Copying Verses


One of the most beneficial features of theWord is the extensive and customizable ability to copy Bible verses.  There are numerous ways to do this:

1.Right-click on a Bible verse in the Bible View.  From the menu there are several selections for copying.
2.Via the Copy Verses dialog.  This dialog can also be found in Bible View right-click menu or from the Bible View Options.
3.Via the Clipboard Monitor.
4.Keyboard shortcut ctrl+c to copy the active verse or selection (if a selection has been made).

TIP: If you select with your mouse some verses in the Bible view before displaying the Copy Verses dialog, then the selected range will appear in the Step1 buttons! The first and last verse of your selection need not include the full verse test; even a partial select will include them in the range.

TIP: If you hold down the CTRL key while you are copying verses, then the Copy Verses dialog will appear to allow you to customize the format.

Copy Verses Dialog

The Copy Verses Dialog is the place customize the way in which theWord will copy Bible verses to the clipboard.  The settings are saved so that every time that you copy verses after changing the settings, theWord will copy them according to your chosen settings.  The Copy Verses Dialog is also the place to perform advanced range copying and formatting.  See the dialog below.

Copy Verses Dialog

Copy Verses Dialog

As you can see, there is an easy step-by-step process to copy Bible verses in an advanced way.  At the left, you can see a preview pane that displays exactly what your copied verse will look like when copied.  A simple paste command in Microsoft Word will display the verses as the preview pane shows them.  At the bottom of the preview pane, you can change the font size of your copied verses.

Step 1: Selecting Verses

Simply select the beginning and ending range of the verses you want to copy.  You may also mouse over the drop-down boxes and use the mouse scroll wheel to rapidly change the verse or use the page up/page down key.  Yes, you may copy the entire Bible at once.  This is not possible, however, only modules that have a restriction because of copyrights.

Step 2: Selecting Translation

Simply select the translation from which you want to copy.  You can also choose to use shortened book names, where book names would be in copy range.

Step 3: Selecting and Formatting Header and Footer

You may customize the format of both the header and footer in this section.  Placeholder preserve space for the specific information from your particular copy.  They are variables that represent information that will be used to format your copied content.  There are three placeholder symbols for headers/footers: %r for range, %t for translation, and %n for new line.  For example, if I placed %r [%t], the resulting header/footer would be (for the screenshot above) John 3:16-18 [KJV].

Step 4: Formatting the Verses

Customizing the verse formatting is very similar to that of the header/footer.  The placeholders for the verse formatting are the ones above (in Step 3) and: %b for book, %c for chapter, and %v for verse.  This formatting can be performed before each verse, after each verse, and before each chapter (if applicable).  You may use the pre-defined formats or make your own custom format.  You are encouraged to test these formats and the usage of the placeholders that the pre-defined formats use.  Once you have learned how to use the placeholders successfully, you can format your verse nearly any way you want.  See the screenshot above for a good example.

Once you have finished selecting and formatting the verses you want to copy, you may press Copy and Close to copy the verses to the clipboard and close the dialog, saving all the formatting for a future copy, or press Copy to copy the verses and leave the dialog open.

TIP: The options you choose at this dialog (the format) will also be used when copying multiple verse from other places from within the program (e.g. from the Bible view, Bible search view, etc).

Advanced options

You may further customize the format of the copied verses using the Advanced options button on the bottom-right area of the dialog. The following popup menu appears:


Available options are:

Default verse text Font size: Since the verse are copied formatted, this is the text font size of the actual verses. For example, if you paste  the verses to Microsoft Word, this will be the font size of the text.

Header (overall and chapter) relative font size: The Header font size is generally 1 point larger than that of the actual verses. This option allows you to change the relative font size of the header.

Numbers and footer relative fonts size: In a similar way, you can set from this option the relative font size of the verse numbers and the footer.

Bold text for non-verse elements: By default, the verse numbers, header and footer use a bold font. You can unset this from here

Copy as text only (no formatting): Check this option if you don't want any formatting (bold, colors, etc) for the copied text and headers

Copy only verse references: This option allows you to just copy the verse references and no text at all.

No verse reference ('Step 4') for single verses: When copying a single verse, it is usually the case that one is not interested in including headers and footers, which is what this option is for.

  ©2003-2012 Costas Stergiou
manual version: 4.0.1327