Daily Archives: March 6, 2008


Just a few concerns and considerations as I work on the export filter for OOo=>lbxsfl

  • Title will need to be created from the sermon title
  • Passages will not be filled in, you will have to do this manually. The easiest way is by copying the open file to the clipboard and then filling the verse list from the clipboard.
  • The Publish To Logos Database will be turned off by default (both to ensure quality is all that get’s uploaded and because I want to choose which of my sermons get uploaded
  • the default type will be sermon, if it is an illustration you will have to change the radio button manually.
  • The author information I may not be able to auto fill either. I have to think about how to do this.
  • Topics and tags will most likely need to be added manually.
  • I will attempt to input the file creation date (or last save date) as the preaching date, the location will be left blank
  • the notes will be filled in by the comments section of OOo I hope.

Please include your concerns in comments below.

1 Timothy 5:8-16 The Widow’s Ministry to The Church

Over the last few weeks we’ve looked at the church’s responsibility to Widows, this week I want to turn the corner and look at the widow’s responsibility to the church reflected in the same passage. Please open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 5:3-16 where we will see that there is a dual classification of widows in the early church. In verses 3-8 we have the broader category focused intentionally on helping those who cannot help themselves and from verses 9-16 we turn the corner and we see a specialized – sacred ministry of widows in the early church who through taking a personal vow dedicated themselves completely to the Lord Jesus alone.

Reference Links

I had a difficult time finding all of the references I needed in order to begin writing the filter so Here is a random collection of links and other information which I can’t afford to lose at this point.

There are working examples located the openoffice.org installation directory under /share/xslt Notably the wiki syntax file which is provided there which will provide the backbone for this project.

http://xml.openoffice.org/ & http://xml.openoffice.org/filter/ & http://xml.openoffice.org/xfilter.html
* http://books.evc-cit.info/apb.php
* http://www.linux.com/feature/119363
* http://uniwakka.sourceforge.net/OpenOffice2UniWakka
* http://books.evc-cit.info/odbook/ch09.html


XSLT output encoding.

Sermon File Addin:
http://www.logos.com/products/details/3164 and the video’s linked at the bottom of the page.