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05 February 2023 - Paratext
Sometimes projects only want to translate part of a book or translate chapters out of order. Teams have good reasons for doing these things, but it requires extra effort to use a project plan in these cases. Beyond this, if a team wants to only translate part of a book, then the project plan will block the team from going on to the next book. The solution is to define translation priorities for your project plan. To more easily understand this method, I will start with some... read more
12 January 2023 - Bloom
If you run Bloom on the beta channel, you are a crucial part of the Bloom team. Your help ensures that folks who don’t have easy access to technical support get a solid product when the beta becomes the release version. Thank you! See: What’s new in 5.4 Beta

Getting the Beta

If you already have a beta version, Bloom will automatically ask to update itself. Otherwise, you can get the beta from the Bloom downloads page. As usual, you can have... read more
09 January 2023 - Bloom
Thanks to everyone who helped us test Bloom 5.3 while it was in Beta; it is now the Release. See: What’s new in 5.3

Upgrading

If you are using an older Release version, Bloom should automatically ask to update itself. Otherwise, you can get 5.3 from the Bloom downloads page. As usual, you can have the Release & Beta versions installed at the same time, and open books in either one. If you have any questions about these new features, please ask... read more
14 December 2022 - Paratext
We have a special gift for you this Christmas! Using Paratext, you can quickly generate a compilation of the Christmas story from the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John. If you have never used Bible Modules before in Paratext, this is a perfect way to learn what they are capable of with a real example you can test. You will need a Paratext project that has these passages translated already: Matthew 1 and 2 Luke 1:5-80; 2:1-40; 3:23–37 John 1:1-18 A Bible Module allows you to arrange... read more
08 December 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

Paratext 9.3 News

Good news! Paratext 9.3 is more compatible with previous versions than 9.2! Download the update today! Beta users: Please first uninstall Paratext 9.3 beta, then install the Paratext 9.3 release. Pre-release users of 9.2 should be receiving an auto-update to 9.3 (please check your release stage settings after the... read more
06 December 2022 - Adapt It
The Adapt It development team is pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.8.0 for Android and iOS, available today through the Google Play store and Apple App Store. Download links: iOS App Store Android / Google Play Store Android / APK for sideloading

What’s new in Adapt It Mobile 1.8.0

This release provides some under-the-hood support for glossing, which will be fully supported in the next release. New features:

Restore or Merge Knowledge Base... read more

03 November 2022 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.12.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) and version 2.42.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Note: for Mac users upgrading to this version from versions before 3.7.5, please see: Using a new version of XeLaTeX; and Some changes you may need to make in your documents. This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: Enable control of the right indent of... read more
23 October 2022 - Paratext

What are Project Note Templates?

Any information that you would like to enter repeatedly in a project note, to ensure consistent information, can be placed in a note template.  The template text will be automatically inserted into a note when you create a note and select the tag that contains the template you want to use.  If you add the template text to the default note tag, it will appear in the default tag.  These templates can be used to save time, to make notes more consistent,... read more
07 October 2022 - Paratext
It is our great privilege to announce to you the availability of Paratext 9.3! On behalf of the entire development team, we hope that this software is a blessing to you in your work. You can download Paratext 9.3 from the downloads page today!

What’s New in Paratext 9.3 – Demo Video

Please note: this video was made with a test version of Paratext 9.3.

What Changed Since Paratext 9.2?

