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Tip 2.9: Using Checkboxes to Create Verse Lists

A common BibleWorks task is creating verse lists. In this Classroom Tip we look at the new Search Window Checkboxes feature, and demonstrate how useful it is for creating verses lists.

Using Search Window Checkboxes to Create Verse Lists

The Search Window checkboxes feature is a handy tool for creating verse lists. This example shows how to use the Search Window checkboxes to aid in creating a verse list of one specific meaning of the word for belief, pisto.j.

Begin by searching on the word pisto.j in the BNM, with the BNT displaying in the Browse Window. The Search Window lists 67 hits in 63 verses. Place your cursor over the Search Window, then click the right-hand mouse button to display the context menu. Select Checkbox Options, and then select Clear All Verse List Checkboxes.

The Friberg ANLEX lexicon lists two main definitions for the word pisto.j. The first definition is active; of persons trusting, believing, or of being a believer. The second definition of pisto.j is passive; being trustworthy, faithful, or reliable.

We will check the boxes that contain a use of pisto.j that fits the first Friberg definition, where pisto.j is used in an active sense of trusting, believing, or being a believer. Display each verse in the Browse Window in turn by clicking on the verse in the Search Window. Evaluate the meaning of pisto.j in the content of its verse. If pisto.j has the first meaning in that verse, select the checkbox for that verse. Continue through the list until you have evaluated all the verses.

Once you have completed checking the checkboxes, right-click inside the Search Window to open the context menu. Select Checkbox Options, and then select Delete All Unchecked. This removes all the unchecked verses, leaving you with only a list of verses that contain the word pisto.j with the meaning contained in the first Friberg definition.

You can use the Copy options button  to copy the list of verses to the BibleWorks editor or to Microsoft Word. You can save the verse list to a file by selecting File on the BibleWorks main menu, then selecting Save Verse List to File. You can also import the verse list into the Verse List Manager for future work with your verse list.

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