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Capturing tools

The thoughts & points capturing tools in MyBible are:

Bookmarks

A collection of bookmarks which are just pointers to Bible verses, without comments in them, is already a potent tool to group findings togeter for a convenient access & search in them using the bookmarks side panel. An example of such an extensive collection of bookmarks without comments is a bundle module “Holy Words of God .com – Every verse on 32 essential subjects”.

Another way bookmarks without comments can serve you is verses background highlighting that is applicable to any module (unlike individual words highlighting, that is applicable only to a Bible module it was made in). Highlighting of bookmarked verses’s background is specified on the level of a bookmarks category:

Such a background highlighting is shown when “bookmarks: marker bar” is checked in the “Show” sub-menu:

Tapping of the bookmark marker bar brings up the “Bookmarks covering verse” dialog:

The bookmark marker bar also has a long-tap reaction, – it provides a faster access to the bookmark editing and deletion buttons.

Here is how the bookmark side panel looks when it shows both your comments and the referenced Bible verses:

Here are the bookmark side panel settings:

And here is how bookmark comments only look at the side panel:

Notice also that there is a text fragments search possibility for the bookmarks and separately for bookmark categories – which helps to find a needed category when you have a lot of categories.

Remarks

TBD

Notes

There is the Notes window on the main screen, accessible via the corresponding main menu item:

It is also, and perhaps more conveniently, accessible using a corresponding Bible window header button:

There are the followng features about the Notes window:


You can add a quote of Bible verse(s) or their fragments to your notes by:

Note the abundance and flexibility of verses copying/sharing settings available upon a long-tap on the “Copy” and “Share” buttons:

Here is how you switch between selection of entire verses and selection of separate words.

Here is how Bible references automatically turn into hyperlinks in the read-only mode of the Notes window:

There is a possibility of turning Bible references to hyperlinks as you type, i.e. in the notes editing mode. This has a drawback of an unfixable app crash, should you accidentally make a dragging move on a hyperlink. But if you are a careful typer and remember about this problem, here is the setting:

Here is a how to find a setting that includes Bible module abbreviations into hyperlinks (this setting is turned off by default because notes with a lange number of Bible references in them open noticeable slower if this setting is on):

When you have more than one Bible window open while you are working with notes, be aware of the following setting, turned on by default, which overwrites your assignment of the “Bible references target” window:

A few words about using the basinc HTML formatting in notes. The notes window is either in the piain text mode or in the formatting mode – correspondingly, the notes file behind the scenes has either .txt or .html file name suffix. The switch between these modes is, naturally, blocked in the read-only mode.

Please also note the function of the following not-straight-forward buttons:

The standard popup menu interferes with the text formatting tools, that is why it is turned off by default and there is a button to turn it on when it is needed (e.g. to copy/share some fragment); here is how the same situation as above looks with the standard popup menu enabled.

And one more “exotic” but sometimes very helpful button: