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    Hi all,
    Has someone worked out a synopsis file for the (alleged) Q material?
    I know it is possible to set search limits to Q - but I would like the Q-material displayed; either as a book, or,better, as a synopsis between Matt and Luk.
    I haven't been able to locate such a synopsis anywhere. Important for teaching and research.

    Morten

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortenJensen View Post
    Hi all,
    Has someone worked out a synopsis file for the (alleged) Q material?
    I know it is possible to set search limits to Q - but I would like the Q-material displayed; either as a book, or,better, as a synopsis between Matt and Luk.
    I haven't been able to locate such a synopsis anywhere. Important for teaching and research.

    Morten
    Hello Morten,

    This thread may give you a couple pointers:

    http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sho...t-Q-quot-texts

    Regards,

    Donald Cobb
    Aix-en-Provence, France

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    Thanks, Donald

    Have you since then worked out a .sdf-file with the texts? Would you mind sharing it?
    I don't see how a set of Bible-texts (already available freely on the net) can violate any copyright laws.

    It seems a bit tedious if every bw-user has to compile the list afresh.
    Morten

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    Hi again,

    Well, I just compiled it myself in a few clicks. Here is what I did, if anyone want to the trick also:

    - Copied the second table here: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/q-contents.html
    - Into a word-document.
    - Search and replace Matt for Mat; Luke for Luk (and in the next last line, there is an error in the list that needs to handled manually, Lk).
    - In Word: Convert table to text, choose a special sign as [.
    - Search and replace [ for | (including spaces before and after).
    - Turn the list into a numbered list (if you like, I guess).
    - Open a .sdf file from the init-folder (like aland.sdf). Choose "save as" and rename into Q-sayings.sdf.
    - Delete all text execpt the first three lines.
    - Paste the text from Word below the three top lines.
    - Save.

    And you are all done; ready to open it in the Synopsis Tool.

    Pretty nice.

    Thanks for the help.
    Morten

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortenJensen View Post
    Hi again,

    Well, I just compiled it myself in a few clicks. Here is what I did, if anyone want to the trick also:

    - Copied the second table here: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/q-contents.html
    - Into a word-document.
    - Search and replace Matt for Mat; Luke for Luk (and in the next last line, there is an error in the list that needs to handled manually, Lk).
    - In Word: Convert table to text, choose a special sign as [.
    - Search and replace [ for | (including spaces before and after).
    - Turn the list into a numbered list (if you like, I guess).
    - Open a .sdf file from the init-folder (like aland.sdf). Choose "save as" and rename into Q-sayings.sdf.
    - Delete all text execpt the first three lines.
    - Paste the text from Word below the three top lines.
    - Save.

    And you are all done; ready to open it in the Synopsis Tool.

    Pretty nice.

    Thanks for the help.
    Morten

    Morten,

    I myself was surprised at how easy it was to do it. I would have had no problems in sharing my version, but I'm glad it worked for you!

    Donald

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    Morten, this is something I've often wished for. For years while teaching in seminary, I thought of just commissioning a student assistant to create the file. And I never did. Thanks for your diligence.

    And now, continuing my tradition of laziness, would you by chance be willing to share the .sdf file you created so I don't have to make my own?
    David Rensberger
    Atlanta, Georgia

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    Very cool. I too try to be faithful to the tradition of laziness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortenJensen View Post

    - Open a .sdf file from the init-folder (like aland.sdf). Choose "save as" and rename into Q-sayings.sdf.
    A wonderful help, thank you very much.

    One question (or more than one).

    How do you open an .sdf file? I tried to, but Windows said that it couldn't and wanted to search the web for the right software for it(?)

    I was able to open aland.sdf from Word and do everything else you mentioned, but then I couldn't save it as an .sdf file.

    I was able to save it as a text file, and when I went to the Synopsis tool, my "Q-sayings" wasn't there, until I changed the settings to look for "all files".

    Have I missed a step, or misunderstood.

    (using BW8).

    Thanks.

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    Open it from within the synopsis tool and you will be able to edit and save it there. Use File, Edit and File, Save.
    Last edited by robrecht; 02-21-2013 at 07:39 PM.

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    Hi all,

    You open a .sdf file by right-clicking on it and choose "notepad". The .sdf-files should not be opened within word. Word is only for the search and replace-parts.

    When you save from notepad, you should make sure to type the ".sdf" as well (otherwise, windows will add .txt, and then it does not work) - and then save it in the init-folder.

    I have attached my two .sdf-files, the one with the BGT-text; the other one with a Danish version. Here you just replace the D31 in the top with ASV or what ever. Remember again to type the exact name, you want when saving (like: Q.sdf).

    Yes, all in all, this is really a helpful add-on to BW.

    MortenQ-synopsis.zip

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