Bible View

The Bible view is the window that displays the text of the current Bible translation. This is the main window of the program and the one you will most often use. It can display one of the three:


On the top of the Bible view is a bar that contains buttons with all available translations. If the size of the window cannot fit all translations available, a small button appears at the right edge. Clicking on it, a popup menu appears that gives you access to the rest of the translations.

Clicking on a verse causes a blue rounded rectangle to be displayed surrounding the verse you clicked on. Automatically, this becomes the active verse. The active verse is also displayed on the right-most panel of the status bar:



When changing translations (by clicking, for example, on the Bible bar) the chapter is automatically scrolled to the active verse.

The central Bible view window is called the Main Bible View. Unlike other Bible view windows, this window cannot be closed and always occupies all the space of the main program window that is not occupied by all other windows.

Creating Bible views - Active Bible view

You can create more Bible view windows by selecting the button or by pressing CTRL+N. No matter how many Bible view windows you have, there is always one that is the active Bible view. It is important to notice that all operations concerning the Bible are always performed on the active Bible view (for example, clicking on the Bible tree on a verse will cause the active Bible view to display this verse).

When creating a new Bible view, it will be created with all the attributes of the currently active one. So, to 'duplicate' a specific Bible view, first activate it (by clicking on it) and the click on the New Window button.

As you create Bible views, they will be assigned a name Bible view 1, Bible view 2, etc
To change the active Bible view just click on it. A visual indication (blinking 3 times of the border) will notify you that the window you clicked on became the active Bible view. Alternatively, you can navigate through all the Bible views by pressing repeatedly CTRL+F11.

Notice that the status bar shows which of the visible Bible views is the active one. If it is the main, then the Active: [Main] indication will be shown. If another one, then the Active: [Bible view X] will be shown (notice the image above).

When clicking on a Bible view to activate it, all other views get "deactivated". This is indicated by a darkest color of the vertical toolbar, possibly a darkest color on the Bible bar (if you have not selected a custom background, see below) and probably a darkest background (if you have set it from File>Preferences>General>Inactive views have a shaded background).

As you create new Bible views they will be arranged at the right and bottom of the window. You can manually relocate them to another place by dragging them from the caption bar:


TIP: pressing the CTRL key as you drag a Bible view (or any other window) prevents it from being attached to the main program window.

Bible bar


Clicking on a button on the Bible bar displays the text of the corresponding translation.

Right-click
on a translation (or click on the arrow at the left-most side of the Bible bar) to gain access to the context menu:



The allowed commands are:

Parallel view

Pressing on the [Parallel] button will cause the Parallel view to be displayed. For more information, please see the Parallel view topic.

Verse list view

Pressing on the [List] button will cause the Verse list view to be displayed. For more information, please see the Verse list topic.

Bible view toolbar

This is the vertical toolbar that appears on the left side of the Bible view.

The buttons of the toolbar (from top to bottom) are self-explanatory. Hover the mouse over each one of them to get a brief description of their function.

The first 2 buttons are used to go back and forward (history) to the current view. The next 2+2+2 buttons are used for Bible navigation. The next 2 buttons are for zoom in/out. The last button prints the contents of the current view.
The paragraph button () is used to change the view from verse-per-line to paragraph mode, similar to a printed Bible.

When in this mode, the active verse is not surrounded by the rounded rectangle, as in the verse-per-line mode. To see which is the active verse in this case, you will have to check the main Title bar of the program when using the main Bible view, or the caption of the docked window when using a secondary Bible view (or just look at the status bar)






Show/hide footnotes

The 3rd icon from the bottom is used to show or hide the personal footnotes.



Footnotes are short personal notes that you can write for each verse and can be displayed along with the Bible text.
Pressing the icon displays the Edit notes dialog where you can enter your notes.
Pressing on the arrow on the right of the button, displays the above menu:
Note:  in order to see any footnotes, you need to add some first by pressing the icon and writing something in the Edit notes dialog

Bible view context menu

Right clicking on the bible view (anywhere on the Bible text) you will see the context menu:



Most actions are self explanatory. The second option (Find "...") is used to perform a quick search on the word you right-clicked on.

Highlight verses with notes
: selecting this option causes the verses for which there is some note (not footnote, but  verse-note) to display in red with a red bar at the right of the verse. Normally, until you enter some notes on a specific verse this option will make no difference to the way the text is displayed.