Copy Bible Verses Problem

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 17 2009 8:41 AM

I have created a custom style in the "copy Bible verses" tool. What happens is that it sometimes leaves out spaces after punctuation:

Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.
Mark 4:21–22

In this case, it did it after the word "shine." It is not only periods. It is sometimes after commas, semi-colons, etc. It also shows up that way in the program before I hit copy. What am I missing here? This is what the style looks like:

%NoCharFormatting
%NoRedLetter
%NoFootnotes
%NoCitation

=ForEachVerse
[VerseText]

=Footer
<p><i>[FullPassageRef]

But I don't think it is a problem in my formatting, because if I use the built-in "Bible Text Only" style, the same thing happens:

Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.

Same problem, same spot.

This is a feature I use every day and it is quite annoying. Is it a bug or am I missing something obvious? It is not consistent at all. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it does not, as in the example above. Here is one more, to illustrate:

Then Moses went up to Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab and climbed Pisgah Peak, which is across from Jericho. And the LORD showed him the whole land, from Gilead as far as Dan;all the land of Naphtali; the land of Ephraim and Manasseh; all the land of Judah, extending to the Mediterranean Sea;the Negev; the Jordan Valley with Jericho—the city of palms—as far as Zoar.Then the LORD said to Moses, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have now allowed you to see it with your own eyes, but you will not enter the land.”
Deuteronomy 34:1–4

In this case it happened after the semi-colon after "Dan" but not after all the semi-colons. It happened after the period after "Zoar," but not after all the periods.

I appreciate any help!

Jerry

 

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Chris Elford | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 8:59 AM

Jerry,

What I think I see is that it has to do with the stripping out of the verse numbers. It seems to also take out the space.

I don't know if it is simply a bug or there's a work around outside of including the verse numbers.

I'll try to find some time to look into it.

But maybe someone from Logos can help

Chris

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 9:05 AM

Jerry,

Unless I'm mistaken it's failing to put a space after the verse. 

to fix that modify the versetext line to say:

=ForEachVerse

[VerseText] <b></b>

That will cause a space to be inserted.  Since the boldtag opens and closes it does nothing but give the space a place to rest.

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 9:13 AM

Nice, Thomas!

That is a workaround and is perfect for me, but since it shows up in at least one of the pre-made Logos templates, they really need to fix it.

Thank you thank you thank you! (apologies to Jim Nabors).

What is so cool about V4 is that when I get on my laptop, it will already be fixed though the magic of synchronization!

Jerry

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 18 2009 9:38 AM

It turns out Thomas' solution was mostly a good workaround, but not a total one:

Come, let us sing to the LORD!Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving.Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the LORD is a great God,a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earthand the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it.His hands formed the dry land, too.
Psalm 95:1–5

There are several places where there is no verse number and this is still happening. It looks like where the text is set as prose. I put in bold the problem areas...


Logos, do you have any solution?

Thanks!
Jerry

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 19 2009 3:07 PM

I am still stuck on this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Jerry

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 19 2009 3:25 PM

Jerry Bush:

I am still stuck on this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Jerry

I don't Jerry, This looks like is a version-specific formatting issue. Since I don't see this with a similar CBV using the NIV.

Here's the one I tested with (only slightly different from yours):

%NoCharFormatting
%NoRedLetter
%NoFootnotes
%NoCitation

=Header
<p><i>

=ForEachVerse
[VerseText]

=Footer
</i> [FullPassageRef] ([Version])</p>

 

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Chris Elford:

Jerry,

What I think I see is that it has to do with the stripping out of the verse numbers. It seems to also take out the space.

I don't know if it is simply a bug or there's a work around outside of including the verse numbers.

<SNIP>

When using the Bible Text Only style, in the case of "The Message" there's definitely a problem with the spacing after some of the punctuation (not all of it, but certainly some) . e.g.,

  • About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:Glory to God in the heavenly heights,Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed.Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!

Dale

Blessings,

Dale Durnell

Coming to you from Henryetta Oklahoma (45 miles south of Tulsa, and 85 miles east of OKC)

 

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