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Tj Higgins

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#38350 mysword now uses ...

Posted by Tj Higgins on 18 June 2020 - 02:02 PM

Here is what is posted on the MySword.info page about the new release of MySword:

What's new in Version 11.1
  1. Support for bibles, commentaries, dictionaries and books of other Bible apps. Just place the modules (zipped or not) in mysword folder in the Internal Storage and restart MySword. The following are supported:
    1. e-Sword
      1. Bibles - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.bblx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.bbli, HTML-based). Formerly, the .bblx can be renamed to .bbl.mybible but if it contained RTF formatting then they will show up in MySword, so converting to The Word then to MySword is the only alternative. But now MySword has basic RTF interpreter. Colors are mapped to MySword standard colors.
      2. Commentaries - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.cmtx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.cmti, HTML-based).
      3. Dictionaries - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.dctx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.dcti, HTML-based).
      4. Books - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.topx and .devx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.refi and .devi, HTML-based).
    2. MyBible
      1. Bibles - .SQLite3 files with optional accompanying notes in commentary file .commentaries.SQLite3. Zip file will also do.
      2. Commentaries - .commentaries.SQLite3 files.
      3. Dictionaries - .dictionary.SQLite3 files.
    3. USFM
      • The zip file name should contain the word usfm. This zip file must contain the individual books with extension .usfm. Try to test USFM zip files from https://ebible.org/.
    4. The Word
      1. Bibles - only UTF-8 encoding is supported (.ont, .ot and .nt).
      2. Commentaries - .cmt.twm files.
      3. Dictionaries - .dct.twm files.
      4. Books - .gbk.twm and .dev.twm files.

      Only unencrypted and unzipped modules are supported (EXE files are not supported).

      For Commentaries, Dictionaries and Books, only RTF content is supported (RVF is not) and compressed modules are supported but not encrypted ones.

    e-Sword, MyBible and non-Bible The Word modules are not migrated into MySword format but instead adapted by adding SQLite views or adding some fields or table. USFM and The Word Bibles are migrated to MySword format and the original file is deleted. All modules are moved into the appropriate folders.

  2. New Text-to-speech (TTS) preference: Skip parallel abbreviation.
  3. New Deluxe Editor preference for smartphones via Menu: Split view panes. This will enable the split view which is only available in tablets for Deluxe. The Split icon is also now avaiable on the right pane and can make the right pane full-width hiding the Editor.
  4. New Deluxe Search preference for smartphones via Menu in Search Bible: Split view panes. This will enable the split view which is only available in tablets for Deluxe. Added also Split icon at the bottom right to cycle the split size similar to the Editor.
Bugs Fixed in Version 11.1
  1. Fixed the bug of Dark holographic theme drop down text hard to read in Android Q.
  2. File Manager tap on .mybible and Open as for .mybible.gz and .mybible.zip no longer worked in Nougat and higher.
  3. Search History list tap sensitivity is only for the text and not the blank right of text for initial items.
  4. Edit Cross References should not have Preferences in the menu.
  5. Non-bible content popup may have an invalid creation of Bible link in case a reference pattern is found in the HTML attribute value.
  6. Strong's links on text (Deluxe) don't work on text ending in punctuation marks followed by Strong/Morphology.

#38348 e-Sword cannot access additional Bibles

Posted by Tj Higgins on 18 June 2020 - 10:34 AM

When I started e-Sword today, it was back to a default installation with just KJV. All my additional Bibles and commentaries that I previously downloaded or purchased are not available. I searched my drive and found all the additional Bibles and commentary in AppData\Local in Windows 10. How do I get e-Sword to re-connect to them? And why did it loose the link in the first place? Your help is appreciated.

The easiest fix is to copy and and past all of the bibles and commentaries from AppData\Local to the e-Sword folder in your programs folder. The restart e-Sword. The e-Sword folder in the Programs folder is the default location for all e-Sword modules and were e-Sword is programmed to find them. 

#37604 v12

Posted by Tj Higgins on 25 April 2020 - 11:59 AM

Where can i get modules for version 12?

All of the modules located on this site that are for version 9,10 and 11 should work with version 12. In addition all modules for the Apple/Mac versions of e-Sword can be used with version 12 (and version 11 too). 

#37603 Resources no longer on site?

