The above table contains the .PDF format, which uses page numbers
and bookmarks for navigation; footnotes are at the bottom of each page.
This format is best for Desktop PC users, and since .pdf bookmark navigation
does not work on iPads, iPad users need to use the .HTML format below.
The Reftagger system with the .HTML format loads online, so it is not
an included format with the purchased CD (see "Dr. Constable's Notes
on CD" for CD details). The .PDF format for desktop users is good
for printing and making copies. For landscape images (sideways), rotate
the screen with Ctrl-Alt-Arrow keys.
The .HTML format accessed from the table above includes Reftagger,
an online Scripture reference system, provided by Logos Bible Software,
that loads and links Bible passages for immediate access of Scripture
references cited in the notes. Outline headings (blue
underlined) are navigation links that, when you click on any of them,
display the book's entire outline; from the full linked Outline, choose
the heading/chapter:verse(s) section of the book's commentary you wish
to go to. (Again, for easy navigation, iPad users should use this format.)
The "Endnotes" are also hyperlinked. When you open your first
book in .HTML: at the beginning of the book, choose a Bible translation
from the Logos Bible Software's drop-down menu of translations and save
it; that will remain your preferred translation for pop-up Scripture
until or unless you change it. (Note: Dr. Constable's Notes generally
follow the NASB in textual discussion.) The .HTML works on either Desktop
PCs or iPad-type handheld devices with Wi-Fi access. Check at your meeting
location for the Wi-Fi password to get internet access to your device.
Desktop users of .html who wish to reduce the text column width from
the default setting of full-screen width: drag-by-mouse the side border(s)
in toward the center of the screen. The (L) option on the reference
links is for users who have Logos Bible software installed on their
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NEW (as of 2/14/15):
The .pdf format of Dr. Constable's Notes, which you can
open and read from the first table above of Bible book notes, is Comment
Enabled when copied to your hard drive. Use "SaveTargetAs"
or "SaveLinkAs" (right-click on title; choose SaveTargetAs;
assign desktop folder/filename) each book's file to your PC's desktop;
then you can then open the saved files with Adobe Reader/Acrobat, and
highlight text, insert comments using "sticky notes," add
bookmarks, and save your changes.
.PDF File Opening: The .pdf files are made in Compatible Mode
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Right-click in the Navigation Pane (left margin), click Reset Pane,
then click the Back and/or Forward Buttons (arrows at the top-left of
screen) to reload the file; or click the Recycle/reload (circular arrow)
icon (Mozilla Firefox), and wait for the entire file to load. If the
file does not reload, close the current tab (window), delete Temporary
files and History under Internet Tools/Options; then re-open from the
book. If you still have trouble with the file opening correctly, reset
your browser under Internet Tools / Options / Advanced. You can also
download/save the file to your hard drive (see other Troubleshooting
paragraph below), and open the files with just Adobe Reader or Acrobat
without the browser.
If you keep having persistent problems opening and reading the files
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on those book(s) until corrected. To correct this
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the "Temporary Internet Files" & "History". The
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resetting your explorer settings to the default settings: under
Tools / Internet Options / Advanced, click Reset. If
you are having a problem opening files using Windows 7 with Google Chrome,
switch your browser and select Internet Explorer. Another
good browser to try as an alternate: "Mozilla Firefox," which
is a free downloadable at: Mozilla Firefox.
file opening/reading problem keeps recurring, you can optionally Save/Copy
the notes to your hard drive and use that copy as an alternative for
that book or books: Right-click on the books you want to download, in
the grid above, left-click "Save Target As" ("Save Link
As" in Firefox), and designate the folder and filename on your
PC's hard drive. This will allow you to use the .pdf files with Acrobat
or Adobe Reader without the browser.
Dr. Constable's Notes generally follow the NASB (New American Standard
Bible, 1972 edition). If you do not have a Bible, you can refer to one
of the many good Bible translations available online. For example, to
access the NASB or HCSB Bible, go to the Lifeway Solutions webpage (Lifeway
Solutions), then click on the translation of your choice in the
list on the left.
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In addition to Dr. Constable's Expository Notes, his book about prayer,
Talking to God,
is also available here online in .pdf, which you can read, print, or
save on your desktop: click
here to read Talking to God.
Constable's Notes on CD
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Notes. The CD contains Dr. Constable's Expository Notes on all 66
books of the Bible in 2 formats (.PDF and .DOC). The CD's
feature allows you to quickly
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Expository Notes CD, the 2015 Edition, with all 66
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Dr. Constable's full Expository
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features in the Kindle conversion is not necessarily exactly the same
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The latest PDA edition of Dr.
Constable's Notes in iSilo is the 2015 Edition, a 66-book
commentary (on .pdb files). This PDA Edition includes colorized
and bookmarked graphics, chiasms (A - B - C - D - C' - B' -A')
in stepped format, box tables with rows & columns (to see these
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The iSilo for iPhone OS reader can be purchased
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Constable's book on prayer, Talking to
God, is available in .pdf online:
click here to read it on-line.
You can read, print, and/or save it on your desktop.
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series available by 2 other Bible teachers: former Pastor Jim Lewis (3
series) and Dr. Art Farstad (2 series), each teacher represented by an
online sample series: "Spiritual Warfare" (Lewis) and "Hebrews"
(Farstad). The full or CD version of each series by each teacher contains
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