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#1 Abram K-J

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

My most regular use of General Tools is to search them for each week's passage (that I'm preaching on) (1) by Scripture reference and then (2) by English content and/or Title. (Since the tool may have information relevant to me that is best found with one or the other search.)

 

It wasn't until now that I realized that you can do more than just add a second field for an "AND" search, but you can also select "OR" before you select your second field search. I know this has been there all along, but I just now noticed.

 

So now in one search setup (which I can save), I can have a General Tool return hits for every time a tool mentions either Matthew 28 by reference or the Great Commission in the English content... and even throw in another "or" of "Discipleship" in the Titles.

 

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This will be a small but welcome time-saver for me! Passing it on in case others haven't taken advantage of it yet.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:37 PM

Great tip, Abram, thanks for sharing it!


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

Thanks, Tim! Sure thing.

 

So now for the million dollar question--what is the technical term for that spot where you select AND, OR, or NOT? Is it a "token"?


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

I think the spot is called a button, but the result is a drop down menu. 

 

[I am sure, if I am wrong, it won't be long before someone corrects me. ;) ]


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

Yay ! its in the doc: http://accordancefil...ls%20Tab|_____2

 

Search Limits apparently.

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:08 PM

... which you select from the "Tools Pop-up Menu."

 

Those help files surely have everything about Accordance. I knew they were thorough, but didn't realize they'd even have a name for every jot and tittle (so to speak).

 

Thanks, D!


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

The doc is, for sure, generally excellent. Sometimes I wish I could find stuff a little more easily but I've not worked out a way to suggest making that easier in any case where I've had problems. Its really hard to search for a GUI artifact directly when you don't know its name ! and I don't know how to fix that. To find this thing I had to look through screen shots of search related stuff until I found one that had an annotated an image of it. But it does have lots of images in it so it is possible.

 

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"Du stammst vom Herrn Adam und der Herrin Eva ab", sagte Aslan. "Und das ist zugleich Ehre genug, um das Häupt des ärmsten Bettlers zu erheben, und genug, um die Schultern des größten Kaisers auf Erden zu beugen. Sei zufrieden." Aslan, Die Chroniken von Narnia, Prinz Kaspian von Narnia. CS Lewis. Übersetzt von Wolfgang Holbein und Christian Rendel.

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:36 PM

Well... thanks for taking the time to track it down and share!


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:29 PM

Welcome.

 

And I've thought of a cool feature for the Help that would assist here - if you could search for images matching a screen shot of a GUI artifact. Of course its majorly non-trivial to set this up and its doubtless not worth it for the Help files until image matching searches become common, but it would be way cool.

 

Thx

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"Du stammst vom Herrn Adam und der Herrin Eva ab", sagte Aslan. "Und das ist zugleich Ehre genug, um das Häupt des ärmsten Bettlers zu erheben, und genug, um die Schultern des größten Kaisers auf Erden zu beugen. Sei zufrieden." Aslan, Die Chroniken von Narnia, Prinz Kaspian von Narnia. CS Lewis. Übersetzt von Wolfgang Holbein und Christian Rendel.

 

Accordance Configurations :
 
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      Accordance 11.2.4 and 12                Accordance 11.1.6 and 12
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:17 AM

Daniel,

 

Another way to help with most graphics is to use the Window > Window Help menu item.

 

So for this case, with the tool tabs in front, I selected Window Help and Accordance navigated to:

 

Digging Deeper > Study Aids: Tools and Parallels > Using Tools > The Tools Tab

 

Which Identified the Search Entry area:

 

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Then I clicked the link for the Search Entry area which took me to the link you attached:

 

Digging Deeper > Study Aids: Tools and Parallels > Using Tools > Search Entry Area: Tools Tab

 

 

Hope this helps,

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Edited by Mike Garrity, 13 June 2014 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

I was thinking if this is a valid idea also for the iOS app.

What if I can search on the app for a english word through Entries and a scripture verse (usually an entire book) through the Scripture filter?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:54 AM

Hey Mike,

 

  Nice one - that helps a lot. I didn't know this. No doubt one of the many things I don't know about Acc.

 

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"Du stammst vom Herrn Adam und der Herrin Eva ab", sagte Aslan. "Und das ist zugleich Ehre genug, um das Häupt des ärmsten Bettlers zu erheben, und genug, um die Schultern des größten Kaisers auf Erden zu beugen. Sei zufrieden." Aslan, Die Chroniken von Narnia, Prinz Kaspian von Narnia. CS Lewis. Übersetzt von Wolfgang Holbein und Christian Rendel.

 

Accordance Configurations :
 
Mac : 2009 27" iMac                 Windows : HP 4540s laptop
      Intel Core Duo                          Intel i5 Ivy Bridge
      12GB RAM                                8GB RAM
      Accordance 11.2.4 and 12                Accordance 11.1.6 and 12
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:40 AM

Ditto--thanks, Mike!


Or, at least, chalk it up to one of the many things one can have learned about Accordance but have "forgotten" due to lack of regular use...a good reminder.


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