Friday, October 7, 2016

Windows Alpha Urantia Book Search is ready for installation

The Urantia Book Search system is working on Windows and Linux.

The search system can do multiple words existing in a paragraph and then present those in a table form and also in a paragraph form.

This is what it currently does beyond finding the references for typed in words

1. When the words are typed or selected from the full word list, a list of thesaurus words appear below for the last word entered.

2. The thesaurus is restricted to the words within the book

3. When the references tab is clicked, It lists out your references into a table which can be then clicked to jump within full text text of the book for that reference. 

4. The paragraph tab is a list of all the paragraphs where your search words exist.

5. The tree tab opens a tree that lists a table of contents that can be clicked on and it opens the book at that spot.

If you copy and paste this into your browser it will download. Then you can install it. There are several problems but I wanted to get you started early.

Here's a list of problems

1. It won't put an entry into the start menu. Yuk. Big onee. I'm just sending this to you raw and as is. It's the first to fix on the list.

2. On the tree tab. It takes a couple of minutes to fill in the tree entries below the 4 main parts. If you click on them before that, they won't reopen the submenu trees until your restart the program.

3. Since it doesn't place an entry into the start menu yet, you have to go to "c:\Users\Your logon name folder" and create a desktop shortcut of UrantiaBookSearch.exe and copy that over to your desktop. 

4. I named the install exe the same as the search executable so...... duh.

5. In options the enlarge text doesn't work yet.

I'll fix as time goes by

Here's a list of things to do.

1. AND OR NOT search capabilities

2. When you click on a thesaurus entry it should add them to the search.

3. Add search capabilities instead of just paragraph (block) matches, match to the pages and also match to within a number of words away from each other.

4. Android and Apple smartphones and Apple desktops

5. Folio like notes that are saved on your drive and maybe over the net for others to see if you elect to. This could be a centralized system for everyone to share information. Probably in a tree form on the Internet so that text and graphics can be drilled down easily by anyone.

6. The page references within the full text are a too small.

7. Create French, Spanish and Russian search programs. Make sure it's OK with the Foundation before moving on those. 

8. Maybe Open source the programs through so that other programmers can help with programming new features.

9. When you click on a paragraph, it should open the full text at that paragraph.

If you have any questions or ideas please let me know at

Pierre Chicoine

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