BibleWorks 9 - Training Videos Galore

Written by Michael Hanel on July 6th, 2011

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I know it’s quite common to read on different Bible software reviews that X software just isn’t intuitive, but I don’t really buy those arguments. I own or have used the major three Bible software programs and I don’t think any of them are intuitive. If they were intuitive they probably would not be as powerful as they are. Each has its own unique way or working and its own learning curve. Probably because I used BibleWorks the most, I find it the most straightforward. The other programs just don’t cut it for me. But I know you could ask others and their opinion would be different.

Thus if you can accept my premise that each software program has its own learning curve, the question isn’t is it easy or hard, the question is, so how do you learn how to use it. In response to that question BibleWorks 9 has a number of different ways that you can get to know the program. It has a wonderful context-sensitive Help system so that almost anywhere in the program all you need to do is point your mouse to the area that you don’t understand and press the F1 key on your keyboard. The Help system will pop up to the section that deals with the area where your mouse is pointed. It’s wonderful.

There are the user forums that exist as a way for users to ask questions that will often be answered by other users, usually within a matter of hours.

The BibleWorks Knowledge Base supplies answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

The BibleWorks website also hosts a wonderful series of Classroom Tips that you can subscribe to so that you receive the latest updates in your RSS reader.

And when you install BibleWorks 9 you will have the option to install training videos, which offer a lot of direct visual help on all of the different aspects of the program. The BibleWorks website says there are 6 hours of videos. While I didn’t count how many minutes there were, I’ll trust that they know what they’re talking about. The point is there are a lot!

Now you can preview some of them on YouTube!

Below is the full list of training videos that ship with BibleWorks 9 just to give you an idea of the breadth of the videos.

