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Publishing with Pathway

Using Pathway to export Scripture to phones or other devices

Pathway is a plugin that adds several extra export options to Paratext. With Pathway you can export Scripture text from Paratext into a format acceptable to "feature phones" (simple cell phones), smart phones and tablets (Android or iOS devices).

Install Pathway

Download the latest stable release of Pathway from http://pathway.sil.org/download/

Close Paratext if it is open, then install Pathway

Now open Paratext, you should see an additional line at the bottom of the File menu: “Export to Pathway”

Click on the picture of your phone and then scroll down to “Features”.

Then see if it has Java (see red box below).

Java

For a smartphone (Android or iPhone) or for a tablet (Android or iPad) you would choose the EPUB format. The EPUB format will also work in ebook readers. (Amazon Kindles require one more step, converting the EPUB to MOBI format with a program like Calibre). See the Pathway web page for more info about export types and supported devices.

Export in Go Bible format

Start Paratext, choose File > Export to Pathway.

You have the option of choosing books. When finished, click “OK”.

Choosebooks

Select the organization you are representing. Then click “OK”.

Org

Under destination, choose “Go Bible”.

Copyright

You may need to give the book a title. Click on the “More” box.

More

Then type in your title and any other information.

Title 1

If you have complied with your organization's Intellectual Property (copyright) and Archiving policies, tick the box. Then click “OK”.

Title

Pathway will automatically export to the default folder, C:\Users\ComputerName\Documents\Publications\ShortCodeofProject\Scripture\GoBible_Date\

You will then be given an opportunity to use the Bluetooth file transfer wizard. To do this, you will need a Bluetooth enabled phone.

 

Alternatively, you may copy the file onto a microSD card. The file you want to copy is the file with the extension .jar.

 

Export in EPUB format

This is how you can export your Bible text from Paratext to an Android phone or device or iPhone or iPad. 

Start Paratext, go to File > Export to Pathway.

You have the option of choosing books. When finished, click “OK”.

Select the organization you are representing. Then click “OK”.

Under destination, choose “E-Book (.epub)”.

You may need to give the book a title. Click on the “More” box.

Then type in your title and any other information.

Pathway will automatically export to the default folder, C:\Users\ComputerName\Documents\Publications\ShortCodeofProject\Scripture\EBook (epub)_Date\

You can change where to save the file and copy the link to the file under Processing Options/Save in Folder

If you have complied with your organization's Intellectual Property (copyright) and Archiving policies, tick the box. Then click “OK”.

You should then see an “Export Complete” box.

You will then need to transfer the file from your computer onto your Android device.

The easiest way to do this is using Bluetooth or a MicroSD card.

If you copied the link to the folder above, it will be easy to find it now.

The file you want to copy is the file with the extension .epub.

If your Android device does not have an app to read EPUB files, you can download one, like Aldiko, from the Google Play store. The iBook app on iOS devices can read EPUB files.

For more information about Bluetooth file transfer or MicroSD card transfer, please go to this link: www.renewoutreach.com/mobile-ministry/ and scroll down to Section 1: Mobile Ministry Introduction.

Contributors to this page: sewhite .
Page last modified on Thursday April 3, 2014 02:27:31 ICT by sewhite.

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