Bible and Verse List Panels: Additional Options

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Bible and Verse List Panels: Additional Options

Select the File menu and click Preferences. Select the Bible and Verse Panels: Additional Options page.


Additional Bible Panel and Verse List Settings:


Color Words of Christ: The KJV Bible module (as well as the KJVSL and KJV-TSK) supports special coloring of words attributed to Jesus Christ (in the New Testament), also known as "words of Christ in red" (although SwordSearcher lets you use any color, not just the default red). Checking the Color words of Christ option will display the words of Christ in the color selected. Selecting the Bold item will additionally make words of Christ in bold font, which is helpful due to how some monitors display red text. Only certain modules support this feature. (This setting applies to the active color mode.)


Use bold-type for user-editable resource links in the Bible margin helps indicate which commentaries and book are editable by showing them in bold type.


Use full book names in verse tags instead of abbreviations: This will use full names (as in "Genesis") instead of abbreviations ("Ge") in the left-hand side of the Bible panel. This setting is not recommended because it will consume a large portion of the display space.


Strong's Linking (KJVSL): Controls the display of the KJVSL module.


Display Strong's Links as Reverse Interlinear (default): Strong's links appear below English text in "interlinear" format.


Display Strong's Links Inline: Strong's links appear immediately after the linked English text in the same line. This is how all versions of SwordSearcher prior to 8.0 displayed Strong's links.


Show Strong's Numbers as Lexicon Words: when this option is checked, Strong's links appear as the root word forms. When this option is not checked, Strong's links appear as Strong's numbers.


Display of Italicization in Bible Text configures how italic text in some Bible modules (such as the KJV) is displayed. Normal displays the text as you would expect from a printed Bible; that is, italicized. Bracketed replaces the italic formatting with [brackets]. None removes all italic formatting from the text. Note that all settings still retain the italicized text -- this setting only affects how it is formatted for display.


The purpose of this function is to aid reading for users who are accustomed to the contemporary usage of italic formatting to indicate emphasis. In Bible translation, italicized text is used to indicate supplied words necessary for translation. For users who cannot read italic text without inferring emphasis, this option gives a solution.


Optional Hyphenation of Compound Names (KJV):


The KJV (and KJVSL, and KJV-TSK) text includes the hyphenation in compound proper nouns, e.g. Hazezon-tamar, Bar-jona, etc. Most electronic editions of the Bible omit these hyphens, but they are true to the printed text.


These are not pronunciation marks, but are compound joiners present in Common Cambridge Text printings without pronunciation marks.

You can still text search either way-- this is a purely visual function.


Check Remove optional hyphenation of compound names if you do not want to see the hyphens.


Additional Bible Panel Settings:


Chapter links: Here you may select which (if any) "chapter links" are included in the Bible panel text area.  These links are redundant because of the Next/Previous Chapter buttons included on the Bible panel toolbar, but some users will prefer having them appear in the text area.


Hide Paragraph Markers: When selected, the pilcrow (¶) used to denote new paragraphs in Bible text will not be shown.


Newline Every Verse in Paragraph Mode: causes each verse to start on a new line when in paragraph mode.


Bible column spacing: Increase or decreases the amount of white space used in the Bible panel (non-paragraph mode).


When SwordSearcher Starts, set Bible panel to... controls what verse the Bible panel will be set to when SwordSearcher is first started. Last Viewed Passage will remember what passage you were viewing when you previously closed it and reopen at that verse. Daily Proverb will open with the Bible panel set to the current proverb. See Daily Proverb.