•    Introduction to the BibleWorks Interface
o    The Search Window
o    How to Use the Command Line
o    Why is the Search Window blank?
o    The Browse Window
o    The Analysis Window
o    How to Use the Verse tab
o    How to Use the MSS tab
o    The BibleWorks Editor
•    Layout and Navigation of the BibleWorks Interface
o    What Is the Search Version and How Is It Used?
o    How Do I Choose a Search Version?
o    What Is a Display Version and How Is It Used?
o    How Do I Choose Display Versions?
o    Options for Reading Text
*    How to Display a Verse in the Browse Window
*    Displaying a Full Passage
*    How to Change the Version Display Order
*    How to Increase the Size of Text in the BibleWorks Windows
*    How to Apply Colors to Selected Text in the Browse Window
*    How to Turn the Word Tips On/Off
*    How to Toggle the Analysis Window On/Off
*    How to Use the Parallel Versions Window
*    Parallel Versions Window Command Line Shortcut
*    How to Use Search Window Tabs as Additional Workspaces or Bookmarks
o    Use of the Analysis Window for Researching a Word or Verse
*    How to Freeze the Analysis Window While You Move Your Mouse
*    Using the Two Column Analysis Window
*    Finding a Definition for a Greek or Hebrew Word
*    Changing the Default Analysis Tab Lexicon
*    How to Customize the Resources Summary Window
*    How to Find Study Bible Notes
*    How to Take User Notes
*    How to Create and Save Notes on a Chapter
*    How to Create and Save Notes on a Verse
•    BibleWorks Search Tools
o    How to Search for Words in the Browse Window with the Mouse
*    How to Use the Use Tab to Instantly Search for a Word
*    Searching for a Word from the Browse Window
*    Searching for a Phrase from the Browse Window
*    Searching the Greek Text from the Browse Window
*    Searching the Hebrew Text from the Browse Window
*    Searching Greek and Hebrew Words Using Strong’s Numbers
*    Search for the Greek Word an English Word Translates with the Use and Analysis Tabs
*    Search for the Hebrew Word an English Word Translates with the Use and Analysis Tabs
o    How to Search for Words Using the Command Line
*    Searching for a Word from the Command Line
*    Searching for a Phrase from the Command Line
*    How to Search for One or More Words in a Verse (AND Search)
*    How to Search for All Occurrences of Two or More Words (OR Search)
*    How to Search for a Specific Phrase (PHRASE Search)
*    How to Use Wildcards to Increase the Flexibility of Command Line Searches in English
*    Searching for Singular and Plural Forms of a Word
*    How to Get Help with Command Line Searches
*    Command Line Search Codes
*    How to Display Code Insertion Buttons for Command Line Searches
*    How to Use Search Window Tabs as Additional Workspaces or Bookmarks
o    Greek and Hebrew Morphology Versions and Searching
*    What is a Morphology Version and How is it Useful?
*    Searching the Greek Text Using the Command Line
*    Searching the Hebrew Text Using the Command Line
*    How to Use Wildcards to Increase the Flexibility of Command Line Searches in Greek
*    How to Use Wildcards to Increase the Flexibility of Command Line Searches in Hebrew
*    How to Display a Keyboard to Enter Greek Words on the Command Line
*    How to Display a Keyboard to Enter Hebrew Words on the Command Line
o    Working with the Search Window’s Search Results
*    How to Show the Entire Verse in Your Search Window Results
*    How to Edit Search Results Using Search Window Checkboxes
*    How to Save the Results Verse List
*    How to Save a List of Verses for Future Use with the Verse List Manager
*    How to Apply Colors to Your Search Results
o    Setting Search Limits
*    How to Set a Search Limit
o    Word Study Tools
*    How to Lookup an Greek Word in a Lexicon with the Mouse
*    How to Lookup an Hebrew Word in a Lexicon with the Mouse
*    How to Use the Use Tab to Instantly Search for a Word
*    Searching for Words with Related Meaning with a Command Line Semantic Domain Search
*    How to Use Search Window Tabs as Additional Workspaces or Bookmarks
*    How to Search More Than One Version At a Time
*    How to Use the Stats Tab to View Word Usage Patterns
o    How to Search Using the Graphical Search Engine (GSE)
*    Getting Familiar with the GSE Components
*    Building a Simple GSE Query
*    Building a GSE Query from the Command Line
*    Browsing the Results of a GSE Query and Saving a Query to Disk
*    Loading a GSE Query from Disk and Specifying Word Order in the Query
*    Saving GSE Query Results and Reusing the Results in Another Query
*    Searching Morphology Using the GSE
*    Specifying Agreement Between Parts of Speech
o    Additional Search Tools
*    How to Create and Save a List of Words
*    How to Search for a List of Words from the Command Line
•    How to Use Study Tools in BibleWorks
o    Tools for Greek and Hebrew Language Learning
*    How to Use the Vocabulary Flashcard Module
*    How to Open the Greek New Testament Flashcards
*    How to Open the Hebrew Old Testament Flashcards
*    How to Open the Greek Verb Review Flashcards
*    How to Open the Hebrew Regular Verb Review Flashcards
*    How to Review the Vocabulary for a Book or Verse Range
*    How to Review Vocabulary By Frequency of Occurrence
*    How to Print a Vocabulary Review List
*    How to Print Vocabulary Flashcards
*    How to Open the Greek and Hebrew Paradigms
*    How to Turn the Word Tips On/Off
o    Making and Recording Observations of the Text
*    How to Use the Context Tab to Study the Pericope, Book or Chapter Context
*    Quickly Find Particular Parts of Speech in a Passage in Greek
*    Quickly Find Particular Parts of Speech in a Passage in Hebrew
*    How to Apply Colors to Selected Text in the Browse Window
*    How to Use the Stats Tab to View Word Usage Patterns
*    How to Take User Notes
*    How to Create and Save Notes on a Chapter
*    How to Create and Save Notes on a Verse
*    How to Lookup an English Word in a Bible Dictionary with the Mouse
*    How to Lookup a Biblical City in the BibleWorks Maps with the Mouse
*    How to Find Study Bible Notes
o    Analyzing the Text
*    Outlines/Pericopes of Books of the Bible
*    Using the Bible Outline
*    Studying Words in Their Literary Context
*    How to Use the Context Tab to Study the Pericope, Book or Chapter Context
*    Quickly Find Particular Parts of Speech in a Passage in Greek
*    Quickly Find Particular Parts of Speech in a Passage in Hebrew
*    Create a List of All the Words in a Book
*    Using Passage Diagrams
*    How to View a New Testament Diagram with the Mouse
*    How to View a New Testament Diagram
*    How to Use the Diagramming Window
*    Using Grammars
*    How to Consult a Greek Grammar
*    How to Consult a Hebrew Grammar
*    Using Lexicons
*    Changing the Default Analysis Tab Lexicon
*    How to Lookup an Greek Word in a Lexicon with the Mouse
*    How to Lookup an Hebrew Word in a Lexicon with the Mouse
*    How to Use English Words to Lookup Words in Greek Lexicons
*    How to Use English Words to Lookup Words in Hebrew Lexicons
o    Comparing Verses and Passages
*    How to Find Cross References for a Verse
*    How to Use the Parallel Versions Window
*    Parallel Versions Window Command Line Shortcut
*    Comparing Different Passages Using the Parallel Versions Window
*    Displaying Multiple Passages Using the Synopsis Window
*    How to View Words That Relate to a Word in a Verse
*    Searching the Greek Text Using the Related Verses Tool
*    Finding the Number of Words in a Book Using the Context Tab
*    Finding the Number of Words in a Book Using the Word List Manager
*    Finding the Most or Least-Frequently Used Words in a Passage, Book or Chapter
*    Finding the Most or Least-Frequently Used Words in a Version
o    Comparing Versions and Manuscripts
*    Display Differences Between Versions Using a Browse Window Option
*    Display Differences Between Versions Using Text Comparison Settings
*    How to Use the MSS tab
*    How to Use the CNTTS Apparatus
*    How to Use the Browse Tab
*    How to Use the Parallel Versions Window
*    Comparing Greek and Hebrew Text with the Parallel Hebrew-LXX Module
o    Bible Atlas and Maps
*    How to View a Bible Atlas Map
*    How to Lookup a Biblical City in the BibleWorks Maps with the Mouse
*    How to Load a Pre-made Map from the Map Module
*    How to Copy & Paste a Map Image from the Map Module
o    Exporting Text and Building Reports
*    How to Copy the Browse Window Verse
*    How to Export a Range of Verses
*    Copying Search Window Results List Verses
*    How to Export a List of Verses to Paste into a Document with the Text
*    How to Export a List of Verses to Paste into a Document without Text
*    How to Set BibleWorks to Export in Non-Unicode Fonts (Bwgrkl & Bwhebb)
o    Finding Copyright and Citation Information
*    How to Find the Copyright Information for a Bible Version or Resource
*    How to Find Information on Citing a Text or Resource from BibleWorks
•    How to Find Help in BibleWorks
o    How to Get Immediate Help with BibleWorks
o    How to Find Options for Using the Windows in BibleWorks
o    How to Get Free Updates for BibleWorks

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