PB: Dr. Constable's Expository (Bible Study) Notes

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Mark Davis | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 3 2016 12:31 PM

I have received permission directly from Dr. Thomas L. Constable and Sonic Light to provide these copyrighted works (of Dr. Constable) on this site for Logos Bible Software users.  Dr. Constable's notes "provide commentary on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain 8,547 pages of material," and make for an excellent addition to your Logos Personal Books library (I had to provide a link as the system would not allow me to upload some of the books)!

Dr. Constable's Expository (Bible Study) Notes (temporarily unavailable while product conflict is being investigated)

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 3 2016 12:40 PM

Since Logos sells an older edition of this resource, it is against the ToS to post a link here to a free version.

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Mark Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 3 2016 12:45 PM

Interestng.  It's against Soniclight's copyright policy to make the notes available commercially.  This is strange ... I'll have to get to the bottom of this (also I thought I had searched Logos, but apparently not).

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 3 2016 2:42 PM

Any chance I could ask for you to email it to me?

I searched for a contact on your website but didn't see one

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 3 2016 2:47 PM

Disregard. I'll pull them off the website and make my own. Thanks!

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Gao Lu | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 3 2016 3:41 PM

For the price, having these in Logos with tagging is an incredible bargain.  I have these, recommend them enthusiastically and use them regularly.

https://www.logos.com/product/4466/tom-constables-expository-bible-study-notes

Note:  These appear to be 2003 version and there may be substantial revision since then with the online version.

I also have them in esword for mobile apps (which frankly work far better) and they are free there.

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Mark Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 6 2016 7:40 AM

Well, considering there's probably around 1500 more pages since the 2003 version, I would say they have probably changed a bit!  I'm contacting Faithlife to find out about this posting.

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Gao Lu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 6 2016 2:41 PM

Please let us know what you learn.

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Mark Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 9 2016 6:51 AM

Indeed I will.  Hoping to hear back soon, they are looking into it.

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 9 2016 11:43 AM

Mark Davis:

Indeed I will.  Hoping to hear back soon, they are looking into it.

Thanks! Considering that their edition is 13 years old, yet the notes were updated as recent as this year, FL shouldn't expect us to buy the obsolete edition.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 10 2016 5:58 AM

Yes thank you for asking though I'm doubtful you'll get a response but hoping you do!

I downloaded the htm files and converted to word.  Not pretty but not bad either.  I'll try importing them later to see how that goes.  None have header text and it would take me years to add that :)

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 10 2016 11:37 AM

Mattillo:

You'll have more success starting with the PDFs and using Word to convert. Headings survive well and you get the live footnotes, also. I got stuck trying to find a consistent pattern for Bible milestoning, but I'll get back to it this weekend. It will probably involve a VBA macro. I'll post the code when I get it working. When I get home from work tonight (US EST), I'll post the Word macro code that converts every PDF in a folder.

Win7 Android 4.4.2

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 10 2016 1:51 PM

Robert M. Warren:

Mattillo:

You'll have more success starting with the PDFs and using Word to convert. Headings survive well and you get the live footnotes, also. I got stuck trying to find a consistent pattern for Bible milestoning, but I'll get back to it this weekend. It will probably involve a VBA macro. I'll post the code when I get it working. When I get home from work tonight (US EST), I'll post the Word macro code that converts every PDF in a folder.

That sounds awesome Robert.  I can't say i'm all that familiar with Macros though.  If you could explain how I could use them that would be great. When i convert PDFs I usually use Calibre. I have Microsoft Word though so I could try that too if you could give me an idea how... :)

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 10 2016 6:22 PM

Mattillo:

The attached document has a general purpose macro to convert all PDFs in a folder. Just open the docm and click the button. It needs Word 2013 or later to run.

I'm hoping to have a more elaborate macro specific to the Constable files, if you want to wait.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6gnhwhf1mfv3zd/Convert_PDF_Batch.docm?dl=0 

Win7 Android 4.4.2

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 6:38 AM

Neat! Thank you sir.  I'll try to use that this weekend and see how it goes

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 6:38 AM

Also if you do make a more elaborate one and don't mind sharing I'll try that too :)

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 6:57 AM

Robert M. Warren:

Mattillo:

The attached document has a general purpose macro to convert all PDFs in a folder. Just open the docm and click the button. It needs Word 2013 or later to run.

I'm hoping to have a more elaborate macro specific to the Constable files, if you want to wait.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6gnhwhf1mfv3zd/Convert_PDF_Batch.docm?dl=0 

Robert,

I, too am very interested in using this. Thanks for sharing the fruit of your labor with those who don't have your skills. What version of Word is needed to make use of this (and the forth-coming) macro?

Thanks, Nord

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EdB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 8:41 AM

Macro is not working for Mac Word 2016

Ed B

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 9:27 AM

EdB:
Macro is not working for Mac Word 2016

EdB:

Sorry, I don't have a Mac to test. These things sometimes work cross-platform, but if there's some object / property / method not available, that can kill it. I didn't include any Windows API calls hoping the 64-bit version of Word would work, but apparently  that's not enough in this case for Macs. I imagine someone with a Mac and macro skills could troubleshoot it.

Win7 Android 4.4.2

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 10:11 AM

Robert M. Warren:
a more elaborate macro specific to the Constable files

Yikes!  I did that and the compiled result had 2500+ unrecognized Bible milestones. I know the main problems causing the vast majority of issues.

When I have the opportunity to fix it, or at least make it feasible to correct remaining issues manually), I'll be able to share the macro. I won't be able to share it here, as that would be tantamount to posting the file and interfering with Logos' marketing of the older edition. If anyone would like to, email me and I'll send the macro when complete. My email address is easily discovered. I won't share your email with anyone, except my brother-in-law who sells life insurance...no, just kidding.

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