TIP of the day: Context menu on reference vs Context menu on text.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 23 2016 1:42 AM

The Reflecting on the Word: Video Devotionals (Year A) downloaded today and serves as the basis for this tip.

Most users recognize that the Context Menu provides information regarding the tagging of text and the ability to perform a variety of actions based on this coding. For example, Romans 13:11-14

Now look at the Context Menu on the reference to the same passage in Reflecting on the Word: Video Devotionals (Year A). Notice the only change is the addition of a Liturgical Calendar entry.

However, don't get too excited. This is not always true. When I am looking at a reference to the passage in a commentary, I get different results:

Here the Context Menu is similiar to but not identical to the Context Menu for the passage under discussion (1 Thessalonians 4:18) rather than the selected reference.

Even this can be changed significantly simply by excluding the verse number from the selection:

Therefore, the tip is "be cautious in interpreting the Context Menu when the potential ambiguity on what the menu is built upon".

Additional caution specific to the resource Leithart, Peter J., David A. deSilva, Greg Forster, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert N. Wilkin, Mark L. Ward Jr., R. Michael Allen, et al. Reflecting on the Word: Video Devotionals (Year A). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016. If the reflections I have scanned are representative, the reference to the liturgical calendar is of marginal usefulness as the reflection is not necessarily informed by the liturgical calendar or the related readings.

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Gerald Rodgers | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 26 2016 8:51 AM

Hi M J

Thanks for all the work you put into the forums. It is really much appreciated. Thanks too for the "Tip of the Day". Obviously there have been many more of these tips that you have provided. Is there an easy way to track them down so that they might come in handy when needed or can they be put in one place in my system for easy access. Thanks again.

Gerald

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 27 2016 7:25 AM

Gerald Rodgers:

Hi M J

Thanks for all the work you put into the forums. It is really much appreciated. Thanks too for the "Tip of the Day". Obviously there have been many more of these tips that you have provided. Is there an easy way to track them down so that they might come in handy when needed or can they be put in one place in my system for easy access. Thanks again.

Gerald

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