[sword-devel] Open Office Bible Text Inserter extension

David Troidl DavidTroidl at aol.com
Sat Jan 2 06:54:36 MST 2010

Hi Andrew,

 From having used ZipScript for the past 7 years, it evidently doesn't 
depend on the capabilities of the target application.  It will even 
paste scriptures into a simple text editor.  If you davelop an 
application that can copy to the clipboard, close itself, then paste to 
the currently active application (like using Ctrl-V from the keyboard), 
you should have what you're looking for.



On 12/31/2009 1:53 PM, Andrew Drapper wrote:
> Hi,
> Peter von Kaehne has invited me to join this mailing list and to 
> introduce myself.
> Some years ago  moved from MS word to Open Office Writer as my main 
> word processor. As I was on Windows I could use a small programme 
> called ZipScript to insert Bible texts almost anywhere, 
> but especially in word processor documents.
> I have no moved over to using Ubuntu so still with Open Office but Zip 
> Script is not an option now. not even in wine.
> So the time has come to bite the built as it where and face that fact 
> the open office needs a new extension, or Linux a universal Bible 
> text inserter.
> I have no programming experience except in HTML PHP and Jave Scritp 
> for web work so do not know where to start, but I want to write or 
> preferably work with a team to write an open office extension to 
> insert Bible text into open office documents. writer and impress 
> probably are the only ones that needed it.
> I believe it would be a great service to preachers, teachers and to 
> Christian authors to be able to type a Bible reference e.g. Gen 1:1-3 
> and then press a short key say [Alt] + [B] and the reference will be 
> expanded to the full text something like this:
>     "1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2. And
>     the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the
>     face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
>     waters. 3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was
>     light." Genesis 1:1-3 (KJV)
> There are some refinements that could be made, life chose of Bible, 
> where the reference goes are verse numbers to be included etc, but 
> that gives you the idea. Any advice you can give would be very much 
> appreciated.
> Andrew Drapper
> www.Bible-Matters.com <http://www.Bible-Matters.com>
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