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Tips for running the Mac Study Bible

Below are tips for running the Mac Study Bible

  1. When scrolling through, make sure to use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard
  2. If the program looks like it froze, then it may not be frozen. The focus of the program maybe in a different window. Try moving the main window by holding down your cursor at the very top next to where it has the three dots in the upper left corner. Once you can get it in the lower left or right corner, see if there is a window that appears behind it and close that window.
  3. If the program does freeze; Force Quit the program by going up to the Apple Icon and selecting Force Quit. Highlight the program for Mac Study Bible, click on Force Quit and then click on Force Quit again to confirm quitting the program.
  4. Titles in the left panel, or Navigation Panel, won't work unless they are fully exposed. Take your cursor over to the line that separates the left panel from the main panel until your see the cursor change to look like two arrows pointing in opposite directions. Once you see this change, press and hold your cursor to expand the panel.
  5. Should you copy over Greek or Hebrew fonts, please know that you will need to do a lot to format the characters. The Hebrew Characters will be re-position and do NOT come in correctly.
  6. If you minimize the Dock, then when you go to maximize it again, you will need to look for an empty space next to the Trash icon that may say PC Study Bible 5. Clicking in this area will allow you to maximize the program window. Please do not click on the icon for Mac Study Bible as that will not work.
  7. If you find that the Copy and Paste issue comes up again after restarting your computer, then try running the MSB_Clear app and see if that gets the issue cleared up.

Mac Study Bible keeps crashing.

If your Mac Study Bible program keeps closing for no apparent reason, then you may need to make sure your Firewall is allow connections from Mac Study Bible to go through:

  1. Close down Mac Study Bible.
  2. Open your Systems Preferences. (Click on the Apple Icon and then on System Preferences)
  3. Click on Security and Privacy.
  4. Click on Firewall.
  5. Click on the lock at the bottom left corner and enter in your password.
  6. Click on Firewall Options.
  7. Make sure you have a check mark next to "Automatically allow signed software to receive incoming connections" .
  8. Click on the plus sign + and a secondary window will appear showing your Applications folder.
  9. Find MacStudyBible and left click once to highlight.
  10. Click on Add.
  11. Click on Okay and then on the lock again to save your changes.
  12. Keep the Security & Privacy window open and reopen Mac Study Bible.
  13. See how well Mac Study Bible runs.
If you continue to experience crashing, please contact Technical Support at ts@biblesoft.com

Mac Study Bible Copy and Clear Issue

If you are not able to get the Copy and Clear feature to work, then try following the instructions below.

First, download files (clip.exe & MSB_Clear.app.zip) found in the link below: (These files can also be found in the disc or discs you were sent.)
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mm6685yh1juzykr/AADfRnU4UpUD1u_oSK3S8NeSa?dl=0
Ignore any message asking you to create or log into a Drop Box account.

Then, place the clip.exe file into the correct folder using these specific steps:

  1. Make sure Mac Study Bible is closed.
  2. Copy the clip.exe file (highlight the clip.exe file>Hold down the Command key and tap the C key).
  3. Note - The clip.exe file will not run and instead needs to be moved. If you try to run it, you will get a message saying you can't open the application.

  4. Open the Application folder.
  5. Highlight the Mac Study Bible, DO NOT OPEN IT.
  6. Click on the Action option in the upper area of the folder; this will be the gear icon.
  7. Click on Show Package Contents.
  8. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Contents.
  9. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Resources.
  10. Open the folder, don't expand it, called drive_c.
  11. Open the folder, don't expand it, called windows.
  12. Open the folder, don't expand it, called system32.
  13. Paste the clip.exe file into this folder.

Next, deal with the file MSB_Clear:

  1. Go to your Downloads folder.
  2. Double click on the MSB_Clear.app.zip file to expand it.
  3. Move the file MSB_Clear to your Dock and click on it to clear out your Clipboard.

Lastly, try copying text into a word document and let us know how it goes.

If you get any message saying a file can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, then click on okay and do the following:

  1. Open your Systems Preferences. (Click on the Apple Icon and then on System Preferences)
  2. Click on Security and Privacy.
  3. The file you just tried to run will ask if you want to "Open Anyway". Click on "Open Anyway" and the file will open.
  4. Close down the System Preferences window.
  5. Move the file MSB_Clear to your Dock and click on it to clear out your Clipboard.

Copy still doesn't work

Try copying using these instructions below:

  1. Highlight the desired text in Mac Study Bible.
  2. Click on the Copy icon at the top of the program.
  3. After you have gotten a message that says “Append to clipboard complete”, go into your word processor.
  4. Paste the text by holding down the “Command” and “V” keys on your keyboard.

