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conversion 1984 NIV .bbl module

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#1 jerry_seville

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:55 AM

I recently purchased the NIV 2011 BUNDLE: NIV AND NIRV FOR E-SWORD PC from http://estudysource.....aspx?pid=B0024.  To my dismay, this bundle no longer has the 1984 NIV.  (I need this version because it is the same one used in Max McLean's audio bible that I have on CD.)

I have an old NIV.bbl (the 1984 version, created with an older version of BeST and/or imported from BibleGateway.com) that used to work with e-Sword 8.x.x, but after converting with e-Sword User Module Conversion Utility v9.8.0 or BeST 2.1.0.4 Standard or Clint Conversion Utility 1.0.4, it is not recognized in e-Sword 9.9.1.  Apparently, the conversion is successful, but the new .bblx doesn't show up in any of the Bible tabs.

I've written people at Estudysource and have told them that when purchasing the bundle a few days ago that I was under the impression that it came with the 1984 NIV, but they say that there's nothing they can do about it.  (The least they could do is offer me the old bundle instead of the new one, which I don't want.)

Does anyone have any ideas about converting my old NIV.bbl?  What am I doing wrong?  (I've tried to attach it, but this site won't allow it.)  Or better yet, does anyone have a copy of the discontinued 1984 NIV for the e-Sword 9.x.x?  I would be glad to buy it from you, if necessary.

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:28 AM

hi did you move or copied the file to C:Program Files - e-Sword folder ? If it is not in that folder it will not work at all.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:23 AM

it is not recognized in e-Sword 9.9.1. Apparently, the conversion is successful, but the new .bblx doesn't show up in any of the Bible tabs.


Probably the result of an abbreviation collision

The least they could do is offer me the old bundle instead of the new one, which I don't want.


Their license agreement doesn't cover the 1984 edition. Thus they can not legally give you, or sell you the 1984 edition.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:43 AM

jerry_seville,
An abbreviation collision is where two modules share the same tab abbreviation. If both modules in question have an abbreviation of "NIV" then one module will not be available in e-Sword. The solution is to change one or both abbreviations. To do this is quite simple. So simple in fact that I can do it. I even wrote an illustrated tutorial on how to do it. You can find it at:

http://www.biblesupp...ns-in-the-tabs/

http://www.biblesupp...urce-tab-names/
I hope this helps

EDIT: I was notified that the link was incorrect so I posted the correct one.

Edited by Ebed Doulos, 19 February 2012 - 11:24 PM.

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#5 jerry_seville

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:24 PM

Ebed Doulos,

Thank you so much for that easy solution! As you say in your illustrated tutorial, "worked like a charm!"

Thanks also to patchworkid and jonathon for your input!

God bless

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:01 AM

If you do not want to rename the Tabs you can just remove the 2011 NIV from "C: / Program Files / e-Sword" and be sure and leave the 1984 NIV module there, and the e-Sword program should be able to find and display it. That is if you do not care for the newer version to show also. Ebed Doulos' advice is the best way though because you can display all your resources, but again if you are only interested in the 1984 version of the NIV you can simply remove the 2011 version and e-Sword will pick up and read the 1984 version. You can still leave the rest of the bundle (i.e. - NIVR and TNIV) in the folder just remove the 2011 one that has the tab name NIV.
 
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:55 PM

jerry_seville,
An abbreviation collision is where two modules share the same tab abbreviation. If both modules in question have an abbreviation of "NIV" then one module will not be available in e-Sword. The solution is to change one or both abbreviations. To do this is quite simple. So simple in fact that I can do it. I even wrote an illustrated tutorial on how to do it. You can find it at:

http://www.biblesupp...ns-in-the-tabs/

http://www.biblesupp...urce-tab-names/
I hope this helps

EDIT: I was notified that the link was incorrect so I posted the correct one.

Does anybody know how I can get the NIV 1984 edition for E-sword now?



#8 APsit190

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

Does anybody know how I can get the NIV 1984 edition for E-sword now?

Officially, you can't. Unofficially someone might be kind enough to send you one.

 

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