers in the Library. Each subfolder name must be unique within the Stack or Paper subcategory.
  • Changed the maximum number of characters for a Paper file name and a Paper subfolder name from 31 to 255 characters, since longer files names are supported in the Finder and the Library folder structure for Papers and Stacks are determined by the Finder and not by a Settings file. (This change also applies to Stack file names and Stack subfolders.)
  • Added a Word Count menu item as the first item of the Gear menu to show the word count of the text items as displayed by items selected in the Show pull-down menu. Only words are counted, not punctuation.
  • In the Paper tab, added a menu item to the Right-click menu to open the Paper settings dialog.
  • In the Paper tab settings dialog, added an option for [None] for each level of hierarchy markers to hide the item marker for that particular hierarchical level. When the option for [None] is set, the Hide Outline Marker menu item in the Paper item action menu is dimmed, if that Paper item is at the appropriate hierarchical level.
  • Added an option in the Text Item action menu for text items with no outline marker to resume the outline sequence for items after it, rather than starting the outline sequence over again.
  • In Preferences>Appearance added an option to open a Paper tab at a specified Zoom level, whether for a new Paper or an existing Paper file. This feature only currently applies to Paper tabs and not Stack tabs.
  • Added support for all types of links (Resource, Web, File, Scripture) and support for different displayed text for the link.
  • Now the Link and Endnote buttons are dimmed when not editing.
  • Improved paper handling of bibliography entries if the tool is not present. It now grabs as much information as it can, then notes that it may be incomplete due to the missing tool.
  • Improved paper endnote ‘Ibid’ entries to note if the number is a paragraph instead of page number.
  • Improved paper endnote ‘Ibid’ entries to properly support unicode localization.
  • Updated Copy and Paste to transfer bibliographic information directly from an Accordance Tool to the Paper tab without going via a Stack item, as follows:
    • When doing a simple Copy or Copy By Citation of text from an Accordance Tool, the bibliography information is now also copied from the tool with the new clipboard flavor. When the clipboard contents are pasted into a Paper tab, the bibliographic information will automatically be saved in the Paper tab.
    • Previously only a Drag & Drop from a Stack item would automatically bring over the bibliographic information.
    • If the clipboard contents are directly pasted into the edit window of the Paper tab, and if there is already previous bibliographic information in the item being edited, then a dialog box will appear to allow the user to either update the bibliography with the new pasted contents or leave the bibliographic information as is.
    • If the clipboard contents are pasted in a Paper tab as a new item, the article name from the source Tool will appear automatically in the Title field of the new Paper item along with the bibliography information.
  • Updated the Paper Template dialog to fix the custom templates drawing.

SEARCH and SEARCH VIEWS

  • Completely revised the core searching of Accordance, so as to make the searching more accurate and to take into account punctuation and word variants, so as to minimize the complexity of word proximity calculations. This approach also better clarifies the distinction between word proximity index and the word hit highlighting index.
  • Fixed several search errors present in the current release for Construct proximity searching with three or more phrase terms connected by the WITHIN command when there are multiple possible hits within a verse or other scope.
  • Improved searching for implied words in phrase-tagged texts and the related Null searching in the Holmstedt Hebrew syntax data base.
  • Improved inflected searches, when a selection is not specified, to grab the word based on the tagged data, instead of getting the entire word bounds from punctuation to punctuation. This should only be called when coming from an RTL tagged text. This also improves live click when set to inflected.
  • Improved the searching of variants for the case when the number of words in brackets was greater than the number of corresponding words before the brackets.
  • When using the equals sign (=) in the Search tab, a specific message now appears if a space immediately follows the equals sign. The space is highlighted so that the user can simply delete it and continue the search. Previously this kind of error caused the vocabulary list dialog to appear with no clear explanation of the error.
  • When using the context menu “Search For” option, the new search tab that opens will try to keep the same pane proportions as the tab the search originated from.
  • Added a new search item - ANYSYNTAX - to the Construct tab for finding any tag item within a group of Syntax tags that are related, such as Subject, Predicate, Complement, Adjunct, and Specifier. The dialog interface is similar to that of the ANY Construct item that finds related morphological tags.
  • When dragging simple Syntax items such as subject, predicate, adjunct, etc. in the Construct tab, the dialog box that opens now offers the option of selecting the ANYSYNTAX item with the specific simple Syntax item already defined in the ANYSYNTAX item.
  • Fixed the ANY item to not accept parts of speech and categories within a part of speech, so as to avoid spurious search results. Only the tags themselves can be entered, such as "plural", "feminine", etc., but not “Verb”, “Number”, etc.
  • Cross-Highlighting should now work much better across panes. If one pane is able to highlight in another pane, the panes that are highlighted will highlight any panes that they can highlight that have not already been highlighted.
  • Moved the Live Click options from their own dialog to a page in the Preferences dialog.
  • Updated the Search view Add User Note icon to a plus, as well as the other user notes icons.
  • Improved alphabetization of unicode Arabic words.

