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#91 exscentric

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Amazon has pics of newer version. The older version I used to use was your color only faded and dustier though that could have been age since it was an ancient set.

Also: http://www.logos.com...holy-scriptures

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

It'll be fun to have something like this for promotional material. And now I can say, "I can make ebook covers!"


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:45 PM

I've been using my Lange's down time "wisely". Sort of. I like fiddling with things like this, that have little practical value but are fun. I designed a book cover and spine of how Lange's original printed edition may have looked (I've never seen an original printed edition, so I have no idea).

Then I made some 3D book renderings in various configurations. The watermark lines are in the images because I didn't actually pay for the software ($80), just using the trial version. You can adjust the lights, shadows, camera perspective, shoot a shot from any angle, etc. Click each picture for a larger version.





It'll be fun to have something like this for promotional material. And now I can say, "I can make ebook covers!"


Awww, isn't that lovely. O how sweet. LOL

Hi Josh,
Nah, just having fun with you, mate.

Actually, now with current version of e-Sword is able to handle graphics in the Commentaries, I wonder if you could actually put a "cover" on it for when one opens it at the "Book" part of it. Just a thought.

I gotta be be good to have awesome ideas like this. :D Hey.

Blessings,
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

I bought the Lange Commentary (hard copy) as a young man and, yes, it was very demanding to read. But it stretched me and I grew to love it. The challenge really helped and I'd love to have it digitally on e-sword.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

But...we've run into a technical issue involving the footnotes. The footnotes are linked, so you can click 5 and be taken to footnote #5 at the bottom of the screen. ToolTip NT is not outputting the proper RTF for hyperlinks/bookmarks. It's actually not Brent's fault, as it appears to be a bug in the text control used by ToolTip NT.

ToolTip NT uses a slightly newer version of the same text control that e-Sword uses. And in this newer version, there appears to be a bug for how hyperlinks to bookmarks are generated. So, I can't proceed until we resolve this issue, else the footnote identifiers will be garbled. Brent has filed a technical support request with the text control maker.

One this is resolved, we should be just a matter of days away (if that) from the finished module.


It doesn't look promising to wait on the makers of the RTF control. I can correct ToolTip Nt's output with regular expression searches. If e-Sword needs the footnote RTF code one way and another Bible software another way, I can accommodate accordingly. If the makers of the RTF control change how footnote code is generated (as I suspect they will), I can fix it with a regular expression search/replace.

The downside is I must tooltip and generate a cmtx for each chapter of each book (can't combine the RTF files together first because the duplicate footnote ID's don't "get along" in ToolTip NT). The upside is I was able to do Genesis and Exodus in the last couple of hours. So we're moving forward on this and I expect to be done soon. My next comment on this project will likely be the upload itself.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

The downside is I must tooltip and generate a cmtx for each chapter of each book (can't combine the RTF files together first because the duplicate footnote ID's don't "get along" in ToolTip NT). The upside is I was able to do Genesis and Exodus in the last couple of hours.


Hi Josh,
This is perhaps why I'm crazy to think that working directly from the Database file is way better. The results are almost immediate in e-Sword. Just can't quite get that immediacy in e-Sword from T4 somehow.

Yep, I know its slow going working in that way, but the thing that makes it up for that is seeing the results straight away as all one needs to do is to "refresh" the resource in e-Sword by just going from one tab to another and then going back again.

I call it WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)!

I just had to plonk that little thingy in. I couldn't resist it.

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Edited by APsit190, 17 May 2012 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Josh --

Thanks for the painstaking work. I appreciate your attention to detail. Looking forward to this one!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

Hi Josh,
This is perhaps why I'm crazy to think that working directly from the Database file is way better. The results are almost immediate in e-Sword. Just can't quite get that immediacy in e-Sword from T4 somehow.

Yep, I know its slow going working in that way, but the thing that makes it up for that is seeing the results straight away as all one needs to do is to "refresh" the resource in e-Sword by just going from one tab to another and then going back again.

I call it WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)!

I just had to plonk that little thingy in. I couldn't resist it.

Blessings,


If I edited the database directly to create Lange, it would have taken 2-3 years--literally (and at a minimum). I shudder to think how much time it would have required. I would have given up. There's no reason to manually build a resource directly in a database from scratch, coding all the tags as you go--anymore than you should use a shovel to level land when you have a bulldozer.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

There's no reason to manually build a resource directly in a database from scratch, coding all the tags as you go--anymore than you should use a shovel to level land when you have a bulldozer.


But using a shovel gives it that "personal" touch that you just can't get from a machine!

On the other hand, one reason I like making e-Sword modules from bad scans is that it forces me to read the book as I correct the OCR mistakes. I actually learn a lot doing it that way, and I can guarantee a 99% typo-free module, even though it takes some time (I've got about 7 different books I'm doing this to right now...and there's the College Press set that I've been working on for quite some time as well).

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:13 PM

It doesn't look promising to wait on the makers of the RTF control. I can correct ToolTip Nt's output with regular expression searches. If e-Sword needs the footnote RTF code one way and another Bible software another way, I can accommodate accordingly. If the makers of the RTF control change how footnote code is generated (as I suspect they will), I can fix it with a regular expression search/replace.

The downside is I must tooltip and generate a cmtx for each chapter of each book (can't combine the RTF files together first because the duplicate footnote ID's don't "get along" in ToolTip NT). The upside is I was able to do Genesis and Exodus in the last couple of hours. So we're moving forward on this and I expect to be done soon. My next comment on this project will likely be the upload itself.


That is great news! Excited to hear it...
Todays softwares take a lot of the work out of it, as you mentioned in your other post, this would be several years work without automated tasks. Still a lot of work..
I think we have all worn out the words but still, we do appreciate the effort you put in..




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