e-Sword 9 Release
Version 9 of the popular freeware program e-Sword is now available. This is a major new release, that includes a completely different database format for the different resources. This means that it is not backward compatible, and cannot be installed on the same hard disk drive with previous versions of the program.
At the bottom of the Extras section there is a conversion utility that can be used to update earlier user-created modules to the new version 9 format.
This is the official list of new features:
The Bible Search feature now allows the ability to perform case-sensitive searches.
The multi-row tabs are now locked in place, so no more moving targets!
A new Bible book browser has been implemented and is no longer docked to the side of the program. Press the F2 key to display the Lookup Scripture Reference dialog next to the mouse pointer wherever it is located, or access it from the main toolbar with the button next to the “Lookup” combobox.
Study Notes can be made on any verse in the Bible, now including the Orthodox Apocrypha and the Catholic Deuterocanon.
You can now Export the Study Notes and Topic Notes in HTML, Word DOC and Adobe PDF file formats, in addition to the previous plain text and Rich Text formats.
You can now Import both HTML and Word DOC files directly into the Study Notes and Topic Notes.
The Print Preview feature has been updated, and now all printing is performed through it.
Highlighting custom colors are now saved for use between sessions.
Localization of the e-Sword user interface continues with the implementation of fully Unicode compliant controls.