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What’s New in Paratext 9.4

Paratext 9.4 released Dec 11, 2023

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What's New Videos

What’s New in Paratext 9.4

Some Highlights

And Many More Improvements!

  • Added the ability to use FieldWorks dictionary with Paratext Interlinearizer. ▶ FieldWorks integration video demo
  • New/improved features in Study Bible Additions (SBA) projects:
    • Added the ability to change the ordering for cross-references, footnotes, and sidebars in SBA projects. ▶ Study Bible Additions video demo
    • Corrected handling of extended footnotes when extracting a legacy Study Bible.
    • Improved output of daughter project content when extracting a legacy Study Bible.
  • Added additional capability to “Manage layouts”. ▶ Main menu video demo
  • Made parallel passage matches easier to see.
  • New/improved items in the Project Menu (▶ Project menu video demo):
    • Exporting to PTXprint is now available from the project menu.
    • Improvements to “Insert table”.
    • Derived projects can open the base project.
  • Additional Features (▶ Additional Features video demo):
    • Improved Compare Versions to provide clear contrast between differences.
    • Ability to handle alternate quotation marks
    • Reference check gives more specific error messages
  • Assignments and Progress accepts familiar book codes (for example: “GEN”)
  • Enhanced Resource dictionary terms are no longer repeated
  • When you use “Give feedback”, Paratext will Mark a point in Project History
  • Scripture Burrito 1.0 import/export
  • Added the ability to recover corrupted XML file from history
  • Corrected handling of extended footnotes when extracting a legacy Study Bible.
  • Improved output of daughter project content when extracting a legacy Study Bible.
  • Improved checking for quotation mark continuers at paragraph boundaries.
  • Added compatibility for Arabic code points.
  • Various bug fixes

Compatibility with Previous Paratext versions

Paratext 9.4 is fully compatible with 9.0 – 9.3, although the new features will only be accessible from the newer versions. Paratext 9.4 will also work with Paratext 8, but we encourage you to upgrade to Paratext 9 as soon as possible.

However, the Study Bible Additions (SBA) features implemented in 9.4 requires that the SBA project be migrated, due to a data format change. The new 9.4 SBA data format is NOT compatible with the PT 9.3 version. In order to use the new SBA features, all project members should move to PT 9.4 and the project administrator should migrate the SBA project.

Note: If you had a previous version of Paratext installed, installing Paratext 9.4 will replace it.

Thank you for being supportive!

Please let us know how it goes for you. From within Paratext, you can go to the Paratext menu > Help > Give Feedback menu option, fill out the form, and click “Send” to let us know how we are doing. Your feedback is invaluable in identifying and fixing bugs. Positive feedback is also very valuable for team morale and for partnership development. So, please share your thoughts.

In July 2023 was launched. You can also use this site to ask questions and request support from the user community and developer team.

God Bless Your Translation Work!

We are grateful to the many translation teams who work hard to make the Word of God available to all people throughout the world. We hope this software will bless your work and help make Jesus known throughout the nations!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Yours in Christ,

The Paratext Development Team (UBS/SIL)

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