How to make the TC tools to show the text in full context and synchronize with the bible window?

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Edil | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 22 2012 1:48 PM

Hi,

I want the Text Comparison tool to show the text in full context and to synchronize automatically with the bible window. I already tried the "follow" option and the link set either scrolling with the keyboard arrows the mouse or clicking on the arrows next to "verse" in the locator bar but the TC windows shows only one verse at a time. If I type the book and the chapter int the TC windows, the full text shows up but it doesn't scroll automatically with the bible window and when you go to the next chapter the TC windows reverts to show only one verse.

I know that you can also open several bible windows but it is not as convenient and efficient as having the TC window.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 22 2012 2:38 PM

Hi Edil,

You are following most of the steps, here are a couple more that will get you what you want:

 

1. Right-click on a word in the verse that you want TC (Text Comparison) to move to.
   (remember that you will want TC set to Follow)

2. The first time make sure that you have Reference selected on the right side of the pop-up menu.

 

3. Then click outside the pop-up menu (on the same verse) to make the menu disappear, also notice that TC was changed to your verse that you right-clicked on.

 

Another option if you are running Windows is to use a program that i wrote which works with Logos4, QuickLink. It will allow you to navigate the TC to the location of a linked window. But this program doesn't always work on everyone's computer and it requires about the same number of mouse clicks.

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Edil | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2012 4:23 PM

Thanks Steve,

I followed your instructions and I still get one verse at a time. I can not take screenshots at this moment because my latop's display is not working. Something that I forgot to mention is that I want to do all this using the TC window in column mode and have in each column each bible version in full context following the text from the "main" bible window. As soon as I get the display fixed I will take a look at your utility.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2012 7:59 PM

Edil Cajigas:
I followed your instructions and I still get one verse at a time.

In my steps above (step 1), if you use your mouse to select text across multiple verses (by dragging your mouse with the left mouse button down), you will notice that TC will automatically update to the selected verses (without performing steps 2 & 3). Providing that you have Follow set as the link type for TC.

Edil Cajigas:
Something that I forgot to mention is that I want to do all this using the TC window in column mode

You will need to set the display mode via TC's menu:

1. Click on the TC icon

2. In the drop down menu click on Horizontal layout (columns).

This will force the column mode in TC

Edil Cajigas:
and have in each column each bible version in full context following the text from the "main" bible window

This may cause too many columns to be viewed at once (and force you to scroll to see Bible columns off screen) if you have all your Bibles selected.

Please be warned, that selecting a whole chapter to be displayed in TC can cause extreme slow down on Logos4's responsiveness!

By design, Logos expects to display one or a few verse for each Bible (not really to display a whole chapter).

Have you checked out the wiki page on TC (Text Comparison)?

I find that reading a whole chapter in TC is not as beneficial as having a few different Bible versions open. That way i can see footnotes, highlighting and such; which TC does not show. But i guess each to his own methods.

 

 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 24 2012 9:56 PM

Edil Cajigas:
Any ideas?

With text highlighted in Bible, wonder about pressing F7 to show text comparison of your Top 5 Bibles ?

Another idea is changing Text Comparison to show a passage, then save as a favorite, which can be opened again (as desired):

By the way, my Greek Text Comparison of Philippians 4.4-9 has 21 Greek Bible resources (using a collection).

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