Help Converting Microsoft Word Bible to PBB

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Nathan Wells | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 7 2018 2:58 PM

I worked on editing a few books of a new Khmer (Cambodian) Bible translation and wanted to import the text as a Personal Book in Logos but the formatting of the Word documents I have is quite a bit different than the format needed for PBB. Would anyone happen to have a script or any expertise in converting something like this from Word to PBB:

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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DavidS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 3:09 PM

Have you seen this https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015926452-Personal-Books

or this https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books

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Nathan Wells | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 3:43 PM

Yes, I've actually made a PB Bible with a verse-per-line document. But this one is more fully formatted and it would probably take years to do the required tags like this:

And so I was hoping others might have done this before and found an easier way and manually typing the tags.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 4:05 PM

Not being very helpful, but the easiest way is to export it to html, run a parser, then import it back into Word. Reason is the parser can more easily catch the formatting tightly.  I have several Bible parsers that do that; looking at your Khmer example, it'd need a way to catch the book names.

The unhelpful part is I'm currently all offline (PC-wise). But surely there's others that parsed Bibles.  Maybe keep bumping it up.


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PJ | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2018 11:35 PM

Nathan, can you maybe provide a sample of exactly what you need.

If you only want to get Books of the Bible, Chapters and Verses tagged for PBB I can provide you with skeleton VBA code to do the job.

If you can provide a docx sample it would be better because then I can provide code that work on that specific sample that you can then further customize to complete the task.

According to your screenshot:

  1. Do you have each book in a separate document?
  2. What style do you use for chapters? (Drop Cap?)
  3. Are all verses superscript?

If we know these parameters it's much easier to give a quick solution to create PB tagging automatically.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 8 2018 4:47 AM

Nathan Wells:

Yes, I've actually made a PB Bible with a verse-per-line document. But this one is more fully formatted and it would probably take years to do the required tags like this:

Am working on a bible in that format ([[@bible: etc).  What I am doing is entering just the section of Scripture that I am studying and ignoring [for now] the rest.  Makes it almost usable.   

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 8 2018 9:00 AM

Nathan Wells:
And so I was hoping others might have done this before and found an easier way and manually typing the tags.

Thread => Power Tip: Using variables to Search and Replace in Word

Keep Smiling Smile

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Nathan Wells | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 8 2018 11:35 AM

Thanks everyone for your replies.

@PJ 

I've attached the first three chapters of Matthew here:

5415.Matthew 1-3.docx

And yes, I have each book of the Bible in a separate document. And the Chapter style is Drop Cap and the verses are subscripted.

Thanks for your willingness to help!

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Kevin Olson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 9 2018 3:25 AM

Nathan Wells:

Thanks everyone for your replies.

@PJ 

I've attached the first three chapters of Matthew here:

5415.Matthew 1-3.docx

And yes, I have each book of the Bible in a separate document. And the Chapter style is Drop Cap and the verses are subscripted.

Thanks for your willingness to help!

Hi Nathan, 

Is this a revision of the 1954 Hammond version?

Blessings, 

Kevin  

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Nathan Wells | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 9 2018 9:28 AM

Hi Kevin!

No, this is a new translation from a Japanese group. The New Testament has been released as an app - their facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/cambodiabtp

I helped edit Mark and John. And I believe once everything is formatted for Logos they will be alright with me sharing it with others who are interested.

Hope you and your family are well!

Blessings,

Nathan

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Kevin Olson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 9 2018 7:54 PM

Hi Nathan, 

Interesting that they went back to the old spelling for Jesus Christ.  That was why I thought it may be a revision.   ព្រះយេស៊ូវគ្រីស្ទ 

Praying for you and your team!

Blessings, 

Kevin 

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Nathan Wells | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 18 2018 1:47 PM

PJ,

Would greatly appreciate any help you can give specifically with a skeleton VBA code that would format the books automatically. I realize it's getting close to Christmas, so things are busy, but just wanted to ping in case you had some time to take a look at the sample book I posted and see if it would work.

Thanks again for your time,
Nathan

PJ:

Nathan, can you maybe provide a sample of exactly what you need.

If you only want to get Books of the Bible, Chapters and Verses tagged for PBB I can provide you with skeleton VBA code to do the job.

If you can provide a docx sample it would be better because then I can provide code that work on that specific sample that you can then further customize to complete the task.

According to your screenshot:

  1. Do you have each book in a separate document?
  2. What style do you use for chapters? (Drop Cap?)
  3. Are all verses superscript?

If we know these parameters it's much easier to give a quick solution to create PB tagging automatically.

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