Complete directions for Installing the Sword program and add-ins WARNING READ ALL DIRECTIONS FIRST BEFORE PROCEEDING 1) before downloading any of the add-ins, download and install the Sword (this is the program that allows you to view each bible verse and look up meanings of words or look at commentaries of what these verses may mean) 2) to begin ANY download, the Sword or the add-ins right click on the link 3) Now click on Save Target as…… 4) The above screen will appear. Click on the drop down box to show your C: drive. Now click on the make new folder and type in Bible Studies. Next double click on the yellow folder icon next to the name of the new folder. The above screen will appear with the file name of which ever add-in you have selected, now click on Save. Screen to show the download process as it is completing. 5) When this is done the Cancel button will change to Close, click on close. Repeat the steps performed so far until all the files you wish to use have been downloaded and saved to the Bible Studies directory. 6) Next you will need to UnZip these files just downloaded. The first one should be the Sword program itself. Proceed to Step 10 (If you do not have an unzip program download the one found at the bottom of the Studies page) 6A) As you complete each unzip this screen will appear simply click on finish and complete each file remaining in the same manner. 7) Next find the My Computer Icon on your desktop and double click on it, when the window opens, click on the C: drive and the screen below will appear. On this screen find the file we created (Bible Studies) and double click on the folder icon next to the name . 8) Here you will find ALL of the Zip files that you just downloaded. Double click on these files in order, one at a time, to UnZip and create their own folder, which will have the same name as the Zip file. 9) When you complete this process, we will activate each add-in so that it works with the Sword program. (Proceed to Step 19) 10) BUT first let us install the Sword program. In the above view on your computer you will find a file called Sword, double clicking on it will begin its installation. The next set of images will walk you through the process of setting up the Sword. The first one above shows you the beginning process. 10) Click on next and this screen will appear, here click on YES . 11) On the following screen click on browse, we are doing this to change the location where the program will be stored. 12) On this screen we will type in the name of the folder we wish to create for the Sword program. Click on the path box, hit the backspace key on your keyboard and then type in exactly what you see here: Then click OK 13) This screen will appear next click YES to create this folder. 14) Simply click next on this screen. 15) This screen will appear next, if you live in a country where the reading or the possession of the bible or bible study materials are illegal, you should read this; otherwise simple close this screen. 16) This screen will come up next, at this time simply click on the X in the upper right hand corner to close 17) Click finish. 18) Now go back to Step 7, complete Unzipping the remainder of all the files. Once you have completed those come back to Step 19. 19) Now that you have installed the Sword program (if you haven’t go back to Step 10 ) you will now setup each program so that they work together within the Sword program. 20) Double click on the Yellow Folder Icon next to each add-in. 21) Here look for the setup file with computer icon, double click on it. 22) This screen will appear, remember it may take upwards of 5 (five) minutes to complete, when it does click on the OK button. 23) Now that you have setup each of the add-ins, you will need to tell the Sword program where these files are located. Start the Sword program by clicking on the Start Button, then to Programs, then to The Sword Project 24) After clicking on the icon the program will start and this will be the main screen. Here click on Tools, then onto Install Manager. 25) On this screen click on Options then onto Local Path 26) When you come to the Local Path screen click on the c: drive to show all the file folders, locate the Bible Studies folder, click on it once to highlight and click on OK. 27) Close the install manager using the X in the upper right hand corner and then do the same on the Sword program. 28) Now start the program again as described in Step 23, at this point if you want to create a short-cut icon on the desktop so you do not have to do this each time, Right click on The Sword Project holding the button down, drag or move your mouse until it is on your desktop, release the Right mouse button and on the menu that appears select Create shortcut here. Now in the future you will simply click on this icon to start the Sword. 29) For each of the installed add-ins a screen like this will appear, click on OK until the program opens to the main screen. The completed installation will look like this; Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries.
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