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#1 Chris and Kathy Hinds

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

I expect these to be easily answered, but I have not found the answers in the help.

1. How do you search only in the displayed range? For example, the book of 1 Thess is shown in the workspace, and I want only to search in this range. Is this possible without specifying a new range?

2. After a search returns a list of verses, how do you jump to the text which includes the verse? For example, I searched for a term and 1 Thess 4:7 was returned. Can I jump into 1 Thess and center on that verse?

if there are better ways to do these things please point me to them.

As always, thanks for the help and the indulgence!


#2 Joel Brown

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Hi, Chris, thanks for the good questions.

1. This can be done a few ways, all involving search commands. If you want to quickly limit your search to a range, without having to define a new one, use the <AND> [RANGE ?] setup. These can be quickly typed with Shift-Command-A (for the AND command) and Shift-Command-R (for the RANGE command), then typing your range. So, for example you might do the following search:
gospel <AND> [RANGE 1thes]

Alternatively, if you truly want to just search the shown verses in a workspace, you can use the CONTENTS command. This is setup exactly as the range command is, but it links two windows together. So, your first tab can have 1 Thess displaying (or, really, any combination of verses), and your second tab then links to that one. Consider the screenshot example:Attached File  Screen shot 2012-02-04 at 10.33.07 PM.png   93.5KB   15 downloads

Whenever I am personally using linking commands, I usually start with duplicating my current tab (Command-D) and then typing my new search. This works well for me, but you don't have to do it to get two tabs open.

The latter method is obviously a bit more tricky, but it is much more powerful if you have a very specific set of verses you want to search.

You can find these discussed in the help under Search Commands.

2. This is very easy to do! You just need to open the verse in context. You can click in the verse and click the Context button in the resource palette (looks like a scroll with vertical arrows on it), you can type Command-5, or you can right click and do Look Up -> Context.

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#3 Chris and Kathy Hinds

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Thanks Joel. This helps a lot.

Any idea if there will be an Accordance Seminar in Austin?


#4 Helen Brown

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:49 AM

We don't have one planned at present, but I highly recommend Dr. J's Podcast series. Watch for a major upgrade of that page in the next day or two.
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