If Copying doesn't work after following these instructions, then you may need to allow the program to work using the instructions below:

  1. Close down Mac Study Bible.
  2. Open your Systems Preferences. (Click on the Apple Icon and then on System Preferences)
  3. Click on Security and Privacy.
  4. Click on Firewall.
  5. Click on the lock at the bottom left corner and enter in your password.
  6. Click on Firewall Options.
  7. Make sure you have a check mark next to "Automatically allow signed software to receive incoming connections" .
  8. Click on the plus sign + and a secondary window will appear showing your Applications folder.
  9. Find MacStudyBible and left click once to highlight.
  10. Click on Add.
  11. Click on Okay and then on the lock again to save your changes.
  12. Keep the Security & Privacy window open and reopen Mac Study Bible.
  13. Try copying and pasting twice to make sure everything is working

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials can be found by:

  1. Close Mac Study Bible and then open the Application folder.
  2. Highlight the Mac Study Bible, DO NOT OPEN IT.
  3. Click on the Action option in the upper area of the folder; this will be the gear icon.
  4. Click on Show Package Contents.
  5. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Contents.
  6. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Resources.
  7. Open the folder, don't expand it, called drive_c.
  8. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Program Files.
  9. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Biblesoft.
  10. Open the folder, don't expand it, called PC Study Bible.
  11. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Help.
  12. Open the file that says PCSB Training and it will come up in your default browser.
  13. You can move this file to your desktop for the sake of convenience.

Delete a Title

To delete a title you don't use, follow the steps below:

  1. When Mac Study Bible is open, click on the Library Icon.
  2. Scroll down to the title you don't need and right click that title.
  3. Click on Information, if you click on Delete Reference Work, then at some point the title may show up again because it wasn't deleted from the right place.
  4. Click on the "General" tab.
  5. Go down to where it say, "File Path"; this will show you where you need to go to delete the file information.
  6. The file name is the information after the last \, this will come after RefWorks indicating it can be found in the folder labeled RefWorks. You may see one or two extra files with the same name the end in JSR, JIX or BIL. These can be deleted as well.
  7. Note: If there is some confusion on step 6, then that will be clarified by following the instructions below.

  8. Copy down that file name and close down the window with General Information.
  9. Repeat Steps 3 to 7 for all the titles you want to remove.

Finding where the files are located:

  1. Make sure Mac Study Bible is closed.
  2. Open the Application folder.
  3. Highlight the Mac Study Bible, DO NOT OPEN IT.
  4. Click on the Action option in the upper area of the folder; this will be the gear icon.
  5. Click on Show Package Contents.
  6. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Contents.
  7. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Resources.
  8. Open the folder, don't expand it, called drive_c.
  9. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Program Files.
  10. Open the folder, don't expand it, called Biblesoft.
  11. Open the folder, don't expand it, called PC Study Bible.
  12. Open the folder, don't expand it, called RefWorks.
  13. Scroll through until you find the file name you wish to delete.
  14. Click on the title once to highlight it.
  15. Click on Action at the top of the Finder window.
  16. Click on Move to Trash.
  17. Click on “Yes” to confirm deleting.
  18. Repeat Steps 13 to 17 until all the files are gone.
  19. Close this window.
  20. Close Mac Study Bible if it is open and then open it again.
  21. Double check to make sure the title is gone.

If you get an error message while running the Mac Study Bible, then try uninstalling and reinstalling using the instructions below.

Move the Mac Study Bible to your Trash

  1. Open Finder and go to Application.
  2. Highlight the Mac Study Bible file.
  3. Click on Action at the top of the Finder window.
  4. Click on Move to Trash.

Reinstall the Mac Study Bible

  1. Place the disc from your package into your disc drive and close it.
  2. Once the disc becomes visible on your Desktop, double left click to open the contents of the disc. (If you have a download, then go to your Downloads folder)
  3. Double click on the file ending with .dmg. (If you are in your Downloads folder, make sure you choose the file that starts with MacStudyBible)
  4. Click on the Skip button.
  5. Drag and Drop this file to your Application folder as it is illustrated in the window that comes up.
  6. Once it is in the Application folder, you can open the program and read the information on the very first screen.

Force Quit a Program:

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Click on Force Quit.
  3. See if you have anything called MacStudyBible. If not, then close the Force Quit window and proceed to the 2nd set of instructions.
  4. If there, click one it once to highlight.
  5. Click on Force Quit in the lower right corner of the window that comes up.
  6. Click on Force Quit again.
  7. Close the Force Quit window.

Running PC Study Bible on a Mac OSX

If you are willing to invest in third party software, then you can get PC Study Bible to run on your Mac without buying our Mac Study Bible.

So how do I run PC Study Bible on a Mac?

The Intel Macs have the speed for running PC Study Bible. Parallels software rather than Bootcamp is the best option for Intel-based Mac users since it allows for both operating systems to be running at the same time. This means cutting and pasting from PC Study Bible to a Mac program is easy. Parallels costs about $80, but the user must also have a copy of Windows meeting PC Study Bible technical requirements installed and operating as well, (e.g. Windows XP). Fusion is another product similar to Parallels, and is preferred by many users.

There have also been reports of PC Study Bible running successfully using WineBottler. See
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/

There is another website that has cross over software available called Code Weaver. Click on the link below to be directed to their website which has more information on how to install PC Study Bible:
http://www.codeweavers.com/via/pcstudybible5

We have an online App that will work on a Mac operating system.

You can try the Full Version out for 14 days at no cost and still have access to the Free Reader, that will be available with all your previously purchased content and include some features once we get that ready, at the end of the trial period. If you have a registered account with us already, then try using that login information first to start your trial and let us know if you have any problems.

To get access to our Full Version, you will need to purchase one of our Monthly Subscription, starting out at $3.95, go to:
http://biblesoft.com/304-app

Click on the link below to access the App and create a free account by go to the icon in the top right corner:
http://app.biblesoftonline.com

For more information on the Biblesoft App, go to:
http://www.biblesoftonline.com/