Detailed Tab


The Detailed tab is where you will find tools to perform detailed or advanced searches.  This is the place to customize the way theWord searches the Bible.  Here you can select ranges to search, add search operators, and change various options for the search.

The two basic type of searches are Boolean and Regular Expression (see the Search Syntax topic for details) searches. Boolean searches are the default and the ones you will use most.

Bible Search View (detailed tab)

Bible Search View (detailed tab)

Search Options

(it would be good to read about the Search Syntax supported by theWord to better understand the following options)

Below the search operators bar are the detailed options for the search.

1.Boolean - allows you to search using the default AND or OR operators.  There are also options for the NEAR operator. You can also use the * and ? operators in your queries which stand for zero or more characters (*), and zero or one character (?).
a.If default "OR" is selected, when two (or more) search terms are entered with a space between, by default theWord will consider the terms to have the OR operator between them.  For example, Jesus Christ will be considered Jesus OR Christ and will match the occurrences of either "Jesus" or "Christ" in a verse.
b.If default "AND" is selected, when two (or more) search terms are entered with a space between, by default theWord will consider the terms to have the AND operator between them.  For example, Jesus Christ will be considered Jesus AND Christ and will match the occurrences of "Jesus" and "Christ" together in a verse.
c.The Near operator breaks on selection allows you to customize where theWord will break the search when the NEARw/NEARv operators are used.  When this is selected, the search will find occurrences of terms that span either across chapters or books, depending on your selection.
d.Whole words only will match only entire words, not partial words.  By default theWord will match both whole and parts of words in the search.  When this is selected, it will match only whole words.  For example, if you searched for believe, with this option Unchecked, theWord would find "believe", "believeth", "believest", etc.  With this option checked, theWord would find only "believe".
2.Regular Expressions - theWord supports full regular expressions in searches.  With this option selected instead of Boolean, you can use regular expression syntax to match the terms you are looking for.
3.Ignore case and diacritics - With this checked, theWord will ignore diacritical markings and capitalizations.  For example, if you searched for jonah, with this option checked, the search would match "jonah", "Jonah", and "JONAH", etc. With this option on, accents and diacritic marks (even combining diacritics) will be ignored when searching. This option allows one to easily search Greek and Hebrew texts without using accents, which can be confusing at times.

Virtual Keyboard


Virtual Keyboard Dialog

Virtual Keyboard Dialog

To the right of the search operators is the Virtual Keyboard icon.  This icon will bring up the dialog that allows you to type into the search input box using the mouse instead of the keyboard.  This is useful especially for languages in which the search input box has trouble rendering text.  You simply click the letters you want to search, including spaces, and perform your search from there.

Search Ranges

theWord allows you to restrict your search in specifics parts of the Bible, called Search Range. A Search Range is any number of continuous passages from the Bible.

theWord has many pre-defined search ranges for searching the Bible.  Clicking the drop-down list will show those available.  When you select a range, theWord will only seek to match your search terms within that range of books.

Select verse range drop down<br>

Select verse range drop down

The ranges in black color are predefined. The ranges at the end in blue color are custom ranges that have you have saved. The last entry in blue color in bold is the last custom range you selected (and did not save).

You can create custom ranges to suit your needs from the Define Custom Range  dialog.  Click the (define custom range) link (the one in the red rectangle in the first image of this topic) to display the Define Custom Range dialog.

Define Custom Ranges dialog

Define Custom Ranges dialog

In this dialog you can define literally a range between any two verses.  In the left pane, simply type the range(s) you want to make according to the instructions below the pane.  The right pane shows the range that theWord is guessing that you mean. To type more than one ranges press the enter key or use the colon ; as separator. Obviously you can add as many different verse passages as you want.

Once finished, check the Save this range as: checkbox, enter a name for the range, and press the OK button.  The custom range will now appear in blue in the drop-down box in the detailed tab of the View. It is not necessary to save a range, unless you want to re-use it. If you don't save it, the range will be added as the last range (the one with the blue color in bold in the drop down box above).

You can also delete a previously saved custom range by pressing the Delete a previously saved range... button and selecting the range you want to delete.



  ©2003-2012 Costas Stergiou
manual version: 4.0.1327