Posted by Tj Higgins on 25 April 2020 - 11:55 AM

I believe that most, if not all, of these are resources that are offered for free within the e-Sword program.

Keith is correct those resources are available through e-Swords built in downloader which is accessible by clicking Download on the e-Sword menu located across the top of the e-Sword main window

#37530 Plans to make a module of the 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible (TH1971)?

Posted by Tj Higgins on 13 April 2020 - 10:52 AM

Thank you! However, neither of these Thai Bibles is the 1971 Thai Standard Version. Ron Myers said: The 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible has been in e-Sword format for years.  


It would sure be nice to have this version available. Both of the other versions are fine, but they are not in as wide of use.

Rick Meyers full quote regarding the Thai 1971 bible is a follows:

"News: The 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible has been in e-Sword format for years.   Philip Pope's Thai-KJV is just as usable as the Thai 1971 version, because it was derived from that edition, with express permission of the Thai Bible Society."


The Philip Pope Thai-KJV is what Rick Meyers was referring to in the first part of his quote.

A module of the Thai 1971 can be made if there is a pdf version available from which to create the module. 

#37524 Plans to make a module of the 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible (TH1971)?

Posted by Tj Higgins on 12 April 2020 - 09:29 AM

I have not been able to find a link for the 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible in e-Sword format. Do you have a link to it?

You can download the Thai-KJV bible mentioned by Rick Meyers from e-Sword's built in downloader by clicking Download from the e-Sword menu located along the top of the e-Sword interface. 

Clicking Download will open a drop down menu with 6 download options the first option on the list is Bibles click this to open the Bibles download window. Once this window opens scroll down until you see the Thai bible listed.

There is also another Thai bible available here on biblesupport at this link:


#37388 Creating a new Bible - need more info please

Posted by Tj Higgins on 25 February 2020 - 11:51 AM

Hi people, when you open Genesis 2 in KJV, you see the screen, as displayed in the attached file


I’m creating my own eSword Bible version, but cannot figure out, from the manual, how to implement this kind of Comment / Topic / Note, as they appear in the red frames above. The stuff I create do end up in the Bible, but not “spontaneously” when I simply open and display the contents, as in the above example. You must go into “Reference Library” or other places in eSword to see them. Is this simply “inline text” that needs a certain way of formatting in your source, or how do I create and display these, please


Those comments are known as pericopes in bible translations and are found in many different bible translations. 

They are very easy to include when creating bible modules in e-Sword Tooltip NT.

You can insert them one of two ways either by creating a soft break at the end of a verse by pressing Shift+Enter this will allow the pericope to appear above the next verse as in your images above.


Another way is to include the pericope at the start of a verse by pressing Shift+Enter between the verse number and the first word of the verse. This will create a soft break to the right of the verse number where you can place you pericope. The verse will be displayed directly below the pericope. These verses will look like this:

Gen 1:1 The Story of Creation.
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth 



#37350 Error Opening Topics Notes Database

Posted by Tj Higgins on 11 February 2020 - 11:43 AM

I know this has been asked in the past, but I cannot find a windows 10 and e-sword 12.1 answer.  I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, but every time I open the program I get a popup that says, "Error Opening topic notes database".  I say "ok" and it opens fine after that.  Any tips to get this to stop?




Try doing another uninstall of the program, after the uninstall completes check your documents folder and look for a folder inside it labeled e-Sword. 

When e-Sword installs on a Windows PC, two folders are installed one in the programs folder and one in the documents folder. 

The e-Sword folder in the Documents folder contains several small files needed for e-Sword to function correctly. These small files are used with the three editors available in e-Sword which are the Topic, Journal and Note editors. The folder is also the location where your e-Sword Bookmarks list is stored.

The three files needed for the editors are journal.jnlx for the journal editor, study.notx the notes editor and topic.topx for the topics editor.

If after another uninstall the e-Sword folder in the Documents folder is still present, delete the folder manually. You might also want to check the programs folder and see if there is anything left behind after e-Sword uninstalls. 


#37343 Need Help Installing Module Please

Posted by Tj Higgins on 10 February 2020 - 11:39 AM

Hello, using E-Sword 12.1, this module says it's for 8. and below: http://www.biblesupp...wellingtopexe/ 


I've tried installing this and one other, but not seeing them anywhere in my program. They seem to be downloading the files to e-Sword/e-Sword folder. Are these just not compatible with my version or am I looking for them in the wrong place (STEP Reader), or am I installing them in the wrong folder location?

Thanks in advance for any help!


First any Topic files will be found in the e-Sword resource library, to access the library click the icon at the right end of the e-Sword search bar that looks like three little books. Clicking this will open the resource library window which is where you can read all topic files.

below is an image of where the icon for the resource library is located:

The file you downloaded is in an older module format and might need to be converted to the new format in order to be used. If that is the case there is a conversion tool available at the official e-Sword website at the following link:


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#37074 How to Add 4 Separate Selectable eSword Startup Main Screen Pages

Posted by Tj Higgins on 14 December 2019 - 09:36 AM

I don't think there is away do set up e-Sword the way you want with start up type menus to change the configuration of module as you suggest. The e-Sword program is maintained by it's creator Rick Meyers and the changes you seek would require a completely new or even alternate version of e-Sword to be written by Rick Meyers. 

There is however an interesting alternative to adding menus to e-Sword for different configurations, and this to have more than one instance of e-Sword installed on your computer. Each installation of e-Sword can be configured anyway you want which would give you what you are looking for I believe. 

The following Youtube video explains how to install multiple instances or copies of e-Sword on your PC and how each instance can have separate configurations:

#36847 E-Sword 12.1.0 Released 10/4/19

Posted by Tj Higgins on 28 October 2019 - 10:20 AM



is there a list of "the AMG Publishers titles now being sold through eStudySource"


thanks in advance


These are the AMG titles being sold on eStudysource:

Key Word Commentary: Thoughts on Every Chapter of the Bible
A Greek Word for the Day: Key Words from the New Testament
A Hebrew Word for the Day: Key Words from the Old Testament
Encyclopedia of Bible Facts
Encyclopedia of Jesus' Life & Time
Bible Illustrations Series. 4 Vols.
Core Christianity: What Is Christianity All About?
Courageous Faith: Life Lessons from Old Testament Heroes
Complete Word Study Dictionary: OT and NT

#36734 Phillips' Translation of NT

Posted by Tj Higgins on 28 September 2019 - 10:47 AM

Where can I get a Phillips" Translation of NT for my e-sword?

There was a module at one time for this translation but it was withdrawn due to copyright issues. The current copyright holder would need to give permission for a module to be created

#36424 TWOT - Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

Posted by Tj Higgins on 19 August 2019 - 01:22 PM



Seeing the TWOT is not available as a module to purchase for e-Sword currently.  Is there any way to purchase it as an eBook perhaps?  


I prefer having some electronic format to search through this module when needed (instead of the hard copy where I can't easily just copy/paste references, etc.)


I looked at the Online Bible option, but - I cannot get used to the software format.  Some of the other software that offer this add-on is insanely expensive.



There is a Bible Software Package called Logos that offers the TWOT as module for download



#36079 Is there a way to convert older modules to the new E-Sword?

Posted by Tj Higgins on 27 June 2019 - 04:04 PM

Just wondering - my computer crashed and I had to download the latest E-Sword. Now, my JL Dagg and John Gill reference works won't open in E-Sword.


Can these be converted easily?

They can be converted it just depends on which old version of e-Sword you were using before the computer crashed if you were using version 9 or 10 you can use the e-Sword Windows to Apple/Mac converter to convert them to the format that works best in e-Sword 11. 

The Windows to Apple/Mac format convert can be downloaded from this link:



The converter is at the bottom of the extras page

If your version of e-Sword was older than version 9 say e-Sword 8 you might need first to convert them to the version 9/10 format then convert again to the version 11 format 


To do the conversion from e-Sword 8 to e-Sword 9/10 format there is a converter available here on Biblesupport:


#35821 Joseph Parker's commentary

Posted by Tj Higgins on 16 April 2019 - 12:59 PM

Can anyone give me some guidance on how to convert Joseph Parker's commentary from an older format to work with e-Sword 11.1.0?  Is there a converter software available?  It is currently only available in 9.x & 10.x format.    


There is a converter that can be downloaded that can be downloaded from the official e-Sword website that will do the job 

Here is the link: