We're going to make all modules on this website available through theWord itself! The website will stay, but in addition to being able to download from this website, theWord users will be able to download modules from this website INSIDE theWord. Anytime someone adds module to this website, the module will also be available for download inside theWord (even if the user never comes to this website).
Only a small fraction of theWord's users ever come to third party websites like this one. Most download theWord and use official modules. But now, our modules can appear inside theWord in theWord's "Add Titles" feature (on theWord's main menu).
What I'm Doing
What I Need From You
I need your help if you uploaded a module to this website! Review your modules here (must be logged in), checking for two simple things inside the module you created: the Module Identifier and the Version.
The Module Identifier and Version number in the module should match what's in the file listing on this website. More about each below. But here's a picture illustration. The rest of this post just describes in detail what's shown in this image:
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1. Version Numbers
This website's file listing has a Version Number. And each the theWord module has a Version Number. Both versions should match. For example, if your module has a version of 1.0, the file listing on this website should also say 1.0. And the version number should use the proper format 1.0,1.5, 2.1, etc. You cannot use words or letters.
To make changes to the Version in theWord, Right click the module abbreviation (tab):
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2. Module Identifiers
If you specified a "Module Identifier" when you made the module, EDIT your file listing on this website. And put the exact module identifier into the file listing that you used in the Module "Identifier" field in your module.
If you did not specify a "Module Identifier" when you made the module, EDIT your file listing on this website, adding the module Identifier. Add the same module Identifier to your module in theWord. A good practice is to use your initials (like JD for John Doe) and a number, such as JD1 on your first module. Or JD100 on your 100th module.
The module identifier must be unique. BIG PROBLEMS happen in theWord when a Module Identifier is not unique!
You can right click a module abbreviation (tab) in theWord, and choose Module Properties:
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Scroll down until you see the "Identifier" field:
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What Happens If An Uploader Doesn't Fix Their Modules?
I will eventually edit the module myself, placing an identifier in your module and a version of 1.0. I'd rather you do it because it saves time and because you would have your own Identifier in place. Future functionality could be tied to the Module Identifier field, depending on what theWord's developer creates.
Also, adding or correcting the Version and Identifier will preserve the continuity of your module, allowing theWord users to see updates for your module while using theWord. If you plan on occasionally making modules, I think it's worth your time and let theWord users track eventual updates!