Copy Bible Verses keyboard shortcut in MS Office for Mac 2008?

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 2 2011 8:31 AM

The release notes for 4.2a report the ability to summon CBV in a floating window from within other applications.  

  • Shift-Command-J = to open CBV in a floating window from any app that uses the Services menu, such as TextEdit, Pages, Chrome, etc.

As yet I haven't been able to successfully summon the floating window in MS Word for Mac 2008, despite having followed the instructions in the release notes...  

Services

  • Added two system level Services menu items: “Copy Bible Verses” [Shift-Cmd-J] and “Expand Bible Reference” [Shift-Cmd-E].
    • “Copy Bible Verses” opens CBV in a floating window from applications that interact with the Services menu (e.g., Pages, TextEdit, Chrome, etc.).
    • “Expand Bible Reference” replaces a reference typed into one of these applications with the text of the passage. Select the reference first, and then press Shift-Cmd-E or choose from Services menu.
    • To display the menu items on the Services menu and enable the keyboard shortcuts, click on any application’s main menu and choose Services. Click on Services Preferences, click on Keyboard Shortcuts at the top of the Keyboard dialog, select Services on the left, and select the two services under the Text heading.

 

 

Does the 'etc.' include MS Office for Mac 2008?  Anyone else had success with this?

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 11:21 AM

Update: works in Pages 08, but not MS Word 2008.  

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Glenn Gervais (google) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 4:15 PM

In developing this feature, I found that Office 2008 does not support or use the services menu at all.

It does work with Office 2011

 

I suspect that Word 2008 does not use a cocoa TextField or TextView which provide the logic to interact with the services menu. It is possible to use the services menu without these, but Microsoft did not code that up in Office 2008

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 4:18 PM

Glenn Gervais:

In developing this feature, I found that Office 2008 does not support or use the services menu at all.

It does work with Office 2011

I suspect that Word 2008 does not use a cocoa TextField or TextView which provide the logic to interact with the services menu. It is possible to use the services menu without these, but Microsoft did not code that up in Office 2008

Thanks for the response and explanation Glenn.  That's a big shame, as I don't think I'll be upgrading to 2011 anytime soon.  

It is an excellent feature though.  Thanks for your hard work.

 

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 11:16 AM

Glenn Gervais:
I suspect that Word 2008 does not use a cocoa TextField or TextView which provide the logic to interact with the services menu. It is possible to use the services menu without these, but Microsoft did not code that up in Office 2008

I might be displaying my ignorance about coding here, but is there way to manually 'code it up' in Office 2008?  

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 11:27 AM

Richard Wardman:

Glenn Gervais:
I suspect that Word 2008 does not use a cocoa TextField or TextView which provide the logic to interact with the services menu. It is possible to use the services menu without these, but Microsoft did not code that up in Office 2008

I might be displaying my ignorance about coding here, but is there way to manually 'code it up' in Office 2008?  

There is not.

David Mitchell
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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 11:28 AM

David Mitchell:
There is not.

Nuff said.

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Rod | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 4 2011 7:39 AM

Why can't you just make a shortcut key so that you can copy a verse(s) formatted into the clipboard. The clipboard, I believe, works universally with all programs.

 

ROd

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