Accordance Blog
Aug 10, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Adding Links to User Content (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #156)

Accordance offers us the option of creating a powerful set of hypertext links. We can then paste them into many different kinds of documents. These accord:// links automatically execute instructions in Accordance: searching texts or tools, opening a resource to a specific place, locating a place on the atlas, etc. This podcast explains how easy it is to create such links and where they can be effectively used.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

 

Jul 13, 2017 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1.1 for Windows & Macintosh

12.1.1 update Fire up Accordance App Update—version 12.1.1 is now available! Although this update is mainly bug fixes, there are a few other goodies you will want to check out. In this update you’ll discover improvements to the Atlas, Timeline, Find/Replace, and many bug fixes.

Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1.1!

Expanded Location URL Capabilities

Have you discovered Accordance Location URLs yet? Select any text and from the contextual menu, choose Copy As: Location URL. Send that link to a fellow Accordance user or even save it in your notes. Whenever that link is clicked on, Accordance will open that resource to the exact spot where you first selected the text.

Of course, Accordance Location URLs aren’t new. However, in v. 12.1.1, we’ve expanded them to include items on the Accordance Atlas and Timeline. Now you can share specific items from the Atlas or Timeline with other Accordance users who have these tools in their Accordance Libraries.

Other Improvements

Here are some other changes you’ll find in this update:

  • Added Copy as Search URL to the contextual 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 [Mac only].
  • Added ⌘E (Mac)/Ctrl+E (Win) and ⌘G/Ctrl+G (Win) 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 a warning when reverting a Paper version if there are other instances of that Paper open.
  • Removed default shortcut of ⌘I (Mac)/Ctrl+I (Win) to tile windows.
  • Accordance website links are now https instead of http.
  • Lots of bug fixes!

And the Rest...

For a complete list of improvements, including details about bug fixes, see our New Features since 12.0 page. You can also access Accordance 12.1.1 Help online at these Windows and Macintosh links.

 

Jul 13, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Instalando Accordance - Computadora Mac/PC

En este video veremos cómo instalar Accordance en su computadora Mac o PC.

[In this video we will see how to install Accordance on your Mac or PC computer.]

 

Jun 28, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Info Pane Improvements (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #155)

Introduced in Accordance 11, the Info Pane has quickly become one of Accordance's favorite features. This podcast covers all the many improvements to it (additional categories and features) since its initial release, including those in Accordance 12. Join Dr. J as he covers all the time-saving tips for using this amazing feature.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

 

Jun 14, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Advanced Features (Training Seminar Session 2)

In session 2 of this Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar, David Lang demonstrates the Info Pane, Papers, Stacks, Research, and more. This training seminar was filmed in San Antonio, Texas, on November 18, 2016 in conjunction with last year's ETS/SBL meetings.

Also, don't miss session 1: Accordance 12 Overview.

By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you can make it, please email [email protected] and put in your name!

 

Jun 9, 2017 Richard Mansfield

UPDATE! Accordance 12.1 for Windows & Macintosh

Accordance 12.1 update Accordance 12.1 for Windows and Macintosh is now available as a free upgrade for Accordance 12 users! Select App Update from the Utilities menu (Windows) or the Accordance menu (Mac) to update. Keep reading to find out about changes in Accordance 12.1!

Syncing of User Content

Accordance 12.1 is a significant update, although a lot of the changes are “under the hood.” The greatest change in Accordance 12.1 relates to Dropbox, which Accordance users employ to sync user content. Dropbox is discontinuing their current API at the end of June, 2017. Therefore, Accordance users need to upgrade to v. 12.1 if they want to sync content after this time.

Supported Platforms

Any Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10 user who is currently running Accordance 10, 11, or 12 should not have any problems running Accordance 12.1, but as mentioned on our System Requirements page, XP is not supported by Microsoft any longer.

Mac users should note that Accordance 12.1 requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher, and syncing using the new Dropbox API will require OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher.

Discounted Upgrades

To help Accordance users running older versions upgrade to version 12.1, we are running a 30%-off sale on Accordance 12 Starter through June 19, 2017.