Paratext Live users can now choose either to use the old server from 9.0... read more
23 September 2022 - Adapt It
The Adapt It development team is pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.7.0 for Android and iOS, available today through the Google Play store and Apple App Store. – iOS App Store – Android / Google Play Store – Android / APK for sideloading

What’s new in Adapt It Mobile 1.7.0

Restore or Merge Knowledge Base from file

You can now restore the translation memory (Knowledge Base) from either an Adapt It desktop .xml Knowledge Base File or from a... read more
01 September 2022 - Adapt It
We are pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.6.0 for Android and iOS, available today through the Google Play store and Apple Store. Download links: Apple App StoreGoogle Play StoreDirect Download (Android / .apk for side-loading)

What’s New in 1.6.0

Merge full USFM chapters and Scripture portions

Adapt It Mobile now supports multiple USFM imports of the same Scripture source text book. This is to support import of source text from Key It, the text... read more
15 August 2022 - Paratext
Most translation teams use project notes and are familiar with the small red flags that show there is a note in the text: But did you know that Paratext allows you to create custom note tags that you can use to communicate more effectively?

Why Use Custom Note Tags?

There are two common approaches to custom tags: Marking questions/tasks by who they are for. Marking questions/tasks by the issue or problem that they describe. Examples of marking questions/tasks by who they are... read more
15 July 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

New Paratext Plugins Available

Paratext 9.2 gave the ability for other organizations to release plugins for Paratext! This opens us a whole realm of opportunity for the Bible translation community. Biblica is the first organization to take advantage of this ability and has recently released 3 new plugins: The Paratext Plugin Manager allows users to find... read more
05 July 2022 - Bloom
If you run Bloom on the beta channel, you are a crucial part of the Bloom team. Your help ensures that folks who don’t have easy access to technical support get a solid product when the beta becomes the release version. Thank you!

Reminder for SILers

Most SIL projects can freely use the SIL internal Enterprise License. Questions? Please shoot us an email at enterprise (ampersand) bloomlibrary.org. Here’s what’s new in Bloom 5.3 beta... read more
05 July 2022 - Bloom
Thank you everyone who helped us test Bloom 5.2 while it was in Beta. It is now the Release. Here’s what’s new in 5.2:

Decodable Reader

When the Decodable Reader tool generates a report, it now includes a list of all the usable words for each level. Feature Request

BloomLibrary.org Upload

When you upload a book, Bloom checks to see if there is already a book with the same internal ID on the library. If it finds one, it now gives you two choices. You can replace the existing... read more
20 June 2022 - Paratext
It is our great privilege to announce to you the availability of the Beta version of Paratext 9.3! On behalf of the entire development team, we hope that this software is a blessing to you in your work. You can download Paratext 9.3 Beta from the downloads page today!

What’s New in Paratext 9.3 Beta Video

What’s New in Paratext 9.3 Beta?

Paratext Live users can now choose either to use the old server from 9.0 and 9.1 or use the new Paratext Live server that... read more
02 June 2022 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.11.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) and version 2.41.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Note: for Mac users upgrading to this version from versions before 3.7.5, please see: Using a new version of XeLaTeX; and Some changes you may need to make in your documents. This is a maintenance version that contains some improvements to the documentation and bug fixes. If you have not previously installed... read more
22 May 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

Paratext for Beginners Workshop – Register Now!

Registration is now open for the Paratext for Beginners workshop. It will be held in just a few weeks, from June 6 – 10 (Eastern Hemisphere) / June 5 – 9 (Western Hemisphere). More info, along with specific time zones, can be found on the Paratext for Beginners workshop page. Register Now

Video Series... read more

20 April 2022 - Paratext
A checking task that is performed by teams and translation consultants alike is verifying that a verse has no additions or omissions compared to the source text. A simple change can be made to your Paratext layout that will make it easier to evaluate that the verse is complete. Please note that there are many instances where it may be appropriate to include implicit information to make the text clear and natural. The focus of this article is to help discover omissions or additions to the text... read more
23 February 2022 - Bloom
If you run Bloom on the_beta_ channel, you are a crucial part of the Bloom team. Your help ensures that folks who don’t have easy access to technical support get a solid product when the beta becomes the release version. Thank you!

Reminder for SILers

Most SIL projects can freely use the SIL internal Enterprise License. Questions? Please shoot us an email at enterprise (preposition) bloomlibrary.org. Here’s what’s new in Bloom 5.2 beta:

... read more