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    Default WBC - Logos Word Biblical Commentary

    Has anyone figured out how to link to all the WBC books (using only one link) from BW?

    Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketscholar View Post
    Has anyone figured out how to link to all the WBC books (using only one link) from BW?

    Jamie
    That's a great question! Of course, it would be made all the more pressing if I could actually afford Logos' WBC Collection! I'm only a pastor, not the star quarterback of the Stampeders!

    Nor am I Jarome Iginla's linemate (though I could always dream!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISalzman View Post
    That's a great question! Of course, it would be made all the more pressing if I could actually afford Logos' WBC Collection! I'm only a pastor, not the star quarterback of the Stampeders!

    Nor am I Jarome Iginla's linemate (though I could always dream!)
    ISalzman,

    I picked up WBC on the latest sale. $399. Figured it wasn't a bad price for 59 vols.

    While I was waiting for an answer I hacked in a program to do the call to "Logos - WBC" for me. It basically decides what book in Logos to call based on a reference mapping text file, like so

    GEN,Genesis,1:1,15:21,WBC01
    GEN,Genesis,16:1,50:26,WBC02
    EXO,Exodus,,,WBC03
    LEV,Leviticus,,,WBC04

    Here is how the external link looks.


    [Word Bible Commentary]
    Operation = Open
    Directory = NULL
    File = "C:\development\LaunchLDLS\bin\Release\LaunchLDLS. EXE"
    Parameters = WBC.TXT <book> <chapter>:<verse>
    MenuLocation = Browse Window English
    TextType = Bible Verse
    MapToVersion = RSV
    Lookup = Verse Reference
    MenuText = Logos - WBC
    Enabled = 1

    Let me know if anyone has a better solution. If not, let me know if you want me to roll a version of the program and post it to the group

    Jamie

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    Hi Jamie,

    I guess links we make depend on our method of study. Typically, when I study after my lexicon work, I then move to commentaries. So, I just made an external link from BWorks to Logos commentaries search and then I do a search on my collection of NT commentaries or OT commentaries. Just my way of doing it. God Bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketscholar View Post
    ISalzman,

    I picked up WBC on the latest sale. $399. Figured it wasn't a bad price for 59 vols.

    While I was waiting for an answer I hacked in a program to do the call to "Logos - WBC" for me. It basically decides what book in Logos to call based on a reference mapping text file, like so

    GEN,Genesis,1:1,15:21,WBC01
    GEN,Genesis,16:1,50:26,WBC02
    EXO,Exodus,,,WBC03
    LEV,Leviticus,,,WBC04

    Here is how the external link looks.


    [Word Bible Commentary]
    Operation = Open
    Directory = NULL
    File = "C:\development\LaunchLDLS\bin\Release\LaunchLDLS. EXE"
    Parameters = WBC.TXT <book> <chapter>:<verse>
    MenuLocation = Browse Window English
    TextType = Bible Verse
    MapToVersion = RSV
    Lookup = Verse Reference
    MenuText = Logos - WBC
    Enabled = 1

    Let me know if anyone has a better solution. If not, let me know if you want me to roll a version of the program and post it to the group

    Jamie
    Thanks Jamie. $399 is not a bad price at all. I wonder if that sale is still going on? Of course, with WBC, as with any like commentary series, some volumes are better than others. I definitely like Wenham on Genesis though.

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    Default Call to Libronix collection of WBC

    I don't have WBC, but one of the following should work:
    First make a collection in WBC (if not already done). The collection name cannot have any spaces.

    In the Bibleworks External Links Manager setup a Verse Reference export with the following call
    libronixdls:keylink|ref=[en]bible:<Book>%20<Chapter>%3A<Verse>|collection-name=(collection name, with no space, parenthesis, brackets, or anything.)

    If that doesn't work the reference may need to be coded. See the following scripts: http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sho...00&postcount=4

    I pray that gets you close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISalzman View Post
    Thanks Jamie. $399 is not a bad price at all. I wonder if that sale is still going on? Of course, with WBC, as with any like commentary series, some volumes are better than others. I definitely like Wenham on Genesis though.
    Where do you find it for $399.00?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Ward View Post
    I don't have WBC, but one of the following should work:
    First make a collection in WBC (if not already done). The collection name cannot have any spaces.

    In the Bibleworks External Links Manager setup a Verse Reference export with the following call
    libronixdls:keylink|ref=[en]bible:<Book>%20<Chapter>%3A<Verse>|collection-name=(collection name, with no space, parenthesis, brackets, or anything.)

    If that doesn't work the reference may need to be coded. See the following scripts: http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/sho...00&postcount=4

    I pray that gets you close.
    Greg,

    That was exactly what I was looking for. It is a much more elegant solution. Thanks for your help! It is appreciated greatly.

    The scripts are doing basically what I am doing, but in JScript. The advantage of using my method of an external mapping file is that the user could create their own mappings for different commentary collections and the program would work with no change to the code. This means I don't need to code a new script for every situation.

    Jamie
    Last edited by pocketscholar; 09-17-2009 at 03:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Boston View Post
    Where do you find it for $399.00?
    Jordan,

    It was a deal on Facebook. The code was FBWBC but I think it ended Sept. 8th. From reading people's comments it seems that the deal comes around every once in a while.

    Jamie

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    Thumbs up This works great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Ward View Post
    I don't have WBC, but one of the following should work:
    First make a collection in WBC (if not already done). The collection name cannot have any spaces.

    In the Bibleworks External Links Manager setup a Verse Reference export with the following call
    libronixdls:keylink|ref=[en]bible:<Book>%20<Chapter>%3A<Verse>|collection-name=(collection name, with no space, parenthesis, brackets, or anything.)
    Thanks, this works great. I used this code to make Logos open to the verse I'm on in BW in the ESV in Logos and it works wonderfully.

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