Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 12:12:07 -0700

We have a request from Wycliffe UK to help them with a project that 
involves facilitating a group of scholars working on Easy English Bibles 
and Commentaries.

The project aims to produce texts that are readable by low vocabulary 
pastors and missionaries-- typically people who don't have good 
resources in their native tongue but can read limited English.

Currently they have a set of VBA macros for Word that allows their 
authors to check their work.  The process for installation is a little 
tedious for their user base.  You can find STOCK INSTRUCTIONS and their 
macros here:


These are some areas where they have difficulty and would like 

o  Authors use different versions of Windows and Word and these
slight differences can cause problems with the macros.

o  Don't have a proper installation program - just have a set of 
instructions that new authors have to follow. Most authors are not 
expert Word users (or expert computer users) and this can cause problems.

o  Evaluate current set of macros from a software developer's point of 
view and suggest improvements that could be made. One possibility might 
be to replace VBA macros with a stand-alone exe program.

If you might be interested in helping with any part of this project, we 
ask that you first get a "user's point of view", by downloading the 
macros and following the instructions at the above URL.

This is a great opportunity to help a wonderful project for our Lord! 
Thank you for your consideration and looking forward to your comments 
and involvement!

	-Troy A. Griffitts.