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Using the Bible Margin Links
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Note: the amount of information the Bible Margin Links give you depends on how many library modules you have installed in SwordSearcher. The evaluation download version of SwordSearcher only includes a few of the library modules from the full, Deluxe version.
The Bible panel can show links in the right margin making it easy to quickly access material related to the displayed verses. This is called the margin area and the links are called margin links.
This is a sample image of the Bible panel from the SwordSearcher main window.
These links can easily be turned off if you do not need them with the toolbar buttons, and you can also control which library modules are included in the margin area.
Using margin links for commentaries is simple: click the link to load the comment text in the Commentary Panel. Comment links are only shown when the commentary has a comment text specifically on the verse. (The Verse Guide can be used to find comments that only reference the verse.)
Margin links for books will appear whenever a book has an entry that references the verse. For example, clicking the Chain link for John 1:9...
Sample image showing the mouse cursor over the Thompson Chain Reference (Chain) link for John 1:9
...will show each entry in the Thompson Chain Reference that includes a reference to John 1:9:
Sample reference index for Thompson Chain Topics on John 1:9
Clicking on an entry title, such as "Christ" in the above sample, would load that entry in the Book panel with the reference highlighted.
As you become familiar with your SwordSearcher library, you will probably want to be selective about which items appear in the margin area. You can select which library modules (books and commentaries) appear in the margin area very easily.
Right-click on the margin toggle button and choose "Select items for Bible margin links...":
Sample showing how to select Bible Margin items
The Bible Margin Links section of Preferences will appear:
Bible Margin Links section of SwordSearcher Preferences
You can quickly check and un-check items to choose what appears in the Bible margin.
The Bible panel
The Book panel
The Commentary panel