History

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Introduction

BibleReader makes it easy to display the history of resources you have used, to cycle through your history, and to go to a previous location in any resource you have used. In this context, history refers to the resource, the exact location in the resource, and the date you used the resource, for example, “Systematic Theology Mar 10, 2011.”

This chapter explains how to use BibleReader’s history controls. We will begin with the ESV translation open to Genesis 1:1.

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Back/Forward Buttons

Tap the History button in the bottom left corner of BibleReader’s screen to display the History control.

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The History control allows you to cycle forward and backward through every book you have used since you installed BibleReader, as well as to view your history by date and by title.

Tap the left arrow to cycle forward and the right arrow to cycle backward.

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Viewing Full History

Tap the View History button to display the history of the books you have used.

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In the side-by-side graphics above, the history list is grouped by date on the left and by title on the right.

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Group by Date and Group by Title

Tap the Group by Date button, if this setting is not already selected, and scroll the list a bit.

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Notice that the entries are sorted by date from most-recent to least-recent. Today’s dates are displayed by hour and minute, e.g., “16:52.” The word Yesterday displays resources that were opened a day ago, and then actual dates are used.

Tap the Group by Title button, if this setting is not already selected, and scroll the list a bit.

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Notice that the entries are sorted alphabetically by title. Today’s dates are displayed by hour and minute, e.g., “14:48.” The word Yesterday displays resources that were opened a day ago, and then actual dates are used.

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History When Split Window Is Visible

In this example, the ESV translation is in the upper, or main, window, and the ESV Study Bible notes in the lower, or split, window.

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Tap the History button in the bottom left corner of the main window to display the History control.

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Notice that the History control now displays duplicate sets of controls—one set for the main window and a second set for the split window.

The upper set of controls allows you to scroll and view the history of the main window. The lower set of controls allows you to scroll and view the history of the split window.

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Gestures for History

BibleReader allows you to implement many menu choices by using gestures. Gestures consist of tapping or swiping the screen in certain ways. For example, one of BibleReader’s default gesture settings allows you to tap the screen twice with two fingers to display the Library. Similarly, using two fingers to swipe the screen to the left takes you forward in the history, and using two fingers to swipe the screen to the right takes you backward in the history.

Gesture settings can be changed by tapping the Settings icon (the letter A)

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and then tapping the Advanced Settings button to display the Advanced Settings options.

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Scroll the Advanced Settings options one screen to display the screen that includes the Gesture Settings.

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Tap the “Gesture Settings” option to display the Gesture Settings screen.

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Notice that a two-finger swipe left moves the history forward and a two-finger swipe right moves the history backward.

Tap any selection on the screen above to display the many actions that can be assigned to gestures.

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