BibleWorks 9 - The Analysis Tabs (overview)

Written by Michael Hanel on July 7th, 2011

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Because so much of what has been added as functionality has occurred in the Analysis Window, I thought it would be beneficial to have a post that covered just that section. Below is a picture of the Analysis Window Tabs.

Briefly, here are your options from left to right, top row to bottom. (I’ve put the new tabs in blue font.)

  • Analysis - This is the Word Analysis tab which displays lexical information for the word the mouse is on. It also displays version notes if there are any. And if you place your mouse over the version ID in the browse window, the Analysis tab lists version information.
  • Notes - This is where you can access and edit user verse or chapter notes.
  • Editor - This is the Editor which you can use for other writing projects which you may not want in the Notes tab.
  • Resources - This is the Resource Summary tab which displays a whole plethora of links to all available resources that are pertinent to your current verse.
  • X-refs - This is where you will find all the cross-reference databases. I blogged some about this HERE.
  • Stats - This is the search statistics tab and it displays information based on searches. The main upgrade to this tab is its integration with the Use Tab.
  • Words - This tab provides a list of all the words in the current Bible version, a word list of search results and then a wildcard expansion of the command line.
  • Context - The context tab gives a list of words in the current pericope (based on the Bible outline), current chapter and current book.
  • Version - The name is shortened here, but in BW8 this was called the Version Info tab. It gives the version information for the Bible version that you have the mouse on. It is the same information that you would find if you opened the Analysis tab and put your mouse on the letters of the version ID in the Browse Window.
  • Red Arrow - The red arrow at the right-most edge of this window is how you active/deactivate the fourth column. I blogged about this HERE.
  • Browse - This is where you have your bonus browse window (be sure to use the sync options for it wisely. It can either sync or not sync with the main browse window.)
  • Verse - The Verse tab is where you can most easily access the NET Bible notes, the CNTTS Apparatus, the Tischendorf Apparatus, Metzger’s Textual Commentary and the ESV Study Bible notes (if you’ve purchased it). Blogged about this HERE.
  • Mss - This is where you can see the collations and images of Greek manuscripts. I blogged about this HERE (I, II, III, IV, V, VI).
  • Use - This is where you will be able to instantly see the use of words or lemmas in a book or version. I blogged about this HERE.

Your first time through BibleWorks 9, keep in mind that you can hold your mouse button over any of those tabs and press F1 to bring up the Help chapter that talks about these tabs.

Keep in mind that the arrangement of all of these tabs is now up to the user. By clicking and holding on one of the tabs, you can drag them into a different order. Also when you activate the fourth column, you can move them back and forth from the normal analysis window to the new fourth column analysis window.

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