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Stage 6: Finalizing for Publication

10: Introduction to Stage 6

The sixth stage of a translation project is finalizing for publication. This involves images, extra material, checking parallel passages and a number of other final checks.
Image What you will do

  • Illustrations and captions
  • Map names
  • Draft Introduction to the NT/Bible
  • Check parallel passages
  • Verify all checks are complete
  • Proper Names final check
  • Numbers, money, weights and measures
  • Formatting checks:Summary

This module shows you how to:

10.1: Add illustrations and captions

  • Go to the verse where you want the illustration.
  • Insert > Figure


  • Type in the caption for the image (in your language). 1
  • Type in a description of the image (in the language of the typesetter) 2
  • Choose the width (either single column or page) 3
  • Type in the copyright information 4
  • If applicable, type in a verse range as an acceptable location *
  • Click Browse... then find figure/illustration file. 6
  • Click OK.

10.2: Map names

  • Tools > Biblical Terms
  • File > Select Biblical Terms List
  • Choose NT MapBiblicalTerms
  • Filter on a specific map number (e.g. 01)
  • Add renderings for all terms
  • File > Save as HTML
  • Type a name for the file
  • Click Save.

10.3: Draft Introduction to the NT/Bible

  • Change the book to INT
  • Make sure there is an \h line
  • Type your introduction using the following markers:


10.4: Check parallel passages

  • See module PP: Parallel passages

10.5: Verify all checks are complete

  • Checking > Run basic checks
  • Make sure all checks are ticked
  • Make sure all books to be published are chosen
  • Click OK.
  • Correct any errors.

10.6: Proper Names final check

  • Tools > Biblical Terms
  • Filter on names
  • Filter on missing renderings
  • Check any names on the list.

10.7: Numbers, money, weights and measures

  • Tools > Biblical Terms
  • File > Select Biblical Terms List
  • Choose the appropriate list.

10.8: Formatting checks:

  • Redo the module FC: Formatting checks.

11: PP: Compare parallel passages

There are thousands of passage in the NT where either the same event is being described or where another verse is being quoted from the Old or New Testament. These verses need to be compared to make sure they are consistent.Where we are
Normally you will have translated and checked the text of both books with a consultant first. Though there are times that you will want to compare the other verses before you translate the second passage.Why this is important
The parallel passages need to be consistent but they do not always need to be exactly the same. The Parallel Passages tool displays the various passages and highlights the text which is the same. But it is the meaning (not necessarily the form) that is important.
Normally you would make the comparisons made after you have translated the passage because you don’t want to be influenced by what could be a bad earlier translation. But there are times when you will want to be able to see a second passage while you are translating.What you are going to do

  • use the Parallel Passages tool to compare the verses.
  • use the check boxes to tell Paratext that you have checked the passages
  • filter for changed verses
  • open a quick reference window in Paratext to see another passage while you are translating.Summary

This module shows you how to:

11.1: Open the Parallel passages window

  • Navigate to the desired chapter and verse.
  • Tools > Parallel passages

A window is displayed showing a list and parallel passages.

11.2: Display source texts

  • Click the dropdown arrow beside the source text options


  • Choose as appropriate

The display changes.

11.3: Select comparative texts

  • Click the Comparative texts button
  • Click a resource (on the left)
  • Click the right arrow
  • Repeat as necessary
  • Click OK

11.4: Filters

11.5: Compare the passages

  • Click on a line of references in the top pane.

The texts are displayed in the bottom pane.
Text is shown in green when the text is exactly the same as in the other passage.

Text is shown in yellow when it has the same meaning(thought) even though it is not exactly the same as in the other passage.
If the text is green in Greek, then your text should also be the same.

Normally, if the text is different in the Greek than it should be different in your text, but not always.

11.6: To correct the text

  • Click the blue link « ‘Edition »
  • Make the corrections.
  • Click OK.

11.7: Copying a text

If two passage need to be the same, you should choose one (normally your later translation) and copy it over the other.
  • Click the blue link « ‘Edition »
  • Select the text
  • Copy (ctrl+c)
  • Click OK.
  • Click blue link for the other text
  • Select the text
  • Paste (ctrl+v)
  • Click OK.
Be careful when there is more than one verse. You don’t want to copy the \v.

11.8: Mark the passage as finished

  • Click the check box beside the reference.

11.9: Identify the passages which have been changed since they were marked as finished

  • In the Parallel passage tool
  • Change the passage filter to « Changed Text»


  • Click ab icon under the passage reference.

A comparison window is displayed in Paratext.

  • Change the text as necessary.
  • Return to the Parallel passages tool (using the task bar icons)
  • Click the check box to mark it as finished.

11.10: Compare the text as you translate

  • Click in your project.
  • Tools – Quick reference (Ctrl+q)

A window opens with the scroll group set to none.

  • Change the reference to the other passage.

11.11: To see a third passage


  • Change the reference to the other passage.

11.12: Learning task

Do you know what the colours and symbols mean? Match the symbols with their meanings for the upper and lower pane:
Upper pane Lower pane

1 MAT 1:1 (black) a Approved 1 Image A Finished
2 MAT 1:1 (green) b Changed since approved 2 Image B No permission
3 MAT 1:1 (grey) c No text or verse no. missing 3 Image C No text/verse no.
4 MAT 1:1 (red ) d Not part of the project 4 Image D Not finished
5 MAT 1:1 (red) e Not yet approved 5 Image E Out of date
6 no box F Verse missing

Upper pane: 1e, 2a, 3d, 4c, 5b
Lower pane: 1B, 2D, 3A, 4E, 5F, 6C
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