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Mac Improvements

Windows Improvements

For the list of sequential bug fixes see here.

To update your Accordance 13, run Check for App Update (Mac—Accordance menu, Windows–Utilities menu).


Mac Improvements

Version 13.1.3 (July 29, 2020)

  • The research cache is no longer allowed to be rebuilt while a search is running, which prevents a crash. The user will get an error message if this is attempted.
  • Added the option of showing word glosses in the Syntax Tree pane, using the respective lexical form glosses for the Holmstedt and ETCBC syntax.
  • Added support for a new form of Greek Crasis searching, parsing, and analysis by making Crasis a new part of speech for Greek.
  • Added a new Parenthesis option when drawing a Highlight on a Text or Tool. This option is automatically used when drawing a rough parenthesis shape around a character in a line. If the drawing is too high or too non-symmetric, then the highlighting will revert to a curve that connects two items.
  • Users with more than 50 Highlight styles in their current Highlight file will now have the “Symbols” menu appear at the top of the Right Click -> Highlight menu, for easier access.
  • Users will now be prompted to apply Atlas/Timeline display preferences changes to all applicable open tabs when closing the preferences.
  • Updated About this Timeline dialog to support information for the new Enhanced Timeline.


Version 13.1.2 (July 2, 2020)

Timeline Changes

  • Improved amplifying to the Timeline when the selected text has a wide range:
    • If the items found by the text (such as ‘John’) span > 500 years, or are in non-adjacent/same regions, a dialog comes up allowing the user to choose which items to actually add to the Timeline.
    • Items are filtered to match the dating scheme of the opened Timeline.
    • Items also show their localized name, if appropriate.
    • If there are multiple times with the same name (e.g. ‘Titus’) then the item class is also shown.
    • List supports multi-select, so they can choose as many of the original set as desired, even all, to add to the Timeline.
  • Improved amplifying to the Timeline by a phrase, where first the phrase is attempted to be found, such as ‘John the Baptist’ before breaking it apart into its constituent pieces.
  • Reduced the minimum font size drawn in the Timeline before turning to a gray box “smudge” from 6 to 5 pts.
  • Improved the ‘Select Times’ dialog to be a multi-column dialog, clearly showing the (localized) name, region, class, and date range of each found time.

Other Changes

  • New tutorial capabilities for the Timeline and Atlas.
  • In Papers, the hotkey for making a parent to the selected item (Shift+(Opt/Alt)+Return) will now properly insert the parent one step up in the hierarchy, rather than at the same level.
  • Where a Reference Tool in parallel to a Text would not line up properly if one of the preceding paragraphs was a table.
  • Changed how spaces are handled for Instant Details display of Inflect and Lexical forms.
  • When copying as a citation, the hidden link to the Accordance url will now be blue and underlined.
  • Strings such as "O 1" will no longer be interpreted as scripture in the Web Browser or when auto-linking scripture. ("O 1:1" can still be valid, in some cases.)
  • The “Dropbox Sync” toolbar button is now just “Sync”. A dialog will now ask the user if they want to sync with dropbox or sync with a mobile device on the same WiFi network. The user has the option not to be asked again, in which case the toolbar button will revert to directly doing the action without bringing up the dialog.
  • When searching the Library for an Author, and opening a Tool that is found, the Tool will also be searched for the found Author if it has an Author field.
  • Initial implementation of French and Spanish localized Tutorials.
  • Updated Help for 13.1.2

Version 13.1.1 (June 9, 2020)

  • Updated Help Files for 13.1.1

Version 13.1.0 (June 6, 2020)

Word Map Alignment Pane

  • A specialized text pane type used to display Word Map alignments that supports Instant Details, cross highlighting, triple click, and text selection.
  • Added Word Maps to the Library (opening them opens a search tab + alignment pane), and renamed the section ‘Databases’ instead of ‘Syntax & Diagram’.
  • Added support for highlighting hits if the search Text is one of the Texts shown.
  • Ability to select and copy Alignment Pane data as a table.
  • Added support for exporting as an RTF table, not just tab delimited.