RESEARCH

  • The research browser has a new “Open In” dropdown menu for text results:
    • All verses can be opened in a text browser from the dropdown menu.
    • Opening in a workspace will repeat the research’s search in the new workspace, and will scroll all possible documents to the verse that was opened.
  • Moved the Flex toggle for a Research tab to a dedicated icon control on the right side of the entry box, like the tools tab.
  • Added support for Research Hebrew Literal searches, enabling a single string search that consistently works across tagged, untagged texts, and tools. The option is in the Search Options/History menu, where Flex used to be.
  • Added dimming of the Flex toggle control if the current language does not support it.
  • Added new Reading/Research preferences to explicitly determine whether a new Research tab is Flex/Exact and Literal/Grammatical.
  • Added a feature such that the title in the research browser will show the number of verses as well as the number of hits.
  • Improved speed when doing a research inflected search, as the tool results would be uncached even though there is no distinction.
  • Updated Research tabs so that a verse search with an equal sign in front of it would be able to return results in texts if they are part of the scope of the search.
  • Items can now be added directly to the Stack from the Research tab.

WEB BROWSER

  • Added buttons to web browser for zooming in and out on pages where that is possible.
  • Supports automatic scripture verse references detection in the web browser:
    • Scripture references will be detected on webpages, and highlighted in red to distinguish them from normal links.
    • Clicking the scripture reference will open the user’s default web hyperlink version to that reference.
    • Hovering over the scripture reference will bring up instant details from that version.
    • Holding Command/Ctrl will show the alternate text in Instant Details, if possible.
  • There are now new preferences available for the Web Browser, in the “Web & Text Browser” preferences:
    • The home page can now be set by the user.
    • The default texts for hyperlinking scripture references in the web browser can now be selected.
  • Right clicking on web scripture references now shows the “Text Browser” option in the “Look Up” menu.
  • Items can now be added directly to the Stack from the Web Browser.

CITATION

  • Copy as citation will use “Psalm” instead of the plural “Psalms” unless multiple chapters are being cited.
  • Added a preference to split discontiguous verses when using “Copy as Citation”
  • Improved reliability when copying several verses as citation.
  • Added an radio button in citation preferences specifying whether the entire citation should be enclosed in markers, or just the text title.
  • When a citation uses a book abbreviation, it will now add a period after the abbreviation unless the “Use SBL standard abbreviations” option is checked.

USER BIBLES

  • Enhanced the import of User Bibles as follows:
    • Import of any UTF16 file is now supported.
    • Import of a UTF8 or UTF16 file which mainly uses a standard Accordance font, such as Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, etc., is now converted to be a regular Text module with Accordance fonts instead of Unicode fonts. (This gives better compatibility between other Accordance texts that use the same font.)
    • Other language groups such as Chinese, Russian, or even “extended” Latin Unicode remain as Unicode Bible texts.

LOCALIZATION

  • Added Italian localization.
  • If the localization is changed, then any user settable default item (e.g. highlight style name, route layer, library categories, etc.) will be changed to the current localization.
  • Fixed the region and route lists from the region and route layers dialogs to properly display in current localization.

WIFI SYNC

  • Stack and Paper can now be synced between your Desktop and Device.
  • Updated list icons to use modern library type icons, since there is no old color Stack or Paper icon.
  • Improved conflict detection when syncing User notes.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • The Research and User Notes table of contents can now be hidden.
  • Switching pictures in a popover picture doc will now scroll to the same picture in the document under the popover.
  • Accordance web links in tools, papers, stacks, and notes will be parsed for instant details the same way it gets instant details for the older square bracket link types.
  • Updated workspaces names and workspace path names to support unicode and much longer filenames.
  • Added RTF parsing support of the superscript style. Also support for pasting smallcaps and HTML from RTF.
  • Added “Safe Mode” options to remove timeline and/or atlas files. Also the ability to uninstall Syntax Files, Diagram Files, and Interlinear Files.
  • When importing a User Tool from HTML, the area inside of “href” tags will not be checked for scripture auto-linking, so that the original link will not be destroyed.
  • Added an “Accordance Exchange” link to the Help menu.
  • Updated help for 12.3


Version 12.2.9 (September 11, 2018)

 

