trying to access a position in a TW module from 2nd app

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trying to access a position in a TW module from 2nd app

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In theWord, I would like to be able to create a marker of some kind, like a bookmark, that can be used in another app (eg, Keynote NF, Freeplane (mindmap)) to return me to the place I marked in TW.

For example, in Freeplane, I can create a URI to a mindmap node -- then I can create, in a TW user-created module, a link back to the Freeplane node. When I click on the link while in TW, I am returned to Freeplane at that node.

I'd like to be able to click on a link in Freeplane that takes me to TW at a previously-marked TW location. Is there a way to do what I want, already built into TW?

I use Freeplane and Keynote NF for most of my Bible study notes, so this would be very useful.

If it is not already built into TW, I may log in a request in the suggestions section of the forum.

Thanks.
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Hm, no there is nothing like that.
This would probably require some kind of inter-communication. Or something like a command-line argument for theWord. I assume you imagine something like a URL, e.g. tw://bible.kjv?id=Gen:2:3 that takes you there... This would not be easy to do for outside theWord
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csterg wrote:Hm, no there is nothing like that.
This would probably require some kind of inter-communication. Or something like a command-line argument for theWord. I assume you imagine something like a URL, e.g. tw://bible.kjv?id=Gen:2:3 that takes you there... This would not be easy to do for outside theWord
Costas
Sorry to hear that -- the URL scheme is what I imagined, based on my other software that allows linking from outside.

Thanks anyway for responding. Nothing is perfect. theWord is awesome already - I was just hoping it could be made a bit more awesome.
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csterg wrote:Hm, no there is nothing like that.
This would probably require some kind of inter-communication. Or something like a command-line argument for theWord. I assume you imagine something like a URL, e.g. tw://bible.kjv?id=Gen:2:3 that takes you there... This would not be easy to do for outside theWord
Costas
I guess this is still the case 2-1/2 years later? Any possibility of re-examining?

I now have several programs that allow linking to specific points in another program. I can freely and easily link between Freeplane (mindmapper), RightNote (outliner/organizer), and Logos (Bible study). It is very useful and efficient. TheWord is now my only beloved program that does not have this functionality. :cry:
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therapon wrote:Hasn't Jonathan Koehn done something like that with Accuracy?
http://koehnsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/ ... oaded.html
and
http://koehnsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/ ... oaded.html
Thanks for the links but I can't tell what this program does and some of its download links are broken here.

I just want to be in RightNote or Freeplane and be able to plug in a link to theWord @ a specific verse -- and then go to theWord with that verse open.

If I could go to Accuracy from RN or FP and then from Accuracy to theWord, I guess that would work but it would be a bit klutzy.
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Accuracy can pull up a link in theWORD but it is done internally not via a link externally. Yes sorry about some links being broken. I'm using more of my programming time to develop modules for theWORD.
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jonathangkoehn wrote:I'm using more of my programming time to develop modules for theWORD.
That's a great use of your programming time. Thanks for the reply. And thanks for your theWord ministry.
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csterg wrote:Hm, no there is nothing like that.
This would probably require some kind of inter-communication. Or something like a command-line argument for theWord. I assume you imagine something like a URL, e.g. tw://bible.kjv?id=Gen:2:3 that takes you there... This would not be easy to do for outside theWord
Costas
I created a script for autoHotKey.
  • It uses whatever is in the clipboard,
  • brings theWord into focus,
  • accesses the verse reference input box,
  • pastes from the clipboard,
  • presses Enter.
So far it seems to work. I'm new to AHK so I'm sure there must be a more elegant solution.

Here is the script if anyone is interested:

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; ctrl+alt+win .  opens theword , maximized
^!#b::
IF WinExist("theWord") ; if TW is open
	WinActivate 
	WinMaximize 
; f4 -  verse reference input box
	send {F4}
;  paste into verse reference input box
	send ^v
;  press Enter -  to navigate to verse
	send {Enter}
return
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Re: trying to access a position in a TW module from 2nd app

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csterg wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:03 am Hm, no there is nothing like that.
This would probably require some kind of inter-communication. Or something like a command-line argument for theWord. I assume you imagine something like a URL, e.g. tw://bible.kjv?id=Gen:2:3 that takes you there... This would not be easy to do for outside theWord
Costas
6 years later... I guess there have been no new solutions for this kind of functionality that have appeared in the programming world to make this more feasible now?

This is still my #1 wishlist dream for theWord. I still constantly use this functionality to access information in Logos, RightNote, and Freeplane.

Using TW's clipboard manager helps with scripture refs but it would be nice to be able to access other TW resources too.

I don't mean to pester or distract from your priorities, but I may check back on this request in 3-4 years.
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