Amplify to Website

  • Added a preference page “External Websites”:
    • Ability to customize a list of names, websites, and ‘enabled’ options, including support for separators.
    • The websites are URLs to actual search strings, not just the host.
    • Default External Websites list includes a set of default search engines and free access resources.
  • Website amplification Details:
    • Added to Text and Tool panes Right-Click menu, Amplify menu, and Toolbar Button.
    • Supports all languages, unicode, and references.

Interface Enhancements

  • Added a new General Theme, Grayscale.
  • Changed pane text line spacing to be applied evenly, to top and bottom, rather than only extending the bottom. This allows for more even rendering, selection boxes, and lets a user add line spacing to draw characters beyond the ascent of the font, such as some unicode arabic characters, or some Asian glyphs.
  • Significant improvements to handling missing verses in all pane texts and placement of the extra verses.
  • Added support for showing Word Mapped phrases as an Interlinear option.
  • Updated bundled Accordance font to 1.2, including glyph U+FBF2 (arabic isolated allah)
  • Added an option to the right click "Look Up" menu to open the Instant Details pop up, which should be helpful for users on Windows tablets.

Intertextual Searching Improvements

  • Renamed the ‘Enter Words’ option on the TEXT dialog to ‘Insert Text’, adding a ‘Show Characters…’ option to the bottom of the list, which shows the Character Palette.
  • Improved the TEXT command to be able to limit search results based on the number of words in the match, either in the source or Intertext search.
    • For example, one can specify to find every match where the intertext used 3-5 words to be equivalent to 2 word phrases in your source text.
    • Syntax is {TEXT #a-b=#c-d _arg_}. Where a-b is the word range (or just a) of the intertext, and c-d for the source text.
    • Also, only one half can be specified by {TEXT #a-b _arg_} or {TEXT =#c-d _arg_}
    • Added support to the TEXT dialog and its Construct representation.
  • Intertext Analysis:
    • Added support for the Smart Amplify from the Analysis to correctly build search strings using the TEXT command for MTLXX, Intertext, and Wordmap analysis results.
    • Now the Set Analysis Display for keyed texts uses the same interface as the tagged Set Analysis Display, with columns and a palette, though the only options are Word, Key Number, and Intertext.
    • Consolidated the MTLXX Analysis options into the Intertext dialog, for clarity.
    • The dialog now supports all Word Map Texts to show Analysis for, listed separately from those that were searched.
    • Added support for double-clicking on an Intertext item to re-open its dialog.
    • When hovering over Intertext analysis results, Accordance will show the source translation abbreviation.
  • Added support for graphing Intertext results. Details:
    • Only supports searches with one Intertextual text. If there are multiple, it is too ambiguous what words came from what Text.
    • The Intertext Select dialog now works from the Analysis Graph tab or the Set Analysis display dialog.

Searching Improvements

  • Users that have verse reference Live Click set to open a Research in a custom group will now have a "=" before the search if holding the Option (Alt) key.
  • Added Recent Modules to the list of items that can be amplified to.
  • Added new Text Comparison option to ignore homograph differences, such as ברא_2 vs ברא_1.
  • Updated the preference for opening hyperlinks to a Text Tab if a hyperlink has too many verses for a Text Browser Tab to also apply if the hyperlink has discontiguous verses.

