The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext
New Video Series: Spell Checking
Do you just use the red squiggly lines (like in Microsoft Word) to correct spelling in your translation?
There’s a better way, and it can help you make a LOT of progress in a much shorter amount of time!
In this new video series, we take you through a step-by-step method that should help you with your spell checking process.
- Step 1: Approve Common Words: Easily find and approve common words.
- Step 2: Spell Check Current Book: Start with spell checking just one book.
- Step 3: Check for Common Typos: Paratext will highlight common typos and give suggestions to fix them
- Step 4: Approve Multiple Words: Use the Wordlist to approve the spelling of multiple words at a time.
- Step 5: Display Spelling Errors: Efficiently use the red and gray squiggly lines.
New Enhanced Resources!
4 new languages (in bold below) now have Enhanced Resources (ERs). In total, Enhanced Resources are now available in 12 different languages!
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- French (new ER added)
- Ancient Greek
- Ancient Hebrew
- Tok Pisin
To download Enhanced Resources:
- Go to the Paratext menu > Download/Install resources.
- Type Enhanced in the filter box:
- If you want to see resources in languages that you have NOT already downloaded Paratext:
- Check the checkbox(es) for the resource(s) that you want to download.
- Click Download/Install.
How to Create and Register a New Project
Do you need help creating and registering a new project in Paratext? Check out our step-by-step tutorial and training webinars on this topic.
Use Paratext in More Languages!
The Paratext team remains hard at work translating Paratext into new languages.
Please let co-workers in these languages know about these important updates.
Publishing Assistant Training Workshop
SIL Global Publishing Services (GPS) is offering a workshop for basic training in Scripture typesetting using Publishing Assistant, running from Sept 6 to Oct 14, 2022.
In order to accommodate time zone differences with students in various parts of the world, this online-only workshop is 6 weeks long, with 4.5 hours of instruction time each day delivered via Zoom.
For more information and to register, please visit the Publishing Assistant website.
The Weekly Paratext Hour Webinar
Join a community of Paratext users, with all levels of experience, for the Weekly Paratext Hour webinar. Here are some recent/upcoming sessions.
Recent Sessions (recordings available):
- Working with a Glossary
- Working with Notes
- Working with Consultant Notes
- Paratext Registry for the Average User (recording coming soon)
- How Do I Use Checklists? – Apr 11
- How to Search for Greek and Hebrew Terms – April 25
- Understanding the New Interlinearizer Interface – May 9
- Working with the Parallel Passages – May 23
- Cool things I didn’t know existed in Paratext – May 30
See all past and upcoming sessions on The Paratext Hour page.
Paratext for Beginners Workshop
The Paratext for Beginners workshop will be held from June 6 – 10 (Eastern Hemisphere) / June 5 – 9 (Western Hemisphere).
More info, along with specific timezones, can be found on the Paratext for Beginners workshop page (registration coming soon).
Until next time,
James (for the Paratext team)