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    Default How do I copy and paste paragraph text with full book names?

    I have BW 8. How can I paste, insert, transfer, export (whatever the word is) the following text into Word 2007:


    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2)

    I only seem to be able to get "Gen".
    I would like to be able to do that when searching: .In the beginning as well as Gen 1:1-2.
    (I would like to also be able to control whether the "2" is superscript or regular text.)
    Any advice?
    Thanks!

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    I almost feel like I am reading your question wrong, but if you are asking simply how to copy and paste something into word, you select the text which you want, and then you right click, on the drop down will be the, "copy selected text" from there you can choose the, "configure text copy favorites" now I do not know if you can get everything you want but that should help you for a start.
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    In the BW Options Window (wrench icon) under the second heading "Output Format Options" click on the third: "Selected browse text." There you will see many options for copying and pasting. On the top right is a drop-down list of possible ways to copy. You may wish to choose "Clipboard" to start out. Underneath that you will see a number of "Output Format Options." One is "Place reference after text." You want to click that one. On the bottom left of the window is a list of what will be included in this reference. I think the defaut is book-chapter-verse-version. But you can delete any of those, if you wish.

    You can make your own copy favorites, so that if (for example) you do not always want the reference added, you could make up a new favorite and name it (e.g. "Plain") and uncheck "Place reference after text." It can get a bit tricky, if you forget which kind of copying you are doing. But after playing with it a while, you can probably get the look you want.
    I hope this helps.
    Mark Eddy

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    I can't say that I have ever dealt with the "output format options" but I am glad to now know it is there and will certainly use it in the future.
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    Mark Eddy,
    Thanks for the info, but when I select the text and hit Ctrl-c the Ctrl-v into Word, I get:

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Gen 1:1-2)
    (Genesis is still abbreviated).
    If I select the "Genesis 1:1" at the beginning of the text (in the center window or column or whatever it's called of BibleWorks), I get:

    Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Gen 1:1-2)

    (Genesis at the end is not spelled out.)
    If I select the text, right-click, then click Copy to Word, I get:

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Gen 1:1-2)

    (An extra line break between verses 1 and 2--which I do not want--and Genesis is still not spelled out.)
    If I hit "Ctrl-Shift-b" I get:

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2 NKJ)

    So, I can get Genesis spelled out (yay!), but it is convoluted: I have to either type the references into the Ctrl-Shift-b dialogue box (fine for when I want to copy specific verses--so that answers one of my original questions), or I have to put the first verse at the top of the center column, hit Ctrl-Shift-b, then End, then the "dash" key, then the end verse number, then the Enter key, then Atl-Tab back to Word and Ctrl-v (whew!).
    If the verses are already on the screen, how can I select text and copy and paste it so the book name is spelled out? There must be some place among all the options where I can set that up. (Isn't there?) I think I managed to set that up with previous BW versions.
    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Full book names

    The full book names is possible, but it will take a few minutes to set it up. BW by default assumes people want abbreviated names.

    Go to Tools | Options, then Bible Versions | Book Names. Now Double click Gen under the Def column. Change "Exported Verse List Name" to "Genesis". Click OK. Do this for all the books of the Bible.

    Then I would advise you to save this file as something else like fullbooks.bna, so that you don't lose it or in case you ever want to switch back to abbreviations.
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