If someone on the BW staff sees this, can they confirm if the sdf files have been removed?
If they are no longer included w/ BW, may I share those sdf files here that I have in my collection?
This should perhaps go in the User-created databases forum, but the discussion is happening here, so ...
There may well be copyright issues around distributing synopsis (.sdf) files that are based on copyrighted material.
It is simple to create your own when the information is available online. (BW help provides information on how to do it, and the synopsis files in you init BW directory give a bunch of examples.)
Robert J. Miller's synopsis is available at http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/q-contents.html .
It is the second table on that page.
You can simply copy it into a .txt file, and edit it into BW synopsis format, using the editor of your choice (I would use LibreOffice Writer).
Then rename it to .sdf and copy it into your BW init directory.
Ok, I tried following the instructions in the Help file. With some fiddling around I got a Miller list to work--it's actually quite nice! But... there's one reference that just doesn't come up. I'm assuming there are too many verses for the synopsis window to handle (?). Might that be the problem? It's this:
Coming of son of Adam|Lk 17:22-24;17:26-30;17:34-35;17:37|Mt 24:26-28;24:37;24:39-41
Any ideas? Is there something that I've done wrong?
Looking at the early christian writings list, I see the problem. All the entries in that list have "Luke" and "Matt"--with one exception, that being the entry I had problems with. For that one, the entries are with "Lk" and "Mt". I did an automatic search and replace in Word, with "Luk" and "Mat," which converted all the entries but that one. Obviously.
I was so hung up on the rest of elements in that entry that I didn't even think to look at the abbreviations.
However, I now notice another problem: when I use the shortcut "e" to highlight textual differences, this function doesn't seem to work in the synopsis tool. typing in the shortcut actually truncates the text. Not very helpful for comparison purposes! Does anyone else have this problem?