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#1 OSchrock

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 01:16 PM

I have been using Accordance for a few years now, and love it - especially with the addition of the Info Panel and other recently added features!

 

One feature I'd love to see added would be to have a simple way to scan texts to automatically find and link to scripture passages references.  This would be especially helpful when reading everything from on-line religious articles to complex doctrinal statements; any text that contain a number of Bible references, without supplying the text of the verses themselves.  

 

The Bible software I used before Accordance performed this easily by offering a pop-up empty window into which I could paste whatever text from my clipboard.  The text would automatically be scanned for references and then as I read through the article I could simply hover over any Scripture reference and the Bible text would be displayed!  It was very simple, but very useful.

 

 

I realize that this is similar to the "Auto Link" feature when creating a User Note or User Tool - but I would love to see it simplified to a discardable text window (or as an option for opening PDFs / ePub files) for the ability to easily read any religious materials.

 

 



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:39 PM

I believe that you can use this with User Tools quite easily.  Simply paste your text into a User Tool, click the AutoLink button, click Update, and you are done!  The next time you want to do this again, just delete your old content before pasting and autolinking.  Is there something about this process that wouldn't work well for you?


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 03:39 PM

Plus, Accordance provides a couple ways to select a reference you see in a web page/pdf/document, and then have that full text popup in Accordance. That seems superior to what you are describing. You can do this using Accordance Services or using the keyboard shortcut (command-option-a on Mac and ctrl-alt-a on Windows).


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:55 PM

I believe that you can use this with User Tools quite easily.  Simply paste your text into a User Tool, click the AutoLink button, click Update, and you are done!  The next time you want to do this again, just delete your old content before pasting and autolinking.  Is there something about this process that wouldn't work well for you?

 

Yes, that is essentially what I was looking for, I was just hoping for a more direct approach so that I wouldn't have to create a user tool in order to do that every time.  

 

Thank you for your prompt reply!



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 08:26 PM

Remember, you don't have to create a user tool every time.  Just create a user tool once and just edit it each time.


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