net in sword for Windows
Open your sword Bible reader (Such as Bible Desktop), and click
'tools>'books'. click on the tab that says Bible.org and find the NET Bible.
If you are using another Sword program that has Tools>Install Manager, then
you will first need to configure InstallManager. Go to that menu (Tools>Install Manager) and chose
options->manage remote sources/OK (in install manager). Then enter
machine name as ftp.bible.org and repository directory as /sword/ The
site name can be anything you like, it's only there for your reference.
click save. You should now see an extra tab in install manager with
the net site name you've given. Open this tab and click 'refresh from
remote source'. You will see only the free editions if you have the
latest install manager. Click on 'view', and 'locked modules', and
you'll see all five of the modules listed. Our recommendation is that
you download and install netfree and netnotesfree at this time.
netfree has the bible text with embedded footnotes. When you
hover the mouse cursor over the footnote marker, the notes appear in a
popup. The footnotes
need to be turned on in your sword application before you can see
them. Do options->footnotes->on. Currently, there
are two shortcomings in the Windows application: the maximum size of
the popup is limited, and some of the longer notes become
truncated. Also, the popups do not currently have the facility to
display Hebrew. If you have Version 1.5.9 or later, you can right
click on a note and select Popout Note on the menu that appears.
This will give a new window containing the note with scroll bars and
correctly displayed Hebrew. For earlier versions of sword,
netnotesfree and netnotes have the notes only, in the
form of a commentary module that can be used alongside netfree.
netnotesfree are free of charge, but contain only the first three notes
each chapter for evaluation purposes. You may also want to
install nettext for evaluation. This contains the text only, with
the footnotes displayed only as numbers. This module needs to be
used alongside the notes in commentary form. Later, when you have
which combination of modules is best suited to your method of study,
you may wish to upgrade to the 'for-pay' versions, which contain all
the notes. These are net and netnotes. To display the Greek
and Hebrew correctly, you will need to make use of a good Unicode
font. Some of the Windows fonts are unicode, but may not disply
one or the other character set really well. We recommend that you
obtain freefont. You can download this from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/freefont-20060126.zip
Once you have the sans or serif font installed, you can go to the sword
menu at options->preferences->select font (individual
modules). This will allow you to browse to the net module for
which you wish to use the newly installed font, and select it.
Before installing either or both the 'for-pay' versions, you will need
to visit our online shop, and purchase the unlock key, as you will be
asked for the key during installation. The same key unlocks both
netnotes and net.
If you are an advanced user and prefer to use the raw zipfiles, then
download and open the zip file from one of the links below. Make sure
that the box is checked to allow unzipping into the correct folders as
these folders do not yet exist in your installation. Make sure too that
the button is checked to extract all files. Windows users should use
Winzip, and use the 'extract' button to access the options for
extracting. You can then browse to the sword directory (some users
understand 'folder' better than 'directory').
is downloaded from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/netfree.zip
is downloaded from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/netnotesfree.zip
and nettext is
downloaded from http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/nettext.zip.
The for-pay netnotes module is at http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/netnotes.zip.
and the for-pay net module
is at http://www.bible.org/download/netbible/swordproject/net.zip
After you have
carried out a manual install of 'for-pay' modules, you will need to
insert the unlock key manually into net.conf or netnotes.conf.
This must be done using a programmer's editor as Windows Notepad
inserts unwanted characters into the file and the key will not
work. The key needs to be inserted with no spaces on the line
that says 'CipherKey='. Do not attempt manual installation unless
you are sure of what you are doing as we cannot give support to
problems encountered when using this method.