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Note: This article builds on information discussed in a previous article, Introducing the Copy Bible Verses Tool. If you haven't been through that article yet, you may wish to start there first.

All About Styles

A CBVT "Style" controls what information is included with your Bible passage, as well as what formatting is applied. As mentioned, CBVT allows you to choose a predesigned style or create your own.

Change Styles
  1. Click the current style to open the styles menu.
    "Fully Formatted" in our example (right).
  2. Select from any of the styles listed.
    This style will be used for the Replace option, in supported applications.
Create a New Style
  1. Click the current style to open the styles menu.
  2. Click "Create a new style" at the bottom of the style browser.
  3. Name your style.
  4. (Optional) Add Global Formatting Flags.
  5. Insert any necessary Style Divisions.
  6. Add any desired Replacement Tokens or Formatting Codes.
Edit an Existing Style
  1. Right-click an existing style.
  2. Choose "Edit Style".
  3. Name your style.
  4. Edit or Add Global Formatting Flags.
  5. Insert any necessary Style Divisions.
  6. Edit or Add any Replacement Tokens or Formatting Codes.

Tip: When modifying a style, use a passage with multiple formatting styles present (e.g. Matthew 4:12-17).
This will allow you to see how your style affects paragraphs, quotations, red-lettering, etc.

Note: Default styles can't be modified. You can edit them, but changes will be saved as a copy.

Global Formatting Flags

Add the Global Formatting Flags below at the top of the style editor. Each flag should be entered on its own line, starting with a % symbol. If you're editing a predesigned style, you probably have some of these entered already.

Remove character formatting, i.e., bold, italic, etc.
Remove paragraph formatting, i.e., poetry line breaks.
Words of Christ will be in black text.
Footnotes will not be copied.
Bibliographic citations will not be copied.
Paragraphs will be copied as they appear in the Bible.
All text will be copied (including cross-reference footnotes, verse numbers, etc).
Header will use the specified Word style.
Verse(s) will use the specified Word style.
Footer will use the specified Word style.
All footnotes, including citations, will use the specified Word style.
Citation footnotes only, will use the specified Word style.

Style Divisions

Below your Global Formatting Flags, divide your style into sections as needed. These divisions are specified by the following section headers. If you do not need a particular section, you can leave the header out.

The text that appears above the passage (usually Passage Reference or Translation).
How each verse will be formatted (usually just "[VerseText]").
Text that appears after the passage.

Note: "=ForEachVerse" and [VerseText] are required to see the verse.

Replacement Tokens

Replacement Tokens and Formatting Codes can be entered below any section header (above) and can be combined as needed and define how the text in that section will appear.

e.g., John 3:16-18
e.g., Jn 3:16-18
e.g., John
e.g., Jn
e.g., 3
** e.g., 16
** e.g., no number (first verse), 16,
or 4:1 (if passage spans chapters)
** e.g., John 3:16
** e.g., Jn 3:16
e.g., ESV
** e.g., For God so loved ...

** Not supported in headers or footers

Formatting Codes (HTML)


Formatting Codes are just basic HTML tags for Bold, Italics, Underlines, etc.
As with standard HTML, we need to place each tag in <OPEN> brackets and </CLOSE> brackets, prefacing each close with a "/" (forward-slash). Tags can also be stacked to combine their function.

<B>This is Bold Text.</B>
<U><B>This is Underlined & Bold Text</B></U>
<B>[FullPassageRef]</B> (Result: John 3:16-18)