Syntax database Improvements

  • Changed the interface for Syntax searching on all Syntax databases as follows:
    • All Syntax dialog boxes and Preferences with the item label “Maximum search depth:” have been changed to “Default depth” to support the new flexibility of the depth item for Syntax searching and to express the same idea with a “positive” rather than a “negative” logic to make this option clearer to users.
    • Similarly in the Preferences pane “Greek & Hebrew”, the checkbox item label “Limit depth to clause boundaries” was changed to “Allow hits within sub-clauses”, with the same type of logic reversal in the Preferences dialog display.
  • The interface for handling the depth of searching in a clause (or in a phrase) in the Construct tab has been changed as follows:
    • Instead of a single depth for the entire clause, the depth can be set for individual items within the clause.
    • In the clause dialogs, the depth setting is now the default depth setting. Any new items added under the clause will use the current default, which can be changed after items are added.
    • The individual depths are displayed as a single number above each column. This number can be changed by use of a floating popup menu which appears when the cursor is near the depth numbers along the bottom of the clause item.
    • Added support for setting the individual column depths when pressing a number on a selected clause or phrase item.
    • Added undo support when changing the depths of the columns either with the pull-down menu or by pressing a number on a selected clause or phrase item.
    • If the search depth option to “Allow hits within sub-clauses” is off or disabled, the depth numbers will appear red rather than black.
    • Saving and recalling the new option for individual depths is supported.
    • When the Construct tab is set for Hebrew, the colored small type box that appears near the item label is now consistently on the right side for all items, with the name of the item right justified near the small type box.
  • Greatly improved the extraction of Syntax data, which would sometime cause errors in the Instant Details and in the Amplify to Construct feature.
  • Improved ETCBC syntax Instant Details to ignore subphrase elements, so the items main phrase is shown instead.
  • When displaying the generic Clause item in the Construct tab from the Holmstedt Syntax database, the word ANY no longer appears with CLAUSE, even if there are other specific modifiers for the clause.
  • Improved the Syntax searching for cases related to the clause boundaries.
  • Amplify to Construct feature
    • Added the option to include null terms, if the Holmstedt syntax database is used.

Syntax Tree pane Improvements:

  • Added a new Syntax Tree display dialog:
    • Can set the current Syntax pane appearance (text size, text color, and pane background color).
    • For ETCBC Syntax, node label detail options are visible.

Timeline Changes

  • Support for upcoming Timeline upgrade.
  • Added ability to amplify to the Timeline by verse reference, by parsing and verse mapping to the provided string in the Time Data file.
  • Added verse reference based timeline items to the Topics section of the Info Pane, even if there isn’t a topic for that name.
  • Completely revamped how Timeline searching works to add more flexibility and improve the logic for amplifying to Timeline tabs if an item exists in two different datings.
  • Added 5 new Timeline background colors and 1 new Timeline item color, so all possible options can have a unique color.
  • Tweaked the order of regions in the Timeline.
  • Added a ‘Report’ button on the Time selected item popover to open a report for the timespan of the selected items.

User Content Improvements

  • Added a new feature, Modify Entire User Note/Tool:
    • This opens a dialog that allows for a batch application of a variety of style changes, such as scaling all font sizes, removing styling, etc.
    • It has a default shortcut of Cmd-Opt-U and appears in the Selection menu.
  • Papers
    • Added capability to add a new item as the parent by pressing Shift-Option-Return. (Currently, Return added a new sibling and Shift-Return added a daughter. Shift-Option return adds a parent)
    • Now when a Paper is set to only show one field, if that paper is opened in a new tab, it remembers which settings it last used.
  • User Tools
    • Pictures are now included when importing a PDF to a User Tool.
    • PDF imports consisting of only images will now add a title item with the user-selected User Tool name at the start of the tool.
    • Now if there is a style change in the middle of a scripture reference, the style now expands to cover the whole reference, rather than not getting marked. This is because in some documents, the book and verse number can be in different fonts/styles/sizes for stylistic reasons, or the style can be incorrectly set wrong due to an OCR mistake.
  • User Notes
    • Added a “User Files” preference to auto-save User Notes when they are closed, so the user doesn’t need to specify that they want to update every time they close.
    • The ability to view and edit all User Notes that appear in a single line of text:
      • Previously Instant Details would only show the User Note in a line of text where there were multiple User Notes. This was the same for viewing/editing the User Note icon(s) in the pane gutter.
      • Now Instant Details includes all notes that have their start in the currently selected line.
      • When right clicking in the pane gutter there are now options to view/view all/edit/add new User Notes for each index originating in the line of text.
  • Added “Small Caps” to the list of options in the “Display -> Style” menu. This will only be enabled in Papers, User Tools, and User Notes.

Easy Install & Check for Updates Improvements

  • Updated Easy Install with a new “Download All” button. This will download all modules shown by the current search that are downloadable. Items in the download list are no longer checked by default, and the normal download button is dimmed until at least one item is checked.

