Using text comparison tool on iPad Pro & Bible app

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 13 2018 11:50 AM

I cannot find a way to enter a verse reference and see the text in all my English Bibles. I see a choice of top five bibles and all bibles. When I select all bibles, the results are not all my English bibles. Many English versions do not show up. If I try ticking bibles in the resources list menu, all my English bibles are not in the list.  I must not understand how to get the tool to function.  I do not see a way to select a collection.

In the Bible app, however, I get the results I want because I use my English Bible collection to draw from.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 13 2018 12:13 PM

Juanita:

If I try ticking bibles in the resources list menu, all my English bibles are not in the list.

I agree that it would be easier if you could just select a collection. Now you have to search for each Bible that you want to add to the comparison:

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 13 2018 12:36 PM

Thanks, HJ. Yes, I thought about entering the names of bibles that were not showing up on the list, but, I do not have every English bible I have committed to memory. I purchased the English Bible resource collection months ago and the acronyms that are automatically generated as names of the various translations are difficult to work with.  Even if I did go through the tedious process of typing in all the different names, I am afraid that one day soon the app would be updated (maybe requiring a redo), freeze on me or crash-and it has-and I would have to do it all over again. I actually have tried using all bibles repeatedly in hopes I would get all, as it seems to suggest you should get “all”, but, no.

If there is no easy way, then I will use the Bible app for text comparison and the web app for the guides and layouts. I am glad both have something to offer me.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 14 2018 12:47 AM

Juanita:

Even if I did go through the tedious process of typing in all the different names, I am afraid that one day soon the app would be updated (maybe requiring a redo), freeze on me or crash-and it has-and I would have to do it all over again.

You would have to go through this process every time you use the text comparison feature in the web app.

For non-English users the process is not as tedious because a language search ("lang:es", "lang:de", "lang:nl", etc.) will give you all the Bibles in your native language:

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 14 2018 8:26 AM

So, the text comparison tool on the web app really seems best suited for comparing a handful of bible versions, rather than “all”. I am puzzled as to why there is an “all” item as a selection when it does not work-the app freezes or crashes when I use ”all” on my iPad Pro.

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