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#1 rackerman007

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:02 PM

How can I convert a STEP book to an E-sword module. I am using a MAC and have my old STEP Library that I cannot use until they are converted to a module and then converted for use on a MAC.

 

Specifically I purchased the full MacAurthur Commentary set for quickverse that loaded into E-sword on a PC as a STEP file. It workd great! I need to convert the commentary so I can use it on the MAC version of E-sword. Will tooltipNT do this? Is there another app that will do this?

 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:56 PM



How can I convert a STEP book to an E-sword module. I am using a MAC and have my old STEP Library that I cannot use until they are converted to a module and then converted for use on a MAC.

 

Specifically I purchased the full MacAurthur Commentary set for quickverse that loaded into E-sword on a PC as a STEP file. It workd great! I need to convert the commentary so I can use it on the MAC version of E-sword. Will tooltipNT do this? Is there another app that will do this?

 

Thanks.

OK, here are my thoughts on this.

 

The STEP Library is a type of e-book reader. Pretty much the same way as epub, Kindle, and other e-book readers are, of which are capable of handling many electronic books. Right. Now these programs, for most, have and use their own database systems, of which differ vastly from the database system that e-Sword uses. The STEP Library is not an actual part of e-Sword, but rather interface is (with its code) actually imbedded in e-Sword. Sort of like an extension.

 

Rick Meyers has to pay either a royalty or a licence fee to the organization who owns STEP for the privilege of using it in e-Sword.

 

Now, with all that said, as to whether or not you can convert STEP Library resources to some other type of e-Sword resource, whether a dictionary, commentary, topic note, study note, devotional or some other type - I don't think so. However (as you can see, I really love using that word), if one cannot convert from STEP to e-Sword, this thingy about Copy and Paste, and more in particular with using STEP in conjunction with either Topic or Study Note editors, you have the magic of the Paste Into option of whichever editor you are using is perhaps the best way to go. That said, you can can also just select all, then copy paste into T4, and from there spit it out as an e-Sword resource. Not a problem at all.

 

Trust this has proved helpful to you.

 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:53 PM

I am not well versed on the programming side of things. So to make sure I understand. My best option at this point is to copy and paste into T4. What is T4?



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 06:14 AM

Know little of this and less about the mac version but there is a step reader in tools on the windows version of esword.  Don't know if it is used in the mac version.



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 09:01 AM

It's a multi-part process, but it works. Here's how:

 

Here's the BibleSupport link for a tool called "STEP to RTF".

Here's the BibleSupport link for a tool abbreviated as "Tooltip Tool".

 

1. Run "STEP to RTF" and it creates a document in "rich text format" (that's what "rtf" stands for).

2. Run Tooltip and create a commentary.

 

This works for every STEP book you can find that I know of - and there are several awesome STEP tools that are old and hard to find. But if you can find them, they're just awesome. I happen to have three titles available for purchase. If interested, you can PM me.


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