I would not call it a bug, since BibleWorks never said that it would work the way we would like it to work.
Other BW databases, such as Comfort and Barrett, also have some multiple-chapter verse ranges which BibleWorks does not read correctly. That could be considered a bug.
Concerning this "problem" with the synopsis files, I simply learned to use different syntax in the synopsis file entries in order to get them to display all the verses. Instead of writing:
you can write:
Joh 7:53; Joh 8:1-11
and the synopsis tool will read it just fine, only with a line break between chapters.
But the suggestion to have BW read references across chapter lines is fine with me, though I suspect that this might add considerable complexity to the way BW looks up verses. And would BW also want to be able to read across book line, e.g. 1Sa 31:10-2Sa 1:9?
But while we're on the topic of the synopsis tool, does anyone else have the problem I have, namely, that the synopsis tool displays versions which are not specified in the synopsis tool? E.g. on my computer PNT displays in all my NT synopsis files, and PJE displays in all OT synopsis files. But none of the synopsis files designates either of these version as a display version.
Thanks for checking into this.