Adding your own bible version

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David Walthart | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 3 2018 4:53 AM

Is there a way to add your own bible version in logos? I know you can add books through personal book builder, but I want to use a custom bible that has all the features and searchability that a normal bible would have. Thanks for any help.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 4:58 AM

You can do this as a Personal Book - see https://community.logos.com/forums/t/34051.aspx for some examples

David Walthart:
but I want to use a custom bible that has all the features and searchability that a normal bible would have.

Are there specific features or search aspects you are looking for?

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David Walthart | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 4:25 PM

Yes. When you mouse over a reference, your preferred bible displays the verse. Is that possible with a PB?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 3 2018 5:15 PM

Yes, in another thread it is illustrated by a personal Ukrainian Bible.

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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 6:31 AM

I tried a year or so back and could not fully figure it out..  I did managed to get it in Logos but then discovered one of the main features I wanted would not work with my bible.. The read out loud feature I could never get to work.

It would probable cost too much but I wish Faith Life would offer a way where they could fully add one for us for a fee..

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 10:30 AM

David Walthart:
When you mouse over a reference, your preferred bible displays the verse. Is that possible with a PB?

David:

May I suggest you might also hope for these functions:

  • Milestones - to enable linking with commentaries, study bibles, and other bibles.
  • Link tagging - the PB compiler (or maybe some resource load-time routine) will recognize bible references (with no tagging) to provide the popup links you want, and it amazingly recognizes a wide range of styles (e.g. book abbreviations, roman numerals) successfully. But if your source document has indirect references, such as "3:16" or "16" where "John" is the implicit book, those will need explicit tagging.
  • Bible text field tagging - to enable your bible to be searched accurately in a Bible Search, to be useful in the Text Comparison tool and Copy Bible Verse, and to enable Read Aloud to skip reading verse numerals.
  • MS Word headings applied to Book and Book-Chapter names to enable a useful table of contents.

I have attached (below) a bible that I tagged/formatted with these features. From this you can see the tagging in action. 

It looks like a lot of work, but if your bible document (Word .docx) has consistent formatting features, like references in bold or a unique font size, it can be manageable. On the example I provide, I used MS Excel as an intermediate tagging aid, since I know Excel formulas better than I know Word text manipulation. Then I pasted it into Word and converted the resulting table into non-table text.

You might also find the general wiki page on Personal Books helpful.

8637.Green's Literal Bible.docx 

If you aren't sufficiently bored with my reply, you can ask additional questions. If you don't mind posting your document, or maybe a 2-3 book excerpt, I (and others, perhaps) could look at it and let you know the relative difficulty of tagging it.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 2:11 PM

I have multiple PB Bibles in various languages that function very well.  It's a long shot, but maybe your custom Bible already exists and someone would be pleased to share.

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