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Introduction

BibleReader includes a powerful set of options that allow you to customize the program to your heart’s content. This chapter explains each of these options.

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Quick Settings

Quick Settings allows you to change font size, font face, and to lock rotation on your iPhone.

Tap the Settings icon (the letter A) to display the Quick Settings menu.

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Reduce and Enlarge Font

Tap the small letter A to reduce font size; tap the large letter A enlarge font size.

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Compare the size of the text in the two graphics above.

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Font Options

Tap “Font Options" to display the font-face menu.

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Tap any option to change the font face.

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Lock Rotation (5.0.1)

To lock your iPhone’s rotation, tap the “Lock Rotation” button.

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Advanced Settings

Tap “Advanced Settings” to display the Advanced Settings menu.

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Scroll the Advanced Settings menu to see all the options.

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Easy Setting

On the Advanced Settings menu, tap “Easy Setting Configuration” to display the Easy Setting Configuration dialog (see next graphic).

BibleReader will walk you through the three most basic settings, using on-screen prompts.

Settings can be changed at any time by tapping the Settings icon (the letter A) on BibleReader’s main screen, then tapping the Advanced Settings button, and then tapping the “Easy Setting Configuration” menu option.

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Reading Preference

The first setting is Reading Preference. There are two options: “Book Style With Margins” and “Full Screen Text.” “Book Style With Margins” is the default setting.

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I like that setting, so I will choose that and the tap the Save Choice and Continue button to save the setting and move to the next setting.

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Scrolling Preference

The second setting is Scrolling Preference. There are two options: “Book Style Page Scrolling (Left to Right)” and “Flick Scrolling (Up and Down).” “Book Style Page Scrolling (Left to Right)” is the default setting.

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I prefer “Flick Scrolling,” so I will select that and tap the Save Choice and Continue button to save the setting and move to the next setting.

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Verse-Selection Preference

The third setting is Verse-Selection Preference. There are four options “Grid View (With Large Buttons),” “Compact Grid View (Fits all 66 Books),” “Full Book Name (Canonical Order),” and “Full Book Name (Alphabetical Order).” “Full Book Name (Canonical Order)” is the default setting.

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I prefer “Compact Grid View (Fits all 66 Books),” so I will select that and tap the Save Choice and Continue button to save the setting.

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Advanced Font Settings

“Advanced Font Settings”

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lets you set the font face, font size, Greek font size, and Hebrew font size for the

  • Main Window
  • Split (Secondary) Window
  • Pop-up Window
  • Resource Guide

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and the font face and font size for My Notes.

Many font faces and sizes are available in addition to those shown in the graphics above.

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Advanced Color Settings

“Advanced Color Settings” lets you specify the colors to be used for text, Words of Jesus, verse numbers, footnotes, and hyperlink underlining in the

  • Main Window
  • Split (Secondary) Window
  • Pop-up Window

and to set the text color in which search results will be displayed.

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Many colors are available in addition to those shown in the graphics above.

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Use Book Image

The toggle “Use Book Image” enables a preconfigured book-like background.

When set to the ON position, you will see shadowing on the borders and page edges on the left-hand side of the main window, making the book you are viewing look and feel more like an actual book.

When set to the OFF position, there are no shadows and edge graphics. Instead, you see the background color you have specified.

Compare the two graphics below. In the left-hand graphic, “Use Book Image” is ON. In the right-hand graphic, it is OFF.

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Hyperlink Settings

“Hyperlink Settings”

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allows you to specify the default Bible to be used for hyperlinks (BibleReader displays all Bibles you have installed)

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and where

  • Bible hyperlinks
  • Footnote hyperlinks
  • Strong’s hyperlinks
  • Gloss hyperlinks

should be opened:

  • In a pop-up window
  • In the same window
  • In a split window

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Scrolling Settings

“Scrolling Settings” allows you to specify “Swipe up/down (flick scrolling)” or “Swipe left/right (page scrolling).”

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Browse Settings

“Browse Settings” allows you to specify how the books of the Bible will be displayed when using the Go To (Verse Chooser) control on BibleReader’s main screen.

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“Show Grid” and “Show Compact Grid” display the books of the Bible in a grid-like fashion.

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Tapping on a book name allows you to choose chapter and then verse by using grid squares.

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“Show List” displays the books of the Bible in a list-like fashion.

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Tapping on a book name allows you to choose chapter and then verse by using lists.

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Full Screen Text

“Full Screen Text”

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is a toggle that allows BibleReader to use the space at the top of your iPhone that normally is used to display carrier signal strength, wireless connection strength, date, battery usage, and the name of your wireless carrier. Compare the two graphics below.

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When “Full Screen Text” is set to ON, you gain a line or two of text, and BibleReader’s main menu options are displayed against their own background color.

The trade off of setting “Full Screen Text” to ON is that you lose the information normally displayed in the upper line of your iPhone: carrier signal strength, wireless connection strength, date, and battery usage.

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Show Strong’s Numbers

“Show Strong’s Numbers”

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is a toggle that allows you to display or not display Strong’s numbers in BibleReader texts that use these numbers. Compare the two graphics below of the ESV, displaying and not displaying Strong’s numbers.

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Verses Start a New Line

“Verses Start a New Line”

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is a toggle that allows you to display verses in paragraph format (left graphic below) or so that each verse begins on a new line (right graphic below).

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Hide Notes and Highlights in Text

“Hide Notes and Highlights in Text”

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is a toggle that allows you to hide or display notes and highlights. Compare the two graphics below.

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Gesture Settings

BibleReader includes seven one- and two-finger customizable gesture settings.

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Available settings for each of the seven supported gestures are shown in the following four graphics.

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To reassign a gesture, tap the > sign to the right of the gesture to display the list of available gestures. On the Gesture list, tap the action you wish associated with the gesture you have selected. A check mark appears to the right of the selected action.

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Requires iOS 4.2

Gestures only work work with iOS 4.2 and higher.

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Only Work on Book Text

BibleReader’s gestures only work on book text, not, for example, on graphics.

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Three-Finger Gestures Are Only Available on iPad

If you are running BibleReader on an iPad, three-finger gestures are available. They are not available on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Three-Finger Gestures Require Accessibility Settings to Be Turned Off

When using BibleReader on an iPad, three-finger gestures only work if you have turned your iPad’s Accessibility Settings to the OFF position.

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Reset Fonts and Colors

“Reset Fonts and Colors” resets BibleReader’s fonts and colors to their default settings.

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BibleReader Diagnostics

BibleReader contains built-in diagnostic capabilities, including the ability to e-mail diagnostic information to Olive Tree’s Customer Support department.

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Olive Tree Customer Support will guide you through using the diagnostic screen, should the need ever arise.

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Resetting Advanced Settings

“Reset Settings” is a default action for all iOS devices that may be carried out through the Settings application on your iPhone.

“Reset Settings” deletes the Advanced Settings you made. When you restart BibleReader, the default values for all Advanced Settings are restored. “Reset Settings” can be a useful action to perform if you changed Advanced Settings and do not like the results.

To reset all settings, exit BibleReader and open the Settings application on your iPhone.

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Scroll down until you see the BibleReader application listed.

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Tap the BibleReader application line to display the “Reset Settings” option.

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Tap the “Reset Settings” OFF button to change it to ON..

Once the toggle is set to the ON position, launch BibleReader for the reset to take effect and the Advanced Settings default values to be restored.Note: Do not change the position of “Remove All User Data” from OFF to ON. Leave this set to the OFF position. This button is here for tech support to use in case your data becomes corrupted.

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