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    Red face BW7 and my Classics work

    This is how I've used set up so far for doing some of my classics work. As you can see I use Perseus to keep track of parsing and such and then I use the BW editor to keep all of my notes in one place and I also keep open the LSJ Lexicon to chase after words when Perseus' lexicon doesn't work the way I want it to. The editor has autosave features and it handles Unicode font like a charm. I have yet to have it crash on me in many, many hours of translating.

    The big plus for me is that I keep all of my grammatical and vocabulary notes on the computer so they're available for later when I have the Plato Greek texts loaded into BW. It's much easier keeping track of vocab this way rather than writing it all in a notebook or on sheets of paper. Also I copy words from the Perseus in Unicode to the Editor in Palatino Linotype (my current favorite Unicode font) and so not only do I have my notes there working well, but they're also in Unicode, which keeps an eye on preserving them for the future whenever computers decide to fully use Unicode.

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    Question How do you get Perseus to do that?

    How do you get Perseus to display Plato in columns like that? Your screenshot looks different and more useful than the web interface that I'm familiar with (see here).
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    Default that's the old perseus

    Quote Originally Posted by jdarlack
    How do you get Perseus to display Plato in columns like that? Your screenshot looks different and more useful than the web interface that I'm familiar with (see here).
    You'll want to go the the hopper site. It really is rather confusing. God bless the people that make Perseus work, but it sure takes someone else to tell you how to do it. It took me the longest time to realize Perseus could actually be helpful.

    Go to this page as your new opening page http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/
    Then from their hit the Collections on the grey bar. If you did Greco Roman that would bring you to this link http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/...on:Greco-Roman
    Click on your work there and it loads in the side panels any commentaries/translations that line up for the texts. So Plato's Republic, the link is this: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/...t:1999.01.0167 Then you can change it to chunk by section or book or what have you.
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    Talking Perseus 4.0!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hanel
    You'll want to go the the hopper site...
    Thanks! This definitely increases the useability of an already fantastic site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdarlack
    Thanks! This definitely increases the useability of an already fantastic site!
    just another lesson in sharing. sometimes the things you take for granted are extremely informative to others. sounds like the motto of these forums or something
    Michael Hanel
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    Michael,

    Thanks so much!! I have only intermittently used Perseus in the last few years because of the difficult interface. The new interface is very helpful.

    It always shocks me to see what is available now. When I was doing Classics at U of Chicago in the early 90s, we had nothing in terms of electronic resources.

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    Also I copy words from the Perseus in Unicode to the Editor in Palatino Linotype (my current favorite Unicode font) and so not only do I have my notes there working well, but they're also in Unicode, which keeps an eye on preserving them for the future whenever computers decide to fully use Unicode.
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