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#40270 Installed E-sword in 2ndary drive.

Posted by APsit190 on 17 January 2021 - 05:39 PM

I recently bought a new computer with an SSD and am trying to keep everything but my OS on a secondary drive. I installed E-sword in the secondary but I cannot get it to access any topical files and some other files like Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries I had previously, while some work fine. Where do I need to put the topical files to access them? I have tried documents/esword in both primary and secondary disks. And why are some of the other files working and some not?

Hi Buddy,

So you installed e-Sword on your secondary drive, and I guess you want to have your files where your e-Sword is located or even in a particular folder which is not in the folder where e-Sword is located, or just one of your own choosing. This is not a complicated as one may think it is, and in fact its pretty much straight forward.


I'm pretty much like you in that all my e-Sword resource files are on a totally separate hardrive and e-Sword is installed on my C: thingy. Reason why I have it like that is because I can due to having 2x1TB Hard Drives - and that for me is heaps of space (although I might need to get a 5 plus TB HDD what with all the videos and etc).


So, below is a video which somewhat deals with location of resources and of how to change it, and when and where to put stuff when downloading. Trust you find them helpful.


Blessings, and a Happy New Year to you and your kin and etc.


#40254 e-sword update

Posted by APsit190 on 10 January 2021 - 03:33 PM


@ Mark

Suggest you bookmark that link in your web browser so that you can check to see what new updates or versions are on there. That way you can stay up to date and keep on top of what is happening.


Trust you find this a tad helpful.


Blessings and Happy New Year to you and your kind,


#39985 view downloads before downloading

Posted by APsit190 on 26 November 2020 - 11:33 AM

Is there a way to view a download before actually downloading it to see if I really need to download it?

Thank you 

With pdf files, yes, as these can be viewed in your Web browser. But e-Sword resource files, No.


Posted by APsit190 on 19 November 2020 - 01:01 PM

When I choose lowlight mode in display settings the texts for the AHLB remain dark hence cannot be clearly seen as shown in the file attached. Why is this so? It only happens with the AHLB

Hmmm, I had to do some thinking about this before responding and have come to some sort of a, well ummm, conclusion. So here goes.


You know, some things just things don't work in well low light while there are things that actually work better in low light. So, when it comes to those things that aren't good in low light, keep the light on, and with those that do well in low light, you can switch the light off.


You know, as much as that is said with tongue in cheek, it actually makes common sense. Unreal! I can't believe it!!!


Have fun, and be blessed.

Stephen (Php 1:21).

#38975 Letters not showing on TS2009

Posted by APsit190 on 03 November 2020 - 02:58 PM

I downloaded the bible directly from E-Sword, the TS2009, but it's not showing some letters? What could be the error?
I am using eSword in Linux via Crossover Linux and still have blank spaces with the transliterated letters. I have tried all of the above. Any ideas?


The Scriptures 2009 (TS2009) is an official e-Sword resource, and as such is a secured file. Whatever needs to be fixed in it can only be done by Rick Meyers. My suggestion is that you actually contact him and report to those issues to him.





#38822 How do I make a pdf into a refx?

Posted by APsit190 on 24 September 2020 - 05:00 PM

How do I make a pdf into a refx?  I'd like to make some of the pdf documents I have into references, but the tool tip tutorial doesn't specify how (or I'm too

tech-challenged to find/understand).  I would prefer not to lose formatting, but this isn't critical.


Thank you.

Essentially you can't create, nor directly convert a pdf file to any e-Sword resource file format. That said, there is a work-around of how you can do it.

  1. Firstly, convert the pdf file to a text file in the pdf reader.
  2. Copy the text file into any word processor, and save it as an rtf file.
  3. Import the rtf file into e-Sword's Topic Note editor or ToolTip Tool NT, and then format any text to the way you see it in your rtf reader.
  4. If you imported it into the Topic Note editor, then you can convert the topx file directly as an refx file.
  5. If you imported it into T4, then you will need to export the file to an refx file.

