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Question #20479 posted on 11/09/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear Quandary,

how did you figure out the average length of verses ? and how long did it take?


A: Dear no one,

The easiest way I found to do this was the following:

1. Go to scriptures.lds.org
2. Choose "Display Options" at the top
3. Turn off "footnotes in text"
4. Choose a chapter of scripture
5. Copy and paste this chapter into Word
6. Use the "Word Count" feature to get the desired statistics

I'm not sure exactly how long it took me. I worked on it for a little while over several days, so it might have been 2-3 hours in total.