Created by Billy Todd
It's pretty neat to read through these! :)
Had great luck downloading the noteless version to my lap top using firefox to avoid the zip issues. Then I loaded it onto my sd card for the nook. Turn nook off and install the sd card, automatically adds the bible to the library. I would love to have a copy of Ben's 4 level TOC. If you are reading this Ben, please email me your version to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally a bible for my ereader that is quick and easy to read! Have had alot of issues with the Zondervan NIV download. Won't get into that now...
...and so far, it exceeds my expectations. I'm thrilled! Thanks. =o] I'll let you know if I run into any bugs.
- to da lou
Successful download process for transfer to nook from computer using Windows 7:
(Worked for me, anyway...)
Clicked link (http://ftp.bible.org/netbible/epub/NETBibleNoteless.epub), selected "Save File."
Saved in new folder set aside for ePub documents.
Connected nook to computer using USB cord, selected "Open folder to view files."
Opened separate window showing ePub folder contents. Highlighted "NETBibleNoteless.ePub" and copied, using either "Ctrl+C" or right-click + "Copy" (I can't remember which I used - either one should work fine.)
Double-clicked to open "My Documents" folder in nook window, pasted document using either "Ctrl+V" or right-click + "Paste".
Ejected nook using "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in toolbar (bottom right of screen).
From nook home, selected My Library, then View My Documents. Selected and opened NET Bible Noteless and enjoyed!
I'm new to ePub, but I unzipped it and found well formatted xhtml inside. A simple regex gave me the No Chapter/Verse Markings I've wanted for a reading bible. It displays fine in a browser, but when I try to zip it back up to send to my Nook, it doesn't understand the file. How are you guys assembling your epubs?
Doh! I missed the -r parameter to zip. My "no verse markings" experiment works now. Although I notice I have two extra files - my archive has entries for the directories, while the original has only the files in the OPS and META-INF directories, not the directories themselves.
I just wrote a very simple python script to replace '<b>\d+:\d+</b>' with '' and thats all there was to it. Voila, now you can read the epistles as letters. I'm still interested in a 2 level TOC for the regular edition, but it's kinda pointless for the purpose of a 'Readers Edition for the Easily Distracted'.
It took me a bit to get it on my Sony reader which I just bought yesterday. I am technologically challenged, it is just how I am. I opened it five times with my library and just couldn't figure out how to get it on the reader. For other people who may be slow with gadgets - don't open it - SAVE it then it was right there to drag to my reader and downloaded fast.
I am so happy to have my favourite version on my reader but I do wish they had one feature - when I use the search I wish I could search for chapter and verse. I can see this being really slow to flip around in and one of the reasons I wanted it on my reader was to take to church. I saw that someone else mentioned this as well. Still that you have done this for us to download at no charge is such a blessing. THANK YOU!
Perhaps we have received different versions, or perhaps it is because we are using different ereaders, but my experience has not been the same.
The one I downloaded on my nook allows me to go search by chapter:verse once I'm in the book I want. For instance, I select "Go to ->Chapter->Galatians" then "Search->5:22" and there I am!
I actually would prefer a version without any chapters or verses, since I downloaded it for extended periods of uninterrupted, undistracted reading. But this is handy enough!
I hope you get yours working well enough, too. =o]
Edit: Ok, I just gave Gal 5:22 as an example because the search function had been working for me that way, and that was the reference that first popped into my head... LOL! So I decided to give that specific passage a try, and now it keeps taking me to Leviticus 15:22! (I had been reading Leviticus before trying this search.) Too funny.
I downloaded it to my Nook and I love it. Great work!
Just one suggestion that could make searching a bit easier. Before each chapter, can you include the book name and the chapter number (e.g., "Hebrews 10," "Isaiah 53")? This would make looking up scripture much easier and eliminate the need for paging through books.
I really like that idea!
I altered Billy Todd's NETBibleNoteless.epub, giving it a 4-level TOC. The structure is:
- Section heading (if there is one - basically only in Job and Psalms)
- - Chapter numbers (which are now visible in the text)
- - - Paragraph headings
Unfortunately, in the text paragraph headings come before chapter numbers, so paragraph headings that are at the start of a chapter appear in the TOC before their chapter number. To move these around would be a lot of work and my regular expression abilities are not up to that particular task.
Is anyone interested in seeing it? If so, where do I upload to?
Send us an email and I'll reply with instructions so you can upload your 4-level toc.
Can you mail me a copy of the NETBible with 4-level TOC?
I'd certainly be interested in seing your 4-level TOC.
I have no easy way of uploading it. Can you suggest something? The file itself is 1686 KB so I could possibly email it to you.
I wrote a program today that allowed me to swap the position of subject headings that come before chapter numbers. So the TOC is now as I would want it to be.
From a quick look on my Sony Pocket Reader PRS-300. This Bible is looking great. One thing that would really make accessing specific sections of the text easier is a 2 level TOC. I see that was mentioned earlier in the thread though, so hopefully it'll be along relatively soon.
I'm only getting started with the ereader experience so I can't say I have any help to give authoring at this point, but I will be trying to learn some tools.
It is working on my Sony Reader (Touch Edition). This is the device I have done my testing on. I wonder if there could be a difference with your reader. If you have Adobe Digital Editoins installed on your computer, see if it will open in that program. Also you can try downloading again in case your file got corrupted on download.
Can you walk through the steps you use to sync it to your Sony Reader?
There aren't many steps. Basically it's a drag & drop to the reader.
I mostly use Sony's Reader Library application to organize my epub files. I just drag the file from my desktop to the my reader, which is mounted in the Reader Library application. I also drag a copy to the application's library so I can read it on my computer with Reader Library.
I don't regularly use it, but I have also had success bringing the file into Calibre and syncing with my reader.
I can place chapters in the TOC but they can make the TOC long to navigate. Right now, I navigate to the book and then search on the next verse reference I want. I will look at placing chapters in the TOC in the future.
Even if you use a 2 level TOC?
I created a script that converts texts from the unbound bible into epub and I uploaded some samples to http://jonp.tx0.org/
These bibles have a 2 level TOC, e.g Genesis -> [Genesis 1, Genesis 2, ...]
I have done this in one of my test files and it works fine. I'm looking at incorporating it into the full version of the epub.
Makes sense. The TOC list can be daunting to navigate in the nook for relatively short texts, let alone the Scriptures. I think my ereader is simply not a device that will allow flipping back and forth easily. I bought it to sit down and read - and perhaps that will do wonders for my Scripture time to simply read and not flip back and forth.
Again - thanks for the work on this - I was so happy to find the NET for my nook.
Soli Deo Gloria
Works on my nook. I was wondering though if there was anyway to set it so that one could select chapters as well as books. I can navigate to the books but not to individual chapters. At any rate - thank you! I will be able to read for personal study even if it does not allow the navigation one might need for a group study or sermon.
Thanks for the hard work!
I imported the download into the ebook library to sync with the reader, and now it won't finish syncing, and the book never appears?!