[sword-devel] HELP WANTED -- OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
Mon, 24 Nov 2003 15:22:08 -0600
Before considering migrating technologies, you should consider their current
commitment to technology. That is, did they choose Word because this is
what they know? Changing technologies for end-users is not nearly as simple
as for technologists. Asking them to change from Word to OOo could be
tantamount to asking them to go from driving a car to piloting a space ship.
The difficulty presented to the end-user lies in the *fact* of change
itself. If they are willing to make such a commitment, then I agree with
Don. However, if they have adopted Word as a "least common denominator,"
then they should stick with Word and get it to work.
If this request is still existing in a couple of weeks, I can help out after
my semester finishes - December 6. I have the dubious pleasure of being
familiar with the entire Office Object model and VBA as well. (Mother
always told me I should have stuck with C.) I will download their stuff and
have a look at it in the interim.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Don A. Elbourne Jr.
> Sent: Mon, November 24, 2003 6:57 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] HELP WANTED -- OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
> 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> 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
> > 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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