Several BibleWorks Hebrew conversion, Research, and Character searching enhancements, and many important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Massive updates to the BibleWorksHebrewToYehudit routine:
    • Support for all the remaining characters, generated manually by comparing the raw fonts and matching as best as possible.
    • Changed the incoming encoding to want windows ANSI, as some characters used by BWHebrew aren’t present in MacRoman.
    • Fixed some small conversion errors.
    • When swapping the order of vowels and consonants, reversed the vowel/cantillation order so it remains logical (Consonant -> Vowel -> Cantillation)
    • If a conversion isn’t found, now the source character is retained.
    • When swapping the final string, do it line by line, so the lines themselves aren’t reversed.
  • Added support for importing a single book folder of User Notes, such as selecting the ‘Gen’ folder directly containing verse notes.
  • Modified how research results display when the “Full Text” display option is selected:
    • Tools with sub-articles will now also display the sub-articles of hits (up to a maximum number).
    • In the NIDNTT, both Greek AND English will be treated as a default field, so that the entire article will be displayed for either.
  • Adjusted how paper item indent and gear controls position, in order to prevent an overlap that could occur when the heading text spanned the full width of the page.
  • Added the ability to use the character search option (period (.) for inline searching, and the CHAR item in the Construct tab) for Unicode characters for both Texts and Tools.
  • Enhanced the construct CHAR dialog box by adding an option to select either ASCII or Unicode characters. This option is only supported for the Simple construct and is disabled for the Greek and Hebrew constructs.
  • When pasting text directly into the CHAR item in the Construct tab, the paste style is now ignored.
  • Improved case insensitive UTF8 string comparison for Armenian, that has problems with certain characters that capitalize oddly.
  • “Copy as search URL” will now convert all component strings to unicode if any of them are unicode, which fixes an encoding issue in “Strong’s Number” search URLs.
  • Accordance will now recognize the search field in a URL regardless of if the apostrophe in “Strong’s Number” is a regular apostrophe or a right single quotation mark.
  • Increased the hardcoded limit on books in a user bible from 100 to 200, which allows Quran import to go through.
  • Improved backward compatibility of Highlights files.
  • Filenames of User tools that are converted to tools are now shortened before adding the ° symbol, if they are too long.
  • Now if a module is deleted from the library, it is now also removed from user groups.
  • Dialog Localization updates.
  • Updated help for 12.2.9

Version 12.2.8 (June 29, 2018)

Several Live Click and Research enhancements, and many important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Improved Live Click: 
    • A custom group can be used as the Research group for Verse Lookup, even allowing tool scripture searches.
    • A custom group can be used as the Research group for Word Usage, though this also filters the results to text only.
    • Added custom group for lexicon lookup in Live Click.
    • Holding the Shift key during Live Click will toggle the Live Click Type choices.
    • Generated Research tabs are now named for their function (Lexicon Lookup, Verse Lookup, Word Usage).
    • New Live Click Research tabs are now placed better.
    • Existing Live Click tabs recycle, regardless of changes to group or field. This helps maintain dedicated Live Click tabs, as long as they keep the original tab name somewhere in the name.
  • Now holding Shift + Alt when clicking to add a bookmark will take precedence over Live Click.
  • The Research analytics will now load the required data to show available Syntax information.
  • The “Show Analytics” hotkey will now also work in the Research tab.
  • Blocked Live Click for Word Usage on a non-text pane.
  • When switching a Search tab module from a unicode to a non-unicode text, the entry field search text will also be converted to non-unicode, if possible.
  • Improved importing of BibleWorks Notes files.
  • Improved loading times for Instant Details with a noticeable improvement in Arabic reaction times, due to the complex nature of Arabic word length.
  • Improved the font size of Instant Details
  • Tweaked process for saving User Notes to better handle custom installations/Site Licenses.
  • Updated Localization and help files for 12.2.8.

Version 12.2.7 (June 15, 2018) New Blog post and video.

New Live Click and BibleWorks notes file import features, significant Research and searching speed improvements, and several bug fixes.

What's New

  • Live Click feature for easy Research within a text:
    • Toggled in a Search window, options dialog to configure whether to use the Lexical or Inflected form, Key Numbers or written word.
    • Supports a lexical lookup in the dictionaries, a word or verse usage lookup to show usage within the current book or other texts.
    • Keyed texts to search other keyed texts for the KEY, instead of original language texts for the original language word.
    • Added an option (default:OFF) to delay the live click processing by the length of a double click (max 1 second). If a double click occurs in that time, cancel the live click. This allows for much easier double/triple click interaction.
  • RTF/bww notes files import feature for BibleWorks Notes:
    • The user selects a folder containing notes, which currently is expecting the bww scheme. Notes are named either as chapters (e.g. John3) or as references within a folder (e.g. John\3_3)
    • The imported RTF data is added to user notes at the specified references in the filename.
    • Importing is done via the User Files menu, with a customizable keyboard shortcut.
    • Support for hyperlinks. Currently only the GOTOVERSE hyperlink style is processed, all other links are read directly.
    • Includes support of BWGreek and BWHebrew non unicode fonts.
    • Imported notes of length <= 5 are checked if they have any non-whitespace characters before importing, otherwise they are ignored.
    • Added support for importing notes in a variety of corpora.
    • Improved Qumran chapter note processing, since we cannot assume the chapters are numerical, we look for the presence of ‘f’ in the chapter name. This isn’t 100%, but its close.
    • The book name ‘Phi’ is now converted to ‘Phil’, as the ambiguity with ‘Philemon’ prevented import.
    • Importing multiple notes to the same reference (likely a chapter note + note on vss 1) now merges the contents together, with a (Filename) header.

