October 05, 2012

Accordance Services Demo Tutorial

Here is a video giving a demonstration of the Accordance Services collection available as part of the Accordance Automation Script Library for Accordance version 10.  The Services offer a large spectrum of possibilities, so seeing the video will help you get your head around just what is possible.

Be sure you've also seen the Installation Tutorial. More about Accordance Automation is here.


Unknown said...

Thank you very much for the services pack. This is a great tool.

I have some questions about copying and pasting text from Accordance using services.

Is there a way to control the way the formatting of the text.

When I use the Insert Query Verses 1st
It inserts text like this:
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
John 11:36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

If I use the Insert Verses 1st it inserts like this:
“Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!””
(John 11:35–36 ESV)

Is there a way to control which way the text will be formatted.

For instance there are a lot of times where I would like to have verse numbers in my pasted text because it helps with the work I am doing. (John 11:35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” )

And of course sometimes I don't.

Then of course sometimes I like having each verse separate lines, and sometimes I don't.

So the long and short of this is how can I control the format of how text is copy and pasted.

Thanks I appreciate the work you have done!

Joe Weaks said...

Yes, you have complete control over the format that is used. If you read the ReadMe file that comes with the Accordance Services folder, you will see instructions on how to customize a Service. I hope to post a video tutorial demonstrating this as well.

When you double-click a Service that's inside the ~/Library/Services/ folder, it will open in Automator and you will see several Property settings you can adjust. Read the ReadMe documentation and you can adjust what you want.
Basically, what you're seeing is that for the Insert Query Verses 1st Service, the Property copyAsCitation is set to false, while it's set to true for Insert Verses 1st.
If you set it to true, you can then go to Accordance and customize in the preferences the format for copying as citation.