[sword-devel] BibleCS 1.4.5rc2

Geoffrey W Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 1 Sep 2002 20:26:24 -0700

        Big improvements. It's been a while since I had a chance to sit
down and "play" with the Sword.
First off It's great to see that I can not accidently delete my personal
notes. I am sure that will save many out there from great frustration.
Then I see that 2 of my biggest hopes for this program have come true.
The ability to make verse lists.
And the ability to export or print those verse lists.
The ability to make edit and export verse lists makes this program 100%
more attractive to anyone who would use it to prepare studies. I
immediately converted all of my OLB verse lists to Sword Verse List 
I found that I could open my OLB verse lists in Notepad and do a simple
replace of the # symbols with ;.
Then rename them with .svl.  If the OLB file has more than one chapter
and verse on a line you have to also separate them with a semicolon.
I also found that whatever translation you  have selected at the time is
what will open in the verse list. If you have a commentary selected it
will export the comments to that verse when you export the verse list.

For future enhancements to the verse list it would be nice to be able to
insert another verse anywhere in the list in the order you would like.
Currently you can only add another verse to the end of the list. Then you
have to open it in Notepad to insert it where you would like it in the
order of the list.

I did find one "bug".
I am running Windows XP
When I go in to the search window and choose to search "personal
commentary" the reference in the results window keep "flickering" or
flashing on and off. It doesn't seem to do it with other commentaries.

All in all GREAT JOB with features that will really bless the users.

Geoff Hastings

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