Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 24 Nov 2003 06:56:46 -0600

I don't use MS Word. What exactly do these macros do? I wonder if it would
be better to do something in OpenOffice.org that would do the same thing.
Migrating to OOo would save a lot of money in the long run.

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 1:12 PM
Subject: [sword-devel] HELP WANTED -- OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

> 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:
> http://crosswire.org/sword/ALPHAcckswwlkrfre22034820285912/ee
> These are some areas where they have difficulty and would like
> suggestions/help:
> 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.
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