Changes

  • Significantly improved research speed when doing a “word RANGE book” style search. The cache is first used to determine if the word is present anywhere. If present, a “semi-fast” search is performed, where the module file is quickly walked to retrieve the book list, book-vss table, and concordance of words/lexes. Using this information, the word locations can be fairly quickly filtered to just the desired book. This supports OR searches (word1, word2), and seems to be a 4x-5x speed improvement.
  • Improved Research speed for uncached results and for finding relevant results in non-unicode texts, even if the field is set to Unicode.
  • Added new Research Sort “Library (Entry)” that maintains Library order, but places all first-field (entry) hits before all others.
  • Implemented Research Sort map, so new sort types can be added out of order, without affecting saved files/preferences.
  • Significantly improved Verse Search speed by using the RANGE technique. This is about 3-5 times faster than the prior method.
  • Significantly improved KEY research searches, using the same technique as Verse Search and ignoring any texts that don’t use Strongs Numbers.
  • Improved non-syntactical searching speed in a syntax text by not loading syntax stat results until requested in the analysis, similar to how mtlxx stat results work.
  • Improved searching speed in non-syntax texts when there are many results.
  • Improved instant details to display font sizes more consistently between texts, tools, unicode, non-unicode, timeline, and atlas.
  • Significantly improved book cover loading speed, such as when displayed in the Research and Library.
  • Added Delete list item for single-select-single-column list control.
  • Changed the display of key combination in the dialogs to show the correct key when non-alphanumeric keys were selected.
  • Updated help files for 12.2.7

Version 12.2.6 (May 25, 2018)

Several bug fixes and improvements.

Changes

  • Improved instant details dictionary look up to not use the Gloss form of a Hebrew/Greek word when looking up common words like prepositions and articles, as this often lead to spurious hits.
  • When pasting multiple lines into the search, a space will now be added after the semicolon that replaces the line break.
  • Changed Tab Linking to not return an all-caps name, as since going to unicode, we are case-insensitive directly anyway. This also improves visual experience for the CONTENTS command in a Search Back.
  • Tweaked the drawing of null hits, when at the start of a verse, to not overlap the first word.
  • Removed character adjustment when highlighting mixed direction verses.
  • The font size buttons in the instant details pane will now dim when at minimum and maximum size, rather than beeping.
  • The appearance of disclosure triangles in the Paper tab, in which disclosure triangles of an item and its subitem were in a different state and the disclosure triangle of one text item would not always be hidden after when moving the cursor to another text item.
  • Tweaked Get Verses word processor matching to improve reliability.
  • Updated all disclosure triangles to new look that are more properly centered.
  • Turned on multi-select in several dialog list controls.
  • Added tooltips to the delete, up, and down buttons in dialogs that have them.
  • Filename prohibited characters are now allowed when renaming tabs.
  • Before a temporary session is saved and reopened, any edit windows will now be updated and closed automatically, to prevent crashes.
  • Improved the human readability and structure of the “close open edit windows” dialog.
  • Easy install will now check for non-updated edit windows before the install window pops up, rather than when the user clicks “download”.
    • If one is open, the “close open edit windows” warning will show instead of the install dialog.
    • The “install” button will also check that no non-updated edit windows are open, in case the user opened one after the previous check was passed.
  • Changed checkbox, research, combobox and grayBackgroundColor to use theme colors.
  • Detaching a web browser tab can no longer cause its workspace to close if it was the only workspace.
  • Improved Installing of new modules to load their extra info early enough for runtime metadata (Module Name arrays, etc).
  • Updated Localization and help files for 12.2.6

Version 12.2.5 (May 2, 2018)

Several very nice enhancements and many bug fixes.

What's New

  • Enhanced searching to give better results when a Greek Construct search is performed with words that have variant forms, when used together with a negative term at the beginning or end of the construct.
  • Now the Tag>Noun dialog shows all of the noun classes when the ETCBC Hebrew database is used and when the ProperNoun class is chosen.
  • Significant improvements in handling Syntax searching of Null items
  • Any search of open and close smart single quotes and open and close smart double quotes finds only those exact characters.
  • Improved URL error reporting
  • When a progress bar is active in a analytics tab, it is always anchored to the gear icon, and the controls usually in this spot are hidden until the progress bar is done.
  • The title of bar and pie chart will now be truncated if there is not sufficient room to display them, and they will be hidden while a progress bar is displayed.
  • The analytics result type popup will now be given a valid initial value.
  • Improved 3D map rendering of the ground, so that it is always a consistent thickness, regardless of the multiplier or contained altitudes.
  • Added missing support for option-tab to send the focus to the pane.
  • The “DocX” option will not show up on the “save text selection” menu except for with papers, since it’s only supported for papers at the moment.
  • The “compare” menu title will now be hidden if it overlaps the results type popup.
  • Added a “Getting Started” item to the help menu that will open that module. Menu item will not appear if the “Getting Started” module is not installed.
  • Updated Sample notes file with editorial and content changes.
  • Re-exported Helena.otf fonts from our last good set of dfonts.

