[sword-devel] Using SWORD from OpenOffice.org - just a thought

bandds at airnet.com.au bandds at airnet.com.au
Tue Jun 1 16:06:18 MST 2004

A bit off topic, but you may want to look at
http://www.adebenham.com/lds/.  It is designed for
displaying song lyrics, but includes a couple of Bibles
and can (I think) sort-of do what you are describing.


Quoting Andy Piper <andy.piper at freeuk.com>:

> I have a cunning plan.
> Well, I like to think it is rather neat, but unfortunately as
> yet I can't implement it, and maybe it is a rather vague notion
> which is actually not of any use to anyone.
> Lots of churches use presentation software. I know that mine
> does, PowerPoint in that case, but I'm hoping to convert them
> to Linux + OOo at some point.
> Wouldn't it be neat if, when the pastor mentioned a Bible
> passage, the reference could be quickly typed in and e.g. OOo
> Impress formatted the passage and displayed it?
> It is equally useful if we can just type in the Bible reference
> in Writer and get the verse on the page.
> I've been trying to get an OOo macro to call the lookup program
> or diatheke to get references, but this isn't working at
> present since there doesn't seem to be any way to get data back
> from the shell command. I guess I can understand why, from a
> security perspective. I also can't seem to get the data put
> into a temp file on disk and read in that way.
> I've seen reference on these lists to VBA macros for SWORD but
> I don't know where to find them or whether they are relevant.
> One for the ideas collection, maybe...
> -- 
> Andy Piper - Farnborough, Hampshire (UK)
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