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MortenJensen
02-06-2013, 06:12 AM
Hi all,
I have the pleasure of introducing BW to a new class of students - I am amazed at what BW is capable of, when you go through it all from scratch.

Now, I would like to put together a list with the "10 best tips" or so for daily use. Something like:

- jump to Command Line with "Esc".
- browse through single verses in Browse Window with the arrow keys.
- name your Favorites with short names, so they can be easily called forward without using the mouse.

I am thinking of the daily routines that help us use BW much more smoothly.

Does anyone have some to add? Some suggestions?
Which shortcuts and commands do you use so much that you have almost forgotten how life was before?

Thanks,
Morten

MGVH
02-06-2013, 03:34 PM
Some quick tips:

ESC ESC to go to and clear command line
In the command line: d= display; l = limit; c=clear
In command line, if you are having trouble remembering when to start a search w/ a period or whatever, enable Code Insertion Buttons (right click in command line and enable)
When going to a verse, you can separate chapter and verse by colon, comma, period, or space (ie Joh 3:16 or 3,16 or 3.16 or 3 16)
W/ mouse in Browse window: b > for browsing; n for notes toggles
Pay attention to the green/yellow boxes under the command line. A yellow one reminds you that have some restriction in place
When moving mouse from browse to analysis pane, hold shift key to keep analysis info from changing
When in doubt, right-click or F1
Did you just lose the analysis pane? Look at the bottom of the BW window and double-click Analysis. (Check out the other stuff there too)
When in the browse pane, I find it preferable for the up/down arrow keys to progress by verse (rather than just move up/down in the pane). W/ mouse clicked in browse pane, hit CTRL-SHIFT down arrow. As you do so, look in bottom left of BW window. Keep hitting that CTRL-SHIFT down arrow until it says Scroll Mode is now in Sync Mode
If you have a wheel mouse, CTRL-SHIFT wheel will move up/down by verses in browse pane.
If you have a wheel mouse, CTRL wheel will move up/down by search results and display them in browse pane.
To switch the focus to a different version in the browse pane, double-click on the superscripted version abbreviation. (This is helpful if you want to change browse mode.)
BibleWorks Shortcuts and Command Line Searches (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/library/documents/bibleworks_shortcuts-searches.pdf) - This is a two-page list of most search functions in BibleWorks. (Jim Darlack)


Here is just about everything I know about BW with tips on installation, customization, and guides for use of BW. (http://scrollandscreen.com/bibleworks/bwinstallguide.htm)

MortenJensen
02-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Mark,
This is ABSOLUTELY great stuff. Thank you so much!
Two things: It seems as the link to install guide 3 links to install guide 2.
The other thing: When you have compiled groups of Favorites, can you then share them with your students? Are they saved as separate files or only in the ini-file?

Thanks again!
Morten

MGVH
02-06-2013, 08:31 PM
Hi, Morten,
I had a bunch of old/missing links I had copied/pasted from an earlier page.
You will see that I now simply send you to a page with everything I've got.
HERE (http://scrollandscreen.com/bibleworks/bwinstallguide.htm) it is!

Mark Eddy
02-07-2013, 01:32 AM
Mark,

The other thing: When you have compiled groups of Favorites, can you then share them with your students? Are they saved as separate files or only in the ini-file?
Morten

Different Mark, but I can answer this. The Favorites are saved in lines of the ini file, not as separate files. You can share them with your students, if you have the ini file open in a text editor and copy and paste from your file to theirs. This is how I do it between my two computers. Someone else may have found a better way, but this works, as long as both computers have the same versions installed.
Mark Eddy

MortenJensen
02-07-2013, 03:51 AM
Thanks to both of you.

Another nice tip for the daily tasks:
- the easiest way to copy a lemma to clipboard is to use the WTM or BGM-versions in the Browse Window rather than the lexicons.

Morten

jdarlack
02-07-2013, 01:43 PM
When I teach BW at GCTS (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/library/BibleWorks-Tutorial.cfm), I always encourage students to use the command line to set up search and display versions (rather than using various dialog boxes and drop down menus).

Here's a link to another page that I give students (besides the one that Mark shared earlier):

http://www.gordonconwell.edu/library/documents/bibleworks_tutorial.pdf

It shows people immediately how to set up a search for NT word studies (NT/LXX, Josephus, Philo, Apostolic Fathers, Pseudepigrapha).

bkMitchell
02-09-2013, 10:15 AM
Hi all,
I have the pleasure of introducing BW to a new class of students - I am amazed at what BW is capable of, when you go through it all from scratch...
Does anyone have some to add? Some suggestions?...


Hello Morten I know this isn't really what you're asking for but...I would suggest you take a look at the video at the link below.
"On Sept. 30, 2010, a Bibleworks trainer came to Luther Seminary and hosted a training session on Bibleworks 8"

http://www.luthersem.edu/technology/freerangelearning.aspx?m=3725&post=187

Take a look at the shortcuts, and features Jim Barr presents to beginners, it may also help you to think about how you might make your presentation, too. You can also note some of the question that were asked of him. One, of the useful tips I got from this video was the "code insertion buttons" ! I use those all the time for command line searches.

DavidR
02-14-2013, 05:13 PM
BibleWorks Shortcuts and Command Line Searches (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/library/documents/bibleworks_shortcuts-searches.pdf) - This is a two-page list of most search functions in BibleWorks. (Jim Darlack)

Here is just about everything I know about BW with tips on installation, customization, and guides for use of BW. (http://scrollandscreen.com/bibleworks/bwinstallguide.htm)
Belated thanks, Mark, for this very useful list. I just added these last two items to my ERMIE (a feature of which I have been shockingly ignorant; I am only beginning to see what an incredibly useful, extensible research tool it is).

MortenJensen
02-14-2013, 06:15 PM
David, could you give a couple of examples on how you use the Ermie?
Morten

DavidR
02-14-2013, 09:11 PM
David, could you give a couple of examples on how you use the Ermie?
Morten
Well, as I say, I've really only just begun to discover it, so I don't actually have any examples yet. But I'll bet others here do. (Hint, hint.)

MGVH
02-16-2013, 11:04 AM
I've added a number of links in my ERMIE over the years, but I have no clue anymore what's mine and what came w/ BW. They had lots of links pre-assigned.
I'm finding, however, that I'm Zotero for all my bibliographic work these days, and that includes links to web sites.
If you don't use Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/), I can't encourage you enough to check it out. It's free. It's multi-platform. I have come to use this nearly daily as a way to organize books, articles, PDFs, and web pages I come across. It's such an outstanding bibliographic tool. I did buy the Scanner for Zotero (https://market.android.com/details?id=org.ale.scanner.zotero) app for my Droid X, so I'm prepared for when I go to something like the Society of Biblical Literature meeting and can use it for adding books I see to my lists and making notes on them. Zotero also allows for collaboration with the sharing of libraries, so it's one way I share my bibliographies with my students and allow them to add to it. (There are Zotero mobile apps (http://www.zotero.org/blog/zotero-apps-go-mobile/) for other platforms too.)

Read more: http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/search?q=zotero&max-results=20&by-date=true#ixzz2L4gScU2t