Trust you will find this helpful




#38808 No "Completed" Icon In My Bible Reading Plans

Posted by APsit190 on 21 September 2020 - 06:13 PM

I created five plans to read through the Bible in less than a year (some take six months, some nine) but I have no Bible Reading Plan "Completed Reading" Icon to click as shown in Guide.  What did I do wrong, and how can I fix it?  Thanks to anyone willing to help/answer!

It's esword version 12.2 on a laptop PC.


Anybody out there?


Usually when you don't get a reply is because no one has the answer for you, and this includes me. So, your best bet is to see if Rick Meyers can resolve the problem for you.


Although many of us are seasoned users of e-Sword, and know our way around it like the back of our hands, just does not mean we know how to solve every problem that pokes its head up.


Posted by APsit190 on 14 September 2020 - 02:43 PM

Yeah your response failed in re the fact that I already tried to uninstall the program and got the stupid .msi missing error... why is this a problem only with E-sword? I use Windows 7.


Don't worry about the missing msi file. All that is the installer executable file extension.


If you can't uninstall e-Sword, just simply delete it. Then do the following:

  1. Left click the Start button on the Task Bar
  2. Click Run on the Context Menu
  3. In the Run dialog type regedit.exe and hit the Enter key, or click the OK button. This opens the Registry Editor.
  4. Now, in the registry, click Find in the Edit Menu.
  5. In the Find dialog, type in e-Sword. Leave what is checked and unchecked in the Check boxes. Then click the Find Next button.
  6. Then delete the any entries found in the registry.
  7. Repeat the process by clicking on the Find Next button in the Edit menu, deleting all entries found.
  8. Once nothing has been found, and all entries have been deleted, Exit the Registry Editor, and Restart you computer.

After having restarted your computer, then do a new install of e-Sword, and any resources you wish to add.


Another thing you can do if you wish, is before installing e-Sword is to give your hardrive a bit of a cleanup, ensuring that all garbage related files are removed. Its just a bit of house work. No need to reboot your computer after having done that.


Trust that this works out for you.


Just a bit of a side note before signing off.


When it comes to registry cleaning software, irrespective of the brand, they do a pretty reasonable job, but they don't get everything out what you want. And that has been my experience, even after having used CCleaner (which I use). So, for a more thorough job go through the registry and delete anything that has been left behind.




#38711 e-Sword 12.2 Released August 28, 2020.

Posted by APsit190 on 02 September 2020 - 01:41 AM

Hi, djmarko53, I suggest you send a request direct to Rick Meyers at https://www.e-sword.net/feedback.html

 because he is the owner of the e-Sword application, and would be able to update the e-Sword user manual with relevant details.

Ok. Thanks. I will.


Actually the person you need to talk to is Josh Bond because the User Guide was produced by him, and is a product of BibleSupport.com.


You best bet is to message him directly from here.



Stephen (Php1:21)

#38695 convert logos lbxlls

Posted by APsit190 on 29 August 2020 - 05:07 PM

I purchased a disk with some lbxlls book modules and would like to convert it to a format usable by mysword or any format (such as pdf)


any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

I Have extreme doubts that this can be done, and I don't know of anyone who has been able to convert resources from Logos to MySword or any other Bible Study software.


So, with that, the only way you can do it is by simply doing a copy and paste method into a word processor, e.g., MS Word, and then save it as a pdf document. If the Logos resource has images in it, then that could possibly be problematic.


By the way, if you don't have it, it might be worth your while to download and install Logos on your PC. The actual program is free, so you shouldn't have a problem with that.


Trust you find this helpful, and if you do, click on the Like button below, and/or leave a comment below.




#38689 Seeking Closure

Posted by APsit190 on 26 August 2020 - 04:44 PM

Maybe I'm missing the obvious, but here goes.  I opened a book in the Reference Library and now I cannot close it.  In the left pane is the list of chapters with no other books listed.  If the book is exited, going back to the Library opens the book where it was exited.  It would be nice to open a different book.  How do I close the current book so I can open a new one? 

I'm using version 12.1 in Windows 10.

Thank you for your help.

Yep, you're definitely are missing the obvious, and you can't see the forest for the trees. Thought I'd just add bit in.


At the very top of the Reference Library interface, you will see a dropdown combobox in the toolbar. Click on the Down Arrow, and it will show you all the reference library files you have. Click on any of them, and it will open that file reader.