Changes

  • All tool lookup to get full articles (not stopping at subarticles) including Info Pane and expanded Instant Details.
  • Paper files that have been renamed with invalid characters will now be automatically be renamed when being opened.
  • Updated the logic for opening in the system browser such that help pages will open in system browser if Accordance has a modal window open.
  • Improved Web Browser right click when on a pdf or other non-standard document.
  • Added Interlinear support for the THGNT as an alternative to the NA28.
  • Changed RVR* strong’s texts to hardcode to the Spanish Strong’s dictionaries rather than Mounce/KM Hebrew.
  • Style search logic so that results will be returned if there is a single partial match or an exact match.
  • Increased the Instant Details cmd-click lookup maximum number of characters to 20,000.
  • Increased Info Pane tool lookup maximum size to 50 references and 30 paragraphs (from 20/10).
  • Concordance references will now use the native book names based on their source text’s defaults.
  • Text tab name now uses the human readable name.
  • Text Differences tab supports unicode again.
  • Copy as picture will now hide more of the controls and in the map doc and graph doc.
  • The map legend will now show a black outline for routes shown in white.
  • Edit user layer changes:
    • On the map, a filled rounded rectangle will now be filled properly.
    • Circles, squares, and rounded rectangles will now reverse direction if one of their edges is pulled past the opposite corner.
    • Increased the selection area of color icons so that the entire selected area acts as a button, instead of just the color icon.
  • Improved bibliography handling for Journals that contained a volume number. The parentheses in the format file weren’t being handled correctly, so now they are only added if the tag after them is present. To compensate, though, the extracted bibliographic ‘year’ string loses its starting parenthesis.
  • Report Corrections will now insert a generalized subject line if the front document lacks version abbreviation.
  • Added ‘*’ as an ambiguous LTR-RTL character, so hebrew words with wildcards would be rendered correctly in unicode texts.
  • Added support for Ctrl+Alt+A with Evernote. At this point a New notes is added to the Evernote notebook when using this function.
  • Improved Ctrl+[ and ] to put focus to the pane area, even if there is only one pane. This helps give a workaround for Windows that can’t use Alt+Tab to move focus down.
  • Enhanced the application updates checking mechanism for improved security on future updates.
  • German Timeline localization Updated.
  • Updated help for 12.2.5

Version 12.2.4 (February 22, 2018)

Many Paper tab, 3D Atlas, and high DPI rendering improvements with several important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Several improvements to pasting RTF clipboard text into the Paper tab (when it is not in the text edit mode)
  • Items added to the stack from a user tool will now show an icon and title of the user tool in the source link.
  • Changed diagram unicode printing font from Helvetica to the GrkHebUnicode default (likely Accordance).
  • The “At least one item must appear in a custom list” warning will no longer appear when initially clicking the button to add a new custom list.
  • Shift-Command Click on a url will now force it to open in the System’s default browser.
  • Rearranged the Paper Actions menu and added “Show in finder” as an option.
  • Paragraphs within a paper item will now be fixed to the justification of the item.
  • For 3D atlas, added a check to detect correct display driver. If incorrect, generate a message and not show a 3D window.
  • For 3D atlas, changed the 3D visual to eliminate the grid lines.
  • Improved keyboard focus management in Web browser tabs.
  • Improved Hide Page Number (or change color) feature to more accurately determine the page number color in a tool.
  • The GNT-T diagram loads GNT-T as the default version, and will default to GNT28-T if the GNT-T isn’t available. If neither is available, it will use the first Greek NT version it finds in the library.
  • Better Research Cache file recovery when access problems detected.
  • Various Web Browser improvements for high DPI rendering and speed.
  • Improved high DPI rendering of many scaled controls and fullscreen picture windows.
  • Updated Localization and help files for 12.2.4

Version 12.2.3.1 (January 25, 2018)

Two quick bug fixes


Version 12.2.3 (January 24, 2018)

Some Paper printing, Parsing Window, and Instant Details enhancements and many important bug fixes.

