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Tj Higgins

Member Since 08 Aug 2014
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In Topic: Where are Bookmarks in Navigator stored?

17 June 2019 - 09:56 AM

Thanks; I guess those bookmarks cannot be locally shared.


The actual bookmarks file can be found in the following directory on Windows PC's:



Since only one instance of the file can be used with each installation of e-Sword, sharing file between users will cause the users original bookmark file to be overwritten.

In Topic: ToolTip Tool NT and Format Strong's Numbers

16 June 2019 - 09:24 AM

Have been a member here for awhile, and decided to give module creation a whirl. I am having difficulties with the Strong's number formatting feature of ToolTip Tool NT when trying to create a bible module with Strong's numbering. I have read the ToolTip Tool NT documentation, and am sure I am following the instructions, but the problem I'm having is that all the Strong's numbers are not being formatted by the "Format Strong's Numbers" menu command. It is "hitting and missing" i.e. some are being formatted others are not. The UTF-8 text I am using has the Strong's numbers bracketed like so [H430] and if I compile the module with the brackets it formats every Strong's tag. However, I don't like the brackets, and it is easy enough to remove them with a regex tool. I understand from the documentation that there are two modes for Strong's formatting, one where there is no space between a word and it's Strong's tag, and one where there is a space. I also understand that there are two module formats, RTF and HD/HTML. I have tried compiling this with every possible combination of Strong's format mode and module type, but the issue remains. When I remove the brackets it doesn't format every Strong's tag. I have attached a screen shot to illustrate my trouble. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.




Update: If it helps anyone to solve this issue, I have noticed a pattern in the Strong's tags the "Format Strong's Numbers" menu command is skipping over and not formatting. The word just before the Strong's tag ends with a lower case "d" in every instance where formatting is skipped. i.e. GodH430 createdH1254 aboundG4052 exhortedG3870 etc.


It seems that the Strong's numbers that are not formatting are not set in superscript as all of the the others are. So try fixing that first and then formatting them again 

In Topic: Paleo-Hebrew (Middle Script) Existence?

15 June 2019 - 01:28 PM


I am thinking even if you have a Paleo translation in a complete Bbile only some of the books come from original paleo-Hebrew?  
There is no complete Bible in Paleo-Hebrew available because of the old age and bad preservation of manuscripts.
But you can always change to Paleo-Hebrew font
By installing Paleo-Hebrew font to windows and change font in e-Sword.

I have download the Paleo fonts and installed each to windows but  e-Sword does not see any of them.  I've looked up Font installation topics but non has proved helpful.  (Fresh install of windows 10 and Fresh install of e-Sword)

Any help greatly appreciated.



In the fonts list in e-Sword the Paleo-Hebrew font name is spelled out in Paleo-Hebrew instead of English so you have to look closely at the fonts that start with the letter P and look for Paleo-Hebrew lettering

In Topic: Can't find my downloads.

13 June 2019 - 01:19 PM

Hi ! Thanks tried your suggestion


"In other to let them work on e-Sword 9, 10 or 11 do you need to convert them to e-sword 9 topx."


But still a no go. Maybe I'm missing something here. But E Sword should have a specific section that should clarify which ones need to be "converted" before being able to be used .


or fix it so this won't be a  problem. And I have another problem haha...I don't have the:


'Greek Nestle-Aland 26th-27th edition text with diacritics - punctuation.bblx.exe '  listed on my 'parallel' bible listing when I scroll down for options.


Do you know if I'm able to 'add' this onto the list?


Thanks again for your time and help!




What you need to be aware of is the different module file types that exist for various versions of e-Sword. As e-Sword is available for both Windows PC's and Apple/MAC devices each version has it's own module file types:

e-Sword versions 9, 10 and 11 for Windows have the following module file types:


Bible (bblx)

Commentary (cmtx)
Dictionary (dctx)
Bible Reading Plan (brpx)
Devotional (devx)
Topic (topx)
Harmony File (harx)
Maps/Graphics (mapx)
e-Sword 9,10 and 11 for Apple/MAC devices have the following module file formats:

Bible (bbli)
Commentary (cmti)
Dictionary (dcti)
Bible Reading Plan (brpi).
Devotional (devi)
Reference Library (refi)
Topic File (topi)

Prior to the release of e-Sword 9 the module file types were:

Bible (bbl)
Commentary (cmt)
Dictionary (dct)
Bible Reading Plan (brp).
Devotional (dev)
Topic File (top)
Harmony File (har)


The converter mentioned in a post above will convert the older file formats to the newer windows file formats which end in the letter "x". 


You should also download and installed the e-Sword module installer as this tool makes module installation easy.

In your post you also mention the following module

Greek Nestle-Aland 26th-27th edition text with diacritics - punctuation.bblx.exe


Any module download that has the .exe file extension is a self installing module, meaning the exe file must be run in order to install the module into e-Sword.

In Topic: How to open TOPX file

13 June 2019 - 10:01 AM

Hi people!  I'm still having a problem here. How do I find this:"the Editor window"




Can't find the "Editor Window"


Also where's the " documents" in E Sword?


" just paste them straight into the e-sword folder in documents. "  .



It would be great to post a step by step guide on how to view TOPX files if you  can rather than tid bits of info here and there.  I tried to follow the above but no go.


Thanks again!




First it depends on which version of e-Sword you are running They will appear in the topics editor in versions of E-Sword pre version 10.

The three editors that are built in to e-Sword can be accessed by clicking the editors tab which is along the left edge of the e-Sword main window. e-Swords 3 built in editors include one editor for journal notes, one editor for study notes and one editor for topic notes.


In e-Sword versions starting with version 10 there is feature called "Reference Library" The reference library is accessed by clicking the icon that looks the 3 books. This icon can be found along the top of e-Sword to the right of the search box and search tools. There is also an icon that looks like a small picture this icon will activate the e-Sword Graphics viewer for viewing things such as maps.

Clicking the 
"Reference Library" icon will open a new window that is divided into to two sections and has a drop down menu at the top. The left section of the "Reference Library" window will display a table of contents for your topic file and the right window displays the the full text of what ever section of the topic file is selected.

The drop down menu located at the top of the 
"Reference Library" window will list all of your installed topic (topx, topi) files as well as any reference (refx, refi) modules you have installed. The drop menu allows to easily switch between topic files by simply selecting the title of the topic files. 


When you download modules for use with e-Sword they must be installed into e-Sword in order for e-Sword in order to work correctly. The best tool for this is the e-Sword module installer which can be downloaded from right here on this site 



Regarding the e-Sword document folder:


The e-Sword documents folder is located in the windows documents folder and is labeled "e-Sword". Do not move or rename this particular folder as it also contains several files that e-Sword needs in order to work correctly