How can I upload my bible version

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Toky | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 11 2016 4:11 AM

I have an .sql file of the bible in my mother tongue (Malagasy).

And I want to have access to it like any other bible hosted here.

Any help is much appreciated!

PEACE!

Toky

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 11 2016 4:26 AM

Toky:

I have an .sql file of the bible in my mother tongue (Malagasy).

And I want to have access to it like any other bible hosted here.

Toky,

you'll need to convert it to a .docx format (Microsoft Word / Libre Office format), which technically is a zipped xml structure. Those people that built bibles by themselves that work like Logos bibles sometimes use Excel as an intermediary format to build the chapter and verse tags which are needed around the bible text itself.

A good idea would be to look into http://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books and the further wiki pages linked from there that contain example user-built bibles. Another way to approach this could be the Personal Book builder course on the learnlogos.com page, which is affordable and contains an Excel-template for bibles.

Before investing lots of work you should clarify some basics such as which books are in your bible, and which verse map is to be applied (there are some verses numbered differently in nearly each bible, and you need to pick one verse map fitting to your bible, otherwise e.g Psalm verses count "wrong" etc).

Hope this helps a bit.   

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Toky | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 11 2016 5:45 AM

Thanks a lot!

I'll try it out and get back to you soon.

Again, thanks.

Toky

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Toky | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 11 2016 6:17 AM

Hello again,

If I got it right then

1- I need to get the Logos software working (download, purchase, install, ...)

2- Prepare the .docx file containing the bible verses.

3- Build my PB

Now,

1- I can't purchase the Logos software, because our bank (in Madagascar) can't make online purchase. I don't know if there is any free alternative.

2 and 3 : no big problem (just need to get the syntax right)

If someone is kind enough and have time, maybe I can give the docx file to him/her, and s/he does the building part.

Thank you for your time.

PEACE!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 11 2016 7:14 AM

Toky:
I can't purchase the Logos software, because our bank (in Madagascar) can't make online purchase. I don't know if there is any free alternative.

The software is free. The resources (books) and datasets (make some features work) you have to pay for. You can download the free software engine via links in my signature line. I am fairly certain that the personal book builder is free to use... but I could be wrong. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 11 2016 7:36 AM

While Alabama is correct that the software is free, installing the core engine does require an account with a valid billing profile as per https://www.logos.com/support/logos6/windows/install 

I don't know if this will cause a problem in this case 

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Graham Criddle:

While Alabama is correct that the software is free, installing the core engine does require an account with a valid billing profile as per https://www.logos.com/support/logos6/windows/install 

I haven’t tested, but that text is probably out-of-date. If memory serves, when Logos 6 came out in 2014, free items on logos.com still required a credit card for “purchase”. That restriction wasn’t fixed until mid-2015: https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/3127279-allow-your-free-book-download-each-month-withou 

AFAIK, there’s currently no requirement to have a billing profile in order to download the free software; you should just need to be signed into your account and have purchased the free core engine to see the download links at https://www.logos.com/install 

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Toky | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 11 2016 10:35 PM

Thank you all!

Will get back to you asap.

Cheers!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 12 2016 12:12 AM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

Graham Criddle:

While Alabama is correct that the software is free, installing the core engine does require an account with a valid billing profile as per https://www.logos.com/support/logos6/windows/install 

I haven’t tested, but that text is probably out-of-date. If memory serves, when Logos 6 came out in 2014, free items on logos.com still required a credit card for “purchase”. That restriction wasn’t fixed until mid-2015: https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/3127279-allow-your-free-book-download-each-month-withou 

AFAIK, there’s currently no requirement to have a billing profile in order to download the free software; you should just need to be signed into your account and have purchased the free core engine to see the download links at https://www.logos.com/install 

Thanks Bradley

Very helpful, Graham

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