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Compare TheWord to E-Sword

Both programs are free, and work basically the same. e-Sword has had a lot of interface problems for a long while now, that have not been fixed even though numerous versions have come and gone. Most of these types of problems are resolved beautifully in THEWORD. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, General Information

Identifying the Panes

CLASS OBJECTIVE: Identify, move (dock), resize, open, and close different sub-windows or panes within TheWord Program. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 01 Beginner, Panels-Layouts-Skins

Your Own Commentary Notes

Class Objective: Show how to make personalized commentary notes in theWord. First of all, a commentary is simply a module that has the structure of one topic per verse in the Bible. So what we are going to do is to very simply, just make our own commentary. Some limitations of commentaries should be kept in mind. First of all, we should realize that of course you cannot name the topics whatever you want. This kind of freeform naming is for a regular book module. Secondly, you cannot add extra topics as child topic here. But what are the advantages of a commentary module? First of all, if you have your commentary open in theWord, you can see it as you scroll or jump around in the Bible. It is visible … Read entire article »

Filed under: 02 Basic, Bible Window

Getting rid of [brackets] in Bible Texts

Eph 1:2 Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ. Tip: How do you get rid of the square brackets in the Bible texts? (Also when copying and pasting?) This is an option to click off. Go to the Bible Options menu (CTRL+O or Tools->Bible Options). Select in “Font Colors and Styles” Then unclick “Render words added by translator with square brackets”. [dfads params=’groups=79&limit=1′] … Read entire article »

Filed under: 03 Advanced, Bible Window, Installation, Problem Resolution, Tips & Tricks

How do I show the BibleView Window Options Icons (at left)

Note: You may not see the left hand menu Icons in your BibleView. If this is the case, then press Ctrl+T to toggle it on/off or hide/show. Note that YOU MUST FIRST CLICK IN THE BIBLEVIEW WINDOW TO MAKE IT ACTIVE or this won’t work.   See the image below (icons on left ) for an example of a BibleView Window with this icon column.   [dfads params=’groups=79&limit=1′] … Read entire article »

Filed under: 02 Basic, Bible Window, Keyboard Short-Cut Keys, Problem Resolution, Tips & Tricks

How do you compress a module?

OBJECTIVE: Explain how to compress a theWord module. Why would you want to compress a module? This is where we should start. Actually there good reasons to compress your modules. First of all, if you are uploading them to the Internet, if you are emailing them, if you are using the modules on a USB Flash memory drive and have limited space, all of these are reasons to compress a module. What modules can you compress? You can compress any module except for Bible modules which are just plain ASCII text files. Exceptions You cannot compress a premium “encrypted” module. You cannot compress Bible modules (OT, NT, ONT). You cannot compress a module if it is locked with a password. Note that of course you can use a program like pkzip to compress any file. theWord program has … Read entire article »

Filed under: 03 Advanced, Module Creation

How to search across Bible Versions

Class Objective: In this class, we want to do studies ACROSS BIBLE VERSIONS. The idea here is to see how different Bible versions treat a certain word or concept in Scripture. REQUIREMENTS: You need to have dominated the basics of doing a Bible search before you do this class. (See How to search the Bible). … Read entire article »

Filed under: 04 Expert, Bible Searches, Featured

Converting other program’s books into TheWord.

Class Objective: To learn how to convert other Bible Programs modules into theWord. For this class, you will need to first download the theWord converter tool found here. The formats that this utility imports are: • RTF files from your local disk (to create a commentary or book) • e-Sword modules (only non-password protected modules) • Zefania XML modules • Unbound Bible modules First of all, notice that besides importing or converting modules or files from other formats into theWord format, there are other features that this importer does. Run the program, and you will see this screen. (Tab1) Tab1: Disk Files This importer tool will import with RTF files to make a module. For this tab, you will need to indicate the information about, mostly the module title, and where the files are. Note that this feature is most useful … Read entire article »

Filed under: 04 Expert, Module Creation

Create a New Book Module

Class Objective: In this class we will simply create a new Book Module. Uses for this class: I have two purposes (at the moment at least) for this class: (1) Making a new book module for you to enter your sermons, Sunday School classes, and Bible research and study notes. (2) Copying and pasting somebody else’s material (either public domain stuff or with the owner’s permission) into a module. I will not go into the copyright issues here, so I assume you are doing some legal. First of all, open a BookView Module (See Identifying the Panes) (F12). Now click in the main menu on the first top line of the program on the option File, and the first option in the popup that is under that, “New user module…” This will open a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: 02 Basic, Book Window

Cross References – Introduction

Objective: How to use Cross References in theWord. The image below shows a Cross Reference. A Cross Reference is very simply another Bible text that has to do with a particular verse in the Bible. We may note that cross-references are all made by men, and are not inspired. Within theWord program, the software makes use or allows for you to use cross references in your Bibles (any Bible you have). The cross-reference system is independent of any particular Bible module, so your pick your favorite cross references and after that, you can see them anywhere. Showing Cross References The short and simple way to show or hide Cross References is to click inside the BibleView window and simply type the letter x. That should show or hide (toggling the state) the Cross References. As … Read entire article »

Filed under: 02 Basic, Cross References