A reader layout intentionally reduces the clutter to make scripture read as much like an ordinary book as possible. It does this be hiding the section headings, removing chapter and verse numbers from the main text body and hiding footnotes and cross-references. Of course, you can decide for yourself which features you want to show or hide, but the steps to create the view shown here will be explained below.


a) On the Layout page turn OFF (i.e. uncheck) Two Column Layout, and set a generous Binding Gutter as well as a generous Side Margin.

b) On the Body page, turn OFF Chapter Numbers and Section Headings

c) On the Header+Footer page, ensure that Book, Chapter and Verse are checked and that the Reference Range is selected; and Page Number:

d) On the Advanced page, enable the option, Apply Customized Settings, and then click on Edit… to add to that (probably empty) settings file:

e) Now copy the special one or both blocks of magic code from here and paste it/them into the settings file as shown below:

% Place the verse numbers on the inner margin of both L+R pages 
\expandafter\def\csname v:position\endcsname{inner}
\BookOpenLefttrue
\NoteAtEnd{f}

% Hide all the intermediate verse numbers except for the 1st verse num of each paragraph
\newif\iffirstinpara \firstinparatrue
\let\mytv=\printverse
\catcode`\@=11
\def\printverse{\iffirstinpara\global\firstinparafalse\global\let\v@rseto=\v@rsefrom\mytv\fi}
\catcode`\@=12
\def\paramarker#1{\expandafter\let\csname _#1\expandafter\endcsname \csname #1\endcsname
\expandafter\gdef\csname #1\endcsname{\global\firstinparatrue\csname _#1\endcsname}}
\paramarker{p}\paramarker{q1}\paramarker{li}

f) Paste one or more of the above blocks of ‘magic’ into the settings file, click Save and then Print.