8.7 SR2 - Copy verse reference and paste as styled verse box into sermon editor no longer working

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Since the update to the new context menu, there is no simple "copy" function available when selecting a verse and choosing to select its entire reference. I like to do it this way because it pastes it into the sermon editor as a verse box with options of how to display it, along with making it easier to set apart from the normal text.

Now it seems the only options of copying a reference are "styled" "lines" or "text only", none of which paste it with the formatting shown in the screenshot. Seems like Command-C doesn't work either. Does anyone know of a way around this?

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 22 2019 10:25 AM

Hi Elijah,

I've written up a case asking the team to look into adding this fuctionality back. 

I did find a workaround. You can create a style in the Copy Bible Verses Tool that copies only the Bible Reference. If you use this style and then use the "Styled" option in the Context Menu or Resource Text Selection Menu (i.e. "Styled" uses the last style you chose from the Copy Bible Verses Tool) you can paste it into your sermon document.

Create a new style, there are directions on how to do this in this link to the Logos Help resource.

You can copy the syntax I've posted below and save the style.

%UseBibleParagraphs
%CopyAllText
%NoFootnotes
%NoCitation

=Header
<p>[FullPassageRef]</p>

Once you've used the style directly from the Copy Bible Verses Tool to copy and paste, you can close the tool. Everytime you use "Styled" until you use a different style from the tool it will copy the reference.

It's important to note that when you paste the reference into your sermon document it will have a space after it. You'll need to hit your backspace/delete key and then hit enter. It will then generate a slides for you. If you hit enter without getting rid of the space you will end up with just a hyperlinked reference and not the slide generated version.

I hope this helps.

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Elijah Ketchum | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 22 2019 10:37 AM

I've created the custom style just as you said, but it only pastes the verse reference as a hyperlink, it doesn't include the fully formatted verse text in the "verse box" like in the screenshots I attached with the original post.

Do you know how to achieve that kind of formatting for verse copy/paste?

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 22 2019 10:56 AM

Elijah Ketchum:

I've created the custom style just as you said, but it only pastes the verse reference as a hyperlink, it doesn't include the fully formatted verse text in the "verse box" like in the screenshots I attached with the original post.

Do you know how to achieve that kind of formatting for verse copy/paste?

As I mentioned above, you need to paste the reference, the hit backspace/delete key, then hit enter.

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Elijah Ketchum | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 22 2019 1:15 PM

Got it! Thank you so much for the workaround!

Hope they add that functionality back in the context menu soon!

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 24 2019 3:04 PM

Elijah Ketchum:

Since the update to the new context menu, there is no simple "copy" function available when selecting a verse and choosing to select its entire reference. I like to do it this way because it pastes it into the sermon editor as a verse box with options of how to display it, along with making it easier to set apart from the normal text.

Now it seems the only options of copying a reference are "styled" "lines" or "text only", none of which paste it with the formatting shown in the screenshot. Seems like Command-C doesn't work either. Does anyone know of a way around this?

This has been fixed in 8.8 RC 1.

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 1 2019 11:01 AM

Elijah Ketchum:

Since the update to the new context menu, there is no simple "copy" function available when selecting a verse and choosing to select its entire reference. I like to do it this way because it pastes it into the sermon editor as a verse box with options of how to display it, along with making it easier to set apart from the normal text.

Now it seems the only options of copying a reference are "styled" "lines" or "text only", none of which paste it with the formatting shown in the screenshot. Seems like Command-C doesn't work either. Does anyone know of a way around this?

This has been fixed in 8.8.

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