e-Sword User’s Guide     Revision: 1/20/2012            By:   BibleSupport.com    e-Sword 10.0.6     By: Rick Meyers
Table of ContentsAbout this User’s Guide ....................................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS      Maximizing Window Panes With the Window Menu .........................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 3: The Bibles Window in Detail .....................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS       Accessing Bookmarks .................................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS   Viewing Commentary Information ..........................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS       Format Paragraph.....................................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS       Copying the Entire Text .............................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 12: The Dictionaries Window ........................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 16: Prayer Requests ................................................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS   Filtering Sermon Illustrations ..........................................................................
Example 3: Finding Verses Only If They Contain Two+ Specific Words. .........................240     Example 4: Finding “W...
ABOUT THIS USER’S GUIDEAbout this User’s GuideAbout e-SwordRick Meyers, the creator of e-Sword, has given us a wonderful t...
What’s New in e-Sword 10?e-Sword 10 brings powerful new features to make your Bible study more productive. RickMeyers list...
WHAT’S NEW IN E-SWORD 10?New Editor with True Word Processing Powere-Sword 10’s editor seems less like an editor and more ...
Chapter 1: Getting to Know e-SwordThis chapter is intended for Christians who have not used e-Sword previously. The pages ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDe-Sword Interface OverviewWhen you launch e-Sword, you will see a screen similar to:This...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDCommon Tasks MenuA universal, time saving feature available almosteverywhere in e-Sword ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDHotkey                    DescriptionALT-7                     Bookmark 7ALT-8          ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDHotkey                    DescriptionCTRL-Y                    Redo                     ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDThe Main Toolbar and Main MenuThe Main Menu contains menu commands and the Main Toolbar ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORD    Icon         Icon Name                          Icon Function                    Hot...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDMaximizing Window ViewsNew users sometimes accidentally click one of the Maximized icons...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Bibles WindowThe Bibles window lets you view scripture and compare B...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORD    Icon         Icon Name                          Icon Function                    Hot...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDThe Compare TabThe Compare tab lets you easily compare different translations of the Bib...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDThe Parallel Tabe-Sword lets you view up to eight Bible translations in parallel. Click ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Commentaries WindowThe Commentaries window is shown in the top, righ...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Editors WindowThe Editors window is displayed on the bottom, right i...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Dictionaries WindowThe Dictionaries window is on the bottom, left by...
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Reference LibraryThe other “Introductory” sections explained major s...
Chapter 2: Customizing e-SwordYou can customize e-Sword to suit your needs by adjusting the layout, window sizes, text and...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDAdjusting the Layout of e-Sword’s Main ScreenYou may adjust the layout of e-Sword in several...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDMaximizing Window Panes With the Window MenuYou may maximize any of the four windows panes t...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDMaking Window Panes Larger or SmallerYou can make the Bible, Commentary, Dictionary, and Edi...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDWindow Docking IntroductionBy default, e-Sword shows five windows, including the four labele...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDDocking Windows – Getting StartedYou can reposition the four window panes (shown and labeled...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORD3. Notice a blue footprint shows you where this window will dock if you release the mouse   ...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDDocking Windows: OverlappingTwo or more windows can occupy the same space—or overlap each ot...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDTo produce the “overlapping” screen above, follow these steps:   1. Left click the Commentar...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDTo return the Editor and Commentaries to their original positions, as separate windows,follo...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDFloating Window CustomizationMany of e-Swords features use Floating Windows. For example, th...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDZoom Feature: A Gift for Old Eyese-Sword includes a very flexible Zoom Feature. Nearly every...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDChanging Fonts and Sizese-Sword allows you to change the default fontsto a style pleasing to...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDChanging Text and Background Colorse-Sword allows you to change the defaulttext colors to a ...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDTooltip and Bookmark Optionse-Sword lets you toggle the display of severalmiscellaneous item...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDSearch Optionse-Sword lets you toggle two search options. The searchoptions apply to searchi...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDHiding and Uninstalling ResourcesAs you download e-Sword resources, your screen may become c...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDPermanently Delete ResourcesYou may also permanently delete most resources.   1. Click Optio...
CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDConfiguring Resource Tabse-Sword present Bibles, commentaries, and dictionaries as resource ...
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  1. 1. e-Sword User’s Guide Revision: 1/20/2012 By: BibleSupport.com e-Sword 10.0.6 By: Rick Meyers
  2. 2. Table of ContentsAbout this User’s Guide .........................................................................................................13 About e-Sword ......................................................................................................................13 Goal of this Documentation ...................................................................................................13 Documentation Authors .........................................................................................................13 Copyright and Distribution .....................................................................................................13What’s New in e-Sword 10?....................................................................................................14 Reference Library..................................................................................................................14 Search All Topics At Once ................................................................................................14 REFX File Format .............................................................................................................14 Support For Pictures .........................................................................................................14 New Editor with True Word Processing Power ......................................................................15 SermonAudio.com Integration ...............................................................................................15 STEP Reader Still Included ...................................................................................................15Chapter 1: Getting to Know e-Sword .....................................................................................16 e-Sword Interface Overview ..................................................................................................16 e-Sword Quick References: Tooltips .................................................................................17 Common Tasks Menu .......................................................................................................18 e-Sword Hotkey Reference Sheet.....................................................................................18 The Main Toolbar and Main Menu .........................................................................................21 Main Toolbar Icon Summary .............................................................................................21 Maximizing Window Views ....................................................................................................23 Bible Books Navigation Tree .................................................................................................23 Introduction to the Bibles Window .........................................................................................24 The Compare Tab.............................................................................................................26 The Parallel Tab ...............................................................................................................27 Introduction to the Commentaries Window ............................................................................28 Introduction to the Editors Window ........................................................................................29 Introduction to the Dictionaries Window ................................................................................30 Introduction to the Reference Library ....................................................................................31Chapter 2: Customizing e-Sword ...........................................................................................32 Adjusting the Layout of e-Sword’s Main Screen ....................................................................33 Maximizing / Minimizing Window Panes With Push Pins...................................................33e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 2