Version 13.0.5 (April 10, 2020)

  • Added new tutorials on PDF import, Live Click, default Lexicons, and Hebrew.
  • Improved support for custom tutorials by now placing them in a Tutorials folder in the Accordance Files folder, rather than trying to add them to the bundled location.
  • The gear menu in a Parsing tab for a tagged Text now has the option to include hit words only, same as with a key Text.
  • Arabic texts will no longer attempt to look up their form in a Hebrew dictionary.
  • Improved display of roots in the Analysis tab by splitting the styles of the lex and the root, so it is consistently displayed to the right.
  • Added a sample pdf to import, ‘3 Early Sermons.pdf’ to the set of bundled content to install.
  • Improved unicode support for extended Latin characters.
  • Improved the Hebrew Unicode -> Yehudit conversion to better handle waw-holem-cantillation combinations. This helps match an imported unicode string of עֵ֖זֶר כְּנֶגְדּֽוֹ with the end of Gen 2:18.
  • Added the Greek Combining Iota Subscript (U+0345) as a unicode character to be considered as Greek, when following a Greek letter.
  • Added "New Research Tab" to the list of available Keyboard Shortcuts that can be set up in preferences.
  • Rearranged the “Compare Text” preferences page so that the “Keyed Text” control name in the German localization would not overlap other controls.
  • Added missing help page link to the Keyboard Shortcut preference pane.
  • Highlight styles loaded from a corrupt file will now be validated and their values adjusted back to an allowed range. If a style rev or the absolute style number is out of range, the style will be ignored entirely.
  • Since the Accordance font supports (and recommended unicode choice for) the Egyptological Ain is U+A725, we now export and import this character. Same applies for the Egyptological Aleph (U+A722, U+A723).
  • Added Get Verses support for alternative builds of Libre Office, as well as a new version of Ulysses and OneNote.
  • Updated Help for 13.0.5.

Version 13.0.4 (Jan. 25, 2020)

  • Added support for Reference Lists to contain verses of other corpora, based on the chosen module. If switching to a different corpus, and there are verses, it will warn the user before dumping all verses.
  • Added support for a fast cached Research result of key searches with the transliterated form instead of the Key Number.
  • Improved a Live Click Research of key numbers to work better between Strong’s and GK.
  • Removed the Quick Entry unpointed list from unicode original language Texts, as exact vs inexact search specification isn’t even supported yet.
  • Added support for stripping the Wasla from Arabic letters. Without this change, searches containing a wasla will have no results.
  • Reduced size of Arabic drawing in Quick Entry to better fit in the rows.
  • A minor typo in the Validation warning message.
  • Improved Tutorials in Accordance Lite and when localizing.
  • Updated help for 13.0.4

Version 13.0.3 (Jan. 8, 2020)

  • Updated the save files for Research tab so that the source text for Live Click searches are preserved between sessions. This required a revision of the file, so Research tabs saved after this version will not be backwards compatible.
  • Added Dark Mode support for the Diagram Pane, Syntax Tree Pane, and Stack.
  • Removed the Bookmarks button from the Text Browser as it was redundant.
  • Now unicode Arabic search results will always highlight the entire word (space to space) rather than just a portion of the word, since Arabic letters change significantly within a word if it is broken up by style.
  • In Easy Install, the download size will no longer show for installed items, since they can’t be downloaded.
  • Added the Keyboard Shortcuts to the Preference Search.
  • Added a new user metric, ‘Usage’, which is reported in the About Accordance dialog. It shows the percent of time spent over the prior 6 months being active in Accordance (multiplied by 50x for a nicer number).
  • Japanese localization support.
  • Korean localization updates.

Version 13.0.2 (November 21, 2019)

  • Added ability to insert words/lex/keynumbers/roots via the standard word list dialog within the TEXT command options dialog.
  • Added Interlinear support for new NET-GNT, which is a Greek text with Strong’s, like GNT-TRS.
  • Improved unicode Hebrew size and spacing, to hopefully better match surroundings in Instant Details.
  • Bundle descriptions now show the number of items in that bundle that have been hidden by the user.
  • Added preliminary support for localizations interacting with tutorials. This mainly applies to menus, which found items via a text search.
  • Restored the missing “Automatically check for module updates” options in Updates preferences.
  • Localization Updates.

Version 13.0.1

  • Added ETCBC support for MT-LXX interlinear and cross-highlighting.
  • Updated Tutorials.

