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Quoted Text (3.4c)

The Quoted Text check has nothing to do with quotes in the text marked with quotation marks.

Rather, this check verifies that any text marked as quoted in a footnote (\fq) or cross-reference (\fx) or keyword (\fk) matches the text in the verse.

Adding \fq, \fx

  1. Select text (in the verse)
  2. Insert a footnote (Ctrl+Shift+N)
    • The text is copied into the footnote with the quoted text markers.

A discrepancy will arise if the verse text is edited after the text is quoted in the footnote, and no one remembers to update the footnote.

Run check from Assignments and Progress dialog

To view a list of the Quoted Text issues

  1. Open the Assignments and Progress dialogue (blue button),
  2. Expand Stage 2
  3. Click the issue count.
    • Paratext opens a panel showing the issues.
  4. To view the mismatching text in the project window, double-click the item in the list.
    • Paratext selects the quoted text that needs updating.

You need to look at the verse text to figure out what is different.

  1. Correct the quoted text.
  2. To verify you have correctly fixed the problem, click Rerun.
    • The corrected issue is removed.

Run Quoted Text check across the entire New Testament

To do this,

  1. Open the menu for the project.
  2. Under Tools, click Run Basic Checks…
  3. Select the Quoted Text check.
  4. Deselect any checks you don’t wish to run at the same time.
    • You can select more than one check at a time and the results will be displayed in one list.
  5. Choose the books you wish to check.
  6. Click OK.
    • The list now displays errors from all the checks that were selected and in all the books selected.