Great new Mac Feature - Get bible verses directly in Pages!

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David Sawyer | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 2 2011 1:47 PM

This is a great little feature in the new Mac release.  In an y application that lets you use the services menu (e.g. pages) just highlight a verse reference such as Mark 1 and click [Shift] [cmd] e.  Viola!  The verse/s appear as though you had used the copy bible verses function, although with ludicrously fast speed!

This is is going to be a great time saver.  It is worth noting it may not be available/turned on by default.  It wasn't for me.  To get it working go to your Mac system preferences, select keyboard.  Choose Services from the box on the left.  Then scroll down the list on the right until you see Copy Bible Verses & Replace with Passage.  Click them to make them active.

I've attached a picture that may help.  Thanks Mac Devs for this addition

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 2:09 PM

This is a great feature that I would make much of if I could use it in MS Word 2008, but at the moment I'm not able to.  Pages works fine, but not in Word.  I have a thread open already - http://community.logos.com/forums/t/30560.aspx

 

 

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David Sawyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 2:14 PM

I wonder if some other function in Word is hogging those shortcuts?  You could try to assign a different shortcut and see if that works?

I don't have word but I've tried it in a few other applications (not ones I would ever use it in - but just to test) and it works in them...

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

David Sawyer:

I wonder if some other function in Word is hogging those shortcuts?  You could try to assign a different shortcut and see if that works?

I don't have word but I've tried it in a few other applications (not ones I would ever use it in - but just to test) and it works in them...

Can confim that there is a conflict with "Replace with Passage" (Shift-Cmd-E) - this brings up the Reviewing Toolbar.  

There are no services listed in the Word main menu, as there is in Pages.  Perhaps Services aren't available in Word/ MS Office?

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 2:40 PM

Services menu says...

Does this mean service can't be used, or that Word doesn't recognise any available services?

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David Sawyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 2:48 PM

Mmmm.  That is promising.  I would expect if it was totally unsupported it would not have the menu at all...

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 2:49 PM

David Sawyer:

Mmmm.  That is promising.  I would expect if it was totally unsupported it would not have the menu at all...

And surely the point of these services is that they are system-wide, not application-dependant? 

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 4:24 PM

Answer given in another thread from a kind Logos dev.  Sad times. Crying

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Kevin Maney | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 5:01 PM

David Sawyer:

This is a great little feature in the new Mac release.  In an y application that lets you use the services menu (e.g. pages) just highlight a verse reference such as Mark 1 and click [Shift] [cmd] e.  Viola!  The verse/s appear as though you had used the copy bible verses function, although with ludicrously fast speed!

This is is going to be a great time saver.  It is worth noting it may not be available/turned on by default.  It wasn't for me.  To get it working go to your Mac system preferences, select keyboard.  Choose Services from the box on the left.  Then scroll down the list on the right until you see Copy Bible Verses & Replace with Passage.  Click them to make them active.

I've attached a picture that may help.  Thanks Mac Devs for this addition

That's weird. I don't have those options in my control panel. Did you have to manually add them? Thanks.

JKM+

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Jesse Frame | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 2 2011 5:20 PM

same here, these options are not under my keyboard services list.

Jesse FrameNew Mission Systems International, Australia

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William N Knisely | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 5:30 AM

I'm not seeing them either. I wonder what has to happen to make them appear?

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 7:15 AM

Jesse Frame:

same here, these options are not under my keyboard services list.

William N Knisely:

I'm not seeing them either. I wonder what has to happen to make them appear?

Kevin Maney:
That's weird. I don't have those options in my control panel. Did you have to manually add them? Thanks.

What version of OS X are you running?  Wonder if there might be differences between Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard in the use of Services.

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Paul Newsome | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 7:39 AM

Benefits of this feature would include quick implementation of verses or passages into documents we're writing.  Are there other ways it can be used?

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Nelson Yuen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 7:50 AM

cool.. it works for me. I'm using OS X 10.6.5 and Logos Bible Software 4.2a (4.21.5.0585) (Update Channel: beta).

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Garry Vanderveen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 7:57 AM

This feature isn't working for me. I've followed the instructions, but every time I try to use it, it activates Parallels and Logos (PC). For some reason, it bypasses Logos (Mac)!

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Garcia | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 8:19 AM

Works in Word 2011. Service menu in Word shows these options available. 

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John Brumett | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 8:27 AM

Does this work on the i-pad if I have the pages and logos apps?

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Michael G. Halpern | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 9:03 AM

Sure wish I could get it to work in Word 4 Mac 2011.

Can we get a screen shot for this program?

Appreciate it...Michael

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Garcia | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 10:07 AM

 

This what my Word screen looks like after I have selected the bible reference.

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Randall Cue | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 10:45 AM

Garcia:

 

This what my Word screen looks like after I have selected the bible reference.

I have Word 2011 and all I see under text in services menu is make a new sticky note.

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