Version 13.0

  • Added ETCBC support for MT-LXX interlinear and cross-highlighting.
  • Updated Tutorials.

Windows Improvements

Version 13.1.3 (July 29, 2020)

  • The research cache is no longer allowed to be rebuilt while a search is running, which prevents a crash. The user will get an error message if this is attempted.
  • Added the option of showing word glosses in the Syntax Tree pane, using the respective lexical form glosses for the Holmstedt and ETCBC syntax.
  • Added support for a new form of Greek Crasis searching, parsing, and analysis by making Crasis a new part of speech for Greek.
  • Added a new Parenthesis option when drawing a Highlight on a Text or Tool. This option is automatically used when drawing a rough parenthesis shape around a character in a line. If the drawing is too high or too non-symmetric, then the highlighting will revert to a curve that connects two items.
  • Users with more than 50 Highlight styles in their current Highlight file will now have the “Symbols” menu appear at the top of the Right Click -> Highlight menu, for easier access.
  • Users will now be prompted to apply Atlas/Timeline display preferences changes to all applicable open tabs when closing the preferences.
  • Updated About this Timeline dialog to support information for the new Enhanced Timeline.


Version 13.1.2 (July 2, 2020)

Timeline Changes

  • Improved amplifying to the Timeline when the selected text has a wide range:
    • If the items found by the text (such as ‘John’) span > 500 years, or are in non-adjacent/same regions, a dialog comes up allowing the user to choose which items to actually add to the Timeline.
    • Items are filtered to match the dating scheme of the opened Timeline.
    • Items also show their localized name, if appropriate.
    • If there are multiple times with the same name (e.g. ‘Titus’) then the item class is also shown.
    • List supports multi-select, so they can choose as many of the original set as desired, even all, to add to the Timeline.
  • Improved amplifying to the Timeline by a phrase, where first the phrase is attempted to be found, such as ‘John the Baptist’ before breaking it apart into its constituent pieces.
  • Reduced the minimum font size drawn in the Timeline before turning to a gray box “smudge” from 6 to 5 pts.
  • Improved the ‘Select Times’ dialog to be a multi-column dialog, clearly showing the (localized) name, region, class, and date range of each found time.

Other Changes

  • New tutorial capabilities for the Timeline and Atlas.
  • In Papers, the hotkey for making a parent to the selected item (Shift+(Opt/Alt)+Return) will now properly insert the parent one step up in the hierarchy, rather than at the same level.
  • Where a Reference Tool in parallel to a Text would not line up properly if one of the preceding paragraphs was a table.
  • Changed how spaces are handled for Instant Details display of Inflect and Lexical forms.
  • When copying as a citation, the hidden link to the Accordance url will now be blue and underlined.
  • Strings such as "O 1" will no longer be interpreted as scripture in the Web Browser or when auto-linking scripture. ("O 1:1" can still be valid, in some cases.)
  • The “Dropbox Sync” toolbar button is now just “Sync”. A dialog will now ask the user if they want to sync with dropbox or sync with a mobile device on the same WiFi network. The user has the option not to be asked again, in which case the toolbar button will revert to directly doing the action without bringing up the dialog.
  • When searching the Library for an Author, and opening a Tool that is found, the Tool will also be searched for the found Author if it has an Author field.
  • Initial implementation of French and Spanish localized Tutorials.
  • Updated Help for 13.1.2

Version 13.1.1 (June 9, 2020)

  • Updated Help Files for 13.1.1

Version 13.1.0 (June 6, 2020)

Word Map Alignment Pane

  • A specialized text pane type used to display Word Map alignments that supports Instant Details, cross highlighting, triple click, and text selection.
  • Added Word Maps to the Library (opening them opens a search tab + alignment pane), and renamed the section ‘Databases’ instead of ‘Syntax & Diagram’.
  • Added support for highlighting hits if the search Text is one of the Texts shown.
  • Ability to select and copy Alignment Pane data as a table.
  • Added support for exporting as an RTF table, not just tab delimited.

Amplify to Website

  • Added a preference page “External Websites”:
    • Ability to customize a list of names, websites, and ‘enabled’ options, including support for separators.
    • The websites are URLs to actual search strings, not just the host.
    • Default External Websites list includes a set of default search engines and free access resources.
  • Website amplification Details:
    • Added to Text and Tool panes Right-Click menu, Amplify menu, and Toolbar Button.
    • Supports all languages, unicode, and references.

