How hard would it be for BW 10 (should God so will that it come) to remember a different synopsis tool to accompany the different tabs? Right now BW remembers the last synopsis tool which was opened by the user (regardless of tab). But when I am in my Old Testament tab and open the synopsis tool, I don't want the Aland synopsis of the Gospels. I want something which compares OT with NT or OT to OT. But then, if I switch to my NT tab, I may want that Aland synopsis. But, alas! if I had the OT synopsis open last, that opens instead of Aland. And it cannot open to the NT passage I am studying. So I have to open the desired synopsis, which only opens to the beginning, not to the passage open in my tab. It is great that the synopsis tool tries to open the synopsis window to the passage the user is studying in the analysis window. But if the last synopsis tool you used was in the other testament, BW (obviously) cannot find an appropriate synopsis spot to open, so you have to scroll through to see if one exists. Have I made myself clear?
So I like to set up BWs with 2 windows. But whenever I minimize the program it automatically defaults to 3 windows, adding the Search Window, when I bring BWs program back up.
Below are pics showing what I talking about:
I'll set it up like so...
Then it returns to this after I minimize BW and bring it back up...
It's annoying. I hope BW tries to fix this. Thanks for listening.
Last edited by Michael Tarver; 08-11-2014 at 07:33 PM.
Would love to see BW10 keeping up with the Jones's, stay competitive in the sense of resources, let publishers and author's know many of us are not buying it in printed text but will use it as BW10 Users/Consumer/Client. My hope is that we are not, soon, obsolete, and the force(s) push us elsewhere.
Ideas would be starting with more lexical resources/tools added such as the forthcoming New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, 2 ed, (5 vol), NIDOTT for that matter at some point. Negotiate for adding OT Grammar and Syntax, Exegesis Handbooks for both OT and NT, etc, etc.
I stopped too short, just to push it a little further on the wish list... a few choices of resources on the spectrum regarding NT/OT TC, Idioms, Verbal Aspect, NT Discourse Grammar, and work on Prepositions. Why not dream when it's out there. jwb
Dale A. Brueggemann
כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)