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How to install Bibledit
Why Bibledit Cloud?
IMPORTANT: How Bibledit works
Important installation instructions

How to install Bibledit

Installation of Bibledit software goes in 3 steps (or 4 for admins) which are all necessary:

1 Install the Bibledit Client on your device. This can be any device (computer, Chromebook, tablet, iPad, mobile phone) or operating system (Windows, Linux, macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, Android).

2 Install Bibledit Cloud on a VPS server (with a local or remote web hosting provider). 

3 Connect the Client to the Cloud. This is a one-off step. This can simply be done by clicking on ‘connect to Bibledit Cloud” in your Bibledit Client, and by filling host name, portnumber, username and password.

4 For some features there is an extra login needed to the Bible edit Cloud. At present this is a double login. This is only necessary the first time. Here are some more options for admins, like setting up user accounts for the team members, and some more like for planning, printing, e-mail settings, notification settings, uploading image resources and a few more.

Why Bibledit Cloud?
Why Bibledit Cloud? Read more ....
The smart thing is that after installation of the Cloud, all members of the team, and any device of the team can be connected to this Cloud. It also allows one to edit Bible text on a mobile phone, for example while travelling, or when offline. The changes made are stored on your device, and can be uploaded to the Cloud later, when an internet connection has been established again. 

The Cloud is needed for team work, for communication between translators, managers and consultants in a translation team, for communication between team members when not working in the same location, for access to all the Resources needed in translation work, and to synchronize your own devices with each other (like when you want to work on your laptop locally, but want to use your Android or iOS phone while travelling) and with others. It is also easier to make backups of the Cloud. 


In the Demo version of Bibledit one is automatically logged in to the Bibledit Demo Cloud. So in the Demo one can experiment with all the features of Bibledit.

However, when we install Bibledit on our own device, there will be a few steps to follow before we can access all the available features.

The basic software, without any connection to the Cloud, is called a Bibledit Client. It can operate in basic mode and in advanced mode.

The Client actually allows for some very basic translation work, but to benefit from all the features Bibledit offers, especially for team work, and for access to all the Resources, one needs to connect the software to the Bibledit Cloud.

So the first step is to install Bibledit Cloud on a VPS server with your web hosting provider. (Alternatively, this could be done on a local Linux computer/server, but this will limit your options).
Please note that the installation process of Bibledit Cloud on the VPS server can only be done from a computer. This step can not be done from your mobile device. The good thing is: Once installed, Bibledit Client and Bibledit Cloud work on any device!

Next we need to connect the Client to the Cloud. The details, like internet address, port number, username and password, can be obtained from your VPS provider and from your IT person or admin.

Connection to the Cloud needs to be done only once. It allows one to store all data in the Cloud, and to do offline work, while data can be uploaded when an internet connection is established again.

One can actually decide to only install the Cloud, and work in the Cloud. In that case there is no need for installation of any software on your device, you just need to log in to the Cloud. This is only done once, afterwards the user will be recognized by the system.

For certain functions of Bibledit one needs to actually log in to the Cloud, even when Client and Cloud have already been connected. In that case you go straight to the internet link of the software. Details provided by your admin. This is a double login, but don’t worry, it is only done once. The system will recognize the user afterwards.

Please use the forum for any remaining questions! Enjoy the program!

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