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How do I change the background of a BookView Window?

Change the background of a BookView Window

How do I change the background of a BookView Window, or use an image?

By David Cox

WARNING: This feature is only in the present Beta version of TheWord. Sorry for not catching this sooner. I am using that version and didn’t notice that it isn’t in the current version.

Actually this is very simple to do. Please remember that TW has an “internal memory” of these BookView windows that you set up, and basically every time you open a new one, it will assign it to an internal slot. So if you change the background on a new Bookview window (having 2 others open), and set it to something, it is in the third Bookview window “slot”. You use a different layout with only 1 Bookview window, you will have to follow the instructions below and redo all of this for the number 1 Bookview window slot. This tip is for those of you who like to “pimp up” their software-system… :) Here is an example of what it will look like…

Personally, I would only recommend pastel colors.

How to Make it

First of all open the Module Set Icon (click the triangle to the right of the icon).

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Here click the Options (for using an Image or a Color).

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Click on the “Select…” option and then select an image from your hard drive. If you are using something you found on the Internet, you will need to download it to your hard disk first to now install the image here in “Select…”.

PROBLEMS: If you have don’t see the “Reader’s background image” option, try upgrading your version of TheWord. It is probably older.

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Both of these options are pretty straight-forward. (Note that I set the color first with still shows on the left hand topics list, then the background image.)
Here are some examples… Enjoy!
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Download the background image here (Right Click on Image and save to your hard disk, and then install with instructions above):
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background paper seamless
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background parchment seamless
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background really old paper





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8 Responses to "How do I change the background of a BookView Window?"

  1. gregwa says:

    This is a great tutorial. Thanks! But on this topic, I don’t get the option “Reader’s Background Image” off the Module Sets drop-down menu–I only have “Reader’s Background Color” as a choice. Can you explain how to get the image choice? Also, you don’t explain how to install images once they’re downloaded.

    1. admin says:

      Hi, I would updated the post to reflect what was missing. I think you need to upgrade TheWord to the most recent version. If it still isn’t there, write Costas or post this as an issue on theWord Forum and see if Costas can discern what is wrong. Most probably version problem to me. For reference, my version that I am using when I made this post is version 3.2.1.1218.

      1. gregwa says:

        Yes, that would probably be the issue, then. I just downloaded the software today from the site’s home page! Yet it’s version 3.2.1.1167. One would expect to get the latest on the site’s home page, no? I’ll post this in the forum, then go hunting for an upgrade. Thanks.

        1. gregwa says:

          Ok, it looks like you’re using a Beta version of the software. That feature is not available, from what I can tell, on the current release version.

  2. Peter Pellerin says:

    David,
    I think this option to use reader background image is curruntly only in the beta versions of theWord.

  3. Peter Pellerin says:

    Nice tutorial section by the way

  4. admin says:

    Even though this feature is a beta version feature, shortly (in a few months) the next version of theWord should be out in which it is included as a standard feature. I am just “ahead of the game.” :)