For more comprehensive help and further information, go to pages 173 - 175 in the e-Sword User Guide. To access the guide, simply click on Contents in the Help Menu, or press F1 on your Keyboard.


If you found this information helpful, please leave a comment, and/or click on the Like button.




#38328 A Tribute to My Friend, Brent Hildebrand

Posted by APsit190 on 09 June 2020 - 11:03 PM



Unfortunately, Brent passed away a few days ago. He was an anesthesiologist in California, a husband, a father of two sons, a hobbyist programmer who wrote a number of tools for e-Sword, and an avid student of the Bible. 


He was always reflecting on the Bible and refining what he believed. I always admired how he wasn't a "insert denomination name here" because of the way he was raised. He went his own way trying to arrive at the truth of biblical interpretation. That's so rare these days. I believe that's why he liked Bible study software like e-Sword--because it aided in his relentless study.


My original post (see first message in this thread) tries to summarize what he meant to our community!



Thanks for posting this Josh.

I had the privilege of working with Brent for a solid 3 months as he was rushing to get T4 updated with the latest control version(before he became too ill). Also rewriting all the routines to use a different SQlite as per e-Sword. This was achieved just in time at the end of November 2019. There were some outstanding things to fix.... One that might cause issue issue is that when building a .bblx Bible. For the final verse in the file you have to put a space and return on the next line, otherwise it will not find that last verse.


I will close out with one of Brent's favoured quotes from a book, "The Desire of Ages", page, 787, by Ellen White is "to the believer, death is but a small matter".



Hi Josh,

I totally concur with Jon.


Although I've not known Brent personally, yet one could really get a really sense of his heart, and to see where he was in Christ. Moreover, there seemed to be a kindness and benevolence which shone out of him. That I've attributed to his steadfast faith in Christ.


One of the things that amazed me about Brent was his steadfast trust in God despite the illness he suffered, and just kept on believing God, and holding fast to Him.


He will be and is sorely missed.





#37620 Doing a Search in the Browser Window

Posted by APsit190 on 27 April 2020 - 06:34 PM

This is the search function which I needed. I had not noticed it previously.

Most of the problems (at a guess, over 90% of them) are straight forward issues that can be resolved by looking it up in the e-Sword User Guide. This document being called a User Guide is an understatement because its more of a manual than a guide.


That said, this Guide is extremely comprehensive and very well illustrated with screenshots showing how to do things in e-Sword. Every part of the program is covered, and gives precise instructions of how to to things, and how to fix an issue that one may come up with.


If you haven't done It. my sincere recommendation is to print it out, place it in a Binder of on sort or another, and keep it handy on your Computer desk so that you can pick it up and refer to it for any help you need of how to something, or resolve a problem in e-Sword.


In my use of this program I never had a problem with it that could not be resolved. Whatever issues I've had were nearly fixed by using the User Guide. And if not, fixed because I know this program like the back of my hand.


As said before:


I don't know how familiar you are with e-Sword ... I recommend that you seriously need to read the User Guide to familiarize yourself with the program.


I seriously stand by it because this guide (I mean, Manual) is a real life saver. It seriously is your Bible to using e-Sword, and it should always be your first port of call for any help with the program.




#37337 Text marking

Posted by APsit190 on 08 February 2020 - 04:25 PM

Are there other marking options or am I stuck with single underlining?

You're stuck with single underlining.


Here is the thing that you need to do... click here to contact the author of e-Sword, and ask him to return the other underline features that were in the previous versions of e-Sword.


By the way, for those of you who wish to see the choices for underlining returned, contact the author of e-Sword, Rick Meyers, and do as suggested to Ian.




#37277 transfer premium modules from one computer to another

Posted by APsit190 on 30 January 2020 - 06:24 AM

I have to replace my PC on which I have three premium modules installed.  Can I remove them from my old PC and install them on my new PC

The short answer... Yes.


Now for a bit of a longer answer. If they are currently installed on the old machine, all you need to do is simply along with your other installed resources, place them on a disk or a pen drive, and then copy them into your e-Sword folder on your new computer.


Trust you find this a tad helpful.