Changes

  • Updated the printing of Paper tabs to support print page breaks in the middle of a text item, so that the print page is "filled" on the bottom, and so that texts longer than one page will print OK.
  • Updated the print font size of Paper tabs to now be supported by the Print Settings dialog and to reflect the actual zoom size of the Paper tab.
  • a) In the Print Settings dialog, if "Use default font size of:" is checked, then the print font size of the Paper tab will be set to the selected font size, normalized to 12-point font.
  • b) In the Print Settings dialog, if "Use default font size of:" is not checked, then the print font size of the Paper tab will be the actual font size viewed in the Paper tab, as resized by the zoom magnification.
  • Improved the printing output of the Stack, except for the repeating book thumbnail, which should be fixed.
  • Improved the transliteration of Arabic and Syriac in the Instant Details and the Parse tab.
  • Added better Unicode support for the Instant Details, especially when used with the Diagram tab.
  • Improved Instant Details tab management to not crash. This is done by caching the name of the version from which to retrieve the tabs, rather than the tabs array itself.
  • Improved Papers Settings file to not resave itself when changing the recent papers, if the recents list didn’t actually change (i.e. loaded a paper already the most recent).
  • Lots of improvements or fixes to the Parsing window.
  • a) Since its unicode now, its Hebrew columns don’t need to be right just anymore.
  • b) Improved the code of when to add tab or space intervening characters, rather than randomly appending or prepending a word or not.
  • c) Improved logic of when and how to append Syntax information.
  • d) Improved handling of transliterated unicode characters, such as from QURAN-T.
  • e) Improved handling of variants to again skip the inflected word in the output as needed, since it is redundant.
  • Added a page printing cap of 100 to macOS to prevent extremely long prints.
  • Improved Paper to automatically style pasted URLs and Resource Links in the standard link color and underline.
  • When copying a Text item with RTF conversion in the Paper tab, a tab character is now inserted between the outline marker and its text to better replicate the Paper tab selection when pasting into a word processor.
  • The color menu will now switch to black when selecting a text item if the “show all text as black” option is engaged, rather than switching to the color that the option conceals.
  • Added undo to the hide outline level command in paper.
  • Improved in-pane tool author listing to also check if the Bibliography entry for that tool (or tool volume) lists the author.
  • Added an Info Pane Crossreference check to not complain if the chosen tool isn’t installed.
  • Improved in-pane tool author listing to also check if the Bibliography entry for that tool (or tool volume) lists the author.
  • Added an Info Pane Crossreference check to not complain if the chosen tool isn’t installed.
  • When exporting Hebrew text with the option of stripping vowel points, the maqqef is now removed and the letters sin/shin are now converted to an unpointed sin. Previously this was done only with the option of stripping all marks.
  • In the Paper tab, when clicking to the left of a text group item, the item now has an extra left selection margin, if it has no marker characters.
  • In the Paper tab, when clicking on a specific text within in a text group item, an extra margin is added to the right so as to allow selection of short texts in which the entire text is a hyperlink, such as a verse reference.
  • Updated help files for 12.2.3


Version 12.2.2 (January 8, 2018)

Some Library search enhancements and many bug fixes.

Changes

  • During a library search, the “Show Library Filters” control is now dimmed, since filters do not apply to searches, and selecting one during a search can cause a crash
  • The filter alert box is now hidden during a library search
  • Library filter is reset to “All” when “Show in Library” is selected during a search
  • Tweaked typing in Edit Text control to better handle unicode keys
  • Updated help files for 12.2.2


Version 12.2.1 (December 20, 2017)

Several important bug fixes


Version 12.2.0 (December 15, 2017)

See Accordance 12.2 Update for illustrated descriptions of the major new features.

New Features

  • Simplified Chinese localization
  • Better localization support in the Atlas and Timeline, including searching for the localized name and disabling localization of these tabs
  • Program localization can now be chosen separate from the system localization
  • Highlight files can be merged, via the Gear menu on the Highlight Palette
  • Websites are now viewed within the Accordance app, with special contextual menu support
  • Pictures can be shown fullscreen, and updated the Picture interface
  • Papers can now be exported to .docx format
  • Papers now support user endnotes, created with the ‘*’ control or right click.
  • Syntax Tree rendering completely redone, with new features and bugs fixed
  • Stacks and Papers synced via Dropbox
  • Initial support for Handoff to compatible platforms
  • Improved transfer of Stack text items to a paper
  • Added capability of accepting new Text modules with more than 64000 different words.
  • Added ability to get a search URL or location URL from a Parallel Tab.
  • Added a Safari User Agent as the WebView, so it pretends to be a Safari browser, not Accordance. This adds Kindle Cloud support.
  • Added support for superscript hyperlinking from a Text to a Tools Notes module in which the superscript numbers in the Text are not superscripted in the Tool Notes.
  • Added support for properly showing Instant Details of a unicode Text from a Tool which has its hyperlinked reference.

