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Topic and Verse Guide

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The Topic and Verse Guide tool incorporates the functions of a Verse Guide panel, and adds the ability to create a dynamic index of all Books and Dictionaries for a given topic.

 

To open the Topic and Verse Guide, select Topic and Verse Guide from the Search menu, or press Alt+T, or click the Topic Guide button on the Search toolbar.

 

The Topic and Verse Guide remains floating above the main window until you are finished using it and click Close.

 

Using the Guide as a Topical Index

 

Sample Topic and Verse Guide shoing index for INSPIRATION

Sample Topic and Verse Guide shoing index for INSPIRATION

 

Entering a topic and clicking Search (or pressing Enter) loads a list of library modules with that topic. The above example shows a topic guide for inspiration. Any entry that has a title containing the word is included in the index.  Clicking an item in the list will load it in the appropriate panel of the main window.

 

The Matching option controls how strict topic matching is. There are three levels: strict, normal, and loose. Normal matching will almost always yield the best results.

 

The Sort book entries by option changes how results from books are organized in the list. Selecting Entry Title organizes all book results by entry title, and groups multiple books with same-title entries together (as in the above sample under INSPIRATION). Selecting Book Title organizes results by book module.

 

The Topic Guide is restricted to indexing titles of entries. While this is typically sufficient for locating material on a topic, a Full Library Search can be performed to search the actual content of each library resource for a given word or phrase if more reference material is required.

 

Using the Guide as a Verse Reference Index

 

The Topic and Verse Guide also incorporates the functionality of a Verse Guide panel, giving you an exhaustive index of verse references across the entire library.

 

Sample Topic and Verse Guide showing references to 2Ti 3:16 and 17

Sample Topic and Verse Guide showing references to 2Ti 3:16 and 17

 

Entering a verse reference or range of verses (as in this example of 2Ti 3:16-17) loads a list of all library material that reference the verse(s). Clicking an item in the list will load it in the appropriate panel of the main window, with the relevant references highlighted.

 

For more details on Verse Guides, see the Verse Guide panel topic.