Files used by theWord

Overview

theWord software uses several different types of files. This section lists each file type and how it is used.

The main executable file is named theword.exe. There are no other file dependencies to successfully run theWord. The sqlite3.dll file is also required, yet if it is not found it will be automatically created. At least one Bible file is required to run theWord (the program will prompt you in case none is found).

File locations

theWord uses several folders to store files. Depending on the installation type (normal or compact) and your operating  system, these folders reside in different locations. You can see at any time the location of these folder from the Help->About dialog, under the File locations tab. At this dialog you can also see a list of all the files being used by theWord.

The following table summarizes the folders used by theWord:

Folder

What is stored in it?

Installation folder

This is the folder chosen during installation. The main executable file (theword.exe) is saved there amongst other files

Personal files folder

All files created by you. This is the folder to include in your backup program to make sure that all your personal files, notes, etc are safely backed-up. Each user of the computer has a separate copy of this folder

Common modules folder

All modules you install reside in this folder. All users of a computer share files in this folder

Cache folder

Temporary data are stored in this folder. If you delete files from this folder they will be recreated the next time you restart theWord.

Language files folder

Language files (*.lng) are stored there: theWord looks at this folder to locate language files

Files used by theWord

This is the list of all files used by theWord:

File name

Folder in normal installation

Folder in compact installation

Usage

theword.exe

Installation

Installation

Main executable file. This is the actual program

sqlite3.dll

Installation or Cache

Installation or Cache

Library file, used by theWord. If it is not found in the same folder as theword.exe, it is created

english.lng

Installation

Installation

Default English language file. If it is not found in the same folder as theword.exe, it is created

*.lng

Installation

Installation

All other add-on language files. One file for each supported language. (e.g. greek.lng, spanish.lng, etc)

config.ini

Personal

Installation

All program settings are saved in this file.

compact

-

Installation

If present, this is a compact installation

*.skn

Installation\Skins

Installation\Skins

Skin files - each one describes a skin that can be used by theWord.

my.vsls.twm

Personal

Installation

Stores verse lists

my.lyts.twm

Personal

Installation

Stores user layouts

my.bhls.twm

Personal

Installation

Stores Bible highlighting information

*.xrefs.twm

Personal

Installation

Stores user cross-references

*.list, *.idx, *.idx3, *.dat

Cache

Installation

Cache data

*.ttf

Cache

Cache

Embedded fonts (if any)

Cardo.ttf, Gentium.ttf

WINDOWS\Fonts

WINDOWS\Fonts

Default Hebrew and Greek font: installed in Windows system font directory

*.hdgs.twm

Misc

Misc

Stores chapter headings for Bibles

default.layout.twm

Misc

Misc

Default layouts

default.prgs.twm, default2.prgs.twm

Misc

Misc

Information concerning paragraph breaks for Bibles. Two sets are included by default

nf.dat

Misc

Installation

Stores unlock data for locked modules

*.nfp

Installation

Installation

Appears temporarily when installing a locked package/bundle. Contains unlock information.

*.twm

Common modules\Books

Installation\Books

Book Modules. The actual module type is determined by an internal flag, not by the extension

*.ont, *.nt, *.ot

Common modules\Bibles

Installation\Bibles

Bible modules

*.ontx, *.otx, *.ntx

Common modules\Bibles

Installation\Bibles

Encrypted Bible modules

tw3brand.dll

Installation

Installation

Branding dll - used for these distribution that are branded for some 3rd party ministry.

errors.log

Cache

Cache

Errors that occur are written in this file.

*.dic, *.aff

Misc

Misc

Spelling dictionaries from Open office

How theWord locates installed modules?

theWord modules are files with extension .twm, or .ont (see table above for complete list). theWord will look in all known folders and all their sub-folders to locate modules and other files. This means that you can create and organize your modules in sub-folders and the program will still locate and use. If a folder name starts with a dash (-) or a dot (.) then this folder is excluded.

You can also add more module folders by manually adding an entry in the config.ini file (see Working directly with the config file for information on how to do this).

Registry

theWord makes minimal use of the registry. It only stores a couple of settings under HKCU\Software\The Word and HKLM\Software\The Word. It will not save anything there if you make a Compact/UFD installation.

 

 
 
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manual version: 4.0.1327