Interface Enhancements

  • Added a new General Theme, Grayscale.
  • Changed pane text line spacing to be applied evenly, to top and bottom, rather than only extending the bottom. This allows for more even rendering, selection boxes, and lets a user add line spacing to draw characters beyond the ascent of the font, such as some unicode arabic characters, or some Asian glyphs.
  • Significant improvements to handling missing verses in all pane texts and placement of the extra verses.
  • Added support for showing Word Mapped phrases as an Interlinear option.
  • Updated bundled Accordance font to 1.2, including glyph U+FBF2 (arabic isolated allah)
  • Added an option to the right click "Look Up" menu to open the Instant Details pop up, which should be helpful for users on Windows tablets.

Intertextual Searching Improvements

  • Renamed the ‘Enter Words’ option on the TEXT dialog to ‘Insert Text’, adding a ‘Show Characters…’ option to the bottom of the list, which shows the Character Palette.
  • Improved the TEXT command to be able to limit search results based on the number of words in the match, either in the source or Intertext search.
    • For example, one can specify to find every match where the intertext used 3-5 words to be equivalent to 2 word phrases in your source text.
    • Syntax is {TEXT #a-b=#c-d _arg_}. Where a-b is the word range (or just a) of the intertext, and c-d for the source text.
    • Also, only one half can be specified by {TEXT #a-b _arg_} or {TEXT =#c-d _arg_}
    • Added support to the TEXT dialog and its Construct representation.
  • Intertext Analysis:
    • Added support for the Smart Amplify from the Analysis to correctly build search strings using the TEXT command for MTLXX, Intertext, and Wordmap analysis results.
    • Now the Set Analysis Display for keyed texts uses the same interface as the tagged Set Analysis Display, with columns and a palette, though the only options are Word, Key Number, and Intertext.
    • Consolidated the MTLXX Analysis options into the Intertext dialog, for clarity.
    • The dialog now supports all Word Map Texts to show Analysis for, listed separately from those that were searched.
    • Added support for double-clicking on an Intertext item to re-open its dialog.
    • When hovering over Intertext analysis results, Accordance will show the source translation abbreviation.
  • Added support for graphing Intertext results. Details:
    • Only supports searches with one Intertextual text. If there are multiple, it is too ambiguous what words came from what Text.
    • The Intertext Select dialog now works from the Analysis Graph tab or the Set Analysis display dialog.

Searching Improvements

  • Users that have verse reference Live Click set to open a Research in a custom group will now have a "=" before the search if holding the Option (Alt) key.
  • Added Recent Modules to the list of items that can be amplified to.
  • Added new Text Comparison option to ignore homograph differences, such as ברא_2 vs ברא_1.
  • Updated the preference for opening hyperlinks to a Text Tab if a hyperlink has too many verses for a Text Browser Tab to also apply if the hyperlink has discontiguous verses.

Syntax database Improvements

  • Changed the interface for Syntax searching on all Syntax databases as follows:
    • All Syntax dialog boxes and Preferences with the item label “Maximum search depth:” have been changed to “Default depth” to support the new flexibility of the depth item for Syntax searching and to express the same idea with a “positive” rather than a “negative” logic to make this option clearer to users.
    • Similarly in the Preferences pane “Greek & Hebrew”, the checkbox item label “Limit depth to clause boundaries” was changed to “Allow hits within sub-clauses”, with the same type of logic reversal in the Preferences dialog display.
  • The interface for handling the depth of searching in a clause (or in a phrase) in the Construct tab has been changed as follows:
    • Instead of a single depth for the entire clause, the depth can be set for individual items within the clause.
    • In the clause dialogs, the depth setting is now the default depth setting. Any new items added under the clause will use the current default, which can be changed after items are added.
    • The individual depths are displayed as a single number above each column. This number can be changed by use of a floating popup menu which appears when the cursor is near the depth numbers along the bottom of the clause item.
    • Added support for setting the individual column depths when pressing a number on a selected clause or phrase item.
    • Added undo support when changing the depths of the columns either with the pull-down menu or by pressing a number on a selected clause or phrase item.
    • If the search depth option to “Allow hits within sub-clauses” is off or disabled, the depth numbers will appear red rather than black.
    • Saving and recalling the new option for individual depths is supported.
    • When the Construct tab is set for Hebrew, the colored small type box that appears near the item label is now consistently on the right side for all items, with the name of the item right justified near the small type box.
  • Greatly improved the extraction of Syntax data, which would sometime cause errors in the Instant Details and in the Amplify to Construct feature.
  • Improved ETCBC syntax Instant Details to ignore subphrase elements, so the items main phrase is shown instead.
  • When displaying the generic Clause item in the Construct tab from the Holmstedt Syntax database, the word ANY no longer appears with CLAUSE, even if there are other specific modifiers for the clause.
  • Improved the Syntax searching for cases related to the clause boundaries.
  • Amplify to Construct feature
    • Added the option to include null terms, if the Holmstedt syntax database is used.

