New - FREE Bible program.

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  1. exscentric

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    http://www.theword.gr/

    New Bible program. Similar to esword (for windows only) but can be set up on a usb stick so you can run it on any computer.

    Has similar resources to what e-sword offers.
     
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    I use The Word sometimes, it's a very good program, and I would recommend it to anyone. I also use e-Sword, both have have their strong points.
     
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    Amazed I hadn't run across it. Their forum is fairly active and lots of added modules. Have dinged around in it a bit and kind of like it.
     
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    Online Bible is better than both combined!
     
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    Thank you!.. .I have been playing with this all day!.. I love it better than e-sword!!!
    Plus, I was able to get most of my e-sword modules imported into it!...

    It does things I only dreamed of doing with e-sword.
     
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    There is a converter for esword I noticed but did not investigate. How did you import them? Or did you find the converter?

    Still need to dig into it more, haven't taken time yet.
     
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    download the importer, and it is easy to use.. just follow the directions...

    Some of esword stuff will not convert.. but some will.. the developer of esword will not give Costas, the developer of The Word permission to convert... but I had a lot of extra e-sword modules that I had gotten from 3rd party sources, and all of those converted.

    The only one I am going to miss is Believers Bible Commentary, and I had to pay to get it in esword.. and The Word doesn't have that option yet for Believers CC.

    I like the fact that instead of the way esword works by having to go out of the bible page to read the commentaries.. or dictionaries.. The Word has these integrated into the Bible page.. just hold your cursor over a word in the Bible Text and a floating window appears with the various definitions using all your dictionaries.. then the commentaries appear after the verse and just float your cursor over them, and another window opens up with all the commentary texts in it...

    PLUS instead of having just a search for words or phrases in the Bible.. it has an extra search for words or phrases in your add on books...

    So for instance If I want to see "Christian" in my book section.. I would type it in, and of course "Pilgrims progress" would come up.. along with any reference to "Christian" in any of my over 100 books .

    It is fully customizable..
    JUst play with it.. make it yours... I LOVE IT..

    Thank you so verrrry much!!!!!!
     
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    I so wish someone would do a conversion program to convert all the formats or a reader that would deal with all of them. I have esword, bible explorer, libronix and a couple others with tons of books and switching between all of them is a real pain.
     
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    Playing with it a bit now
     
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    Does this work with linux/ umbunto?
     
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    Unless I missed something on the site, no it does not.
     
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    Thank you. :applause:
    I think I found an answer in their forum:
    http://forum.theword.gr/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1089

    Now ....... if I can understand what they're talking about......:BangHead:
     
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    Had forgotten about "Wine" which allows you to run "some" Windows programs in Linux. I messed with it a tad and got a couple of my programs to work but never got E-sword to function properly, though some have done so.

    The reason I have never shifted to Linux was the many windows programs I need, and the learning curve to figure out how to use Linux.

    I did actually get Ubuntu to do some of what I need but again, that learning curve took too much time for me.
     
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    You might check out that forum beyond the thread which I posted as there are several linux related threads..... although the first one is a sticky saying that officially they don't support linux.

    I had WIN Vista home basic until this fall when my ethernet went out. The local computer fix-it shop sold me an ethernet card which I installed myself, plugged it into a socket in exchange for telephone port which I didn't use. However that computer had the ethernet originally installed on the mother board and I never got the new port recognized, The computer shop was offering computers for $70 with linux os. So a month later... after budget manipulation, I purchased one and got it up surprisingly with no problem as I'd never had linux before. Hardware I already had worked... evern the WIN mouse with scroll wheel and a left over tube from '98. I did have to play with screen fit for a time. I still haven't figured out how to download into docs I wish to keep.... videos etc. Streaming I get fine but archived material which I'd like to receive from missed 'radio' shows use Flash player.... and I don't know compatibility issues as they don't play automatically and I'm not acquainted with the talk around instructions ....if I can even find them. I was told about WINE but I fear if I attempt to install a program and run into difficulty or place a command or executed.... or a whatever into the wrong place or sequence.... then I'll have lost the only reputable connection to internet resources and media which I 'trust' (and that is tongue in check.... even with internet) outside of WPCS 89.5 FM.
     

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