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#21 Raymond Barone

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

hi
the question is why does it work for most and not for others?

thanks


Hi Niobi

Windows Vista and 7 require elevated access rights to be able to access c:\program files, and some other folders, which wasn't implemented in the first version.

Hopefully Version 1.1 will work

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Edited by Raymond Barone, 01 April 2012 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Another option would be to right-click the program and select "Run as Administrator"

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

For now, either the tab names are bad enough that you want to change them, or they're not. :)


Hi Josh,
Now there, mate, is an issue I have in some modules I've down loaded from here ... ten mile long tab names

The longest I've seen is Gaebelein's Annotated Bible, of which the Tab name Given was "Annotated Bible." I've edited that out and given it an abbreviated name, "GAB."

My view on tab names is that they should be short as possible with a maximum of 5 characters. Where abbreviations can be used, I believe that is the best practice, and the reason for that is, its in the Abbreviation Field of the Details Table of the database, and an Abbreviation should be just that, an abbreviation. The Description (which shows as a tooltip) should have the Title and Author of the module. There is no need for an About commentary of it, as I have seen on the rare occasion in the past. The Comment Field is where all the detailed information about the module should go, of which it shows in the Information Dialog in e-Sword.

Well, that's me done on my soapbox, and I trust this information is helpful to up and coming Module creators.

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#24 Josh Bond

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

I hear ya and that's why we have the tab renamer. You can rename any module to your liking. :) I have mine set as "Annotated". I seem to do better remembering modules with a word rather than an abbreviation. To each his own I guess.

#25 Ebed Doulos

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

Perhaps I can borrow APsit's soapbox? I've been changing the tab names (and other "stuff") for quite a while now. I love the ability to do so because it makes the mechanics of my study a bit easier, faster and somewhat more productive. I thought I would pass on some of my "tricks" so that others may adopt, adapt or ignore as the mood strikes them.

I like to keep my Bible families together. To do that I have found it helpful to alter some of the more traditional/official abbreviations. For example to get all my King James Versions together, the New King James is morphed from NKJ to KJV-N, the American King James has gone from AKJ to KJV-A and so forth. This is especially handy for the Greek New Testament, Hebrew Old Testament and the Septuagint. When I do a compare, with Bible Families all grouped together, I can either hone right in on them or totally ignore them, depending on the needs of the circumstances. Often, this avoids building a specialized parallel study page and I'm less likely to get sidetracked. At my age that has become important. :P

NOTE: I also place the traditional/official abbreviations in the comments so that they are available if I need to cite them. However, modifying the pop-up comments is not something this program is capable of doing ... at least not just yet.

The following symbols are placed at the end of some abbreviations. They are used to associate certain module types with their charactoristics. For an example, if I need to know how to pronounce a certain Greek or Hebrew word, I can quickly scan the tabs looking for GNT at the beginning of the abbreviation and an = at the end. Or if need to quickly look up a passage from the Apocrypha I can look for an up caret ^ at the end of a tab abbreviation.

+ Strong's: traditional usage
~ Words of Jesus in Red: the ~ reminds me that Jesus walked on the waters
$ Premium Module: the obvious monetary symbol
^ Apocrypha: similar to the Roman cursive form of the letter 'a'
% Interlinear: a biblical language with translation next to it
= Transliterated: letter/sound by letter/sound to help with oral pronunciation
& Translation Notes: additional information provided within the translation by the translators

Note: Most of my tab names do not have a symbol but a few have more than one. For example one of my American King James Versions (KJV-A~+) has more than one.

Once I have determined my abbreviation, I also change the file name and make the two the same. The modules are actually sorted alphabetically by the file name and not the tab name. If you are expecting e-Sword to resort your tabs to correspond with your new tab names, it does little good to change the tab name only.

This works for me. It may not work for you. Parts of it may and perhaps you will do something that I may wish to adopt. And isn't that the whole purpose of giving us the ability to change the tab names so that they give us a better learning experience? Enjoy!
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

I hear ya and that's why we have the tab renamer.


Hi Josh,
Yeah, I like some of the tools that has been written for e-Sword, but you know, I'm really weird. I have this thing for Databases, as I reckon they are really cool to work from. I think I need to see a psych and get my head read. :lol: I know that with tools like Tab Renamer and etc makes a work a whole heap easier and stuff like that, of which I can't fault, yet I'm one for just doing it in the database program. Crazy!

Anyway, mate, Thanks for your feedback.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

How does one maintain an alphabeticalized set of tabs?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:10 PM

The easiest way is to use this program: http://www.biblesupp...ibrary-manager/



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