Android - 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 our two methods of copying text.

Copy Settings:

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:

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Tap 'Advanced Settings'.

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Tap 'Other Settings'.

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Below 'Verse Copy Settings' you will find the options to 'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation'.

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Toggle the 'Include Verse Numbers' and 'Include Translation in Citation' settings on or off to adjust the copied text 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:

John 3:16-17 (ESV) For God So Loved the World
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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 3:16-17 (ESV) For God So Loved the World
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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 3:16-17 For God So Loved the World
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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 3:16-17 For God So Loved the World
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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.

 

Method 1 - Copying Full Bible Verse(s):

When copying one or more Bible verse(s), the best method is to tap a Bible verse number within the app and then tap 'Copy':

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On the pop-up window that appears, tap 'Copy':

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If you wish to copy multiple Bible verses, use the right arrow to select more verses:

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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.

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When you're ready to copy, tap the green 'Copy' button.

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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 can use the cursor method to select your desired text.

Tap and hold any word to select it, then tap once more on the selected word to trigger the cursors:

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Drag the cursors on either side of the word to select the text you wish to copy.

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When you're ready, tap 'Copy' in the pop-up bar:

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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:

(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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