Changes

  • Minor improvements to 3D map rendering
  • Minor tweaks and improvements to the Paper interface
  • Pasting of list content into a Paper should maintain list formatting
  • Significant redo of menu handling for significantly improved tab performance.
  • When displaying Unicode texts in items associated with a text pane with unicode font, the font of that text pane is now used to display text in several other associated items, rather than just the default font.
  • Added the ability to show transliteration of Arabic Unicode characters.
  • Fixed searching of lexical forms to work properly for tagged Unicode text.
  • Fixed the way that text resizing is done in "link" documents, such as the Parse tab, to not depend upon specific ASCII fonts as was done previously.
  • Fixed the selection of the default interlinear not to add a checkmark to items not relevant to the text, even if the items are dimmed, such as the Key Number for texts that do not have Key Numbers.
  • Fixed popup menu that did not reliably show the default text of the inflected and lexical word lists when first opening the dialog.
  • Fixed text layout computation of text width with Arabic Unicode characters because of the way that Arabic characters change their width depending upon their position in a word.
  • Refined logic for which links open in internal browser and which go to external browser.
  • When searching in the ETCBC database for words in a phrase, the sub-phrase item is now ignored in the depth measurement.
  • When searching in the ETCBC database for tags together with a word in the same column, the sub-phrase item is now ignored so that its parent can be found associated with a word.
  • When searching for Syntax phrases or clauses in which the depth is greater than 0, words that are in a different clause from that of the "parent" phrase or clause are now ignored.
  • Added global preference to default Clause/Phrase depth to limit within a clause boundary.
  • Added Handoff support for Tools tabs, though there are still some recognition problems.
  • Completed the code for setting individual Syntax Phrase and Clauses items to limit the depth to clause boundaries.
  • The text explaining what a construct is linked to will now shorten when the tab is narrow.
  • Added new Info Pane section, My Toolset, that lets a user customize a set of tools to be searched by reference, like the Grammars were.
  • For info pane Instant Details of non-reference tools, now the hit paragraph is shown instead of the article. This is toggled with the Command key for expanded ID, so with the Command key it can show the context.
  • Changed Antecedent drawing to not have a flagpole and point towards the word, depending on the language RTL.
  • Changed BeginSpeech and Antecedent drawing to stick with their word if at an edge, rather than moving up to the prior word.
  • Updated Info pane +/- icons and fixed My Toolset Gear icon
  • Improved Info pane lookup of non-reference tools to do an equals (e.g. =Gen 5:3) search for better results.
  • The contextual help button will open the main help page if no tabs are open.
  • Papers will only save if something has changed.
  • Pressing ESC or ENTER while editing a paper item will now select it after exiting.
  • Now Accordance will dim the Download button on Easy Install until 'Install' or 'Cancel' is pressed in the message dialog
  • Added a contextual help item for Stacks and Papers
  • New notes files will now appear in the User Notes drop down menu without needing to restart accordance.
  • Default interlinear texts will now be set and saved if the current default are blank.
  • When saving a large text selection, don’t have the 1000 verse limit if only displaying references.
  • Due to popular demand, added the Web Browser to the New menu (opens Accordance homepage)
  • Improved Web Doc amplifying to process phrases with punctuation better, either removing it or replacing with ‘*’ as necessary going to texts or tools.
  • Fixed incorrect 1x Web Doc Refresh icon that had a white instead of transparent background.
  • The web browser will now remember searches done in accordance help when tabs are moved around.
  • Anchor links within webpages will now activate the back/forward buttons, as in most modern browsers.
  • Stack files and Paper files can now be opened from the open menu.
  • Added support for tagged text gloss files with Unicode lexical forms.
  • Endnotes are no longer hidden when they contain no text.
  • Updated Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, and French localization
  • Updated help files for 12.2


Version 12.1.5 (November 7, 2017)

Many bug fixes and minor Tool enhancements

Changes

  • Updated Greek words
  • Improved Tool Page number format support to allow for a trailing ‘a’ or ‘b’ at the end of page numbers, such as in T-BAV-EF.
  • Improved Tool hyperlinking to nonbiblical corpora to not just take the first two texts of that corpus, but walk through them until the verse is found.


Version 12.1.4 (October 27,  2017)

Improved link support, keyboard shortcuts, interface tweaks, and many fixes

New Feature:

  • Entering or pasting an accord:// link into the Research Toolbar field will process it in-app

Changes:

  • Generated search and location URLs now use the https://accordance.bible/link scheme
  • Changed the Keyboard Input Language keyboard shortcuts to avoid conflicts, and added them as available shortcuts to customize
  • Enter Reading Mode shortcut can now be customized
  • Quick Entry exact matches will better match the current field
  • The underline style of a paper item is no longer propagated to its list marker
  • Turning off Interlinear will restore the prior format of paragraphs, if necessary
  • Removed maximum consecutive toolbar separators limit
  • Research inquiries for texts now use the default scope specified in the Search Tabs preferences
  • Instant Details is now supported for more external tool links
  • Minor adjustment to the menu order of 'Easy Install' 'Check for Updates' and others
  • Minor rename of certain Paper elements for consistency
  • Significant internal rewrite of picture handling that leads to better speed and memory management
  • Updated help files

Version 12.1.3.1 (August 11, 2017)

Fixes clipboard issues


Version 12.1.3 (August 8, 2017)

More bug fixes including the crash on closing a tab


Version 12.1.2 (July 31, 2017)

Minor Find improvements, along with many bug fixes

Changes:

  • Added Find Previous, just as with Find Next
  • Updated Help Files

Version 12.1.1 (July 13, 2017) (see blog on this release)

Improvements to the Atlas, Timeline, Find/Replace, and many bug fixes

New Feature:

  • Added Atlas and Timeline support to accord:// via accord://locate/

Changes:

  • Added Copy as Search URL to the right click menu for the Map and Timeline, when selecting an item.
  • Changed Bold, Italic, and Underline logic to more cleanly apply to multiple styles.
  • Added Ctrl+E and Ctrl+G to populate the Find box and Find Next, respectively, in edit windows (Papers, User Notes, User Tools).
  • Added the Short Title to the Library's export of bibliographic data to .ris.
  • Added warning when reverting a Paper version, if there are other instances of that paper open.
  • Removed default shortcut of Ctrl+I to Tile Windows.
  • Accordance website links are now https instead of http.

