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#1 johnburnett



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:27 PM

I'd like to request the option to use user-defined abbreviations of book names in searches. 


For instance, as in various commentaries, the Jerusalem Bible, etc, I prefer (mostly) two-letter abbreviations to three- or four-letter ones. Those in NA28 would do, but they're in Latin and I use "1K" for "1Kings" not "1Corinthians", but as in NA28, "Nm" for me means "Numbers", whereas "Nehemiah" is "Ne" and "Nahum" is "Na". If i could use the abbreviations I always use, I would have to remember that Accordance wants me to write "Nu" or "Num". Or again, "Ez" just about everywhere on the planet means "Ezekiel". No need to make me type, "Eze". i have to type the third letter of "Ezr" only if i actually want "Ezra". 

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:04 AM

Hi John,

Not addressing the question directly, but a two letter abbreviation is fine, so long as it is unique, so Ek will find Ezekiel.


Not quite user defined, but it will save you  a keystroke or so.

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