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10-24-2009, 11:52 AM
By the way I am very thankful for Bibleworks. I just upgraged today to Bibleworks 8 and should receive my copy next week. I currently use BW 7.

Well I have been trying to figure out how to copy some Hebrew verses into Microsoft Word and I finally got it to work by following some instructions on previous posts. Thanks.

I wanted to create a parallel listing of the verses in a 4 column table in Word. So I have Hebrew, Greek, Brenton's Translation then English.

I found a previous post by Charlie (Dec 19, 2006) with the "Parallel Versions Window".doc. Fantastic! That is exactly what I am trying to do. Paste into a table so it compares the different versions in the same row.

So when I start to paste the Greek, and English verses there is no problem. When I paste Hebrew it works. As soon as I make the column width smaller and it start to wrap, it wraps the text the wrong direction so the beginning of the Hebrew verse goes underneath rather than the ending of the verse wrapping. :confused:

I am enclosing a visual.

Any idea how to get this Hebrew verse to wrap the opposite way so it looks like Charlies example?

Thank you so much for any help. :)

10-24-2009, 03:34 PM
Hi David: From your upload it is clear that the "table you like" has hard returns that make the line breaks for the Hebrew text -- it is not "re-flowing".

The reason that the Hebrew does not re-flow properly is that the old-style Bwhebb font is being used. In order for the Hebrew to work as you expect it to, you need to activate the Unicode font export option. You can read about this in Section 30 of the BWks 7 Help file ("Setup Options" > "Font Options" > "Activating Unicode Export...").

When your copy of BWks 8 arrives, you will discover that this is the default setup in any case. :)

You might want fonts, too! For Hebrew use either SBL Hebrew (http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLHebrew.aspx) or Ezra SIL (http://scripts.sil.org/SILHebrUnic2). For Greek, either SBL Greek (http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/BiblicalFonts_SBLGreek.aspx) or Gentium (http://scripts.sil.org/Gentium_download). (There are other possibilities, too.)

You might find Unicode takes some getting used to, but it's worth it.

Hope that helps!

10-24-2009, 08:58 PM
Thank you so much that was it. If I want to put a verse number in front of the hebrew in red like the example how do I do that? I tried putting it in first and then copying and it puts the number at the bottom.

Any ideas.

Thanks again


10-26-2009, 12:05 AM
Thank you so much that was it. If I want to put a verse number in front of the hebrew in red like the example how do I do that?

Are you using Bible 8 or 7?

In Bibleworks 8
go to:

3.Verse list or range
on the left side of the box notice the header "output format options.."
Under that header/section you should notice the, "place reference before text" and the, "place reference after text" options. Simply, click on what you want.

(and you'll need to do to repeat the same actions for the following section if you cut and past from the brows section much)
4.Selected Browse text

If this does not work post again, I could be wrong but I think this should work. And, welcome to the Bibleworks forums!


11-14-2009, 08:24 AM
Thank you for all your help :)

I am good to go and I have my Bibleworks 8 now.