Parsing Power, Part 1
Last week, I showed how you can parse a selection of text using the Parse button on the Resource palette. In that post I confessed my sins from seminary Greek and promised to show you the power of the Parsing window.
The key to accessing the power of the Parsing window is the key to accessing all kinds of hidden power throughout other parts of the program. It's a keyboard shortcut so useful that I have repeatedly asserted that it is the one keyboard shortcut every Accordance user must learn. It's command-T, which will bring up the various display options for the currently selected zone, tab, or pane. Once you've selected some text and clicked the Parse button, use command-T to bring up the following dialog:
As you can see, there are a lot of options here. You can adjust the font size, the way tags are displayed (as full words, abbreviations, or cryptic tag codes), which words are displayed, and what information you want displayed.
For example, let's say you want parsing help for every word, but you want to hide the lexical form so that you can work at recognizing each word's lemma. Simply uncheck Lexical form in the middle of the dialog, then click OK.
Or let's say you're trying to learn your vocabulary, so you decide to have the lexical form displayed but choose to hide the English gloss:
As you can see, the display options for the Parsing window let you tailor it to your specific needs. And that's just the beginning. I'll have even more to show you in a future post.