Syntax Tree pane Improvements:

  • Added a new Syntax Tree display dialog:
    • Can set the current Syntax pane appearance (text size, text color, and pane background color).
    • For ETCBC Syntax, node label detail options are visible.

Timeline Changes

  • Support for upcoming Timeline upgrade.
  • Added ability to amplify to the Timeline by verse reference, by parsing and verse mapping to the provided string in the Time Data file.
  • Added verse reference based timeline items to the Topics section of the Info Pane, even if there isn’t a topic for that name.
  • Completely revamped how Timeline searching works to add more flexibility and improve the logic for amplifying to Timeline tabs if an item exists in two different datings.
  • Added 5 new Timeline background colors and 1 new Timeline item color, so all possible options can have a unique color.
  • Tweaked the order of regions in the Timeline.
  • Added a ‘Report’ button on the Time selected item popover to open a report for the timespan of the selected items.

User Content Improvements

  • Added a new feature, Modify Entire User Note/Tool:
    • This opens a dialog that allows for a batch application of a variety of style changes, such as scaling all font sizes, removing styling, etc.
    • It has a default shortcut of Cmd-Opt-U and appears in the Selection menu.
  • Papers
    • Added capability to add a new item as the parent by pressing Shift-Option-Return. (Currently, Return added a new sibling and Shift-Return added a daughter. Shift-Option return adds a parent)
    • Now when a Paper is set to only show one field, if that paper is opened in a new tab, it remembers which settings it last used.
  • User Tools
    • Pictures are now included when importing a PDF to a User Tool.
    • PDF imports consisting of only images will now add a title item with the user-selected User Tool name at the start of the tool.
    • Now if there is a style change in the middle of a scripture reference, the style now expands to cover the whole reference, rather than not getting marked. This is because in some documents, the book and verse number can be in different fonts/styles/sizes for stylistic reasons, or the style can be incorrectly set wrong due to an OCR mistake.
  • User Notes
    • Added a “User Files” preference to auto-save User Notes when they are closed, so the user doesn’t need to specify that they want to update every time they close.
    • The ability to view and edit all User Notes that appear in a single line of text:
      • Previously Instant Details would only show the User Note in a line of text where there were multiple User Notes. This was the same for viewing/editing the User Note icon(s) in the pane gutter.
      • Now Instant Details includes all notes that have their start in the currently selected line.
      • When right clicking in the pane gutter there are now options to view/view all/edit/add new User Notes for each index originating in the line of text.
  • Added “Small Caps” to the list of options in the “Display -> Style” menu. This will only be enabled in Papers, User Tools, and User Notes.

Easy Install & Check for Updates Improvements

  • Updated Easy Install with a new “Download All” button. This will download all modules shown by the current search that are downloadable. Items in the download list are no longer checked by default, and the normal download button is dimmed until at least one item is checked.