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS Maximizing Window Panes With the Window Menu ..........................................................34 Making Window Panes Larger or Smaller .........................................................................35 Window Docking Introduction ...........................................................................................36 Docking Windows – Getting Started .................................................................................37 Docking Windows: Overlapping ........................................................................................39 Floating Window Customization ............................................................................................42 Zoom Feature: A Gift for Old Eyes ........................................................................................43 The Zoom Icon ................................................................................................................43 Zooming with the Mouse Wheel ........................................................................................43 Changing Fonts and Sizes ....................................................................................................44 Changing Text and Background Colors .................................................................................45 e-Sword Multilingual Settings ................................................................................................45 Changing the e-Sword Application Language ...................................................................45 Tooltip and Bookmark Options ..............................................................................................46 Search Options .....................................................................................................................47 Reset e-Sword Settings.........................................................................................................47 Hiding and Uninstalling Resources ........................................................................................48 Hiding Resources .............................................................................................................48 Permanently Delete Resources ........................................................................................49 Deleting Editor Notes ........................................................................................................49 Configuring Resource Tabs ...................................................................................................50 Display Tabs on a Single Row or Multiple Rows ...............................................................50 Resource Tab Sorting - Advanced ....................................................................................50 Renaming Resource Tabs ................................................................................................51 Resource Tab Conflicts ....................................................................................................51 Changing the e-Sword Resource Location ............................................................................52 Downloading Additional Resources .......................................................................................53 Unofficial Resources .........................................................................................................53 Official Resources.............................................................................................................53 Installing Unofficial Resources ..............................................................................................55 Self Installing Resources ..................................................................................................55 Compressed Zip File.........................................................................................................55 Raw e-Sword Resources ..................................................................................................55 Support for Unofficial e-Sword Resources ........................................................................55e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 3
  4. 4. TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 3: The Bibles Window in Detail ................................................................................56 Navigating the Bible in the Bibles Window.............................................................................57 Using the Bible Books Window .........................................................................................58 Using the Lookup Scripture Reference Popup ..................................................................58 Viewing Your Previous Bible Search Results ....................................................................59 Viewing Your Verse History ..............................................................................................59 Searching the Bible - Basic ...................................................................................................60 Quick Searching – Context Menu ..........................................................................................62 Additional Search Options Wheel ..........................................................................................63 Searching Only the OT, NT, and Apocrypha .........................................................................64 Apocrypha ........................................................................................................................64 Extended Bible Search - Multiple Translations ......................................................................65 Search Results .................................................................................................................65 Searching the Bible - Advanced ............................................................................................66 Copying and Printing Bible Searches ....................................................................................67 Printing .............................................................................................................................68 Quick Copying ..................................................................................................................68 Copying/Printing Entire Bible Passages ................................................................................69 Copying and Printing from Parallel Mode ..............................................................................70 Working with Strongs Hebrew and Greek Numbers ..............................................................71 Strong’s Number Basics ...................................................................................................71 e-Sword Modules with Strong’s Numbers .........................................................................71 Viewing Strong’s Number Definitions Without Leaving the Bible Window .........................71 Viewing Strong’s Number Definitions in the Dictionary Window ........................................72 Searching by Strongs Numbers ............................................................................................73 The Compare Tab .................................................................................................................75 The Parallel Tab ....................................................................................................................76 Split Bible View .....................................................................................................................77 Analyzing Verses – Passage Theme and Word Distribution ..................................................78 Using the Gospel Harmony ...................................................................................................80 Displaying Information about a Bible Translation ...................................................................81Chapter 4: Highlighting, Marking, and Bookmarking Resources ........................................82 Highlighting Text ...................................................................................................................83 Marking Text .........................................................................................................................85 Working with Bookmarks .......................................................................................................86 Setting Bookmarks............................................................................................................86e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 4
  5. 5. TABLE OF CONTENTS Accessing Bookmarks ......................................................................................................86 Bookmark Hotkeys/Shortcuts ............................................................................................87 Bible Markup File ..................................................................................................................88Chapter 5: The Verse List Feature – Saving Verses .............................................................89 Navigating Verse Lists...........................................................................................................90 Changing Verse Lists ............................................................................................................90 Creating a Verse List and Adding Verses ..............................................................................91 Adding a Verse from a Verse List .....................................................................................91 Deleting a Verse from a Verse List ...................................................................................91 Sorting Verses in a Verse List ...........................................................................................91 Viewing Verse Lists ...............................................................................................................92 Quickly Adding a Verse to a Verse List .................................................................................93 Creating a Verse List from a Search......................................................................................94 Updating a Verse List ............................................................................................................95 Adding a Verse from a Verse List .....................................................................................95 Deleting a Verse from a Verse List ...................................................................................95 Sorting Verses in a Verse List ...........................................................................................95 Deleting Verse Lists ..............................................................................................................95Chapter 6: Printing in e-Sword...............................................................................................96 The Print Preview Window ....................................................................................................97 Printing Bible Chapters..........................................................................................................98 Printing Selected Verses and Chapters .................................................................................98 Printing from the Editors Window ..........................................................................................99 Printing from the Commentaries ............................................................................................99 Printing from the Dictionaries Window ...................................................................................99 Printing from the Reference Library Window .........................................................................99 Printing Bible Reading .........................................................................................................100 Printing Daily Devotions ......................................................................................................100 Printing Prayer Lists ............................................................................................................100 Printing with the STEP Reader ............................................................................................100Chapter 7: The Commentaries Window ...............................................................................101 Using Commentaries ...........................................................................................................102 When to Synchronize/Unsynchronize a Commentary ..........................................................102 Selecting Between Verse, Book, and Chapter Comments ...................................................104 Viewing “Next Comment” and “Previous Comment” ............................................................104e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 5
