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Why Don't Some Works Contain Page Numbers, Paragraphing, or Poetry Layout?
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-02723 Views: 4863 Created: 2012-08-05 19:00 Last Updated: 2018-01-25 16:02 0 Rating/ Voters
When a Bible text comes to BibleWorks, we put it into a standard format (specifically, reference followed by verse on a single line) so that the BibleWorks exegetical tools can work with all versions equally. An exception is that we preserve any embedded information (called tags), such as Strong's numbers, that we get from the publisher, so that tools that use these tags can find them in the texts. Most existing tags are morphological and provide no useful formatting information to our copy and print routines.

Very few BibleWorks texts, even including the poetic texts, have so far come to us from the publishers with page number or print formatting tags (e.g., [Start Poetry Line Here]) included.  Because inserting such tags in other texts is prohibitively costly, it's unlikely BibleWorks will invest the resources necessary to be able to display with formatting those very few texts that include it.

More to the point, though, BibleWorks is fundamentally a tool for exegesis and not for reading.  This emphasis is why the "Browse Window" has that name.  BibleWorks must allocate its limited development resources to continue to provide the best available tool set for Biblical exegesis and analysis.  A Browse Window display common to the text of all versions undergirds the powerful and quick text comparison and analysis features that BibleWorks provides.

Last update: RG/MC/January 25, 2018