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    Default Search on Strong's Number without displaying the number in Browse window

    Hi,

    Could someone confirm whether BW9 (I haven't upgraded) allows one to search on Strong's numbers from the context menu without actually displaying the numbers? In BW8 this is not possible. Since the tagged Bible texts are, well, tagged, it seems that displaying the numbers (which, in my opinion clutters the window) should not be necessary to access this functionality.

    Thanks!
    Rubén Gómez

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    Yes, in BW9 you can do what you want. Your search version has to be one which has embedded Strong's numbers (e.g. KJV, NAU). On the command line type .@ plus the Strong's number you wish to search. You can also search for a word in your search version and a Strong's number. Help chapter 34 gives directions on how to do this, plus it has some examples. E.g. .man@444 will find all verses where "man" is used to translate "a;nqrwpoj".
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    Default How soon we forget

    Reuben,
    I don't have BW8 installed anymore, but I thought you could do it in 8. If nothing else, after completing a search, toggle off the codes before you go through your results list. That should make it easier to read.
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    Default Command line vs. Context menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben Gomez View Post
    Could someone confirm whether BW9 (I haven't upgraded) allows one to search on Strong's numbers from the context menu without actually displaying the numbers? In BW8 this is not possible. Since the tagged Bible texts are, well, tagged, it seems that displaying the numbers (which, in my opinion clutters the window) should not be necessary to access this functionality.
    The short answer is no; you cannot simply right-click on a word in a tagged version, and select the "Search on Strong's number" option -- it isn't in the context menu. You do need to use the command line.
    However, if you have "show word tips" turned on, or are displaying the "Analysis" tab in the Analysis window, the Strong's number will be displayed in either/both of those places, so you can easily enter that number as ".nnnn" on the command line to do the lookup. Not quite as simple as two clicks, but still not too onerous.
    But this has not changed -- both BW7 and BW8 could do it. (I don't know about BW6 or earlier -- I first met BW in its BW7 guise)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Wert View Post
    The short answer is no; you cannot simply right-click on a word in a tagged version, and select the "Search on Strong's number" option -- it isn't in the context menu. You do need to use the command line.
    However, if you have "show word tips" turned on, or are displaying the "Analysis" tab in the Analysis window, the Strong's number will be displayed in either/both of those places, so you can easily enter that number as ".nnnn" on the command line to do the lookup. Not quite as simple as two clicks, but still not too onerous.
    But this has not changed -- both BW7 and BW8 could do it. (I don't know about BW6 or earlier -- I first met BW in its BW7 guise)
    Thank you, Jim. That's exactly what I wanted to know. I wasn't interested in entering Strong's numbers on the command line. Right-clicking and searching is what I had in mind. I, for one, would like to be able to right-click on a word in a tagged Bible and have the ability to search on the corresponding Strong's number, as well as have the word highlighted (as opposed to the number).

    Thanks!
    Rubén Gómez

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    Default I think you can if this is what you mean...

    Is that what you are asking?
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    MGVH:

    I think Ruben wants to do it without the Strong's numbers showing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben Gomez View Post
    Could someone confirm whether BW9 (I haven't upgraded) allows one to search on Strong's numbers from the context menu without actually displaying the numbers?

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    Ah, yes... Now I see, says the blind man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Wert View Post
    MGVH:

    I think Ruben wants to do it without the Strong's numbers showing.
    Exactly! Sorry if it wasn't clear.
    Rubén Gómez

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