 


 

Version 13.0.5 (April 10, 2020)

  • Added new tutorials on PDF import, Live Click, default Lexicons, and Hebrew.
  • Improved support for custom tutorials by now placing them in a Tutorials folder in the Accordance Files folder, rather than trying to add them to the bundled location.
  • The gear menu in a Parsing tab for a tagged Text now has the option to include hit words only, same as with a key Text.
  • Arabic texts will no longer attempt to look up their form in a Hebrew dictionary.
  • Improved display of roots in the Analysis tab by splitting the styles of the lex and the root, so it is consistently displayed to the right.
  • Added a sample pdf to import, ‘3 Early Sermons.pdf’ to the set of bundled content to install.
  • Improved unicode support for extended Latin characters.
  • Improved the Hebrew Unicode -> Yehudit conversion to better handle waw-holem-cantillation combinations. This helps match an imported unicode string of עֵ֖זֶר כְּנֶגְדּֽוֹ with the end of Gen 2:18.
  • Added the Greek Combining Iota Subscript (U+0345) as a unicode character to be considered as Greek, when following a Greek letter.
  • Added "New Research Tab" to the list of available Keyboard Shortcuts that can be set up in preferences.
  • Rearranged the “Compare Text” preferences page so that the “Keyed Text” control name in the German localization would not overlap other controls.
  • Added missing help page link to the Keyboard Shortcut preference pane.
  • Highlight styles loaded from a corrupt file will now be validated and their values adjusted back to an allowed range. If a style rev or the absolute style number is out of range, the style will be ignored entirely.
  • Since the Accordance font supports (and recommended unicode choice for) the Egyptological Ain is U+A725, we now export and import this character. Same applies for the Egyptological Aleph (U+A722, U+A723).
  • Added Get Verses support for alternative builds of Libre Office, as well as a new version of Ulysses and OneNote.
  • Updated Help for 13.0.5.

Version 13.0.4 (Jan. 25, 2020)

  • Added support for Reference Lists to contain verses of other corpora, based on the chosen module. If switching to a different corpus, and there are verses, it will warn the user before dumping all verses.
  • Added support for a fast cached Research result of key searches with the transliterated form instead of the Key Number.
  • Improved a Live Click Research of key numbers to work better between Strong’s and GK.
  • Removed the Quick Entry unpointed list from unicode original language Texts, as exact vs inexact search specification isn’t even supported yet.
  • Added support for stripping the Wasla from Arabic letters. Without this change, searches containing a wasla will have no results.
  • Reduced size of Arabic drawing in Quick Entry to better fit in the rows.
  • A minor typo in the Validation warning message.
  • Improved Tutorials in Accordance Lite and when localizing.
  • Updated help for 13.0.4

Version 13.0.3 (Jan. 8, 2020)

  • Updated the save files for Research tab so that the source text for Live Click searches are preserved between sessions. This required a revision of the file, so Research tabs saved after this version will not be backwards compatible.
  • Added Dark Mode support for the Diagram Pane, Syntax Tree Pane, and Stack.
  • Removed the Bookmarks button from the Text Browser as it was redundant.
  • Now unicode Arabic search results will always highlight the entire word (space to space) rather than just a portion of the word, since Arabic letters change significantly within a word if it is broken up by style.
  • In Easy Install, the download size will no longer show for installed items, since they can’t be downloaded.
  • Added the Keyboard Shortcuts to the Preference Search.
  • Added a new user metric, ‘Usage’, which is reported in the About Accordance dialog. It shows the percent of time spent over the prior 6 months being active in Accordance (multiplied by 50x for a nicer number).
  • Japanese localization support.
  • Korean localization updates.

Version 13.0.2 (November 21, 2019)

  • Added ability to insert words/lex/keynumbers/roots via the standard word list dialog within the TEXT command options dialog.
  • Added Interlinear support for new NET-GNT, which is a Greek text with Strong’s, like GNT-TRS.
  • Improved unicode Hebrew size and spacing, to hopefully better match surroundings in Instant Details.
  • Bundle descriptions now show the number of items in that bundle that have been hidden by the user.
  • Added preliminary support for localizations interacting with tutorials. This mainly applies to menus, which found items via a text search.
  • Restored the missing “Automatically check for module updates” options in Updates preferences.
  • Localization Updates.

Version 13.0.1

  • Added ETCBC support for MT-LXX interlinear and cross-highlighting.
  • Updated Tutorials.


Version 13.0

  • Added ETCBC support for MT-LXX interlinear and cross-highlighting.
  • Updated Tutorials.