51 Copying Results

 

  

An Overview of Copying Methods

The Popup Verse Copy Window

The Copy Button

Keyboard Shortcuts

Context Menus and Windows

Selecting Different Font Options for Exported Text

The Copy Button

Output Format Options

Exporting Large Sections of Bible Text

Choosing the Bible Version for the Export

Selecting the Verse Range to Copy

Export Options

File Types

Using the Popup Copy Window

Using the Report Generator

Bible Text

Lexicons

Lexicon Filtering

Morph Code Exclude Filter

Morph Code Include Filter

Exclude Lex words if freq

Report Options

 


An Overview of Copying Methods

 

The Copy Button

 

The Copy Button on the Search Window header contains a list of common copy tasks and formatting options. The same list of copy choices is available on the Search Window context menu.

 

The exported text can be formatted in fine detail. You can control the presence, format and location of version names, book names, and chapter and verse labels. You can export verses lists with or without their text, and verse lists can be formatted and have consecutive verses merged and marked with the familiar "f" and "ff" labels. For details see the Copy Button  and Output Format Options .

 

The Popup Verse Copy Window

 

The Popup Verse Copy Window is a small window that can be used to copy Bible text to the clipboard, word processors, and other programs. The Popup Verse Copy Window contains a text box for entering the verse reference or range to be copied. The Options button in the Popup Verse Copy Window opens the Output Format Options setup window. Press the Copy button to copy the text of the verse or verse range. The Popup Verse Copy Window can be opened in the following ways:

 

Press Ctrl + Shift + b on your keyboard. This keyboard sequence can be changed under Tools | Options | General | Option Strings.

 

Select the Popup Verse Copy Window menu item from the Tools | Importing / exporting information menu.

 

Select Open Popup Copy Window from the Copy button.

 

Select Open Popup Copy Window from the Search Window context menu.

 

For details concerning changing the output format of the Popup Verse Copy Window, see Using the Popup Copy Window and Output Format Options.

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

 

The usual Windows keyboard copying shortcuts are supported in the BibleWorks Editor and in the Browse Window. To copy text from these windows to the Clipboard, highlight the text and press Ctrl-c on your keyboard.

 

You can change the export formatting of text copied from the Browse Window. The Ctrl-c copy settings are defined in the Output Format Options window.  See "Selected Browse Text" under the Output Format Options for instructions on configuring copying text from the Browse Window. The last setting used to export text from the Browse Window using the Browse Window context menu options is the setting used when copying using Ctrl + c.

 

To paste the copied text into the BibleWorks Editor or other Window program, press Ctrl-v. For other keyboard shortcuts defined in BibleWorks see the Keyboard Shortcuts  topic.

 

Context Menus and Windows

 

Many subsections of the BibleWorks interface have context menus that give you access to related features. Some allow you to print or copy. For example, copying parts of the Search Window Results Verse List Box and the Browse Window can be accomplished by RIGHT clicking on a selected area and choosing the appropriate menu option. Information in the Analysis Window and in the text area of the Lexicon/Dictionary Browser can be copied by highlighting the text to be copied and RIGHT clicking on the highlighted text. Also, many of the Windows that you can open, the Word List Manager for example, or the Timeline, or the Detailed Statistics Window, have menu options that you can select to copy items to the Clipboard. Consult the documentation for each Window, as appropriate, for details.

 

Selecting Different Font Options for Exported Text

 

Many times you will want exported text to be in a different font from the font used to display text on the screen. What looks good on the screen may not look good in print. You may also want to re-map the Greek and Hebrew fonts used by BibleWorks to other Greek and Hebrew fonts that you prefer to use in printed documents for sharing with other people. BibleWorks provides mechanisms for both of these requirements. For details see the Font Options  topic. Also see the Output Format Options for configuring the Copy Button options and context menus for exporting different fonts.

 


The Copy Button

 

The Copy button below the Command Line opens a menu that provides options for copying Bible text and verse lists. The Copy Button menu contains the options listed below. Some of these copy menu items also contain submenus. The bottom submenu item, Configure Copy Favorites, opens the Tools | Options | Output Format Options setup window. This configuration option appears in a number of the Copy Button submenus. By default the copy options only copy the text of the verse using the current search version. For details concerning changing the output format of the various copy options, see Output Format Options.

 

§         Repeat Last Copy Command - Selecting this option will perform a copy using the same settings as the last copy.

  

§         Copy Verse List + Text - Selecting this option opens a submenu that contains a list of copy options to copy the verse list + text.

  

§         Copy Selected Results List Verse - Selecting this option opens a submenu that contains a list of copy options to copy the selected results list verse. Before selecting one of these copy options, first select the Results List verse that you wish to copy.

  

§         Copy Browse Window Verses - Selecting this option opens a submenu that contains a list of copy options to copy the Browse Window verses.

