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Don Johnson
02-17-2009, 03:18 AM
I was looking at the external links resource today, mulling over whether it might be possible to jump from a word in the BGT to Kittel in Libronix... but it didn't seem obvious to me how to do that, or if it is possible at all.

Anyone have an idea?

Mark Eddy
02-18-2009, 01:26 AM
You might want to check out this thread:
Linking to Logos or WordSearch (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543&highlight=external+links) (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543&highlight=external+links) 2 (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543&page=2&highlight=external+links))
or "Search" these forums for the phrase "external links" for other related discussions. I think what you want to do is possible, but I don't need to do it, since I have "Little Kittel" in BibleWorks, and I can check the printed edition, if I want to look more deeply.
Mark Eddy

Don Johnson
02-18-2009, 03:55 AM
Thanks, Mark, I'll check that thread out.

02-18-2009, 07:25 AM
Hi Don,

When in BW go to resources/edit external links. This will open the external links manager. Click on new then BW provides... Lemma ... with this text type Greek Text; menu location of event browse window greek; Map verses using Null; Menu entry text Logos TDNT; Web page .. libronixdls:macro|name=TextKeyLink|text=<dummy>|lang=el|scheme=beta|res="TDNT"; Parameters... Null; Description TDNT.

enable the link and then see if it works.. For future reference, I usually find a sample link that works for another text and copy it by editng the web page box info, usually the res= entry.

Hope this gets you going.

John Fidel

Don Johnson
02-20-2009, 01:07 AM
Hi John

Thank you for the tip. I am working with it but all it does at the moment is open Logos to TDNT, it doesn't take me to the word I want, just to the last place I was in.

I am wondering if this could be that TDNT uses a different 'lemma' form than BW? Or??

02-20-2009, 06:25 AM

It works on my computer. A few suggestions: open Logos and the TDNT and make sure the active index (the 3rd icon at the top the TDNT) is set to Topic. Now minimize Logos and try to link from a word such as kosmos, to TDNT.

John Fidel

02-20-2009, 07:37 AM
Doesn't work on my computer (Vista-32) either.

Al Cantley

Joan Korte
02-20-2009, 01:03 PM
I've tried it, too, and followed all the directions and Libronix opens and TDNT opens to its title page but no word is in the box. I used kosmos in the BGT. FYI Thanks for all your help.

02-20-2009, 01:08 PM
I tried it on my two XP computers and it works.

Make sure you are providing a Lemma with the Greek Text and the webpage has this:

Also make sure your active index on your TDNT is set to topic.

If you have done all that, then I am at a loss as to how to help.

John Fidel

02-20-2009, 01:11 PM
Honestly I have no idea, and I don't want to spend the time looking into it, but is it possible it is exporting in font that is different then logos expects?

Don Johnson
02-20-2009, 06:21 PM

I am using XP, and have tried to be sure each setting is exactly as you describe. Still no luck.

I also noticed that the settings I had for the link seemed to be changed today from what I had set yesterday. Don't know why that happened. I'll try to watch for it and see if I can document what I did to cause it if anything.

In the meantime I'll keep fiddling to see if I can get it working. Thanks for your help so far.

Greg Ward
02-20-2009, 11:06 PM

Also make sure you take out the space that appears in the string above. (It's not showing up in the quote as I'm writing this, but then again it wasn't there when John copied it from his either.) ---But it shows up when I submit it.----Then it disappears.

Don Johnson
02-20-2009, 11:59 PM

That last bit did it.

Thanks very much to all for your help. I really appreciate it.

Joan Korte
02-21-2009, 09:46 AM
Touchdown! Thanks so much for all the help.

02-21-2009, 11:34 AM
Glad it is working. Now for some real fun:

Open Libronix and open your TDNT next to the Bible Word Study window. Link the two together using the chain icon.

Now when you link a BW greek lemma to Libronix you will get the BWS report so you can access other lexicons, list verses in NT and OT etc. I find this very useful and it avoids having to create multiple BW Libronix lexicon links.

John Fidel