Report a Problem | Windows

Creating and submitting Diagnostic Information for Verbum


I have encountered a Problem or Error in Verbum and need to report it, or a Support Technician has requested that I send them log files.


"Verbum Bible Software (or Verbum Indexer) has encountered a problem and needs to close."
See also: What to do if Verbum Crashes & Report a Problem (Performance)

Tip: If your problem occurred during installation, please skip to Step 4.


Step 1: Enable Logging

  1. Close Verbum if it is already open.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard.
  3. While still holding CTRL, open Verbum and wait for the "Sign in" window to appear.
  4. Release the CTRL key and click "Sign In", then try to recreate the problem.

Tip: Verbum will automatically open to a "blank layout," to prevent the home page or previous layout from loading and provide a more controlled environment. If you need to troubleshoot problems with a previous layout, open it from the "Layouts" menu.

Step 2: Collect your Logs

  1. Open your computer's Documents folder.
  2. Locate the "Verbum Log Files" folder.
  3. Right-click on the "Verbum Log Files" folder and choose "Send to Compressed (zipped) folder".
    • A "Verbum Log" should be created (".zip" may not be visible, but you can recognize it by the zipper on the folder icon).

Warning: If a Support Technician requested your logs directly, do not zip your logs. You can email them "as-is" to that Technician and skip Step 3.

Step 3: Write a Report

  1. Email Customer Support with the following.
    • Steps to reproduce the problem. 
    • What behavior you are experiencing when taking those steps exactly.
    • What you expect to happen.
    • Screenshots demonstrating the behavior.
    • The Log file.

    Alternatively, call Customer Support with the information at 888-634-2038 (US/Canada) or +1 360-450-3542 (International).

Step 4: "Setup" Logging (Installation Problems)

If you experience an error running the Verbum Setup you will have to enable logging for VerbumSetup.exe.

  1. Save the EnableLogging.js script found here, to your Desktop.
    • If you get a page of "code" when clicking the link, click the back arrow and right-clicking and use the "Save-as" option.
  2. Navigate to the Desktop and open the EnableLogging.js file you saved.
  3. Once you've enabled logging, retry the installation, then continue from Steps 2-3.
  4. You can later disable logging when the problem is resolved by using the DisableLogging.js script found here.

Tip: These steps can also be used to enable "Full-Time" logging, meaning Verbum will always record every session, each time over-writing the previous logs.

You can also submit your logs by email or by calling Customer Support at 1(800)875-6467.

Was this article helpful?
Suggest an improvement or request a feature
Have more questions? Ask the community.