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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 9 2010 8:39 AM | Locked

Is there a way to change the font used by Copy Bible Verses? Any copied text uses the font Helvetica but I generally always use Times New Roman. I could (and generally do) us cmd-opt-shift-v to paste and match style, but this means I lose any benefit of styling from Copy Bible Verses. 

I use Pages and I tried fiddling with my Pages styles to see if copy-Bible-verses was picking up one of those, but nothing I tried changed the font of the Bible text. I also couldn't see anything in the Logos settings that might change this.

Any suggestions (other than using Helvetica, since I prefer serif fonts in my documents)?

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 11:34 AM | Locked

Instead of using the "Copy & Paste" button, try using "Copy" instead and when you paste into your Pages document (set to Times New Roman), choose "Paste and Match Style" from the Edit menu, or press [Opt-Shift-Cmd-V].  You can create a template that has TNR selected and change the General Preference to use that template:

  1. Open a new blank document.
  2. Choose Times New Roman from the font drop-down menu on the main toolbar.
  3. Click on the "File" menu and choose "Save as Template."
  4. Enter a filename, such as "New Document" or "Logos," and save it in the "My Templates" folder.
  5. Click on the "Pages" menu and choose "Preferences," and then click on the "General" tab.
  6. Select “Use Template” under "For New Documents," and click on Choose.
  7. Click on “My Templates” on the left, select your new template on the right, and click on Choose.
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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 3:36 PM | Locked

Melissa,

Appreciate the suggestion, but paste and match style is something I want to avoid (as I said in my original post). I always do 'copy' from Logos rather than 'copy and paste' and I paste it in manually, but if I do paste-and-match-style then I lose bold/italics that I set in my Copy Bible Verses style. Not a big deal, but it does mean I lose a little of the usefulness of this Logos feature.

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 9 2010 3:38 PM | Locked

I should also note one reason why I want a way to make this work. The new expand Bible verse service is very useful, and it appears to use whatever style you last selected in the Copy Bible Verses tool. But this means Expand Verse will always result in a Helvetica font rather than the font I'm using in my document. I need to play with this some more to make sure this observation is correct, but that will be one annoyance of the tool, always having to set my font back.

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Levi D. | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 5 2011 5:09 AM | Locked

Recently changed my document font from Helvetica to Georgia and noticed this little annoyance. Would it be possible to have an option for font in the Copy Bible Verses Syntax? Something like, "%Font=Georgia"?

I spent most of my time in thinking of divine things, year after year; often walking alone in the woods and solitary places for meditation, soliloquy and prayer - Jonathan Edwards

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 5 2011 8:15 AM | Locked

Chris Roberts:

I should also note one reason why I want a way to make this work. The new expand Bible verse service is very useful, and it appears to use whatever style you last selected in the Copy Bible Verses tool. But this means Expand Verse will always result in a Helvetica font rather than the font I'm using in my document. I need to play with this some more to make sure this observation is correct, but that will be one annoyance of the tool, always having to set my font back.

Chris ~  I filed a report with development on this.

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Tim Hatch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 27 2011 9:31 AM | Locked

Yes, this is something that would be SOOOO useful for me as well.  I love using the Copy Verses feature but get frustrated with having to reformat the verse from the CMD OPT SHIFT V feature into a bolded reference and unbolded scripture.  Good feature to add soon Logos.

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