Mac - Copy & Paste

Within the Olive Tree Bible App, we offer the ability to copy and paste text. This article explains the 'Copy Verse' settings within the app as well as how to copy a single Bible verse, multiple Bible verses and non-Bible text.

Copy Settings:

You can adjust the copy and paste settings within the Olive Tree Bible App by following these steps:

Select 'Bible Study' on the top toolbar.

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Select 'Preferences' or 'Settings'.

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Below 'Copy Verse Options' you will find the 'Include Verse Numbers and 'Include Translation in Citation' settings. 

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Here are some examples of pasted text (using Copying a Single Bible Verse steps below) to demonstrate how these settings will paste the text:

'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' ON:

John 3:17 (ESV)
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

'Include Verse Numbers' OFF and 'Include Translation in Citation' toggled ON:

John 3:17 (ESV)
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' OFF:

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

'Include Verse Numbers' ON and 'Include Translation in Citation' toggled OFF:

John 3:17
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

 

Copying a Single Bible Verse:

When copying a single Bible verse, the best method is to select a Bible verse number within the app and then tap 'Copy Verse'.

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Copying Multiple Bible Verses:

If you wish to copy multiple Bible verses, click and drag to select your desired text. 

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Hold the 'command' key and select 'c' to copy. Here is an example of pasted text with the 'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' ON. (See Copy Settings above.)

John 3:17-18 (ESV) 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

 

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 click and drag to select text:

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Hold the 'command' key and select 'c' to copy. 

If you have the 'Include Translation in Citation' setting turned ON (see steps to locate the setting above), you will see the title of the resource the text was copied from when you paste the text.

Here is an example:

(Bible Knowledge Commentary (2 Vols.)) It is almost as if John had said, “I want you to consider Jesus in His teaching and deeds. But you will not understand the good news of Jesus in its fullest sense unless you view Him from this point of view. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh, and His words and deeds are those of the God-Man.”

 

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