  6. 6. TABLE OF CONTENTS Viewing Commentary Information .......................................................................................104 Viewing All Commentary Entries – Birds Eye View..............................................................105 Searching a Commentary....................................................................................................106 Searching More Than One Commentary Simultaneously ....................................................106Chapter 8: Introduction to the Editors .................................................................................107 New Editor Features in e-Sword 10 .....................................................................................108 Editor Hotkeys .....................................................................................................................108 Using the Editor – Word Processing ....................................................................................110 Find (Ctrl-F), Replace (Ctrl-R), Go To (Ctrl-G) ................................................................110 Spell Check (F7) .............................................................................................................111 Thesaurus (Shift-F7) .......................................................................................................111 Cut (Ctrl-X), Copy (Ctrl-C), Paste (Ctrl-V) .......................................................................111 Pasting Formatted Text (F11 Toggle) ............................................................................111 Undo (Ctrl-Z) and Redo (Ctrl-Y) .....................................................................................111 Insert Bookmark .............................................................................................................112 Insert Hyperlink ..............................................................................................................112 Insert Table.....................................................................................................................113 Dragging Table Boundaries ............................................................................................113 Table Properties (Table Settings) ...................................................................................114 Adjusting Rows and Columns .........................................................................................115 Insert Picture ..................................................................................................................115 Image Attributes .............................................................................................................116 Header and Footer..........................................................................................................118 Page Layout ...................................................................................................................119 Show/Hide Formatting Symbols ......................................................................................119 Font Selection and Size ..................................................................................................119 Bold (Ctrl-B), Italic (Ctrl-I), Underline (Ctrl-U) ..................................................................120 Font Color .......................................................................................................................120 Highlight .........................................................................................................................120 Format Scripture Tooltip (Ctrl-J)......................................................................................121 Align Left, Align Center (Ctrl-E), Align Right, Justify ........................................................121 Numbering and Bullets ...................................................................................................122 Bullets and Numbering Format .......................................................................................122 Indent Paragraph (CTRL-TAB) and Outdent Paragraph (SHIFT-TAB) ............................122e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 6
  7. 7. TABLE OF CONTENTS Format Paragraph...........................................................................................................123 Border.............................................................................................................................123 Columns .........................................................................................................................124 Page Break .....................................................................................................................124 Save Notes .....................................................................................................................124 Understanding Where the Editors Read Notes Files. ..........................................................125 How to Backup Your Notes - Advanced ..............................................................................125Chapter 9: Journal Notes......................................................................................................126 Viewing Journal Notes.........................................................................................................127 Creating a Journal Note ......................................................................................................128 Editing a Journal Note .........................................................................................................128 Deleting a Journal Note .......................................................................................................129 Viewing All Journal Notes – Birds Eye View ........................................................................130 Searching Journal Notes .....................................................................................................131 Additional Search Options Wheel ........................................................................................131 Copying from the Bible to Your Journal Notes .....................................................................132 Copying from Other Windows to Journal Notes ...................................................................133 Copying the Entire Text ..................................................................................................133 Copying an Excerpt ........................................................................................................133 Importing and Exporting Journal Notes ...............................................................................134 To import a file: ...............................................................................................................134 To export a Journal note: ................................................................................................134 Managing More than One Journal Notes File - Advanced ...................................................135 Creating a New Journal Notes File .................................................................................135 Opening a Journal Notes File .........................................................................................135 Changing Where e-Sword Reads Journal Notes - Advanced ..............................................136Chapter 10: The Study Notes ...............................................................................................137 Viewing Study Notes ...........................................................................................................138 Creating a Study Note .........................................................................................................138 Editing a Study Note ...........................................................................................................140 Deleting a Study Note .........................................................................................................140 Viewing All Study Notes – Birds Eye View...........................................................................141 Searching Study Notes........................................................................................................142 Additional Search Options Wheel ........................................................................................143 Copying from the Bible to Your Study Notes .......................................................................145 Copying from Other Windows to Study Notes .....................................................................146e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 7
