What is the Best Way to Learn BibleWorks?
BibleWorks strives to offer comprehensive help for you to learn how to use BibleWorks through the following means:
BibleWorks Quick-Start Guide
BibleWorks 8 and 9 users receive with their license purchase of BibleWorks a Quick-Start Guide that begins with installation instructions. Pages 4-16 of the Quick-Start Guide are written to help you use BibleWorks more effectively and efficently. Please take a few minutes to read through those pages as you get to know the program and refer back to them for help in many of the basic tasks you may wish to accomplish with BibleWorks.
A PDF version of the BibleWorks 8 and 9 Quick-Start Guides can be downloaded from the Attached Images link below. If you find that you cannot read the attached file with a viewer on your computer, you can download a free PDF viewer from http://www.adobe.com. The Quick-Start Guide is also available in Spanish (Click here).
Getting Started and Study Guide Videos
BibleWorks offers tutorial videos that demonstrate how to make use of the program. The videos have been created from a "task-oriented" point of view, that is, how can I use BibleWorks to make my Bible study better?
When the program first opens, the "Getting Started" window opens. This window contains a welcome to the program, and links to videos that demonstrate the basics of program use. These videos can be viewed as often as needed, so that one will know how to use the Command Line and various program windows in the BibleWorks user interface. This window also contains links to the How-To Videos (or Study Guides in BW7 & 8) and the BibleWorks Help System.
The How-To Videos continue what was begun with the Getting Started videos and are found under HELP on the main menu of BibleWorks. Again, one will note from the organization of the material presented that it is "task-oriented." Our main concern is not to have users become "experts" in a program, but to make their Bible study better through use of that program.
Quick Help within BibleWorks
The BibleWorks Help System is accessible in several ways. One can click the link on the Getting Started window, or from the drop-down HELP menu.
Perhaps the best way to access the BibleWorks Help is by use of the F1 key. Hold the mouse over an item on the screen - whether it be a buttonbar button, a panel on the screen, or an open window such as the lexicons window - and press the F1 key. The BibleWorks Help window will open to the place where the indicated item is discussed.
Tutorial Guides for Previous Versions of BibleWorks
You can download short guides for previous versions to help you get to know the program better from the Attached Files link below. In these guides you will find an introduction to the windows in BibleWorks, how to navigate to new verses and conduct searches in the Bible versions found in BibleWorks. BibleWorks 9 users may also benefit from the last 3 pages of each of these dociuments as they contain a reference sheet for the Command Line in BibleWorks, a list of keyboard shortcuts for the program and a font map to assist you in typing Greek and Hebrew using the BibleWorks fonts.
For similar tutorial material on BibleWorks 7 see the document, BW7 Basics Tutorial found below. A BibleWorks 7 tutorial is also available in the following languagues: Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese. Please click on a language name to find the tutorial for that language.
BibleWorks 5 and 6
The Tutorial-BW6 First Things document (see below) is written for BibleWorks 6 users, but is applicable in most respects to BibleWorks 5 users as well.
Last Update: RG/March 15, 2012
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15th of March, 2012