33 The Main Status Bar

 

 

Purpose

The Message Area

The Current Search Version

Search Limits Status
Strong's Codes

Browse Mode  

Word Analysis

Verse and Chapter Notes
Translator Notes

Accents

Vowels

Qere and Kethib Settings
Current Keyboard Layout


Purpose

 

 

 

 

The Main Status Bar spans the bottom of the main window. It serves as the main message area for BibleWorks, summarizing the results of searches and showing the status of various options. Many options can also be changed by double-clicking on the various status windows. When a particular option is disabled the text in the corresponding status area will be grayed out. When the option is enabled or activated the text will be displayed in a normal black font.

 

You can add and remove items from the Status Bar by selecting and deselecting items in the Main Window Status Bar section of the Option Flags window. The following section shows the available options. They are listed in the order in which they are displayed.

 

§         The Message Area
The text area on the far left of the Status Bar is used to display a variety of messages. When you first start the program it shows the current version number of BibleWorks. When you do a Command Line search it shows a quick summary of the search statistics.

 

§         The Current Search Version
The next region in the Status Bar shows the current search version. If you double click on this area, the Search Version Window will open, allowing you to select a new search version.

 

§         Search Limits Status
The Limits status area is activated when there are any limits set on Command Line searches. If you double-click on the status text, the Search Limits Window will open.

 

§         Strong's Codes
The Strong's status area is activated when Strong's Numbers are turned on in the current Browse Window. If you double-click on this area the Strong's Numbers will be toggled on and off.

 

§         Browse Mode
The Browse status area indicates whether the Browse Window is in Browse Mode or Multiple-Version Mode. If you double-click in this area, the Browse Window will be toggled between these two modes.

 

§         Analysis
The Analysis status area indicates whether the Word Analysis Window is open in the current Browse Window. If you double-click in this area, the Word Analysis window will be toggled on and off.

 

§         Verse and Chapter Notes
The Verse Notes and Chapter Notes status areas deal with user-defined notes. You can configure BibleWorks to maintain user-defined notes automatically for each verse or chapter. Separate sets of files are maintained for chapters and verses. At any given time you can have either chapter or verse notes loaded automatically into the BibleWorks editor whenever the verse in the Browse Window changes. Only one mode can be active at a time. Or you can turn the feature off entirely. The Verse Notes status area will be grayed out if Verse Notes are turned off. The Chapter Notes status area will be grayed if Chapter Notes are turned off. Only one of these two can be active at a given time. Double-clicking on either status area will turn auto-loading on for the note set in question. The V and C status areas indicate whether or not notes have been saved for the current Browse Window Verse. If they are grayed out no notes exist. These indicators work even if you have both Chapter Notes and Verse Notes turned off.

 

§         Translator Notes
The TrNotes status area indicates whether or not embedded translator notes are being displayed in the Browse Window. Double-clicking on this area toggles the notes on and off.

 

§         Accents
The Accents status area indicates whether or not Command Line searches are accent sensitive. If this area is grayed out it means for Eastern and Western European Bible Versions that the searches will be insensitive to diacritics. If the area is not grayed out you must enter the search words exactly, including diacritics. If you double-click on this area accent-sensitivity will be turned on and off. For Hebrew versions this setting affects only morphology databases. If it is active then morphology databases will have an extra code in the morphology string to indicate the presence of accents. Only Hebrew morphology databases can be searched for accent codes. Hebrew text searches are always accent insensitive. The accent setting has no effect on Greek databases. Double-clicking on this area will toggle the sensitivity setting.

 

§         Vowels
The Vowels status area indicates whether or not Hebrew text and morphology searches are vowel point sensitive. If this area is grayed out then search words should be entered without vowel points. If it is active then you must enter search words exactly including vowel points. Double-clicking on this area will toggle the setting. Double-clicking on this option has no effect unless the active search version is a Hebrew version.

 

§         Qere and Kethib Settings
These two status areas indicate whether or not Hebrew text and morphological searches ignore qere and/or kethib readings. If either status area is grayed then the corresponding readings will be ignored. Double-clicking on either area will toggle the corresponding setting.

 

§         Current Keyboard Layout
This status area indicates the keyboard layout currently being used by the BibleWorks Command Line. If you double click on the area it will open up the Keyboard Window, which permits you to set the Keyboard Layout for each of the languages supported by BibleWorks.