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Configuring Verse Formatting
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Many of the functions for copying, exporting, or printing verses in SwordSearcher allow you to define the format of the verse output. To configure how verse text is formatted when copied to the clipboard, select Configure Copy/Export Formatting from the Edit menu on the main SwordSearcher menu.
Sample Verse Export Formatting dialog
Style: There are several styles to choose from. Experiment by changing the style and viewing the sample. The style controls the basic formatting of verses -- where the reference will be, whether or not each verse is on its own line, etc. If you would like to change the abbreviations used for Bible book names, see custom Bible Book Abbreviations.
Include Version Tag: When checked, the output will include the version abbreviation.
Bold Verse Tags: When checked, verse tags (e.g., John 1:1-13) will be formatted in bold.
Plain Text Only for Clipboard: When checked, formatted copy is not used. This can be helpful if you are using applications that work best with plain-text clipboard content, but this option should not normally be needed. The Bold Verse Tags and Use Italic Formatting options are ignored when this option is checked.
Use Italic Formatting: When checked, italic formatting is retained in Bible texts that use italics such as the KJV. Un-check this option if you wish to have italic formatting removed in the copied text.
Include Brackets for Italic Words: When checked, italicized words are placed in brackets.
Include Paragraph Markers: When checked, pilcrows (¶) are included before verses that begin new paragraphs. (Paragraphs are according to the Scrivener Paragraph Bible, 1873.)
Note that these settings do not affect text that is copied by marking text with the mouse. In that case, the text is copied as it appears on the screen. The Verse Export Formatting options are applied when using the various Copy Verses functions in the software, such as when you right-click a verse in the Bible panel and select the Copy Verse item, or when using the Copy Verses function on the Edit menu or toolbar, or from the Copy Verse Widget.