At the present time, when I want to find a particular verse that I am not sure of the wording, I use Google. I simply type in a few words and voila! almost every time the verse that I was looking for appears in the Google search results. I then take what I've learned from Google and look up the verses in Accordance to drill down into them. It seems to me, that considering the wealth of resources I own in Accordance, that I should be able to find verses simply within it, but thus far, have been somewhat frustrated, which I am going to ascribe to a lack of knowledge on my part, not a shortcoming on the part of Accordance. An example should illustrate:
Let us say that I wanted to find the Scripture that relates the dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Let us further say that I knew that the dialogue occurred at a well, but that I had my prepositions mixed up, and I typed the following into Google search:
the woman in the well
When I do that, all of the results on the first page of search results, point me to John 4, which is exactly where I wanted to be!
Now, let us turn to solutions in Accordance.
- I have set up a User Group folder which contains ~10 English Bibles.
- If I simply attempt to search the user group using the same text which I used as the input into Google, I get some results, but nothing even remotely close to John 4.
What I want to avoid is that every time I want to find a particular Scripture where my memory is hazy, is having to type in some complex Accordance syntax search. I know I can use FUZZY, but experimenting with that didn't pan out very well, and when searching a User Group, it doesn't seem that Flex searching is supported, so, I'm here, asking for the Accordance experts opinion:
Should I stick with Google to do my initial Bible searches of this sort, or, as is quite likely, I'm missing some power or feature of Accordance?