Saturday, January 12, 2013

LDS Scriptures for Computer

So, the scriptures I have on my laptop (installed via CD-ROM) seemed to need updating, because I could not find a way to highlight certain texts. It is possible that I was looking at the wrong one, since the CD-ROM installed two versions.

In any case, I searched the internet for something I could put on my computer. For a while, all I found were phone apps (and ipad). Even LDS.org had only pdf or audio files.

Finally, I found this site and I really like the program. It is, basically, an update of the scriptures I have already, though it installs as a separate program. One can highlight in 15 different colors, creating a category for each color. Also, there is plenty of space to write notes (one has to click on the note icon). This is so good that I would take my laptop to church if the battery could hold out that long. Oh, and there is no charge (it's a BYU site).

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  1. I like to use Microsoft OneNote - I create tabs for each book in the Book of Mormon and a page for each chapter - then I can create tags and organize my tags as my own personal index and create sub-pages of notes as well as easy highlighting. I just copy and paste the text from lds.org and away I go. It's also great for going back and doing searches - I can search either the verses or my notes. Anyway, just thought I'd share my $0.02. But really I love it for the tag system - I can tag a verse according to a subject I'm studying and then go back and look at all the verses that match that subject. It's fantastic for talks/lessons et cetera.

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    1. Thanks for sharing.

      I have not heard of OneNote. Where can one get it? It sounds great. I like the idea of having one's own personal index.

      Toni/L'Jn

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    2. It's part of the Microsoft Office Suite - I'm not sure if you can get it on its own. Since my computer came with Office pre-installed I just went with it. I've searched around for free alternatives that do the same thing but nothing quite matches it. :(

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    3. Ah, I see. I don't have that program. Still, perhaps there may be some reading this who do, and can take advantage of what you shared.
      L'Jn

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