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Tip 1.6: Working Quickly on the Command Line

One of the benefits of BibleWorks is its great speed, not only in its rapid searches, but in how fast and easy it is to perform your most common tasks. One of the keys to working quickly in BibleWorks is using shortcuts on the Command Line.

Moving the Cursor to the Command Line

  • The fastest way to move the cursor to the Command Line is to press the Esc key on your keyboard.
  • To clear the Command Line, press the Esc key a second time.

Adding a Display Version

  • Enter 'd' plus the version code on the Command Line, then hit Enter to add another display version.
  • In the example given, the NET Bible is the search version (as shown in the Command Line Versions button), and the BNT is displayed in the Browse Window.

Removing a Display Version

  • To remove a display version, type 'd -' and the version code and hit Enter. Be sure to include a space between the 'd' and the '-'.
  • In order to remove all versions except the search version, type 'd c' (for 'display clear') and hit Enter.
  • In the example below, the BNT is removed from the Browse Window display.
  • To remove all versions except a select couple of versions, type 'd c' followed by a space and the versions you want to retain in the display, then hit Enter. Include a space between each version.
  • In the following example, all versions except the NET, BNT, and WTT are removed from the Browse Window.

Changing the Search Version

  • Enter the version code on the Command Line, then hit Enter to change the search version. This will also add the version as a display version if it is not already displaying in the Browse Window.
  • In the following example, the BNT becomes the new search version, and is added to the Browse Window display if it is not already displayed.

Setting a Search Limit

  • To set a search limit, type the letter 'l' on the Command Line, followed by the search range, then hit enter.
  • In the following example, a search limit is set to Romans.
  • You can set search limits to non-adjoining ranges, as well. The following example sets the search limits to both Luke and Acts.
  • Search limits can also be set to single chapters or verses. The following example sets the limit to Roman chapter 1 and Galatians 1:1.
  • You can also use preset verse limits such as OT, NT, John, Pent, Paul. The following example limits the search to the Pentateuch.
  • If you frequently work in a specific verse range, you may want to use the Search Limits window to create a custom abbreviation for that range. For more information about setting search limits, see Chapter 30 Setup Options, under the section "Setting Search Limits" in the Online Help. To open the Online Help file, select Help | Online Help Contents from the main BibleWorks menu.

Removing a Search Limit

  • To remove a search limit, type the letter 'l' on the Command Line, and hit Enter.

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