[sword-devel] Open Office Bible Text Inserter extension
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Thu Dec 31 12:19:38 MST 2009
One possible path would be to use JSword. This is a Java implementation of SWORD. The advantage is that it works on all platforms without having to compile the SWORD C code for each.
If you decide to explore this route, I (and some others) can help you with how to use JSword. The mailing list jsword-devel would be more appropriate for discussing this.
On Dec 31, 2009, at 1:53 PM, Andrew Drapper wrote:
> Peter von Kaehne has invited me to join this mailing list and to introduce myself.
> Some years ago moved from MS word to Open Office Writer as my main word processor. As I was on Windows I could use a small programme called ZipScript to insert Bible texts almost anywhere, but especially in word processor documents.
> I have no moved over to using Ubuntu so still with Open Office but Zip Script is not an option now. not even in wine.
> So the time has come to bite the built as it where and face that fact the open office needs a new extension, or Linux a universal Bible text inserter.
> I have no programming experience except in HTML PHP and Jave Scritp for web work so do not know where to start, but I want to write or preferably work with a team to write an open office extension to insert Bible text into open office documents. writer and impress probably are the only ones that needed it.
> I believe it would be a great service to preachers, teachers and to Christian authors to be able to type a Bible reference e.g. Gen 1:1-3 and then press a short key say [Alt] + [B] and the reference will be expanded to the full text something like this:
> "1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." Genesis 1:1-3 (KJV)
> There are some refinements that could be made, life chose of Bible, where the reference goes are verse numbers to be included etc, but that gives you the idea. Any advice you can give would be very much appreciated.
> Andrew Drapper
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