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Using the Commentary Template

Class Objective: To master how to use the Commentary Module Template.

What is the Commentary Module Template?

Suppose you want to be adverturous and make a commentary on the entire Bible. Truly you are getting yourself into a big projector that will in best cases scenarios take you a long time. Few people will want to do that from the start of making modules. What most people (probably wisely) will do is to select say Martin Luther’s commentary on Galatians, and make that into a commentary module.

Okay, as things are, TW will let you individually type in each chapter and verse of Galatians, and if you start with that, you will probably spend an entire day doing that. You could populate the entire commentary using the Options above the Module Topics window, but that would give you all 66 books of the Bible.

What you want is a fast way to make just all the chapters and verses of Galatians. Costas has made provision for that for you.

Go to this page on the official theWord website

http://www.theword.net/index.php?article.tools&l=english

In the bottom page of this page under the heading, “Utility modules used for creating content, debugging, etc.” you will see some template files, click and download the tpl.cmt.twm.zip. This is a sample commentary module pre-populated, but completely blank. You will need to close theWord, and unzip this module and copy it to your theWord folder.

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Setting up theWord to use the Commentary Template

What we want to do now is to set up theWord with two bookview modules. If you have only one open, press F12 in theWord. You should now have two open. Open your commentary in one window and the Commentary template in the other, select the book(s) of the Bible you want in your commentary in the commentary template, and drag and drop into your commentary. That’s it! Very easy!

Watch the video below to see how we do this from scratch. The entire process is probably less than 1 minute.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqCRivJbB9s

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