11 The Button Bar

 

 

The Button bar at the top of the BibleWorks Main Screen can be configured to contain any of the following buttons, which provide access to BibleWorks features and options. Note that most of the functionality provided by these buttons exists also in the options in the Main Window Menu Bar. 

  

Button Descriptions

Configuring the Button Bar

 


Button Descriptions

  

The following buttons will be found on the BibleWorks Main Window Button Bar in default mode. You can add and remove buttons, and rearrange them. See the discussion below. The button pictures are hyperlinks. Click on the button picture to see more details on functionality.

 

This button will wrap and unwrap the Button Bar, either limiting the display to one row or showing all buttons in as many rows as necessary. If the screen is wide enough to display all of the buttons this will have no effect.

Opens the Button Bar Configuration Window. This is a standard Operating System Window that allows you to add and remove buttons. The configuration window can also be opened by double-clicking on an empty space in the Button Bar.

This button opens the main BibleWorks Options Window. This window is composed of an index on the left which is used to select different sets of options and configuration settings on the right.  This is the primary location for BibleWorks configuration settings. The dropdown arrow on the right of this button opens a menu with shortcuts so you can jump quickly to a particular section of the configuration settings window.

This button opens up an instance of the BibleWorks editor in a separate floating window. The dropdown arrow on the right opens a menu which contains a list of the most recently opened editor files. Nothing will appear in this list until you have saved a file.

 

This button will change the color of the currently selected text in the Browse Window to the color shown on the button face. The dropdown arrow will open a menu for applying color to either the selected text or the search results. Selecting one of these menu options opens the appropriate Color Options window.

 

This button opens the Text Comparison Settings Window. This window permits you to set options which cause differences between texts in the Browse Window to be highlighted with specified colors.  

 

This button opens the BibleWorks Diagramming Window. This window permits you to import BibleWorks Bible version texts and diagram them using standard diagramming "widgets".  This window is also used to display diagrams from the New Testament Diagrams database.

 

This button will open the Tov-Polak Parallel Hebrew/LXX database. This database provides tools to study the textual relationships between the Greek and Hebrew Old Testaments.

 

This button opens the BibleWorks Flashcard Module. This is a tool which makes it easier to study and refresh your Greek and Hebrew vocabulary.

 

This button opens the BibleWorks Key Word in Context and Collocation (KWIC) Table module. This allows you to build KWIC lists and collocation tables for any of the versions in BibleWorks.

 

This button opens the Graphical Search Engine. This feature allows you to design text searches using an object oriented graphical design window.

 

This button opens up the BibleWorks Map module. This module contains Landsat and Shuttle Radar maps of the Holy Land and Egypt.

 

This button opens the Lexicon Browser Window. You can have multiple Lexicon Browser Windows open and the drop down arrow on the right opens a list of the windows that are currently open.

 

This button opens up a floating copy of the Resource Summary Window.  The Resource Summary Window is also available on one of the tabs in the Analysis Window. This window displays links from the current verse to the various lexical and grammatical resources in BibleWorks.

 

This button opens up the Version Database Compiler which permits you to compile your own Bible versions and incorporate them into BibleWorks.

 

This button opens the External Links Window. This permits you to design links between BibleWorks and external resources on the Internet or in other computer programs. The dropdown will list only the items that are identified in the Links Manager as being external links.

This button opens the BibleWorks Report Generator. The Report Generator enables you to generate a report on a range of verses including morphological and lexical information on all words in the verses.

This button opens a cloned-copy of BibleWorks. The cloned copy will duplicate most major settings in the parent BibleWorks window, but cloned copies maintain their own initialization file for basic configuration settings.

This button opens the BibleWorks Synopsis Window. This window displays configurable synoptic views of the Gospels, and other sections of Scripture that can be arranged synoptically.

This button opens up the Parallel Versions Window. This option permits you to display multiple Bible versions in parallel columns. The dropdown button will display a list of currently open Parallel Versions Windows.

This button opens up the BibleWorks Word List Manager. This is a utility that permits you to manage lists of words generated from searches or verse ranges.

This button opens the BibleWorks Popup Copy Window. This window provides a means for formatting and exporting text from BibleWorks.

This button opens up the BibleWorks Verse List Manager. This is a utility that permits you to manipulate lists of verses generated by BibleWorks.

This button opens the BibleWorks Keyboard Layout window. This permits you to specify which Windows keyboard will be used with the various versions in BibleWorks when searches are entered on the Command Line.

This button opens a new floating Browse Window. The dropdown will display a list of all open Browse Windows.

This button will synchronize all open Browse Windows.

This button will open a graphical display of the BibleWorks keyboard so you can see what characters will be produced by each key when text is entered in the Command Line.

This button opens a window that permits you to export raw text from the various Bible versions in BibleWorks. This is intended primarily for exporting large sections of text.

This button will add the current Browse Window verse to the BibleWorks Verse List manager. 

This option opens up a list box that keeps a running list of verses that you visit. It automatically accumulates up to 1000 verses unless you uncheck the "auto" check box above the list.
This option opens up a list box that keeps a running list words that you look up on the Command Line. It automatically accumulates up to 1000 words unless you uncheck the "auto" check box above the list.
This button opens the External Resource Manager (ERMIE).

 

The following buttons are not on the Button Bar in the default BibleWorks configuration. We have made a concerted effort to clean up the interface and make it less intimidating to the new user. Most of these buttons will not be used by most people, since all of these features can be accessed from elsewhere in the program, but we provide them for long-time users who have grown accustomed to seeing them around. To add one or more of these buttons see the section below on Configuring the Button Bar.

 

This option will transfer the text of the verses resulting from the last search to the BibleWorks editor.
This option will switch the Browse Window between Multiple-Version Mode and Single Version Browse Mode.
This button will toggle Strong's Number on and off in the Browse Window.
This option will open up the Timeline Module.
This option will open the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge module.
This option will open the Nave's Topical Bible module.
This option will open up a Window that allows you to define Search and Display Version Favorites.
This option will open a Window that permits you to choose a search version.
This option will open up the BibleWorks Help Window.
This option will open up a window that permits you to set the Version Display Order for the Browse Window.
This option opens up a window that allows you to set Search Limits.
This option opens a window that allows you to Choose Browse Window Display Versions.
This option toggles the Analysis Window on and off.
This option toggles the display of translator notes and embedded note numbers in the Browse Window (for versions that have these features).
This option toggles the display of interlinear Morphology Codes in the Browse Window (for versions that support this feature).
This option opens up the Lexicon browser focused on the Dictionary part of the browser.
This option opens up the Morphology Code Assistant.
This option opens the Bible Outline.
This option opens the Command Line Assistant.

 


Configuring the Button Bar

 

You may want to configure the Button Bar to display the options that you use the most. To do this you can open the Button Bar Configuration Window (see the button below). You can also change the position of buttons using this utility, but a quicker way is to hold down the ALT key and drag the button where you want it with the left mouse button down.

 

To make more extensive changes you can open up the Button Bar Configuration Window. To do this either click on the  button or double-click on a blank space in the Button Bar.

 

If you do not want to use the Button Bar or you want to conserve space on a small display screen, you can hide the Button Bar. To hide or display the Button Bar, select View | Show / Hide | Tool Bar on the main BibleWorks menu.