  

§         Open Popup Copy Window
Selecting this option opens a window in which you can enter the book, chapter, and verse or verse range that you wish to copy. The Options button in the Popup Copy Window opens the Output Format Options setup window. Press the Copy button to copy the text of the verse or verse range.

  

§         Copy Verse List (No Text)
Selecting this option copies the list of verses but not the text of the verses. By default consecutive verses are joined using "f" and "ff".

  

§         Copy Format Options
The Copy Format Options submenu opens the Output Format Options setup window.

 


Output Format Options

 

The Output Format Options Settings Window enables you to configure the various text and verse list Copy settings. There are three sections of the Output Format Options Window: Verse List (no text), Verse List or Range, and Selected Browse Text. You can access the Output Format Options from the main menu option Tools | Options | Output Format Options, then select the formatting option for kind of text you want to export, Verse List (no text), Verse List or Range, or Selected Browse Text. For description of the various formatting options, see Output Format Options. 

 


Exporting Large Sections of Bible Text

 

Clicking on this button opens up the BibleWorks Export Window. This is an option that provides you with a convenient way to export large sections of Bible text in raw form to a file. The Export Window can also be opened via the Main Menu by selecting Tools | Export Database. When you need to export large sections of text from BibleWorks, the Copy Center and clipboard are not always the best way to do it.

 

Choosing the Bible Version for the Export

 

To choose a version for the text to be exported, simply choose a version from the "Version" List Box. This list box shows an alphabetical listing of all the versions available in BibleWorks.

 

Selecting the Verse Range to Copy

 

After you select the version, you can enter the range of verses to export in the Range textbox. This textbox will initially display the range necessary to cover the entire text of the version selected. When you click on the "Reset Range" button the range will be reset to this default range.

 

Export Options

 

The lower part of the Export Window has four check boxes which control the options available for the export process. These options are:

 

§         Include companion text (CCAT Greek Morph only) - When exporting Greek text, if a companion text exists, it will be exported along with the selected text. The option to export both the text and morphology together only works if the text is exported as a CCAT-formatted text.

 

§         Save as template (references only) - This exports only the references, one reference per line, without the Bible text. This is useful for creating your own commentary or translation, when you merely need a list of references from which to start. It is used mostly with the Version Database Compiler as a useful starting point for creating a new version.

 

§         Export notes and cross references - if this option is selected and a Bible version has footnotes and cross-references, these will be exported with the text.

 

§         Remove accents and vowel points (WTT, TAR only) - if this option is selected, accents and vowel points will be removed from Hebrew text before it is exported.

 

File Types

 

When you click the OK button, another window will open up asking you for a file name to use when saving the text. In this window you can also determine the format used for the export. The formatting options are:

 

§         BibleWorks (BWW) Format - This option exports the text in BibleWorks native format. It is basically the same as RTF format with some changes to permit BibleWorks to store and retrieve left-wrapped Hebrew text. This format should be readable by other applications except that Hebrew text probably will not wrap correctly.

 

§         Text Format (TXT) - This option will export the text in simple ASCII text format. There will be no font information included. This text should be readable by any text editor or word processing program.

 

§         CCAT Format (CAT) - This option will export the text in the format used by the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Computer Analysis of Texts. This is a special ASCII text format used for Greek and Hebrew text. If you are compiling your own databases in BibleWorks the text is currently required to be input in this format for Greek and Hebrew text.

 

§         RTF Format - This option will export the text in the Microsoft Rich Text Format, which is designed as a portable format for the exchange of documents among different programs and operating systems. Font information is preserved but Hebrew text will probably not be read properly by other programs. Note that the RTF export option only supports exporting Bible text properly, but not version notes. Exporting double-byte languages using the RTF export option is not supported.

 


Using the Popup Copy Window

 

The Popup Copy Window is a utility window that can be opened up from within any other application in Windows. It provides an easy way to insert Bible verse text into another application. To open the Popup Copy Window make sure the mouse cursor is over the application you want to copy to, and then press Ctrl+Shift+b on your keyboard. This keyboard sequence can be changed under Tools | Options | General | Option Strings. This will open the Popup Copy Window.

To copy a verse or range of verses, type the reference in the Copy Window text box and press the <Enter> key (or click the Copy button). The verse reference must exist in the version chosen and displayed on the button to the left of the text entry box. If you have "All Display Versions" or "These Versions" selected, The versions copied will be those defined in the current Popup Copy favorite (see below) plus the version specified on the Popup Copy Window button. If necessary the input verse will be remapped to the versions specified for output.

 

The message area at the bottom of the Popup Copy Window summarizes the source versions and target copy location currently in effect. Note that the order of the versions will be the same as the display order in the main Browse Window (this can be changed).

 

Where the text is copied is determined by the settings defined in the current Copy Center favorite. The first time you use the Copy Center you will need to set up a favorite. To define a favorite click on the Favorites button and in the menu that is shown choose "Configure Popup Copy Favorites". The following Window will be opened.

