How to best format a custom Bible in Personal Books.

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bryan jay | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 22 2014 10:00 AM

Hi all,

I am an international worker among an unreached people group that only recently received the Bible in its own language.  I have the text of the Bible by individual Bible book in PDF formats and I am copying those into MS Word so that I can make a personal book fully functional as a Bible in Logos.  I have a couple of questions regarding work-flow.  More may follow.  Thanks to anyone willing to take the time to help me do this right.  I really don't want to spend a lot of time only to find out that I formatted everything incorrectly or missed something important.

  1. What milestones do I need to put in this book so that it will function as a Bible?
  2. Should I put the entire New Testament in one .docx file, or would it be advisable for some reason to make each Bible book its own personal book.

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Fredc | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 22 2014 11:26 AM

This wiki page should have all the information you need regarding formatting and milestones. http://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books

As for how you structure it that is really up to you. I have read where some people have very, very large PB's and other prefer to break them up. You could certainly create a separate .docx for each book and then upload multiple files into the PB so that you end up with one New Testament.

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 22 2014 12:25 PM

Hello Bryan,

I do not have much time right now, but just want to answer one of your questions. Yes, you can have just one docx file for whole Bible. It makes it easier to do any style changes, since it applies to the whole Personal Book.

God bless you as you work on that precious task.

P.S. As Fred mentioned already, you should find most of the information (and examples) on the given wiki page.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 22 2014 12:48 PM

bryan jay:
would it be advisable for some reason to make each Bible book its own personal book

There is no good reason to do this! You could have a docx file for each Bible book, but there are disadvantages as mentioned above.

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Tim Sikkema | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 23 2014 5:42 PM

Does anyone have a quick way to add milestones to a Bible in Word? Obviously not going to add 30,000+ milestones individually! I made a PB Bible a year or two ago, and through a long process of find-and-replace (with and without wildcards), copy-and-pasting into Excel for further manipulation, concatenating, putting it back into Word, and more find-and-replace, finally came up with a result I was pleased with. But is there an easier way to do it – maybe for someone with programming skills that I certainly don't have? My translation has the added complexity of having some verses combined together as one, e.g. Romans 3:5-6.

My PB Bible works well, so I wouldn't need such a tool in the near future, but I could imagine it would be helpful to have.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 23 2014 11:16 PM

Tim Sikkema:
Does anyone have a quick way to add milestones to a Bible in Word?

The end of someone else's thread is not a good place for a new question! The General forum is better and the Files forum may have some automation as well as examples, or a skeleton bible.

Tim Sikkema:
My translation has the added complexity of having some verses combined together as one, e.g. Romans 3:5-6.

Use that passage format in the milestone! But if verse content overlaps, or is mixed, you will have to revise your milestones e.g. see Romans 3:1-6 in Message.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 24 2014 3:59 AM

bryan jay:
What milestones do I need to put in this book so that it will function as a Bible?

Wiki has => http://wiki.logos.com/Bible_Verse_Maps

bryan jay:
Should I put the entire New Testament in one .docx file, or would it be advisable for some reason to make each Bible book its own personal book.

Wiki => http://wiki.logos.com/User_Contributed_Personal_Books includes link => American Standard Version (ASV) 1901 (Without Chapter and Verse Numbers, Red Letter) that has lesson learned of changing Bible Verse Mapping to KJV for Text Comparison use.

Dave Hooton:

Tim Sikkema:
My translation has the added complexity of having some verses combined together as one, e.g. Romans 3:5-6.

Use that passage format in the milestone! But if verse content overlaps, or is mixed, you will have to revise your milestones e.g. see Romans 3:1-6 in Message.

Thread discussion may be insightful => Power Tip: Using variables to Search and Replace in Word

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