Accordance 12 Upgrade from version 11
Regular price $49.90
Sale price $34.90

Accordance 12 Upgrade from version 10
Regular price $54.90
Sale price $38.90

Accordance 12 Starter (version 9 and older + new users)
Regular price $59.90
Sale price $41.90

Other Improvements in Accordance 12.1

Both Macintosh and Windows versions of Accordance 12.1 include better font rendering, and Accordance 12.1 for the Mac is now fully 64 bit. Of course, there are plenty of other improvements; but as already mentioned, most of these are internal to the Accordance code itself. For a complete list of improvements, see our New Features since 12.0 page.

 

May 26, 2017 Accordance Bible Software

Accordance 12 Overview (Training Seminar Session 1) (copy)

Each year in November, between the meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, we host a free, all-day Accordance Training Seminar. This past year in San Antonio, with Accordance 12 fresh on his laptop SSD, David Lang (VP of Development for Accordance) led our all-day seminar and we just so happened to record it. In this first session (more will be posted in coming days), David offers a general overview and introduction to Accordance. Check back soon for more Training Seminar videos.

By the way, this year's free Accordance Training Seminar, held in conjunction with ETS/SBL, will be held on November 17 in Boston at a yet-to-be-announced location. We are already accepting registrations, so if you can make it, please email [email protected] and put in your name!

 

May 25, 2017 Ricardo Yaka

¿Problemas Abriendo Accordance? Modo Seguro

En este video le mostraremos cómo usar la función de Modo Seguro en Accordance cuando tiene problemas para abrirlo. El Modo Seguro de Accordance nos proporciona soluciones que nos ayudarán cuando Accordance no se está comportando como debería. Cubriremos las primeras cuatro opciones en este video. Estos se utilizan específicamente para resolver problemas abriendo Accordance.

In this video we will show you how to use the Safe Mode feature in Accordance when it has problems opening. Accordance Safe Mode provides solutions that will help us when Accordance is not behaving as it should. We will cover the first four options in this video. They are used specifically to solve issues opening Accordance.

 

 

Apr 26, 2017 Timothy Jenney

Stacks (Lighting the Lamp Video Podcast #154)

Stacks is one of the most popular new features of Accordance 12 and with good reason. They enable us to save the results of our research quickly. A single Stack can contain multiple Items of all different kinds: citations from Texts and Tools, images (photos, illustrations, and graphs), and user content (comments, accord links, and URLs). Join Dr. J as he provides an in-depth review of this new feature.

See more episodes of Lighting the Lamp on our Podcast Page!

 

Apr 19, 2017 Richard Mansfield

Updated x 2! Accordance 12.0.6 for Win/Mac & Accordance Mobile 2.5.3

Accordance 12 Update

This week, we’ve seen the release of updates to both Accordance 12 (Win/Mac), as well as Accordance Mobile (iOS). Check out the details below.

Accordance 12.0.6 for Windows and Mac

In addition to some much-needed bug fixes, the following changes have been added to the program:

  • Added a Safe Mode option to clean up all installed fonts across the system (Mac-only).
  • 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.

Regarding that first bullet, with the release of 12.0.5, we updated our internal Greek font to better accommodate some very specialized sigla in the Göttingen Septuagint. For some longtime Mac Accordance users, this created a conflict between the new font and old copies that may have remained on the hard drive in other locations. Now, with the release of 12.0.6, there is a new Safe Mode feature that will clean up these older fonts rather than the user having to fix the issue manually.

12.0.6 Safe Mode

If you’re experiencing Greek text that does not appear correctly in Accordance for the Mac, hold down the Option key when you start Accordance, which will bring up the Accordance Safe Mode options. Check the box to “Clean up installed fonts” and then press the Launce Accordance button.

If you have Accordance 12.0 through 12.0.5 and haven't done so already, you can get Accordance 12.0.6 for free by running “Check for App Update” on the Accordance menu on the Mac or the Utilities menu in Windows.

To see everything new since last November, see our “New Features Since 12.0” page.


Accordance Mobile 2.5.3

Accordance Mobile 2.5.3 Released

Also, not be missed is the release of the Accordance Mobile 2.5.3 update. Although primarily a bug fix, this update addresses crashes that some users on older devices were experiencing after updating to iOS 10.3. This update should take care of those issues. Specifically, 2.5.3 fixes the crash when tapping for Instant Details.

If you already have Accordance Mobile for iOS, and your apps are set to automatically update, you may already have v. 2.5.3 on your iPhone or iPad. If not, download it from the iOS App Store.

For more information about Accordance Mobile, see our "Details of the Mobile App" page.