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philo
09-13-2013, 04:37 PM
Is it my imagination or has BW9 recently changed the way text is displayed in the Browse Window? Up until very recently, while in Browse Mode, I was able to type in a range of verses (say Acts 9:1-10) and the verses would display as one continuous block (without line divisions). However, all searches are now displaying the results each verse on a new line (KJV style).

I went to Tools>Options>General>Flags>Browse Window Configuration Options thinking I would (surely) find a box controlling this display feature. If it is there, I don't see it. The "Remove CLRF characters from Browse Window Export" box does not control the display, only the export. I've searched several other places and I don't see a control for the display.

Now, I do realize that I can set the COPY preferences to copy and paste any selected group of texts to MS Word as a single block by removing the CRLF characters. That's great. Now, why not the Browse Window display? Why recently has this changed?

Gary

SkipB
09-14-2013, 10:53 AM
It must be a setting, I have the latest version of BW9 and I still see a verse range as a single block.

Lee
09-14-2013, 07:09 PM
I'm not sure exactly how it's set up, but sometimes when I go to a new section, it will show up in the browse window in the original language text (even if I had been in an English text) in a continuous flow.

Chas
09-15-2013, 01:53 AM
I think it has to do with the foot print button on theBrowse window tool bar.
Chas.

robrecht
10-20-2013, 01:48 PM
I'm trying to figure this out too. I don't like reading texts that are broken up by verses. Would rather see them as paragraphs.

DavidR
10-21-2013, 12:24 PM
robrecht, the desire to see texts in paragraphs is a long-standing one around here. I don't know if it will be available in BW 10 or not, nor is there any promise that BW 10 will appear soon. So our choices are continuous text (Single-Version Mode) and one-verse-at-a-time (Multiple-Version Mode). The little "footprints" icon in both the Browse window and the browse tab in the Analysis window switches between the two. I generally keep the Browse window set to Multiple-Version, to compare versions for the search result itself, and the Analysis window browse tab set to Single-Version, to see a larger context in my preferred version.

But back to philo's original (long-ago) question, I do see the entire passage in a continuous block when I input a passage on the Command Line (e.g., Luke 18:1-8), when I have Multiple-Version Mode set. Clicking the "footprints" (Toggle Browse Mode) switches to Single-Version, and then I see continuous text running beyond my passage. Clicking again reverts to Multiple-Version display of the first verse of my passage.

Something I've noticed, and I think mentioned long ago, is that at some point in the last year or so the browse tab in the Analysis window started defaulting to Multiple-Version Mode, forcing me to click the "footprints" to get Single-Version. Generally this will happen when I first start BW, for instance, or sometimes when loading a set of tabs from disk. It's unpredictable, but it always forces me to do what seems to me to be an unnecessary click.

Michael Hanel
10-21-2013, 02:17 PM
forcing me to click the "footprints" to get Single-Version. Generally this will happen when I first start BW, for instance, or sometimes when loading a set of tabs from disk. It's unpredictable, but it always forces me to do what seems to me to be an unnecessary click.

If you've activated the Browse Window (i.e. have clicked on it last) just type the letter "b" to toggle back and forth from single to multi version. It's usually quicker than finding the footprints and clicking that.

Donald Cobb
10-21-2013, 04:03 PM
Hello all,

If I recall correctly, this question came up a few months ago... I seem to remember that there was something in the option flags that allowed one to keep blocked text as such (i.e., 2 Co 3.1-15) even when changing panes. I know that to be the case because that's the way I have BW set up now!

however, I can't for the life of me find where that setting is! Perhaps someone with more time and patience than I have might look at some of the older topics on this forum and try to find it.

As has been said, a paragraph browse mode remains a major desideratum for the next version...

Cheers,

Don Cobb
Aix-en-Provence, France

DavidR
10-21-2013, 04:37 PM
If you've activated the Browse Window (i.e. have clicked on it last) just type the letter "b" to toggle back and forth from single to multi version. It's usually quicker than finding the footprints and clicking that.
Good point. But it seems to me that one used to be able to rely on the Browse window, or the browse tab in the Analysis window, to come up every time in Multiple-Version Mode or Single-Version Mode, either through an options setting (I just looked, and there isn't one now) or simply by the program picking up whatever your last usage was. Now it seems to prefer Multiple-Version Mode, at least in some circumstances, and then whether by clicking or by typing "b" one needs to force it to Single-Version. Not a bit point, but I'm just sure it used to work differently.

Jim Wert
10-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Hello all,

If I recall correctly, this question came up a few months ago... I seem to remember that there was something in the option flags that allowed one to keep blocked text as such (i.e., 2 Co 3.1-15) even when changing panes. I know that to be the case because that's the way I have BW set up now!

however, I can't for the life of me find where that setting is! Perhaps someone with more time and patience than I have might look at some of the older topics on this forum and try to find it.

As has been said, a paragraph browse mode remains a major desideratum for the next version...

Cheers,

Don Cobb
Aix-en-Provence, France

Tools / Options / Command Line Search Options / Remember command line ranges

DavidR
10-22-2013, 10:56 AM
Thanks, Jim! I turned this on, and now when I specify a range, e.g., Luke 18:1-8, not only do I see this passage as a continuous block when using Multiple-Version Mode, but when I click the "footprints" (Toggle Browse Mode) to switch to Single-Version and then click them again to go back to Multiple-Version, the specified range is once again displayed. Great tip!

From the Help file for this (as always) tersely-worded option:


If this option is enabled, when you enter a range on the Command Line, the range will be remembered when the Browse Window is refreshed. The range is remembered only for the last verse entered on the Command Line. This allows you to scroll backwards and forwards and return to the original verse and have the original range of verses restored. It also retains the Browse Window verse range in multiple-version mode when the window is repainted by BibleWorks (for example, when you highlight and color a portion of text). This option is necessary for some people because by design the Browse Window was not intended originally to display multiple verses in multiple version mode.