Thanks Joe for including both instructions and the Workspace. This is very helpful, and so I want to first say a sincere thanks. I've now been testing and playing around with both the Workspace itself and your instructions for about 30 minutes, and here is some feedback.
I just did it three times and it's not even 10 seconds.
Definitely not, unless you are 1) doing every search in the same exact version every time (viz., ESV, for your Workspace); and 2) you are doing nothing but this same task over and over again.
But I run searches from different Bibles, including Hebrew and Greek, so while your instructions are essentially true, you forgot to mention that changing the name of the tab (or, changing the name in the formula to match the actual name of the Tab). Well, actually, I was confused by what you meant here:
4. In the new duplicated tab, at the end of your search type: ⌘⇧N
(or select menu Search / Enter Command / NOT
5. Type: ⌘⇧C
(or select menu Search / Enter Command / CONTENTS)
Therefore, I just opted to paste in the formula, [LINK ***NAME OF TAB***] <NOT> [CONTENTS Reference List] which requires me to manually change the LINK field, since that will be different with every unique search that I run--again, because I run searches from all kinds of Bibles.
Also, when using a foreign language Bible, such as Hebrew, you will want to set the search field to "Verses" before typing anything (i.e. the correct name of the tab), or it will all get mangled, and be near impossible to type anything). (Thank you, Joel, for this tip on overcoming the language challenge.)
So the process for Hebrew search (after placing initial bookmarks) was more like 45-60 seconds. True, if I did this thing all the time, over and over and over, I could probably get it down to 30 seconds; but definitely, definitely not 10 seconds.
Here is a screenshot showing my record time (52 seconds) after 30-45 minutes of practice. So I do grant that 1) Accordance at least provides a workaround for this; 2) it can be done (when efficiently, and the process is remembered freshly (which is another issue if someone doesn't do this constantly) in about 45 seconds. But all that to say, this definitely would be better served with a simple menu option for "Inverted Verse Selection," as the competition essentially has.
Edited by TYA, 13 December 2019 - 02:13 AM.