  8. 8. TABLE OF CONTENTS Copying the Entire Text ..................................................................................................146 Copying an Excerpt ........................................................................................................146 Importing and Exporting Study Notes ..................................................................................147 To import a file: ...............................................................................................................147 To export a Study note: ..................................................................................................147 Managing More than One Study Notes File - Advanced ......................................................148 Creating a New Study Notes File ....................................................................................148 Opening a Study Notes File ............................................................................................149 Changing Where e-Sword Reads Study Notes - Advanced .................................................149Chapter 11: Topic Notes .......................................................................................................150 Viewing Resources: Topic Editor or Reference Library?......................................................151 e-Sword 9 Users: Can’t Find your Topic Notes? ..................................................................152 Viewing Your Topic Notes ...................................................................................................152 Creating a Topic Note .........................................................................................................153 Editing a Topic Note ............................................................................................................154 Optimizing Topic Notes Files with Images ...........................................................................155 How Image Bloat Happens .............................................................................................155 Removing Image Bloat ...................................................................................................155 Deleting a Topic Note ..........................................................................................................155 Searching Topic Notes ........................................................................................................156 Additional Search Options Wheel ........................................................................................157 Copying from the Bible to Your Topic Notes ........................................................................159 Copying from Other Windows to Topic Notes ......................................................................160 Copying the Entire Text ..................................................................................................160 Copying an Excerpt ........................................................................................................160 Importing and Exporting Topic Notes ..................................................................................161 To import a file: ...............................................................................................................161 To export a Topic note: ...................................................................................................161 Managing More than One Topic Notes File - Advanced ......................................................162 Creating a New Topic Notes File ....................................................................................162 Opening a Topic Notes File ............................................................................................163 Changing Where e-Sword Reads Topic Notes - Advanced .................................................164 Reference Library (.REFX) Files .........................................................................................165 When to Use Reference Book Files.....................................................................................165 Why Convert to Reference Book Files Then? .................................................................165 How to Convert Topic Notes to Reference Book Format .....................................................165e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 8
  9. 9. TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 12: The Dictionaries Window .................................................................................166 Using Dictionaries ...............................................................................................................167 Topics List and Performance ..........................................................................................167 Quick Lookup Inside the Dictionary .....................................................................................168 Viewing Your Dictionary Search History ..............................................................................169 Viewing Strong’s Number Definitions in the Dictionary Window...........................................170 Strong’s Number Basics .................................................................................................170 Searching a Dictionary ........................................................................................................171 Searching More Than One Dictionary Simultaneously.........................................................171Chapter 13: Reference Library .............................................................................................173 Viewing Resources: Topic Editor or Reference Library?......................................................174 Why Can’t I View Topic Notes Files in the Reference Library? ............................................174 Opening the Reference Library ...........................................................................................174 Viewing Resources in the Reference Library .......................................................................176 Filtering Resources in the Reference Library.......................................................................176 Searching the Reference Library - Basic .............................................................................177 Additional Search Options Wheel ........................................................................................179 Searching the Reference Library - Advanced ......................................................................181 Extended Search - Multiple Reference Books .....................................................................182 Search Summary ............................................................................................................182 Paste Into Topic Notes ........................................................................................................183 Highlighting Text .................................................................................................................183Chapter 14: The Bible Reading Plan ....................................................................................184 Opening Bible Reading Plans..............................................................................................185 Using Bible Reading Plans ..................................................................................................186 Previous Reading and Next Reading ............................................................................186 Incrementing the Reading Plan Progress Bar .................................................................186 View Chapter as Paragraph ...........................................................................................186 Changing Bible Reading Plans .......................................................................................186 Creating a Bible Reading Plan ............................................................................................187 Show at Startup...................................................................................................................187Chapter 15: Daily Devotions.................................................................................................188 Opening the Daily Devotions ...............................................................................................189 Using the Daily Devotions ...................................................................................................189 Show Devotions at Startup ..................................................................................................190e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com Page 9
  10. 10. TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 16: Prayer Requests ...............................................................................................191 Opening Prayer Requests ...................................................................................................192 Viewing Prayer Requests ....................................................................................................192 Adding Prayer Requests .....................................................................................................192 Editing or Deleting a Prayer Request ..................................................................................193 Managing Prayer Request Files ..........................................................................................195 Creating Prayer Request Files ........................................................................................195 Loading Prayer Request Files .........................................................................................195 Show Prayer Requests at Startup .......................................................................................196Chapter 17: Scripture Memory .............................................................................................197 Opening Scripture Memory .................................................................................................198 Viewing Verses to Memorize ...............................................................................................198 Adding Scripture Memory ....................................................................................................199 Editing or Deleting a Memory Verse ....................................................................................200 Testing Memory Verses ......................................................................................................201 Associate Reference Test ...............................................................................................201 Fill In The Blanks ............................................................................................................202 Word Position .................................................................................................................202 First Letter ......................................................................................................................202 Managing Memory Verse Files ............................................................................................203 Creating Memory Verse Files .........................................................................................203 Loading Memory Verse Files ..........................................................................................203 Show Memory Verses at Startup .........................................................................................204Chapter 18: SermonAudio.com ............................................................................................205 Opening the SermonAudio.com Window .............................................................................206 Listening to a Sermon .........................................................................................................206 Learning More About the Speaker or Sermon .................................................................207 Using the Sermon Player ................................................................................................208 Listening to Sermons On Different Verses...........................................................................209 Sorting Sermons By Heading ..............................................................................................209 Adjusting the Width of Heading Columns ............................................................................209Chapter 19: Sermon Illustrations .........................................................................................210 Unlocking Sermon Illustrations ............................................................................................211 Opening Sermon Illustrations ..............................................................................................211 Viewing and Copying Sermon Illustrations ..........................................................................212e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 10
  11. 11. TABLE OF CONTENTS Filtering Sermon Illustrations ...............................................................................................212 Adding Sermon Illustrations ................................................................................................213 Editing or Deleting a Sermon Illustration .............................................................................214Chapter 20: The Graphics Viewer ........................................................................................215 Opening the Graphics Viewer..............................................................................................216 Viewing Graphics ................................................................................................................217 Selecting Graphics within the Graphic File ......................................................................217 Panning Graphics ...........................................................................................................217 Resizing Graphics...........................................................................................................218 Copying Graphics................................................................................................................218Chapter 21: The STEP Reader ..............................................................................................219 Opening The STEP Reader ................................................................................................220 Viewing STEP Books ..........................................................................................................221 Pasting Into Notes ..............................................................................................................221 Searching STEP Books .......................................................................................................222Chapter 22: Searching e-Sword Using Regular Expressions ............................................223 Regular Expressions ...........................................................................................................224 Conventions Used in this Chapter .......................................................................................224 Lesson 1: Case sensitive; Characters found anywhere .......................................................225 Lesson 2: Literal vs. Special Meaning Characters ...............................................................225 Lesson 3: Word Boundaries ................................................................................................226 Lesson 4: Dot Character .....................................................................................................227 Lesson 5: Brackets “[]” ........................................................................................................228 Lesson 6: Range of characters “-” .......................................................................................228 Lesson 7: Caret “^” ..............................................................................................................229 Lesson 8: Word Characters “w” ..........................................................................................230 Lesson 9: Non-Word Characters “W” .................................................................................231 Lesson 10: Pipe Character “|” and Parenthesis “()” ............................................................232 Lesson 11: Digit “d” ............................................................................................................233 Lesson 12: Quantifiers "*", "+", and "?"................................................................................234 Lesson 13: Curly brackets “{}” .............................................................................................236 Lesson 14: Beginning Verse Anchor “^” ..............................................................................236 Lesson 15: Ending Verse Anchor “$” ...................................................................................237 Lesson 16: Putting It All Together with Useful Examples .....................................................238 Example 1: Verses Starting/Ending with a Specific Characters .......................................238 Example 2: Finding Words Beginning/Ending with Specific Characters ..........................239e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 11
  12. 12. Example 3: Finding Verses Only If They Contain Two+ Specific Words. .........................240 Example 4: Finding “Wildcard” Verses References. ........................................................241 Example 5: Finding a Verse with Words in Proximity to other Words. .............................242 Reference Information on Regular Expressions. .............................................................242e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 12
  13. 13. ABOUT THIS USER’S GUIDEAbout this User’s GuideAbout e-SwordRick Meyers, the creator of e-Sword, has given us a wonderful tool to study the Word of God.Learning the many features available through e-Sword Bible study software will bring new life toyour study of the Living Word.This documentation is for: e-Sword 10.0.5. If you are not running the latest version of e-Sword,please visit the http://www.e-sword.net to download the latest version.e-Sword® is a registered trademark of Rick Meyers. All rights reserved.BibleSupport.com is run independently of e-Sword by a community of volunteers.Goal of this DocumentationThe goal of this documentation is to explain every e-Sword feature for both the casual andadvanced user. This documentation is the product of hundreds of hours of work.If you have questions about a feature, we hope you can easily find the answers you are seekingby referring to the hyperlinked Table of Contents. If you’re viewing this document in a PDFbrowser, the Table of Contents is available in the Bookmarks window. The Table of Contents isinvaluable for using this documentation.This documentation uses informal, conversational English, keeping with our goal of real-worlduse by Christians wanting to learn more about e-Sword. The best way to accomplish our goal isto use conversational English.Documentation AuthorsA concept of this manual was first written in 2003 by Barrie Gordon and Johan Struwig.Sarah Valente completely rewrote the manual in June 2011. Other than the organizationalstructure, the documentation Sarah produced bears little resemblance to the 2003 version.Josh Bond rewrote and reorganized the manual, split in two revisions: July 2011 and November2011.This documentation is produced by BibleSupport.com.Copyright and DistributionThis text is copyrighted only to prevent the documentation from being used for commercialprofit.You may freely copy and distribute this documentation as long as you do not make anychanges or use the documentation commercially, including charging, in any way, for it’s use,reading or distribution.If you have any questions on this policy, contact Josh Bond at BibleSupport.com.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 13
  14. 14. What’s New in e-Sword 10?e-Sword 10 brings powerful new features to make your Bible study more productive. RickMeyers listened to users’ feedback and delivered on some of the most asked for functionality.All properly constructed e-Sword 9 modules are compatible with e-Sword 10.Reference LibraryThe Reference Library is now the central place to view your downloaded Topic files and a newtype of file called Reference Books (.refx). In previous versions of e-Sword, the Topic Noteswindow displayed downloaded, third party Topic Notes. Now, this material is viewed throughthe Reference Library instead of the Topics Editor.Search All Topics At OnceThe Reference Library lets you filter your resources by title and search all of your TopicNotes at once! These two features are so powerful, they alone could have been the upgrade!REFX File FormatAlso new with the Reference Library is the ability to convert a Topics Note file to ReferenceBook format (.refx). This file is compressed and prevents others from modifying your data!You can convert your Topic Note files into Reference Book format. Here’s a comparisonbetween .refx and .topx formats: Reference Library Book (.refx) Topic Note (.topx)Cannot be edited. Can be edited. Can be viewed in either the Reference Library or the Topic Editor. (But thirdCan only be viewed in the Reference party Topic Notes should be viewedLibrary. with the Reference Library unless you need to edit them). Compatible with e-Sword 9.x-10+, but images, headers/footers, hyperlinks,Only compatible with e-Sword 10+ and bookmarks will not display properly.Support For PicturesThe new Reference Library Book format supports pictures. And that’s not all. Topic Notes alsosupport pictures!e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 14
  15. 15. WHAT’S NEW IN E-SWORD 10?New Editor with True Word Processing Powere-Sword 10’s editor seems less like an editor and more like a word processor. The new editor ismore robust and supports an array of new features. Now your Journal, Study, and TopicNotes will benefit from: • Hyperlinks • Bookmarks • Images/Pictures • Tables • Borders • Columns • Headers/Footers • Page Layout ViewSermonAudio.com Integratione-Sword is integrated with SermonAudio.com. You can listen to sermons while you study theBible. This window automatically organizes sermons by verse according to the activepassage of scripture in the e-Sword Bibles window!STEP Reader Still IncludedDon’t worry— the STEP Reader is still included with e-Sword 10! But the icon has beenremoved from the e-Sword main window. You can still access the STEP Reader by clickingTools from the main menu and choosing STEP Reader.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 15
  16. 16. Chapter 1: Getting to Know e-SwordThis chapter is intended for Christians who have not used e-Sword previously. The pages thatfollow explain how scripture appears in e-Sword, the main e-Sword screen, the contentwindows, the toolbars, and other helpful hints and tips to get you started.What’s in this Chapter? e-Sword Interface Overview..............................................................................................17 The Main Toolbar and Main Menu ....................................................................................21 Maximizing Window Views ................................................................................................23 Bible Books Navigation Tree .............................................................................................23 Introduction to the Bibles Window .....................................................................................24 Introduction to the Commentaries Window .......................................................................28 Introduction to the Editors Window ...................................................................................29 Introduction to the Dictionaries Window ............................................................................30 Introduction to the Reference Library ................................................................................31e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 16
  17. 17. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDe-Sword Interface OverviewWhen you launch e-Sword, you will see a screen similar to:This is the e-Sword interface. All e-Sword features are available from this screen.Notice the important screen areas: Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Editors, andReference Library. Also notice the Bible Books window on the left side of screen.e-Sword Quick References: TooltipsYou may have noticed the green, underlined Bibleverses in the Commentaries window above. e-Swordautomatically recognizes Bible verses and Strong’snumbers. When you see a scripture reference or aStrong’s number, hover your mouse pointer over thereference. A “tooltip” window appears, revealing thetext of the scripture or the definition of the Strong’snumber.TIP: Press the F4 button to copy thereference text to the Windows clipboard. Youcan paste (Ctrl-V) the definition into theNotes Editor or your own word processor!e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 17
  18. 18. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDCommon Tasks MenuA universal, time saving feature available almosteverywhere in e-Sword is the “Common Tasks Menu”, or“context menu”.Right-click your mouse in nearly any display window toreveal a “popup menu” of common tasks. Theseshortcuts are available in the Bible, Commentary,Dictionary, Editor, Reference Library, and other windows.e-Sword Hotkey Reference SheetThe hotkey shortcuts may be used throughout e-Swordunless otherwise noted. When more than one key isshown, press both keys simultaneously.Hotkey DescriptionF2 Lookup Reference (dialog)F3 Next Search ResultF4 Copy ToolTipF5 Previous Bible ChapterF7 Spell Check Editors onlyF8 Next Bible ChapterF9 Previous Bible VerseF11 Toggle Paste As Formatted Editors onlyF12 Next Bible VerseALT-1 Bookmark 1ALT-2 Bookmark 2ALT-3 Bookmark 3ALT-4 Bookmark 4ALT-5 Bookmark 5ALT-6 Bookmark 6e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 18
  19. 19. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDHotkey DescriptionALT-7 Bookmark 7ALT-8 Bookmark 8ALT-9 Bookmark 9ALT-0 Bookmark 0CTRL-A Select AllCTRL-B Bold Editors onlyCTRL-C CopyCTRL-D Font Editors onlyCTRL-E Center Editors onlyCTRL-F Find Editors onlyCTRL-G Goto Bookmark Editors onlyCTRL-H Highlight ScriptureCTRL-I Italic Editors onlyCTRL-J Format Scripture ToolTip Editors onlyCTRL-L Lookup ReferenceCTRL-M Mark ScriptureCTRL-N Next ReferenceCTRL-P Previous ReferenceCTRL-R Replace Editors onlyCTRL-S Bible SearchCTRL-U Underline Editors onlyCTRL-V Paste Editors onlyCTRL-X Cut Editors onlye-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 19
  20. 20. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDHotkey DescriptionCTRL-Y Redo Editors onlyCTRL-Z Undo Editors onlyCTRL-TAB Indent Paragraph Editors onlySHIFT-TAB Outdent Paragraph Editors onlyCTRL-F1 Show All WindowsCTRL-F2 Bible MaximizedCTRL-F3 Commentary MaximizedCTRL-F4 Dictionary MaximizedCTRL-ENTER Insert Page Break Editors onlyCTRL-(Backspace) Delete Previous Word Editors onlySHIFT-F3 Previous Search ResultSHIFT-F7 Thesaurus Editors onlySHIFT-ENTER Insert Line Feed Editors onlyCTRL-SHIFT-C Copy Formatted Bible TextCTRL-SHIFT-S Extended Bible SearchCTRL-SHIFT-V Paste Formatted Bible Text Editors onlyCTRL-SHIFT- Editors only Insert Non-breaking Space(Spacebar)e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 20
  21. 21. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDThe Main Toolbar and Main MenuThe Main Menu contains menu commands and the Main Toolbar contains icons and pull downmenus. This documentation refers to the Main Toolbar and Main Menu using this terminology. TIP: Hover your mouse over the any icon on any Toolbar to view the command’s hint. Main Menu Main ToolbarMain Toolbar Icon Summary Icon Icon Name Icon Function Hotkey Lookup e-Sword will navigate to the Bible location Scripture typed in this box. Press the hotkey to quickly CTRL-L Reference activate this box. Lookup e-Sword will popup a Lookup Scripture Scripture Reference window for navigating to a Scripture F2 Reference passage. Previous Click to retrieve the previous verses in your Reference verse history (resets each e-Sword session). CTRL-P Next Click to move forward in your verse history, if Reference you moved backward with the above CTRL-N command (resets each e-Sword session). Search Use to perform a Bible search. CTRL-S Search Use to return to previous search results (resets SHIFT-F3 Previous each e-Sword session).. Search This box displays the verses from the last Results search result. Scroll down to view additional results from the same search. Search Next Use to move forward in search results. Only works if you moved back at least once. (resets F3 each e-Sword session). Verse List Click to display the Verse List window.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 21
  22. 22. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORD Icon Icon Name Icon Function Hotkey Previous Click to display the Previous Verse in the Verse Verse List. Verse List This box displays the current verse in the Display Verse List. Next Verse Click to display the Next Verse in the Verse List. Show All This icon reveals the preset e-Sword layout: Windows displaying the Bibles, Commentaries, CTRL-F1 Dictionaries and Editors. Bible Click to display the Bible Translation window CTRL-F2 Maximized only. Commentary Click to display the Commentary window only. CTRL-F3 Maximized Dictionary Click to display the Dictionary window only. CTRL-F4 Maximized Editor Click to display the Editor window only. CTRL-F5 Maximized Graphics Click to open the Graphics Viewer window. Viewer Reference Click to open the Reference Library window. Librarye-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 22
  23. 23. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDMaximizing Window ViewsNew users sometimes accidentally click one of the Maximized icons and struggle to restore thecorrect view. Lets learn about the different views and how to control them.Click the Bible Maximized icon on the Main Toolbar. Notice how the Bible window ismaximized to display the current Bible translation only. You may also click the CommentaryMaximized , Dictionary Maximized , and Editor Maximized icons.Clicking on the Show All Windows icon restores the original e-Sword layout. ClickWindow from the main menu to see the same layout options, along with their shortcuts.Bible Books Navigation TreeThe Bible Books window (shown to the right) contains all books of theBible in the order of the Christian Biblical canon.You may use the Navigation Tree or the verse lookup box whenlooking up specific references.Above the Navigation Tree you will see an empty box:This is the Lookup Scripture Reference box. Enter the text: “john3:16” and click the Lookup Scripture Reference icon (Scripture icon).The results will display in the Bibles window. TIP: Press the Ctrl-L key combination anywhere in e-Sword to place your cursor inside the Lookup Scripture Reference box so you can begin typing. For many uses, this is faster than using the mouse.To minimize the Navigation Tree, click the push pin icon in the upperright corner.The Bible Books Navigation Tree may be e-Sword’s most simple yetmost convenient feature because of its speed and ease of use.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 23
  24. 24. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Bibles WindowThe Bibles window lets you view scripture and compare Bible translations. To minimize theBibles window, click the push pin icon in the top, right corner.The Bibles window consists of three parts: • The Bible tabs - you can switch from one translation to the another. Notice how e- Sword displays the full translation name when you hover your mouse over a tab. The KJV translation tab is selected in the screenshot above. • The Main Text window - this window displays the Bible text. • The Translation Toolbar - this toolbar contains the following icons: Icon Icon Name Icon Function Hotkey Print Preview Click to display the Print Preview window. Print Verses Click to print the current Bible chapter or selected text. Bible Search Search the active Bible translation. CTRL-S Select All Select the entire Bible chapter. Copy Copy the selected text. Copy Verses Copy verse(s) to the Copy Verses window. Paste Into Pastes to the currently selected tab in the Editors window.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 24
  25. 25. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORD Icon Icon Name Icon Function Hotkey Highlight Highlight a particular reference. CTRL-H Reference Mark Underline a reference in a variety of styles. CTRL-M Zoom Makes the Bible text bigger or smaller. Split View Click to view two translations at once. Select the translations by using the translations tabs. Chapter Navigate backward one chapter. (Compare F5 Back Verse Mode: navigate backward one verse.) Chapter Navigate forward one chapter. (Compare F8 Forward Verse Mode: navigate forward one verse.)Notice the Bibles window contains two tabs that are not Bible translations, the CompareVerses tab and Parallel tab.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 25
  26. 26. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDThe Compare TabThe Compare tab lets you easily compare different translations of the Bible. 1. Click a verse in the Bibles window using any translation. 2. Notice the verse reference turns red. 3. Click the Compare tab. e-Sword will list the verse you selected in every Bible translation, one after the other.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 26
  27. 27. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDThe Parallel Tabe-Sword lets you view up to eight Bible translations in parallel. Click the Parallel tab. At first,only one translation appears:Notice the pull down menus with Bible translations below. The first menu will show a Bibletranslation, such as the KJV. Click the second drop down menu, and select another Bibletranslation. You may view up to eight translations at once.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 27
  28. 28. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Commentaries WindowThe Commentaries window is shown in the top, right window by default. To minimize theCommentaries window, click the push pin icon in the top, right corner of this window.This window contains commentaries on the passage of Scripture displayed in the Bibleswindow. The screenshot above shows the BBC commentary for Genesis 1:1. Each commentaryis represented by a single tab. Other commentaries you install appear in additional tabs.By default, the Commentaries window displays the commentary for the current Bible verse.You can verify this by clicking a different Bible verse in the Bibles window. The Commentarywindow will update to show any comments for the new verse. See Chapter 7 for moreinformation on using the Commentaries window.The icons in the Commentaries window are similar to the ones in the Bibles window:The additional icons are: Icon Icon Name Icon Function Hotkey Link Click to link the window to the Scripture in the Bibles window. Book Click to view a summary of the selected book. Chapter Click to view a summary of the selected chapter. Verse Click to view a summary of the selected verse.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 28
  29. 29. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Editors WindowThe Editors window is displayed on the bottom, right in e-Sword by default.The Editors window lets you view and write Journal Notes, Study Notes, and Topic Notes. TIP: In previous versions of e-Sword, the Topic Notes window displayed downloaded, third party Topic Notes. Often, Topic Notes contain books, essays, and papers written by other people. This material is now viewed through the Reference Library.Most people use Journal Notes and Study Notes for personal note taking. The Journal Notesare date specific because they contain your thoughts written on a specific day. The StudyNotes are verse specific, meaning each comment is related to a verse. Topic Notes aresubject specific, meaning your thoughts on various subjects. In previous versions of e-Sword,you may have considered Topic Notes as “Books”. e-Sword now handles this functionalitythrough the Reference Library.The Editors window is a fully functioning word processor within e-Sword. You may write andsave notes in the Journal Notes, Study Notes and Topic Notes sections. TIP: The Bibles, Commentaries, and Dictionaries windows have a Paste Into icon. Clicking this icon will paste your highlighted text into the active tab of the Editors window.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 29
  30. 30. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Dictionaries WindowThe Dictionaries window is on the bottom, left by default. To minimize the Dictionarieswindow, click the push pin icon in the top, right corner. This window contains a number of Bibledictionaries as well as an Encyclopedia (the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia).To view Dictionary entries, click once on any word or Strongs number in the Bible,Commentary, or Editor windows. Make sure the Link icon is pressed to synchronize theBibles and Dictionaries windows with the Dictionaries window.If a dictionary contains an entry for a word, a blue Information (i) icon appears on the left sideof the tab (see above).e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 30
  31. 31. CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW E-SWORDIntroduction to the Reference LibraryThe other “Introductory” sections explained major sections of the e-Sword screen. TheReference Library is represented on the main e-Sword screen with just a small icon: ReferenceThe Reference Library is now the central place to view your Librarydownloaded Topic files and a new type of file called Reference Modules (.refx).Material available from the Reference Library includes books, essays, and papers written byother authors. Some may be as short as a few pages, and other resources may containthousands of pages. For example, BibleSupport.com hosts a number of William Evans’ and F.B.Meyer’s books in Reference Book format. You can also download official Reference Modulesthrough the e-Sword Module Downloader. TIP: In previous versions of e-Sword, the Topic Notes window displayed downloaded, third party Topic Notes. Now, this material is viewed through the Reference Library instead of the Topics Editor.With the Reference Library you can: • Select resources to read with the drop down menu near the top of the screen. • Filter your resources by title (see top, right of the screen, which says “evans”) • Search all of your Topic Notes and Reference Library Books at once!e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 31
  32. 32. Chapter 2: Customizing e-SwordYou can customize e-Sword to suit your needs by adjusting the layout, window sizes, text andbackground colors, and even font sizes. You can also choose a different application language,download additional resources, delete resources, configure your resource tab settings, andmore. This chapter discusses most customizations possible with e-Sword.What’s in this Chapter? Adjusting the Layout of e-Sword’s Main Screen ................................................................33 Floating Window Customization ........................................................................................42 Zoom Feature: A Gift for Old Eyes ....................................................................................43 Changing Fonts and Sizes ................................................................................................44 Changing Text and Background Colors ............................................................................45 e-Sword Multilingual Settings ............................................................................................45 Tooltip and Bookmark Options ..........................................................................................46 Search Options .................................................................................................................47 Reset e-Sword Settings ....................................................................................................47 Hiding and Uninstalling Resources ...................................................................................48 Configuring Resource Tabs ..............................................................................................50 Changing the e-Sword Resource Location ........................................................................52 Downloading Additional Resources ..................................................................................53 Installing Unofficial Resources ..........................................................................................55e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 32
  33. 33. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDAdjusting the Layout of e-Sword’s Main ScreenYou may adjust the layout of e-Sword in several ways. Feel free to make changes knowing thatif you cannot undo the changes, e-Sword can. To restore e-Sword to the default settings, clickHelp and then choose Reset e-Sword Settings. However, all settings are reset, not just thelayout settings.Maximizing / Minimizing Window Panes With Push PinsYou may minimize any portion of the screen with a push pin icon. To minimize thewindow, click the push pin icon and the window will minimize to the left side of thescreen. Click the push pin again, and the window area will maximize. SPACE SAVING TIP: On a laptop or small screen, every pixel counts. You can minimize the Bible Books window (which shows the Books and Chapters of the Bible by default). When you need to change Bible verses, press the F2 button and a Lookup Scripture Reference window appears at the location of your mouse pointer. Use this window to change Bible verses. The window closes after you select a verse.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 33
  34. 34. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDMaximizing Window Panes With the Window MenuYou may maximize any of the four windows panes to full screen. Click Window from the mainmenu, and then click one of the Maximized options shown below. In our example, we choseBible Maximized to expand the Bibles window full screen.To show all windows again, click Window from the main menu, and click Show All Windows.If you need to switch between Show All Windows and one of the Maximized optionsfrequently, use the hotkey combinations shown in the Window menu:e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 34
  35. 35. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDMaking Window Panes Larger or SmallerYou can make the Bible, Commentary, Dictionary, and Editor windows larger or smallerrelative to each other.Notice the yellow-highlighted divider lines between the windows below. You may adjust thewidth and length of the windows: 1. Position your mouse pointer over the divider line, 2. Left-click and hold the divider line, and 3. Drag the line up/down or left/right as appropriate.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 35
  36. 36. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDWindow Docking IntroductionBy default, e-Sword shows five windows, including the four labeled below and the Bible Bookswindow on the far left.You can re-arrange these windows in hundreds of different combinations! REMEMBER: If you’re unhappy with your new configuration, you can restore e-Sword to the default settings by clicking Help and then choosing Reset e-Sword Settings. However, all settings are reset, not just the layout settings.The first time you experiment with window docking, be prepared to spend a few minutes gaininga feel for this feature.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 36
  37. 37. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDDocking Windows – Getting StartedYou can reposition the four window panes (shown and labeled on the previous page) bydragging window’s blue "title bar". This can result in hundreds of different views. 1. Left-click the window pane you want to move (hold this click until step 4). 2. While still holding the mouse left-click, move your mouse to another window and a Docking Image appears. Hover your pointer one of the Arrow Indicators (see red boxes below ).e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 37
  38. 38. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORD3. Notice a blue footprint shows you where this window will dock if you release the mouse click.4. After releasing the mouse click, notice how your window pane is repositioned, with the Commentaries and Editors windows side-by-side instead of above/below each other. There are hundreds of possibilities, so keep experimenting until you find a combination you like.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 38
  39. 39. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDDocking Windows: OverlappingTwo or more windows can occupy the same space—or overlap each other. For example, in thescreenshot below, notice the Commentaries and Editors tabs, shown in the red box.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 39
  40. 40. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDTo produce the “overlapping” screen above, follow these steps: 1. Left click the Commentaries window pane(1) and drag the window to the Editors window pane(2) until a blue footprint appears: 2. Release the mouse click and the windows now overlap. The Commentaries and Editors tabs appear at the bottom, as shown in the screenshot on the previous page.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 40
  41. 41. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDTo return the Editor and Commentaries to their original positions, as separate windows,follow these steps: 1. Left click the Editors tab(1) at the bottom of the screen and drag the toward the Arrow Indicator(2). 2. Release the mouse click and Editors and Commentaries windows will return to separate windows, as shown in the screenshot on the previous page.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 41
  42. 42. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDFloating Window CustomizationMany of e-Swords features use Floating Windows. For example, the Reference Librarywindow “floats” on top of e-Sword’s main window. Other examples of floating windows includethe Step Reader, Prayer Requests, Bible Reading, Search/Extended Search, and manyother windows.Floating Windows share properties you should be aware of: • You can access the underlying e-Sword main window without closing a floating window. For example, if you need to reference the Bible, lookup a dictionary definition, view commentary text, or create a Study Note, click the e-Sword main window in the background. • You can also move the e-Sword main window and floating windows so they are offset or in any configuration that suits your monitor (see below). • You can resize a floating window (larger or smaller) by positioning your mouse over the edge of the window until the mouse pointer turns into a double arrow (as shown to the right). Drag the window in the direction you want to resize. • Some floating windows have Minimize and Maximize buttons (left of the red X). Maximize will expand over the whole screen. The Minimize button will cause the window to disappear. To display a minimized window, click the e-Sword icon on your Windows taskbar.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 42
  43. 43. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDZoom Feature: A Gift for Old Eyese-Sword includes a very flexible Zoom Feature. Nearly every window containing study textsupports zooming, including Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Editors, ReferenceLibrary, and many other windows.The Zoom IconAnytime you see the Zoom icon, you can enlarge the text in that window by clicking theicon. Click the icon again to restore your original view.As you can see from the comparison below, the text isn’t just zoomed. The text is reflowed soyou do not have to use a horizontal scroll bar to view the text. The same holds true for imagesand tabular charts.Zooming with the Mouse WheelThe advantage of this zoom method is you can quickly zoom to a custom magnification. 1. Click anywhere in the window you want to zoom. 2. Press the Ctrl button while scrolling the mouse wheel forward to zoom in or backward to zoom out. 3. To restore the default zoom, click the Zoom icon twice.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 43
  44. 44. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDChanging Fonts and Sizese-Sword allows you to change the default fontsto a style pleasing to your eye.Click Options from the main menu, and thenclick Fonts.Default Font and Size: Specifies the font usedthroughout e-Sword, including text for Bibles,Commentaries, Dictionaries, Devotions, etc.Tooltip Font Size: Specifies the font used to“popup” the text from verse references (calledtooltips).Editor Font: Specifies the default font used inthe Editor’s Window (Journal Notes, StudyNotes, and Topic Notes).Greek, Hebrew, and Latin Font: Specifies the fonts e-Sword uses to display these commonlyfound languages in Bibles, Commentaries, and Dictionaries.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 44
  45. 45. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDChanging Text and Background Colorse-Sword allows you to change the defaulttext colors to a configuration pleasing toyour eye.Click Options from the main menu, andthen choose Text Colors.You can select a Background color,along with the text colors shown in thescreenshot to the right. The preview paneat the bottom of the screenshot showsyour new color selections.Popup: This color choice refers to theToolTip popup background windowwhere scripture text and Strong’sdefinitions appear. This category does notappear in the preview pane.If you’re unhappy with the colors you selected, click the Cancel button. Otherwise, click the OKbutton to save your changes.e-Sword Multilingual SettingsChanging the e-Sword Application LanguageIf you prefer e-Sword communicates with you in a language other than English, you may selectanother language.Click Options from the main menu, and then select Language. Choose your preferredlanguage.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 45
  46. 46. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDTooltip and Bookmark Optionse-Sword lets you toggle the display of severalmiscellaneous items. Click Options from the main menu tosee the toggle items shown to the right.Display Scripture Tooltips: Toggles the appearance ofScripture ToolTips. Scripture ToolTips are colored versereferences that “popup” the complete verse text from theverse reference. John 3:16 is an example shown to theright.Display Strong’s # ToolTips: Toggles theappearance of Strong’s Number ToolTips. Strong’sTooltips are colored Strong’s references that“popup” the complete Strong’s text from the Hebrewor Greek Strong’s reference. See the “H6838”example.Display Bookmark Navigator: Toggles theappearance of the Bible window bookmarks, shownin the red box below.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 46
  47. 47. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDSearch Optionse-Sword lets you toggle two search options. The searchoptions apply to searching throughout e-Sword, includingBibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, and everywhere .Click Options from the main menu to see the toggle items shown to the rightHighlight Search Results: When you perform asearch, e-Sword will highlight each word(s) that matchyour search term(s), if you select this option.Save Search Terms: e-Sword will “remember” yoursearch terms if you select this option. If enabled, youcan review your search terms and re-select a searchterm to search again.Reset e-Sword SettingsYou can restore e-Sword to the default settings byclicking Help and then choosing Reset e-SwordSettings. This includes all settings presented in thischapter up to this point.Reset e-Sword Settings will not delete any modules youadded to e-Sword. But the reset will show all resources. Ifyou hid resources in the Resource Options window (seenext page), your selections will be discarded and allresources will be visible.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 47
  48. 48. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDHiding and Uninstalling ResourcesAs you download e-Sword resources, your screen may become cluttered and overwhelming.You may want to hide resources you don’t use often, or delete resources permanently.Hiding ResourcesYou can hide resources without uninstalling them from your computer. 1. Click Options on the main menu, and select Resources. The Resource Options window appears, as shown above. 2. All of the installed Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Devotions, Graphics, and Reference Books will be listed. Remove the checkbox next to resources you want to hide. 3. When you are pleased with your selections, click OK. You may reactivate any installed resource by adding a checkbox beside the resource.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 48
  49. 49. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDPermanently Delete ResourcesYou may also permanently delete most resources. 1. Click Options on the main menu, and select Resources. The Resource Options window appears, as shown above. 2. All of the installed Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries are listed 3. Right click any resource and a context menu appears. Select “Delete Resource Permanently” and the resource will be deleted. You cannot “undo” this operation without re-downloading the resource, so be absolutely sure first!NOTE: e-Sword will automatically reinstall the modules below even if you delete them. Themodules below are essential to running e-Sword. While you can delete the modules for thecurrent session, when you restart e-Sword, the modules will be reinstalled. However, you canhide these modules, as shown on the previous page. King James Bible kjv.bblx King James with Strong’s Numbers kjv+.bblx Treasury of Scripture Knowledge tsk.cmtx Strong’s Dictionary strong.dctx Robertson’s Harmony of the Gospels robertson.harxDeleting Editor NotesDeleting a Journal Notes file, Study Notes file, or Topic Notes file must be done outside of e-Sword. By default, e-Sword stores these files in your e-Sword user folder, usually “MyDocumentse-sword”. WARNING: You should only delete files from your Windows computer if you have competent computer skills. If you’re not comfortable browsing folders and deleting files, you should not attempt this. Otherwise, you risk deleting the wrong file. e-Sword, or other programs on your computer, may not work properly. 1. Make sure the Editor is not displaying the file you want to delete. If you delete a file, and exit e-Sword while the Editor is displaying the file you deleted, e-Sword will recreate a blank version of that file when you restart e-Sword. 2. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to your “My Documents” folder. Then open the “e- Sword” folder. Select the file you want to delete by clicking it once. 3. Press the Delete button and a Confirm File Delete window appears. 4. Click Yes if you want to proceed with deleting the selected file. Otherwise, click No. WARNING: If you delete a file, and exit e-Sword while the Editor is displaying the file you deleted, e-Sword will recreate a blank version of that file when you restart e-Sword.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 49
  50. 50. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING E-SWORDConfiguring Resource Tabse-Sword present Bibles, commentaries, and dictionaries as resource tabs. You can control howe-Sword presents resource tabs.Display Tabs on a Single Row or Multiple RowsIn the screenshot below, the resource tabs span multiple rows. This is the default e-Swordconfiguration:This second screenshot shows the resource tabs on one row, with Scroll Left/Scroll Rightarrows to show resources that do not fit on the screen:To display resource tabs on a single row: 1. Click Options from the main menu. 2. Choose Resources. 3. At the bottom of the Resources window, tick the Display Tabs in a Single Row box.Resource Tab Sorting - Advancede-Sword sorts resources in reverse alphabetical order, left to right, starting with the bottomrow. Confusion sometimes arises because e-Sword does not sort based on the resource tabname. e-Sword sorts based on the actual filename of the resource.If you’re an advanced user, you can change the e-Sword’s sort order by renaming the files. Forexample, in most configurations, renaming a resource with a letter from the end of the alphabetis likely to show the resource on the top row.The e-Sword developer does not provide support for renaming resources to achieve a specificsort order. Find support for this at BibleSupport.com.e-Sword User’s Guide, Copyright © 2012 by BibleSupport.com P a g e 50

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