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#1 Alistair

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:13 AM

Not strictly a request for a new module, but College Press have put a whole series of commentaries (Bible Study Textbook Series) online for free, for personal use.

The files are PDF, quite large (some up to 35 MB)—they appear to be scans that have had OCR so are searchable and you can select and copy text, print, etc.

http://www.collegepr...efront/node/238

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:21 AM

Not strictly a request for a new module, but College Press have put a whole series of commentaries (Bible Study Textbook Series) online for free, for personal use.

The files are PDF, quite large (some up to 35 MB)—they appear to be scans that have had OCR so are searchable and you can select and copy text, print, etc.

http://www.collegepr...efront/node/238


Thanks for that link, Alistair. I have them ALL downloading right now.

I believe a number of the old ICC commentaries are available somewhere, too.

I organize PDF books like these in DEVONThink which is my second level platform for works like these after Accordance.

Here's a thought for perhaps a request for a future feature in Accordance: how about the ability to group within Accordance a set of PDF files such as the College Press texts mentioned here--not importing them per say--but just the ability to include them in a Search All request. At the very least, content could be searched, but I wonder, perhaps, if even scripture references--assuming they were in an Accordance-recognized format--could be included as well?

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:23 PM

Here's a thought for perhaps a request for a future feature in Accordance: how about the ability to group within Accordance a set of PDF files such as the College Press texts mentioned here--not importing them per say--but just the ability to include them in a Search All request. At the very least, content could be searched, but I wonder, perhaps, if even scripture references--assuming they were in an Accordance-recognized format--could be included as well?


Rick:

That is an excellent idea re: pdf grouping. In fact, that spurred another thought to me. Since Apple has now given Pages the ability to export ePub and with the proliferation of other tools and resources in that format, something similar for non-encrypted ePub files would be great as well.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:48 AM

College Press have put a whole series of commentaries (Bible Study Textbook Series) online for free, for personal use.
http://www.collegepr...efront/node/238


Alistair

Thank you for the link. They are downloading as I type. This gives me a chance to check out the Firefox plugin "DownloadThemAll".

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 08:31 AM

Full download is 1.6 GB, might take some time, but at least you can choose the books you want individually.




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