[sword-devel] Logos Personal Book Builder

Benjamin Misja alvanx at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 14 07:43:36 MST 2011


The new PBB feature sounds exciting and I will definitely see if I can 
integrate some papers and additional bible translations into my Logos library. 

I would think that having a comparable feature for making SWORD modules would 
give a huge boost to both the available amount of books and community 
participation. I think SWORD should make tools like this available to the 
community at any cost. It would take making modules out of the hands of those 
who know at least regular expressions and some programming language and put it 
into the hands of anybody who would want to make a module. I know I'd be 
making a lot of them if only I could! It would make SWORD so much cooler and 
more dynamic. ;-) 

Just my humble opinion, 


Am Sonntag, 14. August 2011, 23:28:39 schrieb Jonathan Morgan:
> I don't usually comment on competing products, but I thought the new
> (long-expected) Logos Personal Book Builder was worth commenting on.  You
> can find a post about it at
> http://blog.logos.com/2011/08/personal-book-builder-the-inside-scoop/.  The
> main difference from most software is the fact that books are built by
> importing a docx file rather than entering any text into an editor, which
> hopefully means minimal work to make it happen.  The created books can then
> just be shared as you wish, even through the main Logos servers.
> I personally do not intend to do anything about this, but I thought it worth
> mentioning to see what others thought of the idea.  Certainly difficulties
> converting the text into a usable form seem to crop up quite a bit for
> SWORD, and we have no knowledge of how many people just give up without
> asking (I know there is a project to work with OpenOffice to create
> Genbooks, but I have never used it and so do not know how capable and how
> automatic it is).
> Thoughts?
> Jon

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