Version 12.1 (June 9, 2017) (see Accordance 12.1 Update)

Major updates to internal code, plus many enhancements.

Changes:

  • Updated to latest Dropbox framework.
  • Dropbox authorization now stays in-app rather than going to external webbrowser.
  • Accordance is no longer allowed to be run without at least one text or tool.
  • Increased Greek font rendering height to account for certain accents.
  • More consistent font sizes internally and on export.
  • Unicode texts now show word frequency when pressing Command for Instant Details.
  • Added Save As Text option to Paper right click menu.
  • Right-clicking a misspelled word in the Paper or Edit window will now offer correction suggestions.
  • The tab area can now be scrolled horizontally to see hidden tabs.
  • Improved interaction with the Spell Check window.
  • Improved cropping and visibility when copying a graph.
  • Crash Logs are now saved to the Documents\Accordance Logs folder.
  • Shared folders in the Modules folder are no longer created.
  • Optimized sorting large Analysis lists by a particular grammatical aspect.
  • Updated help files.

Version 12.0.6 (April 19, 2017)

Important fixes for text rendering, the paper and more.

Changes:

  • Info Pane titles and Research verse results now use the native book name if desired.
  • Reporting a Correction now includes the accord:// URL to the location of the error.
  • Attempting to delete a Paper item with hidden sublevels now triggers a warning.
  • Improved the selection of Paper items that contain only an automatic hyperlink.
  • Updated help files.

Version 12.0.5 (April 3, 2017)

New Features:

  • Added new accord URL action type 'research', that will open a Research tab with the specified parameters.

Changes:

  • Significantly improved the typing and edit speed for long User Notes and Tools and removed the User Tool Block Size preference.
  • Added support for Copy Search URL from the Research Entry box.
  • Research results for verses in a text will no longer return verses past the last verse in a chapter.
  • The Info Pane Word List now takes up less space.
  • Get Verses references now use the native book name if chosen for the module.
  • Updated in-app update framework to better handle timeouts.
  • Added Undo support when adjusting Stack items
  • The Paper Bibliography is now sorted by Author and ignores duplicate entries.
  • Saving a Paper as RTF now includes the End Notes and/or Bibliography, properly formatted.
  • Added automatic web and internal tool link parsing to the Stack.
  • Added Set Paper Display to its action menu.
  • Minor updates to Helena font.

Version 12.0.4 (February 8, 2017)

Minor feature improvements, along with critical bug fixes:

  • URL weblinks and external tool links are now live and clickable in a Paper
  • Added localization of the Timeline details popover information
  • Clause or Phrase depth now goes all of the way to ∞, representing no maximum depth
  • Added preference to not reuse tool panes when opened from the Info pane
  • Updated help files
  • Updated localizations

Version 12.0.3 (January 24, 2017)

Significant Paper improvements and other app-wide bug fixes

Changes:

  • Added non-hierarchical 'text-item' to the Paper for simple text purposes
  • Option-drag a paper item to duplicate it
  • Drag and drop of paper items has more destination choices
  • Paper Item justification now applies to all parts of an item
  • Arrow keys now change the selected paper item and can move its hierarchy
  • Shift-Enter now makes a subitem below the selected item
  • Tab and Escape now enter and exit text-editing
  • Disclosure triangles keep their states more consistently
  • Added localization support to the Time Report tab
  • Tweaked wording of Right-click Literal searches
  • Added Copy as Instant Details to the main menu and custom shortcuts
  • Minor speed improvements when opening new documents
  • Library Books can now be searched with a space between the number and name, such as '1 Kings'
  • Localization Improvements

Version 12.0.2 (December 19, 2016)

Stack, Syntax, and other bug fixes and improvements:

  • Stack text items are now Yellow, to distinguish from Red tools
  • Adding mixed text and picture thumbnail selections to the stack will now create picture items for selected pictures
  • Adding support for synchronized Paratext scrolling
  • Shift-click on an Info Pane MSS Image to open the tool rather than just image
  • User Note pane contents can now be added to the Stack
  • Improved handling of accord:// links when originating within the app
  • Linking a construct will now set the proper Hebrew Syntax database, if applicable
  • Localization updates

Version 12.0.1 (November 15, 2016)

  • Updated Greek glosses files
  • Updated localizations for Spanish and Portuguese
  • Zooming an embedded diagram now increases its height, in addition to its width as before
  • Added support for clicking the (i) button on the Library to get Syntax and/or Diagram information
  • The Hebrew demonstrative tag is now listed under Pronoun instead of Adjective
  • Control+Left arrow can be used to go back to prior results in a Pie or Bar Chart
  • Atlas and Timeline dictionary lookup now cycles through the next tools, if not found in the chosen preference