Create and copy a verse list

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Larry | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 27 2015 7:37 AM

I am trying to copy a list of verses into Word easily (instead of using the right-click/additional actions for each passage which can take quite a while for a long list of verses). I have searched for things like "export verse list" or "create verse list" or "copy list of verses" etc and can't find anything on it. All I want is the text of these verses pasted into Word.

Here's a sample list:

Acts 2:36

Phil 2:11

2 Cor 4:5

Rom 10:9

1 Cor 12:3

Rom 14:9

 

 

1 Cor 7:10

1 Cor 12:25

1 Thess 4:15

Thanks for any help.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 7:46 AM

Larry:
All I want is the text of these verses pasted into Word.

You could use the "Copy Bible Verses" tool

or put them into a Passage List and use the Print/Export function

Unless you need specific formatting I would probably go with the Passage List but either should do it,

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Larry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 8:00 AM

Thanks. I forgot about the copy Bible verses. I had tried the passage list but it is doing some weird stuff and I don't like the format it kicks it out in.

I like the copy Bible verses because of the formatting. However, In copy Bible verses, if I cut and paste the list, it doesn't take it. It only takes it if I manually type in each reference. Is that normal? Should it take a pasted list?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 8:28 AM

Larry:
I like the copy Bible verses because of the formatting. However, In copy Bible verses, if I cut and paste the list, it doesn't take it. It only takes it if I manually type in each reference. Is that normal? Should it take a pasted list?

It takes a pasted list of "horizontal" references - if you have a number of verses in the same line in a document.

If you have a column of references it just takes the first as far as I can see

Larry:
Thanks. I forgot about the copy Bible verses. I had tried the passage list but it is doing some weird stuff and I don't like the format it kicks it out in.

One of the advantages of the Passage List approach is that if you are generating your list from a search then you can directly export to a PL (or you can export from the search window itself)

Any specifics about the "weird stuff" the Passage List is doing?

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Larry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 9:03 AM

It won't take a horizontal list for me. Here's the list as it appears in the document (though I am not sure why it is posting here in a text box):

John 20:28, Acts 2:36, Phil 2:11, 2 Cor 4:5, Rom 10:9, 1 Cor 12:3, Rom 14:9, 1 Cor 7:10, 1 Cor 12:25, 1 Thess 4:15,

When I paste it in the copy Bible verse dialog, the arrow shows up briefly and then disappears when I hit "Enter." Then it reverts to the previous verse (whatever had previously been in there). If I type it in manually, it works fine. 

This is what the passage list was doing as well. A couple of times, I have gotten the passage list to work, but I don't know how or what I did. When I tried to recreate it, it wouldn't do it again.

Edited to add: In passage list, if I "Add clipboard" it works fine. That's how I got it to work apparently. But if I just ctrl-V in the reference box, it doesn't work. It just sits there

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Larry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 9:05 AM

In passage list, if I "Add clipboard" it works fine. That's how I got it to work apparently. But if I just ctrl-V in the reference box, it doesn't work. It just sits there

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 9:23 AM

Are you on a Windows platform or Mac?

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Larry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 9:25 AM

Windows 7 Pro with Logos Bible Software 6.1 SR-1 6.1.0.0024

I restarted Logos this morning to install the update.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 9:53 AM

Larry:

It won't take a horizontal list for me. Here's the list as it appears in the document (though I am not sure why it is posting here in a text box):

John 20:28, Acts 2:36, Phil 2:11, 2 Cor 4:5, Rom 10:9, 1 Cor 12:3, Rom 14:9, 1 Cor 7:10, 1 Cor 12:25, 1 Thess 4:15,

I've copied your list and when I paste it into the CBV dialog I get

it sounds as though the sequence of verses isn't appearing for you. Is that correct?

can you post a screenshot at this point in your process?

Larry:
the arrow shows up briefly and then disappears when I hit "Enter."

when I hit Enter the tool is correctly populated

Larry:
This is what the passage list was doing as well. A couple of times, I have gotten the passage list to work, but I don't know how or what I did. When I tried to recreate it, it wouldn't do it again.

And doing the same thing for the Passage List works correctly for me as well

Larry:
Windows 7 Pro with Logos Bible Software 6.1 SR-1 6.1.0.0024

I'm running the same Logos version on Windows 8.1 so unlikely to be a platform issue.

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Larry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 10:32 AM

Okay ... I was looking at your screenshot and comparing it to mine and noticed yours didn't have the comma at the end. So I took the comma out after 1 Thess 4:15 and it started working right. I swear I had done that previously and it didn't work. But now it is. Apparently that comma at the end makes it not work.

Here's the weird (to me) thing. In the PL, if I paste the list in the reference box, I have to take the comma off the end verse for it to work. If I do it by "Add ... Clipboard" it works with the comma at the end.

Thanks for the time you took to help.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 10:50 AM

Interesting to know about the comma.

Glad you have it working

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 30 2021 2:03 PM

Hello all, 

Here's a fun hack. If you have a vertical verse list, paste it into Excel. Put commas in Column B (except for the last cell). Select all of the Column A and B cells and paste into Copy Bible Verses. I was able to do 1,000 verses at a time with this. 

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