Parallel Resources

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 Parallel Resource Sets

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What are Parallel Resources?

  • Parallel Resources allow you to quickly change the resource in the current tab to that of another resource with the same reference
    e.g. same Bible passage, same topic/headword, same Greek lemma.
  • Parallel Resources can only come from resource types that are indexed similarly e.g.:
    • bibles, bible commentaries, bible notes and study bibles.
    • encyclopedias and bible concordances.
    • original language lexicons
  • When Parallel Resources are available for a resource you will notice the icon in the resource’s toolbar.
  • Parallel Resources will always have the default column All Parallel Resources but there can be additional columns for Collections
    (see Collections & Parallel Resources).
  • Not all books will have Parallel Resources:
    • Books which don’t have a Reference box
    • Books which have only page numbers in the reference box.

How to I open Parallel Resources?

  • Open a resource (book) which has the icon
  1. Click on the Parallel Resource icon
  2. Notice the drop down All Parallel Resources menu (there could be another column for a collection).
  3. A list of parallel resources is present in the menu.
    Note that the open resource has an orange bar next to it.

  4. Click on one of the resources in the list. It will change to that resource in your tab.

Collections & Parallel Resources

How do I get a Collection to appear in Parallel Resources?

  • You will need to setup your collections prior to using them in Parallel Resources (see Collections).
  1. Click on Tools in the top menu.
  2. Click on Collections in the drop down menu.
  3. Click on the Open button in the toolbar and open the collection that you want to use for Parallel Resources.

  4. Click on the checkbox so that this collection can be used with Parallel Resources.
  5. Repeat the above to enable other collections that you want to use with Parallel Resources.
  • Note:
    • don’t use a collection if you are happy with All Parallel Resources
    • use a collection that reflects your intended usage e.g. a collection of Greek lexicons (rather than Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic lexicons),
      a collection of Septuagint bibles.
    • a collection of bible commentaries, study bibles and bible notes can be used with any open bible commentary.

Why don’t I see my Collection in Parallel Resources?

  • Make sure that you have your collection tagged to be used with Parallel Resources
  • The resource that you are using is not in that collection:
    • if possible, switch to a resource that is in that collection, and
    • check your collection rule to see why that resource is not included.
  • Your entry in the Reference box (below) may not be found in any other resources for that collection:

    • For some resource types this isn’t unusual i.e. bible dictionaries.
      Check your collection rule to see if any resources have been excluded.
    • If it is a Bible/Commentary:
      • the reference could be outside your preferred canon; for which you only have one bible/commentary.
      • if it is an OT reference the other books in the collection may only cover the NT (and vice-versa).
  • If you have more than one Collection with this resource, you may need to change the Parallel Resource page

What shows up in the Parallel Resources?

  • Resources which are indexed similarly to the current resource
    e.g. bibles and bible commentaries.
  • Resources which match the reference in your reference box.
  • Collection(s) which have books that are considered parallel resources.

  • If more than two collections are available you will see a page changer at the bottom of the drop down menu.

I don’t see the Parallel Resources icon

  • If your resource’s window is too small the icon will not show up
    • Try making your resource’s window larger until your see the Parallel Resource icon
  • Not all books will have Parallel Resources:
    • Books which don’t have a Reference box
    • Books which have only page numbers in the reference box.

What is the order of Books in Parallel Resources?

  • They follow the order that you have set in your Library’s prioritization (see Prioritizing),
    but note that:
    • resources appear only if they match the reference in your reference box.
    • the All Parallel Resources column will include resources outside of your collection(s)

Tip: you can use the keyboard to navigate the Parallel Resources

  • Click in the text/viewing area of the panel; not on the toolbar
  • Use the Left/Right arrows on your keyboard to sequence through the books in your Parallel Resources.
    [Mac Users: Cmd-Left and Cmd-Right]
    • Once that you have passed the last book, it will start at the beginning of the list.

  • If you have collections tagged for use with this resource,
    you can select which Parallel Resource column to use with the keyboard sequence:
    • click on the Parallel Resource icon.
    • click on the column to use.


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