Note the selection in the top left drop down list. "Open Popup Copy Window" identifies this as the place to change copy configuration favorites for the Popup Copy Window. You should not change this unless you want to edit favorites for other menus elsewhere in BibleWorks.  The menu on the top right lists all the favorites defined for the current menu (the Popup Copy Window menu in this case). You can edit any of the favorites entries by selecting the entry from the drop down, clicking on the text area of the list, and typing a description. Suppose for example you want to create a favorite to enter text into the Open Office Word Processor. To do that you can proceed as follows:

This favorite will be active now but you can reactivate it later by just selecting it from the Copy Window "Favorites" button menu. Now when you enter a verse and press <Enter> the verse text will be copied as you specified. Keep in mind that you may have to reset the window name in the favorite setup if you change the name of the document.  If you are using Word and set the "Where to Copy" label to "Microsoft Word" you don't have to worry about file names.


Using the Report Generator

 

The Report Generator permits you to generate "Reports" on particular verses or verse ranges that you are working with. To generate a report choose a "Base Version" from the drop down list box and then enter a verse reference or range of verses from that version. Then select the options indicating what you want in the report and click on the "New Report" Button. The report will be generated and opened up in the BibleWorks Editor. If you select "Replace Report" the report will replace the last report generated, instead of opening up a new file. You can choose to include any or all of the following items:

 

Bible Text

 

The Bible text from each of the versions specified in the "Include Biblical Text" edit box will be included in the report.

 

Lexicons

 

In the Lexicons group box place a check beside each lexicon that you want to use for word definitions. Lexical entries will be included for every word in each of the versions specified in the bottom left edit line. The versions in this list must be Greek or Hebrew text versions (not morphology versions). Each word in these versions will also be parsed for you. To activate lexicon output you must also select "Include Lexicon Entries" in the "Report Options" group box. Some Hebrew Lexicons are not supported. Because of spelling differences and homonyms, many WTM lemmas do not exist in some lexicons. Key lexicons like HALOT and BDB have hand edited links to the WTM database, but these have not been created for all lexicons.

 

Lexicon Filtering

 

This section allows you to set several options that determine how lexical entries are handled: The filters in this section affect which words are included in lexical entry lists, as well as which words are included when you check the "Include Morphological Analysis" option.

 

Morph Code Exclude Filter

 

In this box you can enter a string to filter the morphology codes of lemmas before they are looked up in the lexicons specified. Lemmas with codes that match the filter will not be included. If you leave it blank no exclusion filtering will be done. Note that the include filter is applied first. Then the exclusion filter is applied. You can use wildcards and grouping codes, just as in morphology codes entered on the command line. Example: the string [nv]* will cause all nouns and verbs to be excluded (assuming GNT/GNM is your base version). Do not include the "@" or "%" when you specify the filter.

 

Morph Code Include Filter

 

In this box you can enter a string to filter the morphology codes of lemmas before they are looked up in the lexicons specified. Only lemmas with codes that match the filter will be included. If you leave it blank no inclusion exclusion filtering will be done and all forms will be included (unless excluded by the exclusion filter). Note that the include filter is applied first. Then the exclusion filter is applied. You can use wildcards and grouping codes, just as in morphology codes entered on the command line. Example: the string [nv]* will cause all nouns and verbs to be included (assuming GNT/GNM is your base version).

 

Exclude Lex words if freq  >=

 

Lemmas with frequencies of occurrence greater than or equal to this number will be excluded from the lexical entries. To include all entries, make this a very large number, like 999999. Currently only Greek words are filtered.

 

Report Options

 

§         Include Lexicon Entries - if this option is checked a mini-lexicon will be built based on the words in the range of verses selected.

 

§         Include Chapter Notes - if this option is checked user-defined Chapter notes, if they exist, will be included. Chapter notes are only included with the first verse of each chapter.

 

§         Include Verse Notes - if this option is checked user-defined Verse notes, if they exist, will be included.

 

§         Include Morphological Analysis - if this option is checked a morphological analysis of all the words in all the verses will be included.

 

§         Include Frequency Lists - if this option is checked a frequency list including all words in the verse range will be included.

 

§         Sort Frequency List by Frequency - if this option is checked the frequency list described in the previous item will be sorted by frequency of occurrence in the specified verse range rather than alphabetically.

 

§         Global Form Usage Summary - if this option is checked a global form usage summary for each form in each Greek/Hebrew text version will be included. This describes the various ways in which the forms are parsed throughout the entire version.

 

§         Global Lemma Usage Summary - if this option is checked a global lemma usage summary for each lemma in each Greek/Hebrew text version will be included. This describes the various ways in which the lemmas are used throughout the entire version.

 

§         Eliminate verses with no notes - if this option is checked verses with no user notes will not be included.

 

§         Display Briefer TWOT Entries - if this option is checked and the TWOT is a selected Hebrew Lexicon, only the preliminary definitions for each entry will be included.

 

§         Display Section Headings – if this option is unchecked section headings will be eliminated from the Report.