Judaic Classics II
Judaic Classics II (Davka Corporation) can
be used to run four Hebrew/English databases: the Mishnah Berurah, Soncino Talmud,
Midrash Rabbah, and Zohar. Except for the Mishnah Berurah, all of the programs
contain a complete copy of the Tanach in vowelled Hebrew and English translation.
- Click on the icon labelled “Judaic Classics II,” located in the “#8 - Judaic
Classics Library” window on PC #3.
- To open a particular text, go to the Library menu. You will have different
lists depending on which CD-ROM you are using. Each choice has a black arrow
beside it; when you select a text, another menu appears with the choices within
Tanach (English) >
- The Search window allows you to search for keywords and names within a
document, in English or Hebrew. The search window opens automatically when
you open Judaic Classics II. To open the search window after it has been closed,
select New Search from the Reference menu.
- Choose the texts you want to search. Click on the Select >> button
in the top left corner of the search window to show the available choices.
Highlight the appropriate ones by clicking and dragging the mouse. If you
wish to unselect a particular text that is highlighted, hold down control
on the keyboard as you click on it. (Note that searches can only be done in
one language at a time, so your selected texts should be either all English
or all Hebrew.) Texts with an arrow have more specific choices that can be
selected. Click on the arrow to expand the list. When you are done selecting
texts, click Select << to hide the list.
- Type your search term(s) into the search box. It is possible to
narrow your search using and, or and not. And
allows you to find all occurrences of two words within five words of each
other. Type the first word, click on and, then type the second word.
You can change the number of words apart by clicking on the box labeled words
apart and typing a new number. Or is a simple way of conducting
two or more searches at once, and is convenient because it puts all the items
in order. Not searches for all occurrences of the first word where
the second search item does not appear within five words.
- You can also search for words that contain your search item. Type an asterisk
(*) wherever you want to indicate that “anything can go here.” When searching
in Hebrew, use the number sign (#) at the beginning of a word to limit the
variations to grammatical ones.
- Once you have entered your search items, click on search.
- After searching, you will be taken via the Search window to a Results
List. (If you have minimized a Results List window and wish to open it
again, or if you wish to make it active, select the Results List from the
Window menu). The Results List window summarizes the results of searches,
presenting a list of passages including your search word(s). The passages
are listed in the order they appear in the text.
- To go to the complete passage, double-click on that line in the Results
List, and another window will open with the appropriate book positioned at
the point of that passage.
Printing the results of your search:
- Once you have a section of a book open in English, you can link to the
same passage in Hebrew by selecting Link To under the References menu.
A window will open to the appropriate section of the corresponding Hebrew
text. This window is linked to the one in English, and the passage at the
top of one will always match the passage at the top of the other (i.e., if
you scroll up or down in one of the windows, the other will scroll accordingly).
- You must make sure that the first line of the results is at the top of
the window. Printing will begin from the first visible line and otherwise
you will end up printing an incomplete list. If you select “from” and “to”
for how much to print, that will serve only to set how many pages will be
printed, as printing will always begin at the top line.
- There is no copyright limitation for printing searches, though there is
a limit on how much you can print from the Books. Check the conditions specified
in the manual for the CD you are using to determine how much is allowed.
Saving the results of your search
- Select Print from the File menu. Note: Judaic Classics will
remind you that you are printing text that may contain the name of G-d. Please
think carefully about what you are printing.
Consult the on-line help or the user manual.
- The results of your search can be saved to a file on the hard disk or on
a diskette. Note: there is a limit on how much you can save from the
Books. Check the conditions specified in the manual for the CD you are using
to determine how much is allowed.
- Select Save from the File menu. Important: enter a name for
your result list. Otherwise, it will automatically save as “results-” which
does not identify your list. Also, any subsequent save will try to use the
same name and may save over your file.
- Change the drive and directory if required. When you are
satisfied with the options, select Save to save. Data is saved in a format
secifically designed to be opened by Judaic Classics II. To change the save
format, consult the manual for the CD you are using.
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