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Josh Bond

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#29581 The Layman's Bible Commentary

Posted by Josh Bond on 30 November 2016 - 10:23 AM

Congratulations on making your first module. This looks very good!


Two suggestions:


1. Make one quick pass through your text with your editor window width resized narrower or wider. This will reveal line breaks that shouldn't be there. (These can be difficult to notice if they happen to align with the width of your editor window and resizing the window width for one quick pass reveals them. They will stand out).


2. Matthew 18:1-35 (The New Community): is that supposed to be blank?


The quality of the text digitization is truly excellent!

#29567 Beza's Greek New Testament

Posted by Josh Bond on 29 November 2016 - 10:05 AM

Rather than deleting the upload entirely, I've unapproved it so the original uploader retains access. No one else can see the material for now.


I sent a message to Josh asking him to delete the uploads







#29213 What's the Story with Rick Meyers?

Posted by Josh Bond on 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM

This is the short version of what I've been able to ascertain over the years. I've never asked anyone because I believed it was none of my business.


Rick's daughter was a musician or singer, tried to "make it" in the industry with limited success, and then she decided to get on with her life in the traditional way (marriage, family, etc.) Somewhere along the line, she attracted a stalker (as many public personalities do). That stalker transferred over to Rick and his church, presumably because his church was mentioned on e-sword.net.


This stalker is, in my opinion, certifiably insane. His posts go in circles, with no logic, no evidence, and wild accusations. When his blog or forum is shut down in one place (likely for defamation of character and libel), he says the same thing in another place. He's been shutdown now in dozens, if not hundreds, of forums, blogs, and publication venues.


And on this website, we're not going to delve into this. If someone is mentally ill, this will only "feed" them the attention they obviously crave. Let's leave it alone because it's not our business.



#29104 The Companion Bible for e-Sword

Posted by Josh Bond on 08 October 2016 - 01:34 PM

I agree. There are a ton of typos in this resource and it really needs to be made, from the ground up and put into a format that more closely resembles the original (when possible).


It was imported from another Bible software. Their methodology was to use algorithms and various search/replace's to fix typos and known problems. That worked sometimes, but it left (and sometimes even created) other errors throughout. There's still no substitute, when OCRing text, for a human eye comparing suspect words in the original scan with the digitized text.

#28900 New World Translation

Posted by Josh Bond on 14 September 2016 - 09:43 AM

And that concludes this exciting episode of "Jehovah's Witnesses"! Thanks for watching and check back in a year or two when this periodically obligatory topic arises again. :)



#28899 What's Still Broken As Of e-Sword 11.06?

Posted by Josh Bond on 14 September 2016 - 09:32 AM

The fixed version is now live: http://www.biblesupp...tuationbblxexe/

#28819 New World Translation

Posted by Josh Bond on 05 September 2016 - 02:37 PM

All doctrinal issues aside, we could not host the New World Translation, even if we wanted, because of copyright issues.


Although they might appear at your door to be quite giving of information, in reality, they are some of the largest DCMA complaint filers against religious websites who host their material.

#28796 Dangerous downloads?

Posted by Josh Bond on 03 September 2016 - 09:30 AM

No, there's nothign to worry about. Avast doesn't recognize the exe files and flags them. Disable and try again.

#28700 eBooks

Posted by Josh Bond on 24 August 2016 - 05:59 PM

For getting content out of eBook formats, I like Calibre. Google it, along with DRM removal, to get content out of ebooks. Getting that content into e-Sword is possible with ToolTip NT, the e-Sword authoring tool.

#28647 Tooltip NT error

Posted by Josh Bond on 18 August 2016 - 04:14 PM

Without seeing the file, I'm not sure. Possibly you have a verse, chapter, or book reference marker but no valid verse, chapter or book?

#28632 e-Sword 11.0.6

Posted by Josh Bond on 17 August 2016 - 07:10 PM

The "blinking" bug I made a Youtube video about is fixed.


The Pericope / highlighting bug is still there. 


In all likelihood, each of these maintenance releases probably has half a dozen to a dozen bug fixes that haven't been reported here.

#28571 What's Still Broken As Of e-Sword 11.06?

Posted by Josh Bond on 12 August 2016 - 02:21 PM

I've been meaning to post this for a while. 


e-Sword 11 likes to blink at me. No, I'm not making this up! ;)


[Fixed in 11.06]


It's rather annoying. Sometimes I can re-produce the blink. Sometimes it's seemingly random, such as when I'm typing in another program, like Sublime. 

#28512 What's Still Broken As Of e-Sword 11.06?

Posted by Josh Bond on 06 August 2016 - 01:20 PM

I like Journey's idea of a consolidated bug thread.


Make sure your bug still exists after you upgrade to the latest e-Sword here. (Press Help/About in e-Sword to compare the version there with the latest here.)


Posts not reporting a bug will be removed.


Posts should clearly describe the bug and how to reproduce what you consider a bug.


1. Pericope toggle still breaks highlighted verses. (Upgrade from 10.x, and if you had highlighting, it's wrong now.  Or, once in 11, highlight a verse and turn Pericope off if it was on / turn Pericope on if it was off.)


2. Reports that Copy Verses is still buggy when pasting in certain places (see link).


3. Painfully slow macro execution (official e-Sword macros) in version 11, possibly because e-Sword is converting back/forth html/rtf on the fly.

#28385 e-Sword 11 Released

Posted by Josh Bond on 27 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

I've heard this from quite a few people. And I see where it's annoying. Maybe email rick@e-sword.net and see what he says? That way, you will at least know if he's planning a fix or treating it as a feature.



Are there any plans to fix the cursor issue?  I understand the convenience of just moving your mouse and then using the scroll wheel to scroll down in a commentary, dictionary, or Bible window without having to actually click on it, I really do.  But that convenience actually cuts down on the usability of e-Sword for me (for example) when I click the search icon. I can no longer just type what I am searching for, since the cursor/pointer isn't sitting exactly at the specific search box.  If I do click the search box, but the mouse moves in the least little bit, then nothing I type shows up, because the mouse is no longer sitting directly over the search box.  For someone who does a lot of word studies and heavy research via e-Sword, this is a problem--a big one.



This is, in my opinion, a major issue (especially given what others have said about going between two programs) which will either cause me to move back to e-Sword 10 (anyone got a copy of the install file?), or migrate to TheWord and just spend my time learning that program.



#28346 e-Sword 11 Released

Posted by Josh Bond on 23 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

I see what you are saying. The focus changes to wherever your mouse pointer moves to. So, if you are typing in the Editor window, and your mouse hovers over the Commentaries, Dictionaries, or Bibles window, then you can no longer type.


It appears to be a feature (done on purpose), but I'm not sure why. You can only type in the Editors window, so mousing over a different window should not prevent you from typing in the only window that you can type in. 




I dont know how to wxplain this, but I'll try:

When working in a window (Bible, Commentary, Editor, etc.) if the pointer hover over other window, the one that I'm working in get unselected. Example, writing on Editor notes, if the pointer moves to Commentary, the editor window retrieve out. I have to move the pointer to editor again. That didnt happened with 10.x. Is it a new thing, or just a bug?