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jthomp
11-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Are there any instructional videos or documentation for the use of the GSE? If anyone knows of any or a link that I can refer to I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

Lee
11-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Here is a short video example that I found helpful, courtesy of MGVH: http://www.screencast.com/users/mgvh/folders/Jing/media/64e8567a-87fd-4076-82a2-bdd766d33bba

You might also want to check here (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/?page_id=214), although I personally do not know how to open .qf files.

bkMitchell
11-06-2010, 10:53 AM
Are there any instructional videos or documentation for the use of the GSE? If anyone knows of any or a link that I can refer to I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

Greetings jthomp,

Try these links from the BWs' Class Room Tips:

Tip 1.12: Using the Graphical Search Engine
http://www.bibleworks.com/classroom/1_12/index.html


Tip 1.16 Using the Graphical Search Engine: Part 2
http://www.bibleworks.com/classroom/1_16/index.html

In addition to those and provided you own BibleWorks 8 with it's instructional videos installed you can pull up a video with the title 'searching more than one version at a time' and it will give you a few tips on use the GSE.

To do that:
(1)Click on help
(2)Study guides
(3)Then in the Study guides menu click on Searching more than one version at a time under the heading analyzing the Bible Text
(4) The simply click to play

There a more videos on BibleWork at the Luther Seminary Wiki
http://wiki.luthersem.edu/bin/view/BibleWorks/WebHome

If, this still does not help please reply to this thread and I will try help you figure out the GSE



... I personally do not know how to open .qf files.
Hello Lee,

To open the files in question you will first need to open up the GSE.
(1)Then once the GSE is opened click on file on the top left hand side of the GSE
(2)a drop down menu should appear and you should see the option open
(3)click on open
(4)navigate or browse your drive/s till you find the .qf file you'd like to open then simply click on it.

Also, you will notice that BW's already has installed small .qf files you can try out and even modify till you get the hang of it's logic.

OR just follow Michael Hanel's advice in the following post...

Grace and peace,
Brian

Michael Hanel
11-06-2010, 10:56 AM
You might also want to check here (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/?page_id=214), although I personally do not know how to open .qf files.

.qf meaning query file. Simply Load the GSE in BibleWorks and go to File->Open. By default BibleWorks looks for .qf files in the \ase\ subfolder of BibleWorks, but you can put them wherever you want.

I personally don't do a lot of complex searching so I don't use the GSE very often, but there are three ways to learn more about it. One is by opening up some of these searches and seeing how they run. Play around with them to see how the results change. You learn best by doing. Two, start with a basic search that you can do from the command line. For instance .jesus lord !christ Before you hit enter, load the GSE. You will find your search has been constructed there in the GSE for you. You can use this as another way to start you searches and then modify them there as necessary. Again sometimes it's helpful to see how the GSE constructs these basic searches if you want to learn how to do more advanced ones. The third way is simply by asking here for what it is you want to search for. Chances are someone will be able to help. If not, you can always send your question directly to BibleWorks and see if they can help you construct it.

jthomp
11-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Thanks to all who responded. Good information!