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BibleView Menu Icons

Class Objective: We will explain a little bit about the BibleView Option Icons (Menu) at the left of the BibleView window.

First of all, you will need to open a BibleView window if one is not already open. F11 will open a new BibleView window. (A BibleView window is a window that allows you to view a Bible. Secondly, if the menu icons are not visible you will need to toggle them on, with Control+T.




Verse History Icons

These icons allow you to retrack your steps as you navigate through many verses in the Bible. This verse History is saved from this present theWord session only, but it allows you to go backward and then forwards through the verse history. If you click the small black triangle to the right of each icon, you will see a complete list of the verses you visited in this session. Note that the left arrow is to go back, and the right arrow is to go forward in the list. When you first start TW, these icons will be grayed out, and as you make a path through the Bible visiting different verses the left arrow will become active. If you use the left arrow to go back to visit a previously visited verse, then the right arrow will become active. Also, note that the particular Bible version that you used when visiting a verse is also saved.




Bible Movement Icons

These icons are very simple to use and understand. The top two icons will move you to the beginning of the previous or next book of the Bible (from where the Bible is currently located). The next two icons, with kind of a book in the background, will move you forward or back a chapter in the current book (moving to the next or previous book-chapter if at the beginning or end of a book). The last two up and down icons are to move forward or backward one verse.




Enlarging and Minimizing Bible Text




These two icons simply enlarge or minimize the Bible text in the BibleView window. Why would you want to do that? Most commonly these icons are used by people with vision impairment to help them see the Bible Text. The use of these two icons by “normal visioned” people would be in the case of Greek or Hebrew text where you cannot easily discern the vowel pointing in Hebrew, or the letters in Greek.




Linking BibleView Windows

These two icons work together. First the bottom icon is basically the same as F11 New BibleView window, except it opens the new window with the characteristics of the present window. The Eye icon will make the current window a target window for Bible verses. For a more detailed explanation of this, see Two Linked BibleView Windows.




Print a Bible Passage

This will open a print dialog for printing the Bible window. This is a standard print dialog box that will allow you to choose options before printing.




Grab Mode

 TheWord Bible window has two “modes” of operation, and this icon will toggle between them. When you first click this “grab” or “hand” icon, you will be able to “grab” a place in the BibleView window and move it up or down quickly. This is so that you can move in a chapter quickly without having to click on the scroll bars. The opposite of this allows you to select a verse, or view popup verse reference contents.




Syncronizing BibleView Windows

 If you understand the above concept of a”Linking Two BibleView Windows” above, then you understand that one of those windows is simply a “Target” and the other is where you will be clicking to move the Bible to a new place in the target window.

This present is different a little. Instead of one a work window and the other a target window, both windows are linked back and forth, and moving one will move the other.

Why would you want to do this? Very simple. Let’s say you want to examine the Greek and a particular Bible version. In one window you may open the KJV and Strongs, and in the other window, you may open a Greek Bible with a Greek technical commentary below each verse. You would have two BibleViews open, and you would be moving around between them, wanting them to always be on the same verse.




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