The search function is actually the same functionally as used for the Display Verses feature described above in the Interface
section. So, you have to deal with the very long wait the first time you want to search in a different version. Once that
version has been parsed, the irritating wait time will no longer occur. What this does, however, is provide you with a list of
every single word used in the selected version. So, you can either type in a word, or just scroll down the word list until you find it.
It also allows BibleSpeak to search "as you type," and do so very quickly.
The Search functionality is basically contained inside one big window. After your word is entered or selected, you determine
whether you want to find any of the words, all of the words, or the phrase, and which version you want to search. The results are
instantly displayed. You can view the results by verse or all the results in a book. You are also shown the total word count
for the chosen version, as well as a count in each Bible book. This setup is actually works very well for basic searches. But it
does not handle mixed Boolean searches, such as "jesus AND (mary OR martha)."
Click HERE for a snapshot of the search dialog box.
The results are shown immediately, and are rendered in a nice chart form. You can even show multiple Bible versions in the result
list at once. Though the search is only executed against one of them, you can easily see how other versions translate the word.
As is my gripe with other functional windows, the search window covers your working area and will not allow you to use the rest
of the Bible program until you close it. This is a major impediment to working with your search results. There is an option to
insert your verses into an editor window, which then appears on your working desktop. This does help, but only provides you with
a static result set. If you have more searching to do, you have to bring up the search window again.
I found no method to search other books or topics.