23 July 2009

e-Sword Resource Creation Tools

How to create a resource depends upon:


  • What type of resource it is;

  • Which program it is for ( e Sword 9.x, e Sword 8.x, Pocket e Sword);

  • Which operating system you are using. (Windows, Linux, something else);


Going in reverse order:


Other Operating System (BSD, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, etc)


  • Pocket e Sword


No known tools;


  • e Sword 8.x


Importing into e Sword 8.x

  • No known tools;


Editing existing e Sword 8.x Resources:

  • No known tools;

  • Text2DAO under WINE, or similar Windows Emulation Program might work;


  • e Sword 9.x


Importing into e Sword 9.x:

  • No known tools;


Editing existing e Sword 9.x Resources:

  • Firefox with SQLite Manager;

  • SQLite Dabase Browser;

  • Both of these programs are generic database editors. They require e Sword 9.x database templates if one wishes to use them to create new e Sword resources.


Linux


  • Pocket e Sword


No known tools;


  • e Sword 8.x


Importing into e Sword 8.x;

  • Text2DAO under WINE, or similar Windows Emulation Program might work;


Editing existing e Sword 8.x Resources:

  • No known tools;

  • Text2DAO under WINE, or similar Windows Emulation Program;


  • e Sword 9.x


Importing into e Sword 9.x:

  • No known tools;


Editing existing e Sword 9.x Resources:

  • Firefox with SQLite Manager;

  • SQLite Dabase Browser;

  • Both of these programs are generic database editors. They require e Sword 9.x database templates if one wishes to use them to create new e Sword resources.


Windows


  • Pocket e Sword


BeST 2.1.0.1 Premium Edition is the only currently available tool that creates resources for Pocket e Sword.


  • e Sword 9.x


Importing into e Sword 9.x:

  • BeST 2.1.0.1 Standard Edition;

  • BeST 2.1.0.1 Premium Edition;

  • These are the only currently available tools

designed specifically for creating e Sword 9.x resources;


Editing existing e Sword 9.x Resources:

  • Firefox with SQLite Manager;

  • SQLite Dabase Browser;

  • Both of these programs are generic database editors. They require e Sword 9.x database templates if one wishes to use them to create new e Sword resources.


  • e Sword 8.x


Importing into e Sword 8.x:

  • BeST 2.1.0.1 Standard Edition;

  • BeST 2.1.0.1 Premium Edition;

  • These are the only currently available tools designed specifically for creating e Sword 8.x resources;


Editing existing e Sword 8.x Resources:

  • Text2DAO;

  • This tool can generate its own e Sword 7.x database template for some resource types. As a general rule using e Sword 8.x database templates is recommended;

  • TheWordPad Editor 2.0;

  • This tool requires e Sword 8.x database templates, if one wishes to use it to create new e Sword resources;

  • These two tools are the only currently available tools specifically designed for e Sword resource editing, that can edit e Sword 8.x resources;

  • Microsoft Access 97;

  • Microsoft Access 2000;

  • These two versions of Microsoft Access require e Sword 8.x database templates, if one wishes to use them to create new e Sword resources;


  • e Sword 7.x


Importing into e Sword:

  • Text2Dao;

  • This are the only currently available tools designed specifically for creating e Sword 7.x resources;


Editing existing e Sword 7.x Resources:

  • Text2DAO;

  • This tool can generate its own e Sword 7.x database template for some resource types. As a general rule using e Sword 7.x database templates is recommended;

  • TheWordPad Editor 2.0;

  • This tool requires e Sword 7.x database templates, if one wishes to use it to create new e Sword resources;

  • Module Utility for e Sword 1.0.6.2;

  • Module Editor 2.0.2;

  • These two tools generate their own e Sword templates;

  • These four tools are the only currently available tools specifically designed for e Sword resource editing, that can edit e Sword 7.x resources;

  • Microsoft Access 97;

  • Microsoft Access 2000;

  • These tools require e Sword database templates, if one wishes to use them to create new e Sword resources;


Templates


  • Templates for e Sword 8.x have not been publicly distributed;

  • Templates for e Sword 9.x have not been publicly distributed;

  • Templates for e Sword 7.x were publicly distributed;

  • Templates for Pocket e Sword have not been publicly distributed;


  • Open File Format


  • This means that Rick officially released the specifications for this resource. Utility programs that can edit, or create this resource type are available;


  • Closed File Format

  • This means that Rick did not release the specifications for this resource. As a general rule of thumb, utility programs that can edit, or create this resource type are not available;


Resource Type

ANL: Verse Analysis

Closed file format

BBL: Bible

Open File Format

BRP: Bible Reading Plan

Closed file format

CMT: Commentary

Open file format

DCT: Dictionary

Open file format

DEV: Devotional

Open file format

DIC: Spelling Dictionary

Closed file format

HAR: Harmony

Open file format

Ill: Sermon Illustration

Closed file format

LST: Verse List

Closed file format

LST: Bookmarks

Closed File Format

LOC: Localization

Closed file format

MAP: Map/Graphic

Closed file format. Specifications were accidentally released. User created resources are highly discouraged

MEM: Scripture Memory

Closed file format

NOT: Study Note

Closed file format

OVL: Markup Overlay

Closed file format

PRL: Prayer Request

Closed file format

STEP files

Proprietary file format. Specifications were publicly released. No known tool sets are currently publicly distributed

THE: Thesaurus

Closed file format

TIP: e Sword TIP file

Text file. Editable with any text editor

TOP: Topical File

Open file format

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