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Tip 4.3 Changing the Display of Morphology Versions

BibleWorks contains two types of Greek and Hebrew texts: a text version like you find in a printed text, and a morphology version that lists the lemmas and parsing codes. The text version is great for reading. The morphology version is great for searching, but is very difficult to read.

In this Classroom Tip we will look at ways to move the morphology versions out of the way in the Browse Window so you have more room to view text versions, yet still retain the ability to search the morphology versions.

Changing Morphology Versions Display Order

One way to move the morphology versions out of your primary viewing area in the Browse Window is to move them to the bottom of the Browse Window. To move a morphology version to the bottom of the Browse Window, click the Browse Window Options button  at the top of the Browse Window and select Set Version Display Order. If the morphology version that you want to move is already a Browse Window display version, you can select the Show Active Only radio button at the bottom of the window. This button will show only the current Browse Window display versions. Select the morphology version in the list that you want to move, then click the Move to Bot button to move the morphology version to the bottom of the list. When you click the OK button, the morphology version will display at the bottom of the Browse Window.

If you regularly want all of the morphology versions to display at the bottom of the Browse Window, you can create a version display order (vdo) file to make this change. In the version display order window that you used above, select the radio button to Show All Versions. Scroll down the list of versions until you come to a morphology version. Select the morphology version, then click the Move to Bot button. Continue down the list until you have moved all the morphology versions to the bottom of the versions list. Once you have moved all the versions, click the Save to File button. Save this file with an easy to remember name, such as "morph.vdo". To apply these version order settings to the Browse Window, enter 'order morph' (or the shortcut 'o morph' ) on the Command Line, then press your Enter key. Now all of the morphology versions will appear at the bottom of the Browse Window. By using version display order files (.vdo), you can change the order of versions that appear in the Browse Window depending upon your study needs. If you wish to revert back to the original version order, enter 'order normal' (or the shortcut 'o normal') on the Command Line, then press your Enter key.

A BibleWorks 8 update provides a morph.vdo file for you. You can use the BibleWorks Update to download this free file to your computer. Use the file as described in the instructions given above.

Removing Morphology Versions from the Browse Window

You can remove the morphology version from the Browse Window while still retaining the ability to search the morphology versions. On the main BibleWorks menu select Tools | Options | General | Flags | Browse Window Configuration Options. Uncheck the box to Automatically make morphology versions display versions.

By default this box is checked. When you search for a lemma from the Browse Window or search a morphology version from the Command Line that morphology version will automatically become a display version in the Browse Window. When you uncheck this box, the morphology version does not become a display version when you conduct a morphology search.

With this box unchecked, you can choose to display the morphology version by using the 'display' command on the Command Line. For example, to display the WTM Hebrew morphology version in the Browse Window while the options box is unchecked, enter 'display wtm' (or the shortcut 'd wtm' ) on the Command Line, then press your Enter key. Now the WTM will display in the Browse Window.

Even while the morphology version is not a display version, you can still set the morphology version as your search version. In this way you can search, for example, the WTM Hebrew morphology version, but all of your search results will show up in the Browse Window in the WTT Hebrew text version.

This feature to restrict the display of the morphology version yet have the morphology version as the search version has one limitation—it only works if the Browse Window is set to multi-version mode. It is impossible to set the search version as a morphology version but not have it as a display version and yet want to show the text in Browse Mode in the Browse Window. You can, however, set the Browse Window to multi-version mode and set display the Browse Tab using the companion text to the morphology version in Browse Mode. In the example below, the search version is set to the WTM Hebrew morphology version, the Browse Window is set to multi-version mode with the search results displaying in the WTT Hebrew text version, and the Browse Tab is set to display the WTT Hebrew text version in Browse Mode.

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