How do I install files into Bibleworks

There are two main types of user created databases here Bible versions (these don’t have to be Bibles but can be any resource which has book names and chapter and verse (like the Koran)) the second type is a user module. The instructions in general for each are below.

Bible Versions:

See Bibleworks helpfile chapter 38

In BibleWorks versions 5 and later, you can create your own Bible versions. After being compiled, user-created Bible versions are identical in format to the Bible versions that are shipped with BibleWorks. They can be searched, displayed, and copied to the clipboard just like any other version database. This is good news for translators and missionaries who can now harness the full power of BibleWorks for their translation projects.
You can also create Greek or Hebrew morphology Bible versions. If you create your own morphology version, you can tag words any way you desire, but for the Analysis Window to work properly with them you must use the BibleWorks coding schemes (see An Overview of Morphological Coding Schemes ).
To create your own Bible version all you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines. The basic process involves three steps:

  1. You must create a properly formatted text file containing your new version.
  2. You must create a Database Definition File by filling in a few simple items in the Version Database Compiler Window.
  3. You must compile and install the version (this step is totally automated).


See Bibleworks Help File Chapter 47

Copying Files to the BibleWorks Directory
Once you have created your files, you need to copy the files to the proper BibleWorks folder. By having the files in the proper folder, BibleWorks will integrate your custom module into the program so that it will display in the Resource Summary Window. Use the Windows Explorer to copy these files to the database folder under the main BibleWorks folder. Usually this folder is C:\Program Files\BibleWorks 7\databases.

Once you have copied these files to the database folder, close BibleWorks if it is open, and restart the program. Your custom module should appear on the designated Resources menu folder, and should appear on the list of files in the proper Resource Summary Window. Your custom module will appear in the Resource Summary Window whenever a verse appears in the Browse Window that also appears in your custom module.