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#1 David Foster

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:46 AM

Sorry for the simplicity of this question but its been haunting me for months. I've reviewed the podcasts, looked online but can't seem to find the answer.

When I have my text window up, say my ESVS, I want to know how to search just within that text that is up. Say for example I have only john in the text window, or only john 13-15. Isn't there a way of simply searching that specific content in that window as opposed to the whole bible or having to use the two boxes up top for 'search for X in every X.

Thanks and again, sorry if the answer is really obvious and have missed it!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:39 AM

Probably the easiest way to accomplish what you want is to utilize the RANGE command. If you're viewing John 13-15 and want to search for every occurrence of, for example, "Judas," you'd enter (in word search mode):

judas <AND> [RANGE john 13-15]

To enter the <AND> command, you can use the key shortcut shift+command+a; to enter the RANGE command, use the shortcut shift+command+r.

You can, of course, utilize the predetermined ranges as you mentioned in your post. Doing so necessitates, however, that you add a custom range for the portion of the text to which you wish to confine your search. I find the RANGE command quicker and easier in most instances.

Edited by Sean R., 02 May 2012 - 09:01 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

So the range command is the only way of isolating the search to the text window you're working in (aside from the predetermined ranges which I know about)? Thanks for the help... but don't you think that would be handy having a 'button' or function that limits the search to the search content in the window? Or is it just me...?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

You can use the CONTENTS command as well. You could set up one tab with John 13-15. Then open a second tab and type in the word you want to find <AND> [CONTENTS Tab1] where Tab1 is the name of the tab containing the text you want to search. This can be accomplished with minimal keystrokes. For example:

You are reading in your tab with John 13-15 and want to search for every place 'spirit' appears. Here are the keystrokes:

Command-N - new search tab opens
Command-; - Change to search by words
Type spirit, tap space bar, command-shift-a, command-shift-c, enter, enter

This assumes you only have two tabs open. Otherwise the first 'enter' will require you to pick a tab with your contents first. It's pretty quick and easy to remember, and it makes logical sense when you think about how it works. Hope this helps.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:41 PM

Do have a look at the Help file on the "Contents" command, among the other Stand-alone commands. The page in a standard install may be found here:
file:///Applications/Accordance.app/Contents/Resources/Accordance%20Help/content/topics/06_braa/stand-alone_commands.htm

Edited by Joe Weaks, 02 May 2012 - 11:42 PM.

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