Within the Olive Tree Bible App, we offer the ability to copy and paste text. This article will explain the 'Copy Verse' settings within the app as well as our two methods of copying text.
You can adjust the copy and paste settings within the Olive Tree Bible App by following these steps:
Tap the Settings icon on the toolbar and then tap 'Advanced Settings'.
Tap 'Copy Verse' to access the 'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' settings.
Toggle the 'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' settings on or off to adjust as desired. Here are some examples of pasted text (using Method 1 below) to demonstrate how these settings will paste text:
'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' ON:
'Include Verse Numbers' OFF and 'Include Translation in Citation' toggled ON:
'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' OFF:
'Include Verse Numbers' ON and 'Include Translation in Citation' toggled OFF:
Method 1 - Copying Full Bible Verse(s):
When copying one or more Bible verse(s), the best method is to simply tap a Bible verse number within the app and then tap 'Copy':
On the popup that appears, tap 'Copy':
If you wish to copy multiple Bible verses, use the up arrow to select more verses:
To customize the view of the pasted text, you can tap 'Options':
Toggle 'Verse Numbers' and 'Translation' On/Off to customize. Note that as you toggle the switches, you will see a preview of how the text will paste.
When you're ready to copy, tap the green 'Copy [number] Verses' option.
Method 2 - Copying text:
When copying just a few words from a Bible or when copying text from a non-Bible resource (e.g. a commentary, dictionary, study Bible notes, etc.) you will need to use the cursor method to select your desired text.
Tap and hold any word to select it:
Drag the cursors on either side of the word to select the text you wish to copy:
When you're ready, tap 'Copy' in the pop-up window:
Note that using this method will not paste the Bible verse numbers or the precise Bible verse. If you wish to copy/paste a full Bible verse, be sure to use Method 1.
If you do have the 'Include Translation in Citation' setting turned ON (see steps to locate the setting above) then you will see the title (Bible, Commentary, Dictionary, etc.) of the resource the text was copied from when you paste. Here is an example: