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#21194 Download help for e-sword with WINE

Posted by Searcher on 27 May 2014 - 06:21 AM

Wine does work on MAC.  I have installed it on mine along with e-Sword and it works without pain.  The link below gives details of how it can work.  Wine is best known for working on Linux, but it is also for MAC.  David Baumgold's article may be of assistance.




As for installing e-Sword, I followed the instructions found on the "Pentecostal Blogger".  This following link will take you there:




There is also this thread here:




Hope this helps!

#20798 Can E-Sword 10 be used with a Touch Tablet using Windows 8?

Posted by Searcher on 24 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

Someone mentioned the following and it works on tablets nicely.



Thanx!  It works nicely.

#19506 e-Sword on Windows 8.1 tablet

Posted by Searcher on 03 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

I just got a new Dell Venue Pro 8 that runs the full version of Windows 8.1 (not RT).  It is snappy, has a beautiful (though only 1240 x 800 resolution) screen, and easily installs the latest PC version of e-Sword.  The only problem I am running into are my clunky fingers and navigating with them on-screen.  Too bad there are not skins that could be used to "fatten" things up a bit.  Has anyone else run into a nice way to work around this problem?  Suggestions would be appreciated!

#18049 Nokia lumia windows 8 phone

Posted by Searcher on 31 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

Sadly, Microsoft does not support Windows Mobile 6.5 or earlier programs on either Windows Phone 7 or 8.  I too greatly lament the fact that I cannot transfer my Pocket e-Sword files to my new Nokia Lumia 521 running Windows Phone 8.  I read that Microsoft provided tools to assist in porting programs, but since Pocket e-Sword is not under development nor supported, I imagine that is not going to happen.  Has there ever been anyone who has started an open source version?


I have created a number of specialized files (such as Interlinears) that run on the pocket version of e-Sword.  Does Olivetree allow you to create your own modules?  How well does it support Greek and Hebrew?  Besides creating Bible modules, can you create dictionaries and commentaries?  Any input and direction would be most appreciated!



#15718 Question about Westcott-Hort module abbreviations

Posted by Searcher on 08 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

As noted above, these codes allow the reader to quickly understand the grammatical role of each word.  There are a number of different Greek texts that use them, including for the Septuagint (LXX).  As a help, I created a chart that lists all of the codes, including the ones used in the LXX.  It is based entirely upon Dr. Robinson's notes.


Dr. Robinson is an advocate of the Majority Text, but is well aware of the TR's limitations.  That is why he created the Byzantine Textform, which is also available.  My humble suggestion would be to use it if the TR tradition is your preference.


Attached File  Greek Parsing Notation.pdf   29.29K   12 downloads


Please feel free to use (with care) and share.

#11158 e-Sword display of polytonic Greek

Posted by Searcher on 25 July 2012 - 07:56 AM


Many thanx for your useful updates.  I can report partial success.  I have attached section 3 of the interlinear to illustrate what is happening.

To create the file, I used the following steps within T4.  First I ran the Strong's Numbers Fixup tool.  That was followed by the Unicode Greek fixup tool.  And then by the Reset ALL Character tool.  After that I created the module.  Some of the text came out just fine (see Romans chapter 8) and some just as before (see Romans chapters 1-7).  I tried changing the font size within e-Sword, but to no effect.

After running the Reset ALL Chars, I observed that there was not uniform line spacing.  The line spacing in the areas I checked were set to 13 points, but it resulted in part of the bottom of the characters being truncated.  So I selected all, and set line spacing to single.

I might also mention that when the Strong's number tool is run, upon completion it selects (highlights) the first Strong's number of the file.  If I forget to unselect it and immediately run the Greek Unicode Char fixup it assumes that it should only do its job within the selected text.  Not really a problem, just a minor irritation (with myself for forgetting).

Attached File  Interlinear1.zip   1.72MB   7 downloads

#10867 How to convert ePub to RTF or xml or bblx etc?

Posted by Searcher on 13 July 2012 - 11:08 AM

Another good and free converter is Calibre:


#8504 Importing Bible with Special Formatting

Posted by Searcher on 26 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

I do not normally use Microsoft Word for creating Bible modules.  However, I am working on one that has unusual and varied special formatting.  I have completed the Bible using the format "Book Chapter ΒΆ Verse Text".  I have been using BeST to import Bibles, but I am having trouble with this one.  The biggest issue is that of transferring text in small caps (lower case letters printed as small upper case ones).  I have attached one book so that you can see the problem.  I have tried exporting to XML, I have looked for a macro that would put RTF format symbols around the special text, all with no success.  Any suggestions?  Many thanx, Max

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