multiple versions in one pane
Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:50 AM
If anyone else thinks this would be handy please chime in!
"Good things come to those who whine long enough"
Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:47 AM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:06 AM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:16 AM
To do this: click anywhere in a verse in the Search window and click the Context button on the Resource palette (or press command-5). The Text window that opens can be a tab in the same workspace or detached to its own window, up to you. Now unclick the Show all text checkbox in the top left, and add as many Bible panes as you want. When the top row is filled, further panes will appear in a second row. Depending on the size of your screen you can get about 12 panes, all showing the same verse in different translations or versions.
Be sure to save the window or the session so that you can reuse it as needed. As long as the window is open and the recycling icon is on, the window will update to the new verse whenever you click Context or command-5 from anywhere in a verse.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:20 AM
Also, is there a way to highlight a verse in the text window when you click on the same verse in the search window?
Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:41 AM
What do you mean by "highlight a verse?" If you mean do something to make it stand out as the selected verse, the best way to do that right now would be to tie the windows together using the Window->Set->Tie function. This will keep the selected verse in the search window as the top verse in the text window.
There are a couple things going on with your other question. If your search text is in a workspace, it doesn't matter whether show all text is checked or not. It always opens a new tab within that workspace and then recycles to that tab. Recycling here seems to need improvement so it recognizes these other windows that are open outside the workspace when context is clicked.
If you have two separate windows not within a workspace, then it recycles fine as long as show all text is checked. I don't see a way around that right now. It is a possible feature request for 7.3 that Helen and the Oak Tree programmers/developers might consider.
Now for a feature request of my own. Some of us aren't blessed with 20+ inch screens, so we have to cram everything into, say, 12 inches of iBook space. In those kinds of situations, the Bible text can be pretty narrow when you start opening up more than one pane, especially in a situation like we are discussing in this thread where you have multiple windows open. Is there any way to put a toggle button for Bible texts so that you can choose to view them parallel vertically or horizontally? From what I have seen of old versions (prior to 6), this used to be a feature. I know there are ways to "trick" Accordance into putting a Bible text pane below another Bible text pane, but I'd rather be able to do it without all the deception.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 09:40 AM
Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:53 PM
However, when you click on a Scripture link in a tool, it will reuse the Text window whether or not Show all text is checked. This is because you are asking for a single reference, not necessarily the context. This could be a workaround for you, if you open a Notes pane in parallel with the main text, such as NET Notes which has a note on almost every verse. Then clicking on the verse reference in the notes will recycle the Text window whatever its settings and wherever it is.
BTW, if you use the Highlight palette to highlight a verse reference, that will show up immediately in all panes with that verse, as long as you are not hiding the highlighting. You would need to remove the highlighting each time. So another option is to Show all text, tie the windows so they scroll together, and temporarily highlight the reference of interest.
Sorry we do not do things exactly as you are used in BibleWorks, but we do offer a lot of options.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:46 PM
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