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Achieving consistency (3.1b)

In this video we are going to look at some additional ways that the Biblical Terms Tool can help us achieve a consistent translation.

Set the verse filter

  1. Click the verses filter and select Choose.
    The Choose dialog box opens.
  2. Click the Books tab.
  3. Click New Testament.
    • All the books in the New Testament are now selected.
  4. Click [OK].

Find a biblical term

  1. Click in the Find box.
  2. Type the text to find.

To correct a typo

  1. Click on the term
  2. Click the Edit hyperlink.
  3. Edit the text in this small window.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.
    • Paratext now recognises the rendering.

Approve a wording even though different

  • Click on the red X.
    • This tells Paratext that the wording is appropriate in this context even though there is not a specific, explicit rendering.

Add a note to remind to discuss this rendering

  1. Double-click the first column next to the term.
    • A note window opens
  2. Type the note…
  3. Click [OK].

Add another rendering

  1. Select the text
  2. Click Add Rendering.
    • The new rendering is added to the row in the Biblical Terms table.

Change a synonym

For consistency’s sake we should change it.

  1. Click the Edit hyperlink.
  2. Change the word.
  3. Click OK.

Found column

  • When all occurrences of the biblical term have an identified rendering a tick is shown in the found column.

  • When the symbol in the Found column includes a tiny X it is to remind us that one of the renderings is a permitted omission of a rendering.