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Bible Basher option to overlay text on current background

Currently the Bible Basher opens the default background (and default Bible, which is not a necessary component of this suggested feature).

I think it can be visually less jarring if there is an option to let the Bible Basher display the Bible verse(s) on the current background–be it a still background, motion background, or streaming video. This is helpful if the worship leader is quoting a Bible verse in the middle of a song while the still/motion background is playing, or when a preacher is quoting the Bible during as the pulpit is streamed live.

Here are some implementation ideas:
1. Have a checkbox on the Bible Basher slide/section (ctrl+1) for “Use current background”, so it can be toggled to use the default background or to use the current background (whether still/motion/stream is currently in use).
2. In Preferences, have “Bible Basher” as a separate customizable option under “Bible” (Oh! Here comes ideas for Basher customization!). That way the configuration for the Bible Basher can be different from the Bible configuration–Different translation, number of verses shown, text alignment, etc, and especially the option to display text on “current” background.

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Bible Feature

Can we have a bible interface that will easily let you switch between various bible versions instead of settings/preferences. That is to long for you to switch between bible versions

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More Preferences for Bibles

I would like to set a preference for the display of Bibles where the text size would be the priority and verses would break between slides. Currently, if a fixed text size is set, and a long verse is displayed, some of it will be missing from the display, so splitting verses between slides would eliminate this problem.

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Marlon Rios

We, the latin people, uses this program. I need the bible in Spanish. There is one version that has it or any way that I can add it?

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Option to use drop-down to select the Book of the Bible

There are some in the community who would like to search the Bible in their preferred language (Chinese, in particular, for certain individuals in this forum).

I think this issue can be easily mitigated with the use of a drop-down input, preferably in canonical order.

And then the text input would be the chapter and verse selection, with the current validation (which I must say is pretty intelligent).

The drawback to this approach is that it may take more time to select a passage from a drop-down, unless the drop-down menu is well designed.

And I still like typing the Bible name, and the Bible name suggestion… hot stuff.

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Bible Styling Additional Options – Bible References

(1) Option to Italicize the Bible Reference.

I love the option to include the Bible reference in whole, or the current passage being read. What can be improved is to distinguish reference from the passage better by italicizing the Bible reference, whether it is before the passage, after the passage, or maybe at the bottom (which I think it is actually small, and cannot be adjusted at the moment).

Perhaps a checkbox for “Italicize Bible Reference” would be helpful. If this is well-received enough, maybe this can be a checked option by default until somebody else finds it distracting.

(2) Additional options to display Bible Names.

I also love the options currently available for “Include Bible Name” and the associated additional option to “Use Short Name”.

• I would like to introduce another associated option to “Add comma before Bible Name”

It would display as follows: “John 3:16, King James Version” or “John 3:16, KJV”

• I would like to introduce another associated option to “Parenthesize Bible Name”

It would display as follows: “John 3:16 (King James Version)” or “John 3:16 (KJV)”

The two mentioned above should be mutually exclusive options. It is rather unnecessary to mix together both… “John 3:16, (King James Version)” or “John 3:16, (KJV)”

• I would then have a third (maybe default) option to be “None”, which would behave as currently FreeWorship 3.1.2 do.

It would display as follows: “John 3:16 King James Version” or “John 3:16 KJV”

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Bible Styling Additional Options – Table format, verse-per-row

Allow me to utilize two phrases, for the sake of classification in the conversation. I would like to use the terms “free-flow text” and “verse-per-row” in the context of this feature.

Current configuration of displaying Bible text is what I would classify as “free-flow text”, because Verses are appended to one another as a block of text, non-paragraphed and non-formatted. It currently allows 9 alignments (permutations of left-center-right horizontal alignment with top-center-bottom vertical alignment), option to show or not to show verse numbers. (In my humble opinion, formatting Bible text from a flat XML file is impossible, so that is out of the scope.)

I would like to introduce the option to display Bible verses in a “verse-per-row” concept. This option can still utilize the “Default number of verses to display” option. Each verse is placed on a new line. It is a table format with invisible borders; imagine two columns, in which the first column is the verse number (narrower, only needing 3 digits max) followed by the second column that contains a verse in full.

Case: Suppose I wanted to display Psalms 119:105-109, and I have set to display 3 verses. Naturally it will display in two slides, Psalms 119:105-107 I’ll refer as Slide A, Psalm 119:108-109 I’ll refer to Slide B.

It shall display as follows, with Bible text wrapped within its own column.

======== Slide A start =========
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it,
that I will keep thy righteous
judgments.

107 I am afflicted very much: quicken
me, O Lord, according unto thy
word.
======== Slide A start =========

======== Slide B start =========
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill
offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and
teach me thy judgments.

109 My soul is continually in my hand:
yet do I not forget thy law.
======== Slide B start =========

You’ll notice an empty newline between the verse. This is merely to illustrate a table with an invisible border, that there is some separation between verses for readability. If text is too far apart, it becomes visually disruptive.

If the option to show verse numbers is turned off, it would simply be displaying the Bible text in one column, one verse per row, without a left column for Bible verses. It shall look as follows:

======== Slide A start =========
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a
light unto my path.

I have sworn, and I will perform it, that
I will keep thy righteous judgments.

I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O
Lord, according unto thy word.
======== Slide A start =========

======== Slide B start =========
Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill
offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and
teach me thy judgments.

My soul is continually in my hand: yet
do I not forget thy law.
======== Slide B start =========