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#11 patchworkid

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:00 PM

hi,

 

It looks as if the author wrote it out that way.  my suggestion is that you get it in rtf file to edit.  Cut and paste the way or order you want it to look.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:39 PM

Unless you're really good at macros, I think the quickest way to get what you want is through copy/paste


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:50 PM

Sorry, for being confusing <_<

 

Somebody here might stone me if I say that :unsure: , but what I am actually trying to accomplish is to convert e-Sword and/or TheWord commentary files to the personal book format for Logos Bible software. Logos modules are not saved in databases, but the experience is more like scrolling through a Word or PDF file. There are invisible markers that link paragraphs to a Bible reference. To make your own modules you save them in docx format with manually added markers. In a way, this format is quite similar to the format you enter into Tooltip and it is quite easy to convert the Tooltip markers to Logos ones using macros in Microsoft Word. Because so much clean-up has already been done on the modules, it would save a lot of work to use existing e-Sword or TheWord modules as opposed to start from something from Archive.org or similar.

 

Because I don't have the original RTF files that module makers used in Tooltip, I need to go backwards from the e-Sword or TheWord files. Database2RTF actually does sort the output, it seems, but the way it sorts is first all book comments, then all chapter comments, then all verse comments. For Logos, I need the same order as what you would expect in any printed commentary:

 

1. Introductory comments for the book of Genesis

            2. General comments about Genesis 1 (not in all commentaries)

                       3. Detailed comments about Genesis 1:1-2

                                etc.

 

I am not expecting anyone here to spend any time helping me. I was just wondering if there was an easy way to have Database2RTF give the desired output. If not, I will write my own Word macro to take care of that. With the markers already there and Bible references connected to those markers being totally regular, it would actually be rather easy to do so.

 

Thank again!



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 01:47 PM



Sorry, for being confusing <_<

 

Somebody here might stone me if I say that :unsure: , but what I am actually trying to accomplish is to convert e-Sword and/or TheWord commentary files to the personal book format for Logos Bible software. Logos modules are not saved in databases, but the experience is more like scrolling through a Word or PDF file. There are invisible markers that link paragraphs to a Bible reference. To make your own modules you save them in docx format with manually added markers. In a way, this format is quite similar to the format you enter into Tooltip and it is quite easy to convert the Tooltip markers to Logos ones using macros in Microsoft Word. Because so much clean-up has already been done on the modules, it would save a lot of work to use existing e-Sword or TheWord modules as opposed to start from something from Archive.org or similar.

 

Because I don't have the original RTF files that module makers used in Tooltip, I need to go backwards from the e-Sword or TheWord files. Database2RTF actually does sort the output, it seems, but the way it sorts is first all book comments, then all chapter comments, then all verse comments. For Logos, I need the same order as what you would expect in any printed commentary:

 

1. Introductory comments for the book of Genesis

            2. General comments about Genesis 1 (not in all commentaries)

                       3. Detailed comments about Genesis 1:1-2

                                etc.

 

I am not expecting anyone here to spend any time helping me. I was just wondering if there was an easy way to have Database2RTF give the desired output. If not, I will write my own Word macro to take care of that. With the markers already there and Bible references connected to those markers being totally regular, it would actually be rather easy to do so.

 

Thank again!

 It's not so much as having been confusing per se, but rather trying to do something with a tool that hasn't been designed for what you want it to do.

 

All Database2RTF does, is export the content of the Database file to an rtf file, and does nothing else with that file. The program only reads the data as it has been formatted laid out in the way it has been designed to do so. If the data in the database file hasn't been given the rtf code, and/or the hyperlink code you would like to have, then this program wont create those things in the rtf file. Databases only reads the data/information that it has been given. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less. Its what one puts in is what is spat out.

 

So, in the direction you are taking with the macro, that is the best thing you can do, and then you will achieve your result. And I think your headache will disappear :)

 

Also, just a minor suggestion regarding the macro. Once you have created it, upload the file to here as a tool. Also if you would, I would love to have a copy of the code. I just might learn something new with it. Click here to get my email address.

 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 03:39 AM

 

So, in the direction you are taking with the macro, that is the best thing you can do, and then you will achieve your result. And I think your headache will disappear :)

 

Also, just a minor suggestion regarding the macro. Once you have created it, upload the file to here as a tool. Also if you would, I would love to have a copy of the code. I just might learn something new with it. Click here to get my email address.

 

Blessings,

 

Thanks again for your help. I have now finished my macro. It includes code to bring commentary comment into the right order. As this is a macro to use modules outside eSword/TheWord I should probably not post it here, but this is a link to the Logos forum where I have posted it: https://community.lo...217.aspx#846217

 

Blessings,

 

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