STEPBible interface

When you first open STEPBible, you will see "Welcome to STEPBible" in the righthand panel, with helpful material displayed below to expedite your familiarization with STEPBible.  You can gain quick familiarity and confidence with using STEPBible by working through the example steps provided.

You can dismiss this welcome panel by clicking the X at the top right corner. You can retrieve it again by clicking ? Examples in the top function bar.

To eliminate the Welcome Panel from STEPBible's initial display, add ?skipwelcome to the URL (assuming you do not have other parameters already included).   For example:

If you do have other parameters already included in the URL, add &skipwelcome, for example:|version=ESV&options=HVNUG&skipwelcome

Note that in the above two cases, ? precedes skipwelcome in the first case, and in the second case, & precedes skipwelcome.

If English is your selected language; by default, STEPBible displays Genesis chapter 1 in the English Standard Version (ESV), with Notes and References activated.

The following illustrates STEPBible's key functions, with brief details below:

 These details elaborate the functions accessed in the illustration above:

1The Bible buttonChoose Bibles and commentaries.
2The Book buttonChoose book (and verses).
3The Find buttonSearch selected texts.
4The Copy buttonCopy a verse/verse range w/wo notes.
5The New Panel buttonOpens a new panel to the right.
6The Reports buttonChoose articles, reading plans, create notes.
7The Analysis buttonDisplay the Word Analysis Panel to explore meanings.
8The Bookmarks buttonDisplay or create bookmarks from your reading history.
9The Examples buttonDisplay Examples of steps in using STEPBible.
10The Font buttonSet the font STEPBible uses to display Bible text.
11The Language buttonChoose the language STEPBible uses in its interface.
12The Feedback buttonProvide feedback (report errors, make comments).
13The More button.Displays a list of additional menu items (detailed below).
14The Social Media buttonTweet or share on Facebook.
15The Panel Options buttonDefine options governing the text display in this panel.
16The New Panel buttonOpens a new panel to the right.
17The Close buttonClose the current panel.

You will find expanded details about the use of these functions in the Facilities section of this guide.