Searching for Scripture References

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 7 2010 10:36 AM

I've created a collection that contains only journals. I'd like to search for a particular scripture reference in these journals, but I don't see that field. Seems like an easy enough thing. What am I overlooking here?

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 10:38 AM

You don't need to specific search fields.  Just type the reference in the search box.

Reference aren't fields.  You can search for references in the different fields (like find John 1:1 in the Heading Text).

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 10:53 AM

See, I knew that ought to be easy enough. :-)

Will the search recognize different but standard abbreviations for biblical books?

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 10:57 AM

R. Mansfield:
Will the search recognize different but standard abbreviations for biblical books?

Yup it's pretty smart.  You can put angle brackets around the reference if you suspect it's having trouble identifying it as a reference: <John 1:1>

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 10:59 AM

Nevermind. I see that it does.

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 11:00 AM

Todd Phillips:

Yup it's pretty smart.  You can put angle brackets around the reference if you suspect it's having trouble identifying it as a reference: <John 1:1>

Our messages crossed. Thanks for your help and the tip.

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 11:12 AM

Okay, so I searched for a particular scripture reference in my collection of Journals. I found a hit in a particular journal, but when I click on the hit and it opens in a new pane, it doesn't show me where the hit is. It merely displays the beginning of the article. The length of some articles makes finding the specific place that I'm trying to find a bit daunting. Any suggestions?

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 11:15 AM

Okay, I found my hit highlighted as I scrolled through the article. But it seems like there ought to be a more direct way to take me straight to the hit (or first hit) when I open the article. 

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 11:57 AM

If I recall correctly (I can't build right now, and it's been a while since I've played with search), it's the difference between clicking on the heading for the search result and clicking on the result in the preview that is shown in search results.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 12:07 PM

David Mitchell:

If I recall correctly (I can't build right now, and it's been a while since I've played with search), it's the difference between clicking on the heading for the search result and clicking on the result in the preview that is shown in search results.

Yes, to go directly to the search hit in the resource, click on the highlighted search value in the result entry, as shown here:

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 7 2010 12:13 PM

Excellent. Thanks to you both.

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