I tried to open BibleWorks 8 from the icon and received the message "Problem with Shortcut. The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'BibleWorks 8.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that the network resource is available, and then try again." What does this mean?
Western Theological Seminary is licensed for 5 people to be using BibleWorks simultaneously. If you receive this Windows Error, all licenses are currently being used. As a matter of courtesy, please close the BibleWorks application as soon as you are finished with your studies.
Greek or Hebrew text exported from BibleWorks to Word looks like gibberish. Did I do something wrong?
Not exactly. Your computer probably does not have the proper fonts installed. Go here to download the fonts you need.
Do I need to use the KJV or NASB to do “reverse lookups” on the English text?
There are other translations properly coded so you can see the underlying Hebrew or Greek text. Examine this list to find others; pay particular attention to translations described with the words “Codes” or “Strong’s Codes”. James Strong’s coding system is what makes it possible for the computer to tie modern translations to the underlying original text.
I don’t see Japanese/Chinese/Korean listed on my computer, but I know that I installed those language modules. What’s wrong?
You may not have the proper language support installed on your computer. Open the »
What is “Unicode?”
Computers can understand only numbers (0’s and 1’s). Because of this, all letters, numbers, and punctuation marks are converted to numeric values. If all languages used the same basic alphabet, life would be simple. However, English, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, etc. do not use the same writing systems. Historically, there have been various ways of dealing with this problem, none of them very good, mostly because they largely precluded the mixture of languages within a single document. Unicode solves these problems by creating a single coding system that can accommodate any language. The downside of this is that we still live in a transition period where you may still encounter pre-unicode documents without the proper fonts to handle their display.
Do I get my own profile and working files? Where are they stored?
- Faculty and staff, when they are logged into the network as themselves, get their own BibleWorks profiles and working files. These are stored on the network so that they accessible from anywhere in the seminary network.
- Students working on the library's public (“LAN”) computers use a shared profile. Any working files that you create will be stored on the computer that you are using.
Is BibleWorks available on the internet or on the Western Theological Seminary wireless network?
Not over the internet. For various technical reasons, BibleWorks is available only on the seminary network. If you need similar functionality from Web-based channels, please see BibleGateway.com or Bible Web App.
Faculty who wish to use BibleWorks on Seminary-issued laptop Windows computers please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Steve Michaels in the Library.
Can I install BibleWorks 8 on a Macintosh computer? On a Linux computer?
Short answer—BibleWorks is a Windows® application. For a more detailed answer and details on running BibleWorks on a Macintosh or Linux computer, please see the BibleWorks System Requirements.
Do faculty/staff/students have permission to install BibleWorks 8 on their home computers under the Western Theological Seminary site license.
No. The BibleWorks license terms are very strict in this regard. If you need BibleWorks 8 for your own home use, please speak to Mary Huisman in the Sacred Page Bookstore about acquiring your own licensed copy.
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