SwordSearcher 7.2 Release Announcement

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Brandon Staggs, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    I am pleased to be able to announce the release of SwordSearcher version 7.2.

    If you’re already a SwordSearcher user you can read upgrade details here.

    Here's a details list of what's new in 7.2 (since 7.1). The complete revision history is also available here.

    Library Additions:

    • Williams' Exhaustive Concordance of Bible Numbers [book: jgwNumbers]
      Teach Us To Number. Every number mentioned in Scripture, from zero, through fractions, to infinity; all organized in a thorough concordance and easy to reference. By J. G. Williams, Copyright 2012.
    • James Ussher's Annals of the World [book: juAnnals]
      A Bible-honoring history of the world, from the creation of man through 73 AD, organized by year.
    • F. W. Grant's Bible Notes (commentary from the Numerical Bible) [commentary: FWGrant]
      Expository Notes from the Numerical Bible.
    New features and improvements:

    • Speed improvements:
      • Significant speed improvements on main search bar suggestion list population.
      • Significant speed improvements to any phrase searches in library (any module type). This extends to any functions that rely on phrase matching (such as some of the StudyClick pop-up hint windows, etc).
      • Speed improvements to library search result panel text loads with previews taken from very large entries.
      • Book or Commentary quick-search can be aborted.
      • Faster loading of panels from global "go to verse" setting, etc.
    • Improvements to Commentary panel:
      • In-panel expanded view of multiple entries:
        • New "expand to chapter" toolbar button in the commentary panel automatically shows all entries from the chapter. This is an easy way to read though commentary text on a whole chapter.
        • Manual entry of verse ranges in the commentary panel entry selector is also possible (up to a full chapter can be shown).
        • Highlighted module tabs in commentary panel work with expanded multi-view as well, and switching between commentary tabs maintains the current verse range.
        • For official (Deluxe Edition Library) commentary modules, multi-entry view is optimized to remove "see comment on, commentary continues on, etc" placeholders.
      • Improvements to commentary entry selector and drop-down list scroll position, especially when viewing an empty entry in the commentary panel.
      • Commentary entry title list honors custom abbreviations.
    • Verse reference tag display (and copy/export) improvements:
      • "Psalm" is used instead of "Psalms" unless it is a reference to the title of the entire book.
      • Reference tags omit chapter number (1) for books with only one chapter (Jude, etc).
    • New copy/export formatting options:
      • Added Superscript number option to copy/export formatting styles i, j, k, and l.
      • Added "All Italics" option to copy/export formatting; forces the entire output to be in italics.
    • Additional MP3 Bible support and improvements:
      • Added support for Hendrickson Scourby DVD and CD audio file names AND verse-level synchronized playback. See help file for details on linking MP3 Bibles in SwordSearcher. You can purchase this MP3 Bible on Amazon or from Hendrickson.
      • __MACOSX folder filled with duplicate file names is ignored now. It's no longer necessary to manually remove those superfluous folders before linking the audio files in SwordSearcher.
      • (If you have previously linked an MP3 Bible in SwordSearcher you do not need to worry, nothing will change for you.)
      • Better choice of scrolling/highlighting method (File, Configure Bible Audio).
    • Reading plan/schedule improvements:
      • Added option to deactivate a reading plan (removes it from the daily reading schedule but does not delete the plan or progress.) Deactivated plans can be reactivated or rescheduled.
      • Added support for importing reading plan template from a plain text file (daily readings per line) (Advanced users.)
        • You can create a highly custom plan manually in a text file by putting each day's reading (verse references) on a line.
        • This text file can be imported as a SwordSearcher reading plan. Select Devotional, Add New Reading Plan, then click the Import Template from File and change the file type to "Daily Reading Per Line Text Files (*.txt)" and open your file.
        • Coverage of the plan will be reported so you can verify that the list of days were correctly interpreted.
        • Reading plan templates can be saved as a day-per-line text file.
        • A reading plan can now be saved as a template even if it is not a template.
    • Additional Preferences and Settings options (File menu):
      • Text Display Options, Additional Bible Panel Settings: "Bible column spacing," for users who want less or more white space in the Bible panel.
      • Fonts and Colors: "Underline Links" preference option. Un-check this to turn off the underline which is applied to links by default.
    • Added count of chapters containing matches to Bible Search Result Info and Stats information list.
    • Bible margin edit commentary links show preview (if any).
    • Library search result preview shows "edit" link next to title of editable module entries.
    • Editor improvements:
      • Added strikethrough formatting option.
      • Send Link to Editor function restores and focuses the editor.
      • Insert Verse Link dialog more flexible with input recognition.
      • Insert Link to Entry dialog has better entry selector; works as book and commentary panel entry selectors do.
    • Added two additional filtering options in module set editor:
      • Show only modules currently in the selected module set
      • Show only modules currently not in the selected module set
    • Improvements to the verse reference recognition system.
    • Searching for "usward, youward" etc in a Bible module will automatically match the intended hyphenated compound words ("us-ward, you-ward," etc.).
    • Opening a clone panel with ctrl-click opens the panel at mouse position instead of over "parent" panel when not in auto-dock mode for clone panels.
    • Added Verse List right-click menu option to open verse in clone panel.
    • Many visual improvements. (Smoother text panel scrolls, loading, some minor style changes, flickering of some list boxes fix, etc.)
    • Reduced memory impact of a full-library search.
    • Added "edit" to URL protocol. (Advanced users; see help file section on URL Protocol for details.)
    Fixes:

    • Reading plan manager fixes.
    • Fixed small menu lines on high-DPI systems.
    • Fixes related to full library search result display updates after user module edits.
    • Fixed synchronized MP3 audio playback scrolling not working properly on some systems.
    • Fixed design mode editor preventing audio pause/resume with Ctrl+Space.
    • Fixed text panel scroll positions not restoring properly at startup.
    • Various stability and other minor fixes.
    • Minor updates to KJV, KJVSL, SRV, SRVSL, RVG, SGreek, SHebrew, SME, and Easton modules.
     
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  2. Johnny NL

    Johnny NL Active Member

    Whooopee dee....whoooopee dooo....!!!!
    Thank you Sir....
    Aaaawww.... the smell of the new 7.2 SS, just as good as the smell of a new car.....lollll
    Downloaded, set, WOW!.... what a racer?!?!?
    Thank you very much Sir.
     
  3. Johnny NL

    Johnny NL Active Member

    BUT ....!!!!
    That was sneaky, ... I was not expecting it yet....( but SO SO happy, like a kid on Christmas morning.)
    was it announced???
     
  4. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Just yesterday. :)

    Thanks everyone. This is the 20th anniversary of SwordSearcher (if you count from the first version of the software that had the title SwordSearcher). Hard to believe I have been blessed to be able to do this work for two decades!
     
  5. Mobi

    Mobi Active Member

    Very nice! I am using Linux and running SS 7.2 in Virtual Box with Windows XP. Even there the text and interface appear to be "cleaner" for some reason. The fonts are crisper or something, as is the colors and icons. Very snappy all around (even with only 2 processors in the virtual machine) and I notice right away how nice it is to have the scroll window stay at the same place (even in long user books), after reopening it where you left off through sessions [it would be super sweet to have the editor window be able sync with the same location in the book window when editing user books]. I'm also finding the new books included in the upgraded library to be interesting. More to explore... :) -Thank you for the hard work and dedication to this software and it's users for the Lord!
     
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  6. Johnny NL

    Johnny NL Active Member

    It is some nice......isn't it ????
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Beta Tester

    It was in 1995 that you sent me SS as I then was unemployed. Bless you for being a brother in Christ all these years, this awsome version is a measuring guide in so many other ways.
     
  8. Johnny NL

    Johnny NL Active Member

    That's all what that SwordSearcher does.....
    Brings you, Knowledge and Blessings....
    Thanks to the LORD for Mr. Staggs.
    Amen
     
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  9. terrpn

    terrpn Active Member

    thanks Brandon..............first time i ever upgraded on line- easy peasy

    can't wait to